Be You Therefore Perfect
Friday, April 20, 2012
The Saints Of God Must Become Perfect And Unable To Sin While Human Beings & Before They Are Changed Into Spirit Beings With Everlasting Life. Jesus was, while a man, perfect and unable to sin before he became a spirit being. Jesus would not set this goal for us if he himself was not already perfect. No one will enter the kingdom of God if there is any chance they could sin because sin nor its potential cannot exist in the kingdom of God. Therefore, if Jesus entered the kingdom he did so as one unable to sin.
KJV Ephesians 4:13 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:
We become perfect as men, men who measure up to the standard of the man Jesus, not the spirit being Jesus. Sin is our problem, it was not a problem for Jesus, Jesus came to save us not himself. If our standard and example is Jesus in order to be perfect then Jesus was perfect, unable to sin. Sin will keep us out of the kingdom of God, it is the sin problem that makes us imperfect and unacceptable. Jesus took care of this problem.
KJV Colossians 1:28 28. Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
KJV 2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Sin is imperfection and is unacceptable to God and God will not allow sin or its potential in His kingdom. To be unable to sin is perfection, it is righteousness and it is the love of God. The scripture no where says that we become unable to sin when changed from flesh to spirit but we are changed, transformed now while yet flesh and blood to become unable to sin.
KJV Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Sanctified means to be set apart for Gods holy use. Men are sanctified, spirit beings are not and this proves that the saints must become unable to sin before being given everlasting life.
KJV Hebrews 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,
When the saints receive the Holy Spirit their journey toward perfection begins. It is full of challenges, trials and troubles. The spiritual muscle is exercised by all these things we face and by never giving up the good fight of faith we can through Jesus and the power of his God grow in the Holy Spirit. This growth will not be the same for all but each will grow; some ten, some thirty, some sixty or a hundred fold. God wants to see a return on His investment in you, God wants you to use the power He has made available to you so that you can overcome sin. If you die in the faith having fruit to God, at the level of ten fold, then at death God will seal you and you become one of the 144000. If you are alive and remain and have grown thirty fold, you will have been sealed just before the beginning of the great tribulation and will be just like Jesus was when he was on this Earth. Those in the innumerable multitude will be sealed when martyred. The Holy Spirit is the promise of God, the guarantee of God that if you remain faithful and endure to the end you will receive everlasting life which is what salvation is. Salvation is everlasting life but we must first go through grace and faith be worthy of it. To be worthy means to have kept the faith, to overcome sin in our life, to love with the love of God both God and neighbor and endure the present evil age waiting and watching for the return of Jesus Christ.
KJV Matthew 10:38
38. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
KJV Matthew 22:8
8. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
KJV Luke 20:35-36
35. But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
36. Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
KJV Luke 21:36
36. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
KJV Acts 13:46
46. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
KJV Ephesians 4:1
1. I Therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
KJV Colossians 1:10
10. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
KJV 1 Thessalonians 2:12
12. That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
Jesus Christ was born worthy, God created Jesus worthy so that the saints could through Jesus become worthy. Jesus was, as a man, the example, the demonstration to us of what we must become to be in the kingdom of God. This Jesus had to be the idea in Gods mind of what God wants for us. For God to send us anything less than absolute perfection as our model and example is totally unscriptural and makes the entire plan of God useless. Would you, as a human father give your son anything less than the best? If your son asked for bread would you give him a stone?
KJV Matthew 7:9
9. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
God did not give us an imperfect messiah or one that was a potential sinner and put our salvation in any doubt but God gave us a perfect man, His only begotten son, full of the love of God and the righteousness of God who was unable to sin just like his Father.
If you want to be in the kingdom of God then you had better become like the man Jesus; a man of absolute perfection, of Godly love, righteous and unable to sin.
To the degree of growth a saint will attain, God will accept it as fruit. Sin is what must be conquered and eliminated completely. Sin or its potential will not be in the kingdom of God. Jesus could not have been a potential sinner, Jesus must have been unable to sin and this is our goal, our example our model, absolute perfection. God will not accept anything less.
The divine nature of God is what the saints are partaking of by Gods Spirit in us. God works in us to desire and do His will. It is Gods will to destroy sin, to totally eradicate sin. God will not accept a potential sinner. As long as the saints grow and produce some degree of fruit to God, God will accept this and seal His divine nature in us at death or for those who are alive and remain just before the tribulation. This must be of our will and desire in agreement with what Gods will and desire is for us. God will not force salvation on anyone, we must of our own will walk in agreement with God.
If we do not seek with all our heart to become like the man Jesus while yet in this flesh we will never be in the kingdom of God. The potter of the clay molds the spirits of men not the fleshly bodies of men into and image and likeness of the one He sent to be our example. This man was Jesus and if you think Jesus was anything less than absolute perfection and unable to sin then you will not be in the kingdom of God because your example falls far short of what God requires.