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August 20, 2021 8:00 am
The original real change in your life since following Jesus said to Adrian Rogers. We have a lot of people who say they're saying a lot of people say that on the way that but there's been no change in their life, not at all. The Bible says if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away. All things are become new. If your religion has not changed your life, you better change your religion. You do not have the Bible, to love worth finding featuring the real truth never changes through the messages Adrian Rogers as we just heard real salvation changes everything. We become entirely new creations that we are new creations. We are still bound to sin, slip and fall. We make mistakes. But if we are believers in Christ, we will not make sin a lifestyle instead we will live by God's commandments.
If you have your Bible turn to first John chapter 3 is Adrian Rogers reveals more about the power of real salvation. I say that to say because they have a gross misunderstanding of what true salvation is where going to take this passage of Scripture and break it up in three full divisions today and we going to see.
First of all, the rebellion. The rebellion that proves our sinfulness. Sometimes we sit in churches, well-dressed, with a benign smile on my face but God looks down into our hearts and God sees the rebellion that is there a look if you will burst forth and whosoever commit a sin transgressive the law.
Now there are many definitions of sin in the Bible, but this is perhaps the clearest and the best whosoever commit a sin transgresses the law. Sam is breaking God's law. Now the Bible says in Romans 14 verse 23 whatsoever is not of faith is sin. That's a good definition of sin are the Bible says in James four verse 17 wherefore to him. The North do good and not to him it is sin, and then in first John chapter 5 in verse 17. All unrighteousness is sin, but also definitions of sin, but this one is the clearest and most concise sand is the transgression of all let me just put it another way, sin is lawlessness. That's what sin is sin is the transgression of the law.
It makes you an outlaw you say why did God give us these old laws in the whole lot better if we didn't have all these laws know the laws are for your welfare. Every time God says thou shall not he saying don't hurt yourself. Every time God says thou shalt gotta say, help yourself to happiness. God doesn't need anything. He has everything God made these laws across but sin is the transgression of the law and when we transgressed we break God's law and we break God's heart because God loves us. Now what we need to do is to take the policeman off the street: and put the policeman in the heart. So the very first thing I want you to see is the rebellion that proves our sinfulness. Verse four whosoever commit a sin transgressive.
Also the law for sin is the transgression of the law.
Number two I want you to see. In contrast to that the righteousness that proclaims our son ship and we know that he, Jesus was manifested to take away our sins and in him is no sin.
Whosoever abide within him. Sin is not now if we are in Christ. If we say the Bible says we are not going to sin. That's what God's word say now we have a lot of people who say they say we have a lot of people say they're on the way to heaven.
But there's been no change in their life, not at all. That's the reason I called unbaptized pagans. There is no change listening Bible says if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away. All things are become new. If your religion has not changed your life, you better change your religion. You do not have the Bible time. Now we have today.
Sort of an easy believers where people say all you believe in Jesus. Yes, you believe God for your sins.
Yes within your save know you not. The devil also believes and trembles. You are saying when you bow the knee to Jesus Christ. When you make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life.
Yes, that's an act of faith, but friend it is a change. And again, if the religion is not change a life you will have the Bible time now. Be very clear here you not say, by reforming your life. I Lord never tells us to clean up and therefore he will save us. That's backward we come to Jesus just as we are, but friend Jesus did not come to save us in our sin, he came to save us from our sin, he came to save us from our sin. Look, if you will diversify and you know that he was manifested to take away our sins in him is no sin. Whosoever abide within him sin if not now, that brings a real problem because all of us know that we as Christians fail look at verse six. Now I want to slow down and pay a lot of attention with Mina. Whosoever abide within him Senate not now. This is not talking about sinless perfection that nobody sinless with perfect. If you study the Bible and you look at the lives of the saints you go to find out that they sin you find out the example of Abraham lied about his wife that Moses lost his temper that Peter denied the Lord that David was unfaithful how you can find out that the saints in the Old Testament and New Testament. The Bible shows their faults and their failures. And yet this passage of Scripture says that if we abide in him we will not sin. Now I don't need to technical but listen very carefully this in the Greek language is the present continuous tense.
The present tense.
What is it mean it simply means this, that if you're Christian you do not make sin in your lifestyle. That's what it means what he is saying is this, that when you give your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ.
There is a change in a radical dramatic change.
And now, because your save because you have the nature of God in you, and we'll see more about that later on. Your life is change. You do not habitually practice sin see friend, God sent me here to tell you that if you do not care for God's commandments that if you live in your willy-nilly life as you please, not caring about God's commandments not steering by God stars if you are habitually practicing say you don't know him, you are not saying and Johnson's hey don't let anybody deceive you. The problem is today. Folks, we have a lot of folks who have joined churches of never met Jesus.
I mean, they have never really been say cancel what he is saying is there is the rebellion that proves our sinfulness. There is the righteousness that proclaims our son ship like father like son. Now the rebellion that proves our sinfulness. The righteousness that proclaims our son ship, you say okay but pastor I don't have what it takes to live that way. Neither do I so here's the third most important thing the redemption that provides our salvation. The redemption that provides our salvation.
When God tells us how we live. That doesn't mean that we can automatically do it. Apart from him now. Look, if you will hear in verse five, and you know that he was manifested. Jesus did take away our sins and in him is no sin, so I Lord doesn't just give us these holy Commandments and say that you live by these you go to heaven.
What about the sins we've already committed. Jesus is manifested to take away our sins in the Old Testament in all I think about Leviticus 16 there was the ritual of the scapegoat the high priest would take two goats. Both of those goats would represent us and the high priest would lay his hand on the head of one of the goat and confess the sins of the people that he is placing the sins of the people on the head of that go and then that goat would be killed that goat pictures the Lord Jesus Christ, our sins laid upon him, and he died on the cross for our sins. Then they would take another goat and they would leave that goat called the scapegoat away into the wilderness, never to return again that pictures Jesus taking away our sins into the grave of God's forgetfulness, never, never, never to be brought up against us again, so listen what is the redemption that provides our salvation. Number one, we are we being from the penalty of sin. Jesus took that away. That's what he says he was manifested to take away our sins when John the Baptist saw him and John chapter 1 he said, behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world. But not only did he redeem me from the penalty of my sin. I still me that he also redeem me from the power Satan look again in verses seven and eight, little children, let no man deceive you either do the righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
He that committed sin is of the devil for the devil Senate from the beginning. For this purpose, the son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil as the second reason again. First reason he came to take away our sins, but the second reason that he came is to destroy the power of the devil. I am redeemed from the penalty of sin.
I am redeemed from the power of Satan. John, a Savior, still living like that that was because you belong to the devil now. Sometimes we criticize Hollywood and the liquor dealers in the all of these people what they do, was all they sin course they sin the centers. That's what centers are supposed to do. What else would they do their centers to see Kayla commit to Sandy is on the that's the problem in so many churches we don't teach people how to be safe and we get them in the church and the church rugby machine falls become a zoo.
Everybody gets it.
Nobody gets out and is pastor spends all of his time trying to teach Billy goats not about errors. Kayla commit a sin is that all that's why they do it but now notice what he says you look at it. He would give the sins of the devil for the devil Senate from the beginning. For this purpose, the son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the data. Now the word destroy does not mean annihilate the Greek language it means to make an effective, we use the term today like that just like me out Jesus to wipe them out on the cross, he put them out of commission on the cross Jesus ruining Satan's kingdom and Satan has no power and authority over you before you were saved, you were Satan slave that you were Satan's dirty plaything is a lie. I was free. You thought you were free. You're free to do what you want but you were not free to do as you all you were Satan slave but Jesus has come to set you free. Jesus came to destroy the destroyer and because I have new life in the Lord Jesus Christ. I will never ever face the penalty of my sin for Jesus took my sin away and I can tell Satan good to go sit on attack.
I don't have to listen to him. I don't have to obey him because it gives power is broken and Jesus has destroyed power of Satan. You understand that thought you like to live the Christian life. I'm telling you folks, that what we're talking about here is something real. Jesus came to destroy the destroyer but were still ammonia with talking about the redemption that provides our salvation.
Not only does he deliver us from the power Satan. He also delivers us from the principle of self-knowledge. It will in verse nine whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin, for his seed remained within him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
Now this tells me that I am redeemed I am redeemed from the very principle of self you see Jesus just dealt with my sin and that's all I still got me to be with. I my own worst enemy. But Jesus has redeemed me from the penalty of sin. Jesus has redeemed me from the power Satan and Jesus has redeemed me from the principle of self. Not only did he die for my sins.
He died for me. What I am and look at it again. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin, for his seed remained within him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
When you get saved were talking about the principle of self. Number one, you get a new dynamic write that down a new dynamic. You see he calls this born again when I was born the first time I had physical life.
When I received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord. I receive spiritual life.
Remember why Jesus told Nicodemus in John three verse six that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Everybody's had a fleshly birth, not everybody's at spiritual birth look again in verse nine whosoever is born of God, value, born of God.
Well, I was born of Rosengarten because those were my physical parents.
One of my spiritual parents the word of God in the spirit of God the Word of God and the spirit of God in the womb of grace have made me a new person is Satan. The Bible said being born again, not of corruptible seed sperm, but of incorruptible, by the word of God is see the Bible is my spiritual father. The word of God, and you can't separate the God of that word from the word that God so I am born there but also it is the spirit that quickens and gives life.
Jesus said that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. So you take the word of God and the spirit of God and there is a conception in the womb of grace, and you become a new person and when you become a new person then their friend.
You have a new life. You have a new dynamic is not dependent upon just trying to do it.
There's a new life that is coming to you when as a teen boy I received Christ in my heart I was born again. I received a new, dynamic, and because I have a new dynamic listen carefully. Here's the second thing I have a new desire look at this verse again in verse nine whosoever is born of God does not commit sin.
Watch this now for his seed remained within him was aiming his seed remained within him when my father seed is in me.
I'm a Rogers if you were to see my father see me you recognize that I am a child of Arden Duncan Rogers because his natural life is in me and when I got saved. I am born again, not a corruptible seed but incorruptible, by the word of God and there is a divine life principle that is in me and that principle gives me not only a new dynamic but it gives me a new desire. One translation says God's nature abides in him. What is God's nature. God's nature is holiness looking verse seven little children, let no man deceive you to do his righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
If Jesus Christ is in you through the new birth not only don't have a dynamic juvenile Avenue desire. You know I believe in eternal security imputed.
I believe that once you get saved and you can never again be on saving more than I could ever be on board. I am born of God but I was born physically. That was settlers once and for all. When I was born again. XLS once and for all. I can't be on, born physically. I can't be born spiritually, but once I came to the Lord Jesus Christ and I got saved.
God's nature came into me and I now have the nature of God in me and that nature of God in me says I don't sin it was something safe. I believe in eternal security. I get saved I just sent all wanted.
I sent all I wanted to if you want to. You need to get your water fixed. You need a new owner to be born again. When you get to know dynamic you get a new desire from the moment I gave my heart to Jesus Christ and God's lasting desire in my heart to live for him. I desire you better check up on this thing you call salvation.
Don't let anybody deceive you gaily commit to set up an adolescent way that doesn't he that is righteous is the spirit of God in him is born of God's seed remains in him. He had a new design. Does that make sense to you I here's the third and final thing that we talk about we, being delivered now, not only from the penalty of sin and the power Satan, but from the principle of self high have a new dynamic God's life sent me hi Avenue desire. I want to be like him because he is in me and I met him and I'm abiding in him, and I have a new deterrent. That's the third thing. Write that down a new detention.
It says here in this verse, and he cannot sin, because he is born of God cannot sin, because he born of God friend. If the God that I know lives in you and again this is present continuous tense. You cannot habitually live in sin, you just can't do brand if Jesus Christ is in you, you cannot go on carelessly thoughtlessly tenuously practicing a lifestyle of sin. You just nod if you born again, carry you to the woodshed and beat the daylights out of you. The Holy Spirit of God in here will tear you up here will be under conviction and he the Holy Spirit of God will live in you and working you and dwelling you because he is delivering you not only from the penalty of sin and the power Satan, but from the principle of self you are born again you have received a new nature and with that new nature, you have a new dynamic, a new desire of heaven who deterrent your living for Jesus. There is no rebellion that proves our sinfulness. Sin is the transgression of the law, there is the righteousness that proclaims our son ship that's the way we know that we been saying there is the redemption that provides our salvation. That redemption redeems us from the penalty of sin and the power Satan and from the principle of self and the Bible says let a man examine himself or the B and the fate are you saved this we last moment, absolutely no to go to heaven if you are not certain that you're saying would you pray this prayer right now. Dear God, I have broken your law. I am a sinner and my sin deserves judgment, but I need mercy I need to be redeemed from the penalty of my sin. I need to be redeemed from the power of Satan. I need to be redeemed from the principle of self.
I need to be saved from me, Lord Jesus, thank you for paying for my sin with your blood on the cross. Thank you for dying for me. Thank you for taking my place now by faith I accept you. I receive you in my heart as my Lord and Savior take control of my life right now and begin now to make me the person you want me to be and help me never to be ashamed of you in your name I pray, amen and amen and if you prayed to receive Jesus Christ just now.
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