Purity & Perfection
Faith & Grace
by D.J. Love
TSN, SBC, TSJ
Grace. . . is "Favor". Specifically, it is the free and unmerited Favor that YHVH bestows upon "Repentant Sinners," who have, also, chosen to obey the Righteous Commandments of YHVH by following the Righteous example of Y'Shua (YHVH's Proxy, Ambassador to mankind, and Spokesman). By Grace, a person comes to know the Righteousness of YHVH and Y'Shua, is Justified by choosing (Intent) to seek that same Righteousness (for Righteousness Sake, and NOT Salvation Sake), and receives "A (conditional) Promise of Salvation" through Faith in Y'Shua's Righteousness demonstrating Ministry. True Believers (through Righteous Faith, Hope and Love) remain in YHVH's Favor (Grace) by becoming Obedient (through Righteous Love) to the Will (Holy Spirit or Holy Pneuma) of YHVH (which is now their personal will too). Grace or Favor is the Proof that YHVH "First Loved Us". . . . . . . However, we can fall from Grace (YHVH's Favor), and therefore, lose our conditional Promise of Salvation. One does not need to be sinless to be under Grace or find Favor with YHVH, but one must have a Repentant Attitude for past sins, an aversion to ( and a turning away from) new sins, AND have a New Righteousness Seeking Attitude of Love, expressed as selfless Obedience to YHVH's (Spiritual) Torah (of Love), and selfless desire (Intent) to care for the well being of others (especially the brethren, which includes the "Perfecting of the Saints").
Romans 10:17; Hebrews 11:6; Ephesians 2:8-9, 4:12; James 2:17; Romans 6:23.
Faith . . . is the "Free Will" belief by a person based on natural and scriptural evidence (without first hand knowledge) that there is a Creator YHVH, that YHVH is a rewarder of those who by Intent do diligently seek Him (YHVH's Righteousness), and that YHVH loved us enough (after the Spiritual example of Abraham) to provide mankind with a Righteousness Seeking Leader (example giver, ensample, Proxy, Ambassador, and Spiritual Spokesman), Y'Shua (His Appointed Firstborn Son), as a perfected (Living - selfless) sacrificial example of "Self-sacrifice" for redemption from sin (Self-Centeredness). YHVH's Grace allows Faith to work in us. (Romans 1:17) It is from True Faith to True Faith that the righteousness of YHVH is revealed. Faith is the "Trust" and "Love" that we freely place in the unseen Eternal Creator YHVH, and yet it is through our Faith that we truly come to know (see) Him (YHVH's Righteous Nature or "Face"). (Romans 14:23) whatsoever is not of Faith is sin. Righteous Faith is our shield. (Ephesians 6:16) Above all, taking the shield of Faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (James 2:17) However, Faith by itself is not enough. True Faith must produce works of Righteous Love through Selfless Charity; (and Obedience only for "Righteousness Sake" / Romans 1:5). . . .
The "Point of Intent" pivots or hinges entirely on whether that "Intent" is Self-based or Selfless-based Intent. In other words are you seeking to SAVE your-Self OR are you seeking to "Save Others"; Please understand that to "Save Others" is actually a figure of speech; No MAN can actually "Save" anyone, but our "Intent" is to push or point them down that narrow path that leads to "Life Eternal". All any MAN can do is "Plant Seeds" of "True Faith" that Open the unseeing Spiritual eyes [heal the blind], that Open the unhearing Spiritual ears [heal the deaf], and that Heals the unrepentant hearts of sinners [ The Sick].
Only Charity or Love based "Intent" is rewarded by The Eternal Father. Messiah did not allow himself to be nailed on the stake (or cross) to Save Himself, and neither can your "Living Sacrifice" (ministry or active intent) be to Save Yourself ! No MAN (Not even Messiah) can "Get Saved" or actually "Save Others" but we (Messiah and his brothers and sisters) can cause others to "Become Saved" by our "Self-less Intent" and our "Sacrifice of Self" for "Righteousness Sake".
Is there really any ultimate difference between Self-Sacrifice, Personal Sacrifice, Our Ministries, Planting Seeds of True Faith, Healing the Blind, Healing the deaf, Healing the Sick, and Selflessly demonstrating the Parallel (anthropomorphism) that exists between Blood [Life] Sacrifice, and a Living [Bloodless] Sacrifice ? No Difference At All !
Hebrews 11:1-40; 1 Corinthians 13:13; 1 Thessalonians 3:6; 2 Thessalonians1:3; Acts 5:29, 32.
Purity and Perfection are terms that are often used in Scripture, and can be looked upon in either a strict legalistic sense or as an Intent of The Heart.
Note: The terms Purity, Impurity, Pure, Impure, Perfect, Imperfect, and Perfection or Imperfection are all words that can be used to describe the parallel that exists between "The Physical World," and " YHVH's Spiritual World," by comparing physical purity at the HUMAN EYE level to Spiritual Purity at the Spiritual Eye level of YHVH. This is only a comparison, and a method used by YHVH to teach Spiritual Understanding.
Additionally, most of Scripture involves itself with taking something that is impure and purifying it, such as silver, gold, olive oil, frankincense, a candlestick, man, the heart, etc.. The legalistic human concept of Purity and Perfection fit perfectly into the understanding of YHVH's concept of purity too; not because YHVH seeks perfectly pure people to become His children, but because YHVH ONLY SEEKS impure people (sinners) that TRULY SEEK PERFECTION (are truly repentant or reject "Self") and it is "The Intent of Their Hearts" to eventually become perfectly pure, and this, my brothers and sisters, is the Purity of Spirit (Righteous Intent) that YHVH seeks in His children.
YHVH does not seek perfection according to "The Letter of The Law," BUT according to "The Righteous Loving Spiritual Intent of The Law."
Job 4:17 Shall mortal man be more "JUST" than God? Shall a man be more pure than his maker?
The Secret to Purity is the
of a repentant heart
For Righteousness Sake.
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