Posted by: rena | March 27, 2008

The Crime of Disobedience II

In the last issue we reviewed the fall of man, separation from God, the loss of the spiritual-life inheritance, and loss of the physical inheritance of the dominion of the earth. We took a look at James 1:14-18; seeing how man—in illustration, Adam and the human race—is tempted vs.14; seeing the end result of giving in to temptation vs. 15; realizing that vs. 16; God, who loves us, would not subject his precious creations to obstacles that would draw us from him, vs. 17; because , Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. vs. 18.

 

God wants us, and, God wants us to be close to him.

 

In part two of Crimes of Disobedience let’s begin the focus of what happens when God reaches out to restore those who have been alienated from him through disobedience after they have come into relationship with him.

 

“Crime,” as stated before, is defined as a breach or violation against an instituted law, and God’s spiritual law was defiled, (the introduction of sin into man’s conscience). This disobedience is from the first Adam, causing the fall of man, and so all humankind was displaced and subject to penalty. But, for those who (many times) may fail to realize, understand, or heed the will of God, and therefore submit to the influence of a sinful nature, God has already set in place provision for man to turn back to him, be clean, and most importantly, be restored!

 

First John chapters 1 and 2 discuss the crime of disobedience and then list the realms of sin: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. But he is adamant to say that even though some may fall, there is restoration through Christ. The reinstatement is a fact; we have an advocate with the Father, who is Jesus Christ. Having this, we also have the help of the Holy Spirit.

 

Heeding to the will, teaching, and warnings of the Holy Spirit (obedience), allows us to avoid the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life

 

Those who come to God, and come back to him, must believe that he is able to keep them from a life of fault. Believe that he is, and that he rewards those who seek and believe in him, as outlined in Heb 11:6 (sometimes noted as the Hall of Faith). Believing and having faith that God can obliterate our sins, and that he desires us as his sons, is paramount. This is why he gave Jesus Christ to die, by planning this seed, he would harvest back many more sons.

 

In addition, since the will and guidance of the Father is taught to us through his Spirit, the wisdom of the Father is given by his Spirit, and protection is given by his Spirit, doesn’t this tell you, sons, that all things are possible with him? Doesn’t this tell you that you can do all things through the Christ who strengthens you? You have the person of the Holy Spirit on your side, and he is unstoppable.

 

By coming under the covering of a father who desires us above all else, and being restored as sons, we have regained hold of our possessions, both natural and spiritual, which were lost from the first Adam.

 

Inheritance goes to the sons.

 

Due to reconciliation, we are no longer operating through lusts which bring about sin and death, but by the Spirit of God which is life everlasting. Wanting and using what God has given us is not being greedy. It is by the exceeding great and precious promises that we be partakers of the divine nature. It is the design of God.

 

II Pet 1:2-4. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

[3] According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

[4] Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

 

The Jaimeson, Fausset and Brown Commentary explains the text as this: “Spiritual life must exist first before there can be godliness. The child must have vital breath, then cry to, and walk in the ways of, his father. It is not by godliness we obtain life, but by life, godliness.”

 

It is a fierce fight for man to repossess the rightful property and inheritance, but it is vital that we take that breath. Or, we can say that the spiritual life must be born, as in us being “born again” as spiritual sons. That which is born of flesh is flesh, and what is born of God’s Spirit is spirit. No matter how you look at it (natural or spiritual), if you are not born you do not have any life. If you do not have any life, it is then impossible to obtain godliness. God does not live in a dead thing.

 

 

–With each issue I am seeing more and more to dissect and discuss, but stay tuned as we conclude The Crime of Disobedience in the next segment at the end of this month.–

 

 

 

–Disobedience has caused many Kingdom sons to be unfruitful in that we fail to make the pregnancies needed to multiply.–

 

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WELCOME to VizionStories Writes, where you see the stories and see Zion (Vi-Zion) through ideas, thoughts, debates, lessons and theology. My aim is to help you see God in a new light, with a clearer understanding of His will and His Word.

 

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