Romans 5 – 6

Romans 5

It is understood that every baby falls a few times in learning to walk, but when we fall spiritually, do we repent and get up to go forward like a child or do we justify our sins and continue in them, like a child who falls and refuses to get back up? 

It is also understood that every person does not immediately have all knowledge upon conversion;  The converted life is one of growing, learning and overcoming. 

When we find ourselves in error do we reject the error to embrace God’s Word of truth; or do we fight tooth and claw to justify our error?  The godly person will accept the truth from God’s Word with great joy, and will NOT reject parts of God’s Word to justify his errors.

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace [forgiveness for past sins sincerely repented of] wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

It is our  faith and belief in the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, coupled with sincere repentance, which effectively atones for past sins; which then reconciles to and brings peace for us with God the Father.

Romans 2:13   (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

When we are called to God the Father through Christ and we believe, we must repent of past sin; and when we do sincerely repent and commit to STOP sinning,  the sacrifice of Christ will be applied to the sincerely repentant, and God’s grace and forgiveness for past sins repented of; reconciles us to God the Father!

First God calls, then we believe him in faith; faith is translated into the action of repentance and God then gives grace [mercy, forgiveness] reconciling us to him. We must then continue in faith believing the Word of God and continuing in our commitment to zealously abstain from sin through diligently living by every Word of God.

If we overcome sin until the very end, through the Spirit and nature of God dwelling in us; we shall be raised to eternal life in glorious unity with God the Father and Messiah the Christ.

John 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one [with God], even as we are one: 17:23  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one;

When we are called, we must believe God; and when that belief translates into the action of repentance from past sin and a commitment to sin no more; we are then reconciled to God the Father (John 5:14, John 8:11) by the application of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.  After that, Christ will dwell IN us; enabling us to love and live by every Word of God the Father just like Jesus Christ did!

If we then go out and sin again; that new sin separates us from God our Father AGAIN, and we are no better off than at the first!

If we try to justify our willful compromising with the Word of God and our sins instead of repenting and stopping the sin; there will come a point in time where God will  spue us out of the body of Christ into correction until we learn our lesson or are destroyed.

Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

Brethren, we are at this point today

Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

3:17 Because thou sayest, I am [spiritually] rich, and increased with goods [spiritual knowledge], and have need of nothing [spiritual]; and knowest not that thou art [spiritually] wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind [knowing nothing spiritually], and naked [and are NOT clothed with God’s righteousness]

What is our sin? In our pride we have turned God’s grace into a license to continue in sin through a willing compromise and even rejection of portions of God’s Word to justify ourselves: Even rejecting  Nehemiah on the Sanctity of the Sabbath, and rejecting the commandment to observe the New Moons.

Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we [the true godly faithful and zealous for the Word of God] glory in tribulations also: [the godly understand that our trials forge us into the people that God wants us to be] knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 5:4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope [FAITH]:

As we experience trials and overcome them with God’s strength, we learn to TRUST in our Deliverer, which trust is: FAITH.

5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

2 John 1:6  And this is love, that we walk [Godly Love is to keep God’s Word] after his commandments.

The love of God, the love of Christ; comes through the Holy Spirit of God, the very nature of God being given to dwell within us IF we obey God and keep his Word.

Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without [spiritual] strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 5:7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us [by allowing the death of his only begotten much beloved son], in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Sincerely repented PAST sins will be justified by the sacrifice of Christ; after which we are to go forward and sin no more, through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.  If Christ is in us, we will be strengthened to live as he lived and to walk as he walked.

1 John 2:3   And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk [live], even as he walked [lived].

Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life [we are saved by Christ living in us through his Spirit].

Our sins are atoned for by the application of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God to the sincerely repentant; and we receive salvation from death through living by every Word of Go din future through the power of the Holy Spirit! 

Jesus Christ the ultimate Lamb of God, being an acceptable sacrifice for sin, was resurrected to spirit and accepted as the Wave Offering for us: and he was accepted as our High Priest.

The Holy Spirit of God is then given to dwell in the sincerely repentant, so that we through his Spirit, after forgiveness for PAST sin might go forward and live without sin as he lived without sin!

Therefore it was his perfect, law abiding life; which makes him a true sacrifice for sin, reconciling us to God the Father; and it is Jesus Christ dwelling in us and keeping his Father’s Word IN US; that keeps us in a harmonious relationship with God the Father; through which relationship we receive his promise of salvation from death.

If we turn back into the bondage of Satan and sin typified by ancient Egypt, through willful compromise with God’s Word; we shall be destroyed for our faithlessness and sins just as the Israelites who wanted to turn back into Egypt were destroyed.

5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

The chief joy of the sincerely repentant is God the Father and every Word of God, and we rejoice in our espoused Husband and our Savior Jesus Christ just like a bride rejoices in her husband! 

In our passionate love for God we will abandon our past sinful lives for our future with God the Father and our new Husband: Learning to please him and to do his will as reflected in his zeal for God the Father’s Word above all else!

5:12 Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 5:13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4)  therefore where there is no law there is no sin. 

The Law Pre-Existed the Covenants and was not a Part of the Mosaic Covenant

The Covenant of obedience is that we must live by every Word of God, the laws that God gave through Moses were not part of that Covenant, they were the things that God wanted done; while the Covenant itself was a commitment to do anything and everything that God wanted done.  

  • The sacrificial system was instituted as soon as Adam sinned in the garden, and then later Cain slew Abel over his own unacceptable sacrifice.  
  • The Sabbath was established at creation and Israel was told to REMEMBER the Sabbath which had been forgotten in Egypt;
  • The law of clean and unclean was known from creation and was kept by Noah taking seven pairs of clean animals and only one pair of each unclean animal aboard the ark (Gen 7:2).  

All people on the  earth except eight souls were destroyed for sin, and if there was no law there was no breaking of a non existent law:  therefore the law did indeed exist because the people were destroyed for their sins of breaking the law! 

The same thing can be said about Sodom, they were destroyed for their sin, the existence of the sin being proof of the existence of the law:  Long BEFORE Moses and Sinai. 

God kept Abimelech king of Gerar (Gen 20) from doing what?  From sinning by taking Sarah!  God kept Joseph from sinning with Potiphar’s wife.  The existence of the sin proves the existence of a law against those sinful deeds long BEFORE Sinai and Moses!

God’s law was not some new thing instituted at Sinai, God’s Law  existed from creation and was first broken in the flesh by Adam and Eve.

The law defines both sin and righteousness [which is the keeping of the whole Word of God]: 

Sin [death] reigned for two thousand years before Moses; showing that the law and sin existed from Adam until Moses. 

Noah, Abraham, Able and others obeyed God BEFORE Moses existed!

The point is that God’s law existed from the beginning, long before Moses; and was not a part of the Mosaic Covenant.  The Mosaic Covenant was to obey and live by every Word of God and the law was given to them as a list of the things that God required for them to obey. 

God’s law had existed since Adam and was restated to Israel at Sinai, at which time further instructions were added in the form of statutes, precepts and judgments. These additions to God’s basic law were circumcision, the Levitical priesthood and the annual holy days.  God’s law teaches us how to live and the subsequent Sinai additions are intended to teach us more about God’s plan for humanity.   

The law given at Sinai was given to us by a merciful God to teach us to eschew those ways that bring death and to teach us to embrace the ways and the nature of God which brings life eternal.

5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

All of humanity’s sins began with Adam and would be removed by Christ upon our sincere repentance.

5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 5:16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

Adam’s gift to man was sin, and the natural consequence of sin is DEATH.

The gift’s of Jesus Christ are atonement for sin, and the gift of the Holy Spirit, which empowers the sincerely repentant who are reconciled to God the Father by Christ’s sacrifice to then go forward to live a Christ-like life, passionately living by every Word of God.

5:17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

If we live as Adam lived, in sin, we shall receive death; but if we live in Christ, living as Christ lived in zealous faithfulness to keep the whole Word of God to do the will of God the Father, we shall inherit life eternal!

Therefore if we sincerely repent of living contrary to the Word of God, and commit to go forward and sin no more through the Holy Spirit dwelling in us, we shall be justified by Christ’s sacrifice for our PAST sins and we will receive the free gift of mercy or grace and forgiveness of our sincerely repented PAST sins.

5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

If we follow Adam to sin, we are of Adam and sinful; and we will die eternally without sincere repentance.  If we follow Jesus Christ to enthusiastically keep the Law and Word of God, we shall be righteous as Christ is righteous and we will live forever after our resurrection just as he lives forever after his resurrection!

5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous

We are made righteous by our sincere repentance and by being forgiven of sincerely repented PAST sin through the perfect life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and then going forward to live as Christ lived; through the power of Christ living IN us by the Spirit of God!

5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound.

Israel’s law breaking with a knowledge of the law, demonstrated that even the knowledge of the law cannot save anyone from death.

Grace or forgiveness through the free will sacrifice of the Creator for the past sins of the sincerely repentant; is the essential atonement, and brings the gift of the Holy Spirit that empowers us to live as Christ lived, in perfect sinless living by every Word of God.

But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness [righteousness is the keeping of the Word of God] unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Forgiveness reigns over death; through sincere repentance, the application of Christ’s sacrifice and going forward in righteousness, which is the keeping of the whole Word of God.

 

Romans 6

Paul goes into the subject of baptism and whether we should STOP sinning or continue in sin after we have been delivered from sin by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

If we have been delivered from the slavery of Satan and sin [spiritual Egypt] why would we seek to remain in bondage to Satan and sin? 

To love God is to seek to please him and to become like him, as he has defined himself by his Word. If we reject any part of, or compromise with any part of God’s Word, we show love the slavery of Satan and sin MORE than we love God the Father or Jesus Christ, for they are in complete UNITY with one another!

Baptism represents the death and burial of the old sinful  [following Adam  in sin] self; and truly converted persons will rise up from baptism new persons, burning with Christ-like zeal to live by every Word of God as Jesus Christ lived. 

Baptism is a seal of sincere repentance from sin and represents the death of the old sinful self; and is a total commitment to God the Father and Jesus Christ, to please God and to keep the whole Word of God with passionate zeal and to become like God in every way.

Baptism is a total unshakable commitment of espousal in a spiritual marriage to Jesus Christ for all eternity!  Baptism is an absolute commitment to internalize the very nature of God by keeping every Word of God with a zeal to become like our LORD.

6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

The old man of sin is dead and buried in baptism so that we may rise up new persons in Christ; living by every Word of God just like Jesus Christ did.

Matthew 4:4 But he [Jesus] answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

We commit ourselves at baptism to destroy the old life of sin and to arise a NEW person in God the Father and Jesus Christ!  It is our calling to becoming Christ-like; loving and obeying God the Father as Christ did, walking and living by every Word of God just like Jesus Christ walked and lived!

6:5 For if we have been planted [if we have been buried in baptism] together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also [be resurrected from death just as he rose from the dead] in the likeness of his resurrection: 6:6 Knowing this, that our old [sinful] man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

After our baptismal commitment we are:  TO NO LONGER SERVE SIN!

After baptism we should serve [obey] God so that we may then be raised up in a resurrection to spirit, just as Jesus Christ was raised up to spirit.

We are to live as Jesus Christ lived, by following the Holy Spirit dwelling in us; and that Spirit will NEVER lead us to compromise with any part of the Word of God, or to tolerate sin and false doctrine.  Any spirit that leads people into tolerating sin or false teachings contrary to the Word of God, is NOT of God the Father or Jesus Christ: It is the spirit of Anti-Christ and is of Satan!

6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

Being buried in baptism is a symbolic death of the old sinful person!

Why should we, being liberated from PAST sin; desire to compromise with God’s Word and lose our Christ-like zeal for the whole Word of God and associate with worldliness, going back into bondage to sin?

There is only one reason: Because we love serving sin unto decay and death, more than we love serving God unto eternal life!

Why would anyone be willing to sell the birthright of our calling, which is eternal life in peace and harmony with God and all his children; for the temporary pleasures of sin which leads to eternal death?

Like Esau, many do not value their freedom from slavery to sin; and many sell the birthright of their calling for a temporary and transitory relief from trials, or to follow temptations to take pleasure in evil doing.

6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ [in baptism], we believe that we shall also live with him [living free from sin as he lives]: 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

Just as Christ died for our sincerely repented sins once and was then raised up to eternal life to serve God the Father; we are to destroy the old sinful person and enter a baptismal commitment to serve God the Father and to: “go and sin no more.”

If we are sincerely repentant and commit to STOP sinning, once raised up from baptism we are raised up to a new life free from sin; and we are to remain free from sin serving God the Father through living by every Word of God with Christ-like passion. 

Jesus Christ died once and now lives again serving God the Father; and we who symbolically destroyed our past sinful selves in the watery grave of baptism; are to rise up new persons to serve God the Father like Jesus Christ does.

6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

The birthright of our calling is the same eternal life that was given to Jesus Christ when he was raised up from physical death and changed back to spirit.

UNDERSTAND the appalling price that Christ Jesus paid for us: Jesus Christ GAVE UP his eternal life to be made flesh for us!  He then GAVE UP his physical life for us!

He did this with COMPLETE FAITH, that God the Father would strengthen him against all temptation to live by every Word of God the Father; making him a worthy sacrifice for his creation: In COMPLETE FAITH that God the Father could and would raise him up and restore him back to eternal life!

6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God [we are to be sincerely repentant, spiritually sensitive and passionate to live by every Word of God] through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We are to become like the dead in regards to all temptation to sin and compromise with the Word of God. We are to destroy the old sinful self and become a new Christ-like person!

If we love God the Father and the Son and internalize the very nature of BOTH God the Father and the Son through the same Christ-like love and obedience of God the Father and his Word: Our beloved Father will also raise us up to eternal life just as he raised Jesus up!

6:12 Let not sin [Sin is transgression of any part of the Word of God, 1 John 3:4] therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead [we are to be free from sin like a resurrected person is free from death], and your members as instruments [subject your whole being to serve God the Father] of righteousness [the righteousness of God is the keeping of the Word of God] unto God.

Shun all sin and compromise with the Word of Almighty God who alone is able to save and deliver us out of all sin. Allow his very mind, spirit and nature to dwell within us; overcoming all sin through the power of God!

As baptized persons we are to consider ourselves symbolically resurrected back to a new physical life after the death of the old sinful person, and delivered out of the spiritual Egypt of bondage to Satan and sin! We are not to turn back into that Egypt of bondage to sin or we shall be destroyed as those Israelites who wanted to turn back were destroyed in the wilderness!

If we truly loved God the Father and Jesus Christ; we would do those things that are pleasing to them; we would be as zealous for God the Father’s Word as Jesus Christ is!

We are the servants of those that we follow and obey.  We are NOT to follow any man into willful sin against any part of the Word of God, we are not to allow sin to have dominion over us and we are not to turn back into bondage to sin and death.

John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law [facing a penalty for breaking the law], but under grace [having stopped sinning and having been forgiven for our sincerely repented PAST sins].  6:15 What then? shall we [continue to sin] sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

Anyone who has made a baptismal commitment to espouse themselves to Jesus Christ and then compromises with any part of the Word of God even to the slightest degree, is in danger of being rejected as a suitable part of the spiritual bride.

As a bride is to become one flesh with her husband and is to faithfully follow him; so we are to become of one spirit, mind and actions with God our Father and our spiritual Husband, Jesus Christ.

We are to internalize his very nature, which is the lesson of eating Unleavened Bread every day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread; representing the internalizing of Jesus Christ: The Bread of LIFE.

What was the nature of Jesus Christ?  He loved his Father with all his heart and he lived by every Word of God Father without compromise or deviation to the slightest degree.

If we go willingly back into sin through deliberate compromise with God’s Word, we are in danger of being rejected as a part of the bride; and if we do not repent, we are in danger of damnation.

If we reject portions of God’s Word to justify our sins [like rejecting the commandments regarding the New Moons, rejecting God’s Biblical Calendar, rejecting Nehemiah and the sanctity of the Sabbath and rejecting Luke on the Passover]; Jesus Christ will reject us!

If we return to the spiritual Egypt of bondage to sin from which we have been delivered by the application of the awesome sacrifice of Christ; we are returning back to the decay and ultimate death of bondage to Satan and sin which we have been delivered out of; and we make a mockery of the sacrifice of Christ who died to deliver us.

If we prefer such filth to the Holy Law of Liberty from sin; we are NOT worthy of Jesus Christ and we will not be chosen as a part of his bride.

James 1:22   But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

1:23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:  1:24  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

1:25  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty [God’s law liberates us from bondage to sin], and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work [every Word of God], this man shall be blessed in his deed.

My beloved brethren, it is time to wake up and to see how far we have fallen when we compromise and commit spiritual adultery against our LORD, by idolizing men and false traditions above the Word of God and the Glorious Law of Liberty!

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Romans 6:16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Godly righteousness is passionately living by every Word of God.

A minister once said to me: “I am a minister of Jesus Christ, I can do anything I want and God has to back me up.”

God’s Word tells us that a minister of Jesus Christ would be doing what Jesus Christ wants, and NOT anything that HE himself wants.

If some person or corporate church organization is doing what HE wants, Almighty God will NOT back him up, because he is NOT a minister of Jesus Christ; he is the servant of another.

We are to prove all things by the Word of God which is also the Word of Jesus Christ; and we are to follow and obey God our Father and our espoused Husband totally; and to follow men ONLY as they follow God the Father and Jesus Christ.

6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

This doctrine delivered does not refer to the teaching of some man or corporate church teaching or tradition today; this is a reference to the sound doctrine of the Holy Scriptures, that we are loathe all sin [any departure from the Word of God] as repugnant and we are to live by every Word of God!

Everything written in the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation was written for our instruction to teach us the way to eternal life in peace with God and humanity.

Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works

Romans 6:18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. 

Righteousness is to live by every Word of God, and we become righteous by sincere repentance, a commitment to sin no more and the application of the redeeming sacrifice of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God!

Let us rejoice that some have called to become like Jesus Christ instead of continuing in sin; and are now becoming the servants of righteousness through a passionate love of God, to enthusiastically wholeheartedly live by every Word of God.

Those who would compromise with any part of God’s Word and those who would love or fear this world, men and church organizations more than they love God the Father and their espoused Husband, Jesus Christ: Will be corrected by God!

6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have [in the PAST we have committed many sins and were in bondage to sin] yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now [sincerely repent and commit to sin no more, learning the righteousness of God] yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

Let us turn away from our PAST zeal for sin and the pleasures of this world, and die the symbolic death of the old sinful person in baptism rising up a new person in Christ.  Let us seek the righteousness of God by keeping all of God’s Word with an even greater zeal then we have had for the pleasures of this world!

If we serve sin by compromising with any part of the Word of God to do as we or those we follow decide, we are empty of the righteousness of God. 

James 2:10   For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

Romans 6:20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

6:22 But now being made free from sin, and [once freed from sin we are to serve the righteousness of God] become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God [given to those who live by every Word of God] is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Sin and compromise with God’s Word leads to all manner of decay and death. 

Living by every Word of God brings reconciliation to God, and harmony, peace and eternal life with God!

 

 

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