(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.
BE RIGHTEOUS STILL!
Brethren, there are so many doctrines regarding sins and righteousness; the question is, what is the scriptures say about these two topics?
Case in point, in the above text, let us look at what John is saying about these two topics; (i) Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. When we receive Jesus Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior and are born-again, we became sons and daughters of the LORD of hosts and joint heirs with him in eternity and live exemplary lives in his righteousness with purified motives of indwelling Holy Spirits and resist all works of darkness; for the Father is pure in all his ways; (ii) 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. If we continue to walk in sins after we might have known the truth, we are not completely redeemed of the Lord, but are still under demonic influences of the enemy; for the enemy knows that he had fallen from grace by rebelling against the Father in heaven from the beginning of creation, and was cast down to earth with his demonic angels of darkness; his goal after the fall is to recruit as many souls as he can to his side to prove himself to the Father that he still has power and authority to rule everywhere in this universe as he pleases; one of his current motive is to use children of perdition as tools of rebellion against the Father for casting him out of heaven; and that was the main reason why Jesus Christ came to earth with light to overshadow his works of darkness and open up our understandings to know the truth about the Father and his kingdom in heaven, and to resist all evil works of the enemy; come unto him and receive salvation, grace and life everlasting.
WORDS OF INSPIRATION:
Points to ponder, (a) 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: very interesting! when we become born again, we have attain purity and holiness by regeneration powers of the Holy Spirit, the old man is done away with, and we receive newer spirits from the Father in the depths of our souls to transform our lives into the image of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; remember Jesus was without sins, and we now has the same pureness within our souls; therefore, we will also walk in godliness and do things desirable to the pureness of our spirits and our consciences are seared with hot irons that when we mistakenly transgress against our newer spirits, we are convicted right away; but once we become aware of our transgression by our newer spirits and feel sorry for what we have done and pray for his mercy, our sins are pardoned right away and our consciences are cleared of all darkness; also, because of pureness of our inner spirits, we cannot harbor any sinful behaviors and live peaceful lives, our sins will fish us out!
Fruits of thoughts, * 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. the scriptures says, Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Matt. 7:20)
Brethren, we bear fruits of whatever seeds are planted in our cores; regardless of what we put on the outside to fake ourselves to one another, the fruits of our cores will show up in our utterances and behaviors; if we bear fruits of righteousness with morally good behaviors and love one another as ourselves, we have right attributes of the Father and are truly his own children; on the other hand, if we choose to continue to walk in ungodliness with spirits of hatreds in our cores for one another, we lie and the truth is not in us; for our cores are not in alignment with the righteousness of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and cannot be joint heirs with him in eternity; for example, we all know that it is the fruits that makes a tree an apple or an orange tree; so whatever fruits we bear through our cores are the seeds planted in our spirits, and that determines if we are righteous children of the Father or children of perdition belonging to the devil; it is in our own prerogatives!
Brethren, today, we are all born-again children of the Most High God; let us not get confused about who we are in him; the devil is a liar! let us continue to be righteous still and bear fruits of the righteousness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; let us not allow infiltration spirits to deceive us with wrong believes that it is alright to hate one another and still inherit eternity; the enemy will be completely defeated on planet earth if we are in one accord with one another; for we will not hate or harm one another but live peaceably with all men forever and evermore, Amen and Amen!
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Sa'tan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.