Do Christians have a sinful nature? Theological course + study guide by Ryan Rufus

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God will never be angry with us again, Isaiah 54

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Isaiah 54. V.9-10. “For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; For as I have sworn That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, So have I sworn That I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the LORD, who has mercy on you.

In the New Covenant, God promises that He would Never be angry with us believers again, nor rebuke us or shout at us again because of what happened at the Cross.

 

 

“Abba Father”

Romans 8:15-16

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when He adopted you as His Own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For His Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we’re God’s children.

Under the old covenant of Law, people received a spirit that made them fearful of God and saw themselves as slaves. It was only in the New Covenant of Grace, Jesus came to Reveal God as Father and then we are able to be free from the Old Covenant Law of Moses type fear of God and thus cry out, “Abba, Father!!!”

Check out this awesome Dvd teaching on “See the Father’s love for you”,

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(Taken from http://www.afathertoyou.com/ )

Report from Glory & Grace, 2010, Hong Kong!!

Written late October 2010

Dear friends,
Hope this letter finds you well :-).
I’m now in Macdonalds using free wifi just down the road from the conference venue.
this has been the third day of glory and grace conference in hong kong.
we have been receiving, amazing, clear revelatory teaching on the Grace of God and Faith, on the New Covenant through Andrew Wommack.
It has been incredible teaching about body, soul and spirit. How our spirits have already been created Righteous and is perfect in Christ. Ephesians 4:25. Our bodies and soul have already been purchased by the blood of Jesus but not yet redeemed, but our spirit, our new creation is already perfect and righteous before God and we can never loose that standing before God, our new creation cannot sin (1John 3:9).

The soul, is the mind and emotions part. It needs to be renewed with God’s Word, the Bible. The body is mortal, it will die one day, it is neither good nor bad, it’s neutral. The body simply responds to who’s in control- the Spirit or the Soul. When your soul is in agreement with your New Creation Spirit through agreeing with Truth, then your Spirit takes control of the body.

I cannot explain in full detail here but Andrew Wommack has really done some intensive study into this. You can goto Andrew’s website and download his free teaching on Spirit, soul and body.

http://www.awmi.net/extra/audio/1027

Rob also encouraged us to be stable people in the Word of God~~ be wise stewards of this grace revolution not using grace as a license for laziness but being consistent people, year after year, not people who live by emotions or feelings but people based their lives on truth.

But this truly is a great privilege to be part of this great awakening~~ the Truth won’t set you free, but only the Truth the you Know will Set You Free!!!
They also showed us an video of ministry into china, its incredible what they are doing there!! they could easily have an 1000 workers there today. Heaps of people are getting saved!!

Last night, we had an amazing time with our Heavenly Father worshpping HIm.
Then we had a fire tunnel over and over again in the front. Many people were shaking in the glory, joy of the Lord was upon us. Once again I met some really cool people from the brothers and sisters here in Hong Kong.
Then later as the service finished, some stayed on, and I got prayed for by two people when they prayed that God would open my spiritual senses. I felt a really released and a veil lifted off me. Then after that they said there was gold all over my face!!
I then stayed on to soak more in God’s Presence… its been amazing making some cool friends and having some amazing grace discussions, praying for one another..,, linking arms across the nations because of the gospel of grace!!! what a priviliege to hang out with like minded

We’ve been having some grace discussions with a few people from south africa talking about things such as …. “does God allow sickness in your life to build your character?”
Its amazing there are preachers out theere who wiill build a whole new doctrine theology based upton their experience rather than the Truth of God’s Word; just because they have experienced the healing power of God in their lives, they build a theology to say that God is using it to build their character- this is nothing rather than from the pit of hell!!
If you are a father, would you use sickness to teach your children somthing?

Today, Fini and Isi from sydney ministered with such amazing message of Joy!! “Go where the wind blows!!” Fini pretty much encouraged us to be joyful in the Lord at all times- it was so easy to received his message. He preached on Psalm 16 that our foundation must be on the goodness of God. He talked about how our churches must be flexible enough to follow the Holy Spirit and never loose His Presence, God gets all the Glory!!
Then Andrew preaches such an amazing message on giving that I’ve never ever heard anyone teach on it before with such clarity, pure motive, and just simple word of God for the purposes of the Kingdom!! it was incredible!!
Anyway I hope this letter finds you well, Grace Umerited Favor of God be upon YOu!!!! HA HAHAHAHA!!!!”
The JOy of Lord is your strength!!!! don’t forget to laugh today!!!

Glory and Grace will be streeaming live tomorow and I will send you a link for that!!!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cci-live-stream

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Living in the balance of Grace and Faith taught by Andrew Wommack, you can download teaching on this from:

http://www.awmi.net/extra/audio/1064

Don’t base your life on emotions, base it on Faith.

Ephesians 2:8

“save” – refers to everything Jesus provided for us in deliverance from hell, eternal life, healing, prosperity, joy and peace.

Grace is something that God does for you completely independent of you even before you have need of it. Grace along does not save you, it has to be combined with faith.

E.g. When Jesus was crucified 2000 years ago and died, he aleady took punishment for all your sins (short comings) and forgave all your sins, even before you were born- even before you committed any sin! THIS IS GRACE!!

Jesus had already healed you of all your sicknesses 2000 years ago on the cross even before you got sick, all you need to do is believe it!!! and you will receive.

“He forgave me even before I sinned.” Faith is how we receive what God has already forgive us in Christ.

Faith is a positive response to what God has Already Done!! Faith is our response to God’s Grace.

Faith doesn’t move God, God has already moved heaven and earth through the what happendd on the cross- it is finished!!!

Faith simply appropriates what God has already provided in Jesus and Him Crucified.

The moment when somebody believes, has Faith that that Jesus forgave all his/her sins 2000 yrs ago even before they even committed, then they get saved.

Grace Alone doesn’t save you, you need to have faith as well.

Ephesians 2:8 “ It is by grace you have been saved through faith…”

Faith is simpy an positive response to what God has already done- he has already forgiven us, he has already healed us, he has already provieded for us through the cross your every single need…

all you need to do is believe and thank God that He has already provided- this is the seed of faith.

So if you have a need or something, just thank God that He has already provided it for you in Jesus and His Crucifiction and then believe that you have received it (Mark 11:24) and take whatever action God leads you to or wait.

Today morning, Rob preached an incredible message of the New Covenant, The good news of God’s Grace through the book of Hebrews 5-6, a very much misunderstood passage. It was so revolutionary, Rob said he has never preached it before, and I don’t think I have never ever never heard anyone have that kind of revelation before. After the message, I really felt that we are in a revolution of Grace, liken rediscovery of justification by faith just as Martin luther was. I really encourage you to get that message you can watch it for free online.

Basically what he was saying was that the Scripture that was traditionally taught as in Hebrews 6 as the “basics foundations of the faith” could actually not be New Covenant foundations, it could be talking about Old Covenant teaching. E.g. such as ‘laying of hands’ could refer to laying on hands of the sacrificial animal to be our sin substitute, it does not refer to the teaching of the laying on of hands for impartation as some may say. Remember Hebrews was written to Hebrews who understood the Old Covenant law of Moses.

You can watch sermon “Is it possible to be restored to Repentance? Hebrews 6” can fastforward the praise time and get into the message.

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10426803

All the sermons will be available free for download from http://www.ccihk.com/en/media/online-audio

Then I got prayed for by some citychurch people, it was incredible!!! for about 30 mins. such activation I was set free to come out of my skin with boldness and authority, I can’t explain it I was set free!!

11!!
THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR READING THIS, BLESSINGS TO YOU MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST

Basic intro to the New Covenant, 2 Cor 5:21

New Covenant

  • What is Righteousness? 2 Corinthians 5:21
    • How do we get it?
      • Under Old Covenant Righteousness by the Law (Deut 6:25; Php 3:7-9))
        • Also called “Self-righteousness” (Romans 9:30-10:4)
        • The ability to attain Righteousness by Self
        • Our Righteous Acts are like Filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6)
        • External keeping of the commandments produced external holiness
      • Under New Covenant, Rightousness by Faith
        • God’s Gift of Righteousness, a Righteous that is From God not from Man (Romans 1:17)The Righteous that is by Faith Apart from Works (Romans 4:6-8; Galatians 2:15-21)

          Jesus showed that Self-righteousness was impossible by expounding the Law internally (Matt 5:21-30)

          Messiah is the End of the Law, End to Self-Righteousness- (Romans 10:4)

          How did Jesus become Sin? Did He Sin? No!! He was tempted in All ways, yet without sin. (Heb 4:16)

          Jesus received our Sin as a Gift, so we received His Righteousness as a Gift not because of any righteous acts we’ve done.

    • God only sees One Righteousness-that is His Righteousness
    • Let’s Boast in God’s Righteousness not our own righteousness (1 Cor 1:22-23; 29-31; Jer 9:23-24)

    Is it the job of the Holy Spirit to make me feel guilty and point out my faults all the time? John 16:8-11

    • He will Convict the world wrong concerning Sin- because THEY/WORLD/UNBELIEVERS don’t believe in Me
      • Sin is in the Singular, the Sin of Unbelief. John 3:18,36; 8:24. Mark 16:16The Holy Spirit only makes unbelievers convinced, not the Church.

        How can the Holy Spirit convict you of your sin if God Remembers them No MOre? a double negative? is God confused? Hebrews 10:17-18

        Heb 10:2 “For the worshippers would have been cleansed Once and For All, and would No Longer have Felt Guilty for their Sins.”

      Concerning Righteousness, because I AM GOING TO THE FATHER

      • God will judge the world one day to see if they’ve received His Gift of Righteousness. Acts 17:31.Jesus was crucified to take the punishment of my sin, and He was raised to make me Right with God (Righteousness/Justification) Romans 4:23-25. 6:11. Jesus included my sinful nature in His death, when He rose from the dead He included me in His Resurrection, I was was raised with Him in Resurrection life and now I share in His Life, share His Righteousness- Right standing with God.

        The Holy Spirit will only Convict/Convince that you are God’s Righteousness. He will never point out your fault.

      Concerning Judgement, because the ruler of this world has been Condemned.

      • The only person that the Holy Spirit ‘makes’ feel guilty, or point out faults to is the devil.

      The devil is the one who makes you feel guilty and points out your faults all the time- he is the prosecutor at law. Revelations 12:10-11

      Do not mistake the devil to be the Holy Spirit

       

    What is the Law? 2Cor 3:6-11

    • The ten commandments, engraved by the finger of God
    • The ministry of death
    • The ministry of condemnation
    • made ineffective with fading glory
    • It has been cancelled (Col 2:14-15)
    • We died to the law (Romans 7:6)

    What was the purpose of the Law? Romans 7:6-11

    • brings sin to life. V.7
    • gives sin opportunity to take control.
    • no Law, no sin
    • produces in me all kinds of evil desires

Do Christians have to confess their sins to God

Pelase check out All Scriptures listed here to see what is said is been true. If any query, free to ask at the bottom of the posts!! Thankyou,

Do Christians have to confess their sins to God in order to be Forgiven?

Finally the Lord is giving some mighty revelations into this truth, Thankyou Jesus!!!

2000 years ago, Jesus has Already forgiven you of All your sins!!! and you partake of that, you received that Full forgiveness in One Perfect installment at salvation, Eternal Life, the moment you gave your life to Christ.

1 Peter 1:3-5

I can talk to God about my sins and ask Grace to Overcome, but its not the same as Confessing it because All my sins have Already been Forgiven and He promises in the New Covenant that He makes with us, that our sins He “Remembers them No More” Hebrews 8:12;10:17-18.

Unbelievers need to confess their sins to God to get saved; but Christians do not need to, because they are Already saved.

1John 1:9 was written to refute the teaching that Gnostic false teachers had infiltrated the church to dilute the Gospel Message to the world. The Gnostics claimed that ‘there was no such thing as Sin or Sinning’, and that our bodies are already evil anyway.

So what John the Apostle was essential saying was, “If any unbelievers confess their sins, they can be cleansed of All their sins and get saved.” refer 1 John 1:9

If an unbeliever doesn’t believe that ‘sin or sinning’ exists (or the doctrine of original Sin) due to the Gnostics teaching that was trying to infiltrate the believers, then the unbeliever won’t acknowledge that he is a sinner to God and hence be saved.

Read Ezekiel 36:25-26, Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 2:13 as an foundation to 1John1:9 and Hebrews 10:19-22 which is referring to unbelievers getting saved.

Ezek 36:25 I will sprinkle you with pure water and you will be CLEAN from ALL your impurities. I will PURIFY you from ALL your idols. 36:26 I will give you a NEW heart, and I will put A NEW spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh. 36:27 I will put MY SPIRIT within you;

Ephesians 1:7

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace

Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people–free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. [Abundantly] free! (MSG translation)

Colossians 2:13

And even though you were dead in your  transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he nevertheless made you alive with him, having forgiven all your transgressions.

When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive–right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven,

Hebrews 10:19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, 21 since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 10:20 by the fresh and living way that he inaugurated for us 22 through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 23 10:21 and since we have a great priest 24 over the house of God, 10:22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, 25 because we have had our hearts sprinkled CLEAN from an evil conscience 26 and our bodies WASHED in pure water.

This Scripture in Hebrews was written to Hebrews/Jews, some of which was tempted to go back under the Law or some of which won’t even saved, possibly to encourage them to come out of Old Covenant of Moses, into the New Covenant. It is a SCripture written to encourage these Jews to get saved!!! by having their hearts cleansed by the Blood of Jesus!! It’s not a SCripture refering to believers but Unbelievers who already know the Law!!

1John 1:9 But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous, forgiving us our sins and CLEANSING 24 us from ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.

Reading this SCripture in the light of Ezekiel and other Old Testament SCriptures prophesying of the New Covenant, we can see once again that this Scripture 1 John 1:9 is in line and it’s talking about unbelievers entering into the New Covenant so all their sins can be forgiven. Look at the Word ‘Cleansing‘ in Ezekiel and 1 John and you’ll see the parallel.

“The best commentary for the bible, is The Bible!! “said Ian Mckellar

Think about this:

How can God tell believers to confess their sins if He promises “I will Remember their sins No More…”

Read Jeremiah 31:34; Hebrews 8:12; 10:17,18; Psalms 103:3,12; Micah 7:19

Everything in the Old Testament must be interpreted the New Testament.

What the Old Conceals, the New Reveals; everything before the Cross, must be interpreted after the Cross.

Matt 6:14-15 was written before the Cross (read the context), it must interpreted through what happend After the Cross in which God Changed the Way He Related to us, Colossians 3:13

The Bible, is meant to be read as One Book, written by One Author, with One Theme flowing through the Old and the New.

It’s not meant to contradict each other, but what the Old Conceals, the New Reveals.

What the Old Prophesies, the New Fulfills.

Jesus is the The Fulfillement of the Old Covenant to bring the New Covenant, He IS literally the New Covenant!!

Isaiah 42:6; Luke 24:27; Colossians 1:27

When some of the Corinthians were sleeping with the temple prostitutes, Paul never tells them even once to ‘Confess their sins’. If confessing sins was such a common practice among New Convenant believers, why was it never mentioned once in all of Paul’s letters?

1Cor 5:1-2; 6:9-11

Paul says to those who were sinning, “those who commit sexuall immorality will not inherit the Kingdom of God…”

but Then He says, “that is what some of you WERE… you were WASHED, SANCTIFIED!!!”

He is saying, “that is Not you!!! the unbelievers won’t inherit the Kingdom!! that is Not you, you have Already been WASHED!!!”

“You don’t need to confess your sins, you’ve ALREADY BEEN WASHED, bEEN FORGIVEN!!!”

WASHED = FORGIVEN, FORGIVEN= WASHED. It’s the Same thing, it’s both past tense.

Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD:

though your sins are like SCARLET, they shall be as WHITE as SNOW;

though they are RED like CRIMSON, they shall become like WOOL. Isaiah 1:18

If you already have been forgiven, what is left to confess? You only need to do it ONCE!!

For by a SINGLE/ONE Offering He has PERFECTED for ALL TIME those who are being SANCTIFIED(set apart unto God by that One offering, we are set apart FOREVER!). Hebrews 10:14

WASHED = FORGIVEN = SANCTIFIED = JUSTIFIED = 1Cor 6:11; Romans 8:30 = COMPELTE = FINISHED WORK OF THE CROSS = “It is finished!!!” John 19:30

God’s Work is Complete from Beginning to End, for He declares the End from the Beginning. Isa 46:10; Rev 1:8

He is the ‘Beginning/Alpha and the End/Omega’, so if you are in Him, you are Already Complete.

Paul is trying to ‘change the way they think’ – Repentance, to tell them “this is not you… you are not sexuall immoral anymore, you are New Creations in Christ… therefore start acting like one…you don’t have a sinful nature anymore, but you have a God nature and you have been justified (declared Righteous before God).

“As man thinketh in his heart, so is he” proverbs.

If you believe you are sinner, then you’ll sin by faith. If you believe you are a ‘Idiot’, then you’ll act like a Idiot. The whole bible is all about transforming your mind, there is nothing you have ‘To Do’, it has already ‘Been Done!’, just Repent (change your mind) and Believe the Truth so you can be Set Free!!! John 8:32, Live by the Spirit, Not by the Law, Galatians 5:18

We are not longer ‘Sinners saved by grace’, we WERE sinners, but Now We are Saints.

The moment you discover Who you really are, then you’ll start to live like it.

Paul didn’t tell them to confess their sins but he told them Who they are. There is no need to confess your sins if you don’t have a sinful nature anymore!!!

Believers no longer have to be ‘sin conscious’, but they can be “Gift of Righteousnes conscious” and “Christ conscious” rather than “self-conscious”. Romans 8:1

Woohoo!! thankyou Jesus, Heavenly for this wonderful Gospel Grace that truely changes people from the Inside out, not Outside In!!

So what happens when we sin?

Instead of asking Him to forgive us and feeling condemned, we just thank Him that He has already forgiven us and there is Now No Condemnation.

More to come about “Do Christians have a sinful nature?” studies based in Romans 6-7.

Thankyou and feel free to spread this blog!!!

Have a read of this as well:

* When did Jesus forgave us all our sins?

http://gracerevolution.co.nz/2008/09/25/when-did-jesus-forgive-us-all-our-sins-part-1/

http://gracerevolution.co.nz/2008/10/06/when-did-jesus-forgive-us-all-our-sins-part-2/

The understanding of this took me a couple of years to grasp it.

Confessing your sins and forgiving others in order for God to forgive you was an Old Covenant practice (Matthew 6:12, 14-15); but in the New Covenant we forgive others Because God has already forgiven us (Colossians 3:13). Jesus was still living under the Old Covenant when He said this, the New Covenant didn’t begin until Jesus died on the Cross and it was completed on Acts Chapter 2, the Day of Pentecost when the Spirit was poured out.

Its important to RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE COVENANTS when you read the bible otherwise you’ll mis-interpret it. There are 7 major covenants in the Bible. Right now we are living under the Dispensation of the New Covenant, so when we read Old Covenant Scriptures we’ve got to filter it through New Covenant Lenses.

E.g. If you read most parts of the Old Testament, you will find that God commands us to kill our enemies. Do we do that today? of course Not, that was Old Covenant Law of Moses. Also when Jesus came, He said He was only sent to the Lost sheep of Israel, Not to the Gentiles (Matthew 15:24), and He also told his disciples only preach to the Jews (Mathew 10:6)  that was Old Covenant. But when He rose from the dead, the Covenant changed and He told everyone to go into the World and preach the Good News to all ethnic groups, all people, not just Jews!!!

Jesus preached law/Old Covenant to its original standard, where once people had watered the law down to be “keepable”, he preached this to the Self-Righteous and Proud in heart to expose their sins by bringing the law which is  mirror, and Jesus preached New Covenant Grace Prophetically and renewing the Abrahamic Covenant of Faith to those were humble and ready to receive.

A New Creation, Mp3 John Crowder

It will transform your life!!!

Goto this link and listen to the first message:

http://www.jubilee.org.au/index.cfm?i=6163&mid=18

Hello friends!!!!

I’m listening to this awesome powerful clear message by John Crowder about the New Creation we have in Christ Jesus!!! This is the probably the best explanation I’ve heard so far- It’s not about the sinful nature anymore, but it’s All about the New Creation we have in Christ Jesus and Renewing your mind to believe it so that your act like who you Really Are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!