(01/29/2016) Not Through Human Will?

Posted: January 29, 2016 in Authority, Divine Grace, Faith, Knowledge, Purpose, Salvation, Spiritual Growth, Will
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Scripture points are shared on the accomplishment of salvation through Jesus Christ as the appearing of sacred purpose, substance, and consecrated will within the living.  What they are (disciples, joint-heirs, the redeemed) determines the portion and reward saved will receive.  Every believer must become permanently changed through divine procedures that will make them mature, perfected, and ripe for harvest at the coming of Christ.  Operations of the Holy Spirit are carried out whereby the finite character and inborn makeup of mankind is reconfigured to produce a “new creation.”  Those who will spend eternity as life companions to Deity first will have been set apart (we say, sanctified) through no process of the flesh, the mind, or self-will.  The active presence of imparted Spirit must guide and realign the believer to be in continuous contact with the Creator.  Believing, hopes, and understandings that are simple in composition and form may appear during the full unfolding of ones rebirth and renewal.  Even so, there are unseen events upon a cosmic level that completely make salvation an authoritative assertion of divine grace.  Consider again the following truth, and the presentation below:

John 3:  6-8, King James Version (KJV):  6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.  8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth:  so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Ephesians 6:  6-8, KJV:  6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;  7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:  8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

John 1:  11-14, KJV:  11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

1st John 2:  16-18, KJV:  16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:  but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.  18 Little children, it is the last time:  and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

One of the many fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” who uses the ID “Anonymous” (no profile information shared) posted the following:


Is there a catch to getting into Heaven, or can you really go by just believing?

I was told when I was a bit younger than I am now that if you accept Christ, believe he died for your sins, and ask for forgiveness, you will definitely be going to Heaven. But now that I’m older I’ve read things that have told it takes much more than just believing. Things like – you must try your best to avoid sin, you must go and tell others about God, you must go to church, you must read the Bible, or you must devote your life to Christ. I understand that when you are saved some of these things you will want to do, but do you have to do them to be with God? Is it really as easy as just believing or are there things I must do?


THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:  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:  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.  (Ephesians 4:  11-16, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  By More Than Believing (12/04/2015); Ongoing and Unfinished? (11/22/2015); Becoming Ripe for Harvest? (07/03/2015); Relating to GOD? (11/05/2013); Does Satan Know? (11/06/2013); Foolish For Not Believing? (03/22/2013); Science and the Laws of Nature? (03/23/2013) 


“Anonymous”, often the problem is not that we are not granted full pardon and salvation, it is that we lack full understanding.  The living do not become eternal life companions to divinity through finite appetite, deeds, desire, and operations of self-will.  Christian believers are to continue in an experience of life that becomes increasingly expressed as the substance and process of divinity.  The believer is to be an incarnation or vessel having sacred content from the makeup of Deity.  (We say, an anointing; the imparted, indwelling Spirit; the Holy Ghost; the Spirit of Prophecy; the Spirit of Truth.)  As those who are “born again,” Christians are to act upon, carryout, obey, and perform eternal purposes proclaimed through divine law, official covenants, sacred promises, and divine utterance (we also say, the word of GOD, praise and prophecy).  Using the necessary frameworks for order such as space and time, believers gradually acquire a consciousness and sacred knowledge that are focused, spirit-filled, stable, and unchanging.  The revelation of GOD unfolds continuously among and within the living, and develops or progresses for an individual according to such features as their own abilities, intent, maturity, meekness (i.e., being teachable), opportunities, and preparation.  With this in view, consider again the following Bible verses:

(1.)  Ephesians 2:  8-9, King James Version (KJV):  8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:  it is the gift of God:  9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

(2.)  Hebrews 10:  35-37, KJV:  35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.  36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.  37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

(3.)  1st Corinthians 13:  9-12, KJV:  9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.  10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.  11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child:  but when I became a man, I put away childish things.  12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:  now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

There are many other points that should be carefully considered, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Titus 3:  3-7, KJV:  3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another,  4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,  5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;  6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;  7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Washington, DC


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