Today I wanted to address some things about Christian perfection and what it really means to be perfect unto the Lord. Many evil servants of the devil say that Christians cannot live Holy and cannot stop sinning which is totally opposite of what the Bible says. They twist 1 John 1:8 which reads the following 1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. This verse does not say he who says he does not sin but has NO sin. This simply means we have a sinful nature to deny that is to not be in the truth or have the truth in us. Even born again Christians HAVE a sinful nature. However they now have the ability to overcome the sin within and serve Jesus and righteousness. The Bible warns us against sinning willfully. This means we should not go around sinning willfully and breaking God's command with intent of the heart. The Bible says if we go on sinning willfully there is nothing but certain doom, but many Christians want you to believe that you can be a Christian and sin willfully every day. Below are some verses that you must consider.
Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
Heb 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Heb 10:28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
Heb 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Heb 10:30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
Heb 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
The Bible commands us to be perfect and actually calls men perfect other than Jesus. (This does not mean they never sinned but according to God they were walking in total perfection by obeying His commands)
Noah was perfect.
Gen_6:9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
Asa had a perfect heart.
1Ki_15:14 But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.
Job was perfect.
Job_1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. (See how he feared God)
This is just a few examples. Hear the Word of the Lord today and cast off your willful rebellion today.
1Pe_5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Jas_1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Heb_10:1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Heb_11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Heb_12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Heb_13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Php_3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Col_1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
This is just a very few verses regarding us becoming perfect in Christ Jesus. We are to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. His ministers who truly Fear God are to lead you into PERFECTION. Any minister claiming you cannot stop sinning or taking sin lightly is either backsliddin at heart or a minister of Satan. The way you can tell which he is is to show him the Word of God regarding this and see how he reacts. If he denies it then warn him again if he continues to rebel against the Word of God he is not of God. I pray you hear me today. Who will get into heaven but Christ Jesus HOLY Saints? I tell you none none at all.
Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Eph 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
If your minister is not leading you to perfection is he truly of God. I will leave this questions with you today.
God Bless and Keep You
Your Brother In Christ James