|Are You Standing In Hot Coals?
|Are You Standing In Hot Coals?
|Lesson Eleven: by turtle
1 John 2:27-29 KJV
(27) But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same
anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
(28) And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at
(29) If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
The only teacher we ever need is the Holy Spirit. I for one am not God and I am sure if you are reading this you are not God
either. So with this in mind, God teaches us when we abide in Him. To abide in God is to have communication with God. When we
accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior the Holy Spirit comes in. He abides in our hearts. Our hearts immediately cry out Father to
our Heavenly Father. Okay hold wait a minute, some might feel their heart did not do that. Hold on first you need to know that you
have a Heavenly Father that loves you. Most time when one gets saved all we understand is that Jesus loves us and died for us. We
fail to realize that our Heavenly Father sent Jesus to save us from our sins. Our Heavenly Father had a role and that was a
providing us with a plan of salvation. The second thing we struggle with in understanding is who Christ. Christ being fully human
and fully God. Understanding that we ourselves are not God, Yet we strive to be like Jesus. When we study God’s word we often
see the humanity of Jesus through out the Gospel that need and reliance to rely on God the Father. His life is a represents of how
our life should be in reverence to God the Father. And yet we will never be God or the only begotten Son of God. With this said
lets look at this passage in Galatians chapter four.
Galatians 4:1-7 KJV
(1) Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
(2) But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
(3) Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
(4) But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
(5) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
(6) And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
(7) Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Heir through Christ is what verse seven says. Heir through someone does not make us Him. It means we have someone we go
through to be adopted. It like having adoption agency. You go fill out papers and they match you with children. You get them and
they are yours. Jesus is bringing us to God the Father. We are then consider joint heirs with Christ. However the adoption agency is
no longer part of the family when all the process is said and done, Jesus however is still a part of the process. See without Christ
atonement, death and resurrection we have no way to be adopted except through obedience of the law. Christ abolishes the need
for the law to save us from sinning. What it means to be under the law in Jewish tradition was to obey the ten commandments, to
do the sacrificial laws for sin and to obey all the Levitical laws. The sacrificial law was performed on a daily, weekly, monthly,
yearly bases. If one sin one had to repent and there had to be a sacrifice for sin. The sin offering cover the sin of the people. Christ
blood covers our sin. Take a look at this Hebrew passage below. It speaks of the sacrificial law and of Christ death. And also look
at the next passage in Romans.
Hebrews 9:1-22 KJV
(1) Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.
(2) For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the
(3) And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;
(4) Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had
manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
(5) And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
(6) Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
(7) But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the
errors of the people:
(8) The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was
(9) Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did
the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
(10) Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of
(11) But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands,
that is to say, not of this building;
(12) Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal
redemption for us.
(13) For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
(14) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your
conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
(15) And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions
that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
(16) For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
(17) For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
(18) Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
(19) For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats,
with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
(20) Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
(21) Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
(22) And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Romans 6:1-10 KJV
(1) What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
(2) God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
(3) Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
(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.
(5) For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
(6) Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not
(7) For he that is dead is freed from sin.
(8) Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
(9) Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
(10) For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
I want to take a moment and let you read this passage in first John chapter 3 and compare it with the scripture above.
1 John 3:1-5 KJV
(1) Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world
knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
(2) Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear,
we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
(3) And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
(4) Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
(5) And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
Christ takes away our sin, but this does not in no means gives us a license to continue in sin, we are not to sin anymore, but if it
happens that we do we have atonement through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.(reference I John 2:1,2).
1 John 2:1-2 KJV
(1) My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus
Christ the righteous:
(2) And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
God makes us his children through the shed blood fo Jesus Christ. His blood covers us and then we are to sin no more, but we all
make mistakes. It is inhumanly possible to be perfect, yet we are made perfect through the shed blood of Jesus.
To abide in Jesus is to sin not. Yet when we sin we are covered.
1 John 3:6-11 KJV
(6) Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
(7) Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
(8) He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was
manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
(9) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
(10) In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God,
neither he that loveth not his brother.
(11) For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
These verse above is the tuning like a fine tune fork for tuning a piano. First we know if we are saved, then we are forgiven. Then
we are told we must abide in Him. To abide is to have fellowship or commune with God. Way to do this is through prayer and daily
Bible reading. Abraham was consider God friend. Abraham is thought to be a saint, meaning a child of God. Yet he was not a
perfect man, but a righteous man through faith in God. To have righteousness is to have faith in God.
I witness sin and I seen sin probably in a way I never want to see it again. I see greed take over the need for love. That to be is a
grievous sin. To gain wealth at the expense of other suffering. And yet I think to myself to see this kind of injustice takes the cake.
However I am reminded by God I don’t know the heart of man and truth be I am glad I do not. Any sin can be detrimental to your
relationship with God. We all make mistakes none of us are perfect except through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. With greed there
is no love. With gluttonous/overeating is sin against one’s own body. It is not love for self. Yet that extra piece of chocolate cake
often looks tempting and some might feel denying oneself is not love. Yet love is not abusive. It is a fine line. One might not like
fine lines when being tuned to God. God will take care of any sin you have in your life when you give your heart to Jesus. All you
have to do is abide in Him and grow in His love. And when we abide in his love we can not help but love one another and show
mercy to one another. Sometimes it is hard to do, I know I wrestle with it often enough.