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A look at the deceitfulness of faithlessness. Hosea. Part 9.

Friday, December 14, 2012

COL 2:6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,

PRO 1:20-24 Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square; At the head of the noisy {streets} she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city, she utters her sayings: “How long, O naive ones, will you love simplicity? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing, And fools hate knowledge? Turn to my reproof, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.

Remember that idolatry is simply inordinate attachment or extreme devotion to something. An idol is actually defined as an object of extreme devotion, hence, it could be almost anything in a person’s life.

JER 3:13 Only acknowledge your iniquity, that you have transgressed against the Lord your God and have scattered your favors to the strangers under every green tree, and you have not obeyed My voice,’ declares the Lord.

“only“- it is the Hebrew adverb ‘ak which means surely, absolutely, no doubt and nothing added to it.

HEB 8:12 for I will be merciful to their iniquities, and i will remember their sins no more
 or HEB 10:17 and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.

It’s important to note that both of these verses are actually quotations from JER 31:34;

The point is that this was the understanding that the O.T. saints had concerning what God “had done” and “would do” about their sins and failures.

There can never be any blessing or happiness for any believer until he realizes that all of his sins have been forgiven and covered.

PSA 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to thee, and my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”; and thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. Selah.

Acknowledge – hiphil imperfect of the verb jada which means to make known, or to acknowledge,

God is the judge and the jury, and the only thing that impresses him is truth or the mind of Christ.

Truth or the mind of Christ says….confess,
And that’s it.

Confession is not feeling sorry for sin but acknowledging or citing a sin which has already been judged on the cross.

For you to try to make up for what God the Son bore on the cross [your sin], and for what God the Father judged on the cross [your sin], is not only blasphemy, but like all blasphemy it becomes total arrogance.

Propitiation means that God the Father is “completely” satisfied with the sacrificial ministry of our Lord on the cross…..”completely.”

HEB 10:10 we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ “once” and for all.

HEB 10:14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.

HEB 10:18 now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin.

HEB 10:26, says……..there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,

Propitiation is the turning away of the wrath of God by the offering of Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins.

PSA 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to Thee,

Acknowledge – second masculine singular suffix attached to the verb referring to God, and it definitely indicates that rebound is confessing, or acknowledging, or naming your sins to God, and not to people!

JAM 5:16, says confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed.

Acknowledgment of sins (1JO 1:9)
b. “Judge ourselves” (1CO 11:31)
c. “Grieve not the Spirit” (EPH 4:30)
d. Quench not the Spirit” (EPH 4:30)
e. “Put off the old man” (1TH 5:19).
f. “Repent” – i.e. a change of mind (in context of believers).
(REV 2:5,16 22; 3:3,19).
g. “Only Acknowledge,”
(JER 3:13)
h. “Confesses and forsakes;”
(PRO 28:13)

EPH 4:22-24; “Lay aside the old self, put on the new self,”
ROM 13:14 “put on the Lord Jesus Christ”
HEB 12:12 “strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble,”
HEB 12:13 “make straight paths for your feet,”
JER 2:17 “Have you not done this to yourself, By your forsaking the Lord your God, When He led you in the way?
JER 2:19 “Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the Lord your God, And the dread of Me is not in you,” declares the Lord God of hosts.

Sin and evil not only hinders the Christian but many times his own conscience lashes upon him and wounds him for it.

Refusing to rebound and get back in fellowship with God in the soul causes David to think that the wrath and anger and indignation of God is after him.

God was merely given him over to himself so that he would realize that he was refusing to rebound and recover.

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