Tuesday, 16 February 2016

You have NO PART in this!


Brainwashed, poisoned Christians fall victim to the deception that they have a role to play in their own salvation. Some are even made to believe they should contribute to make the Gifts of God manifest, whilst in fact, they are given freely ... just the same as His goodness, kindness, love and Grace!

To make matters worse some think they have a part to play when it comes to others ...

You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God. Act 8:21


Let's just recap on the background a little here.

We are in Acts the 8th chapter, in Samaria. 

The Holy Spirit had just descended on all on Pentecost day. 3000 came to believe in Jesus immediately and were baptized. The apostles healed the lame and blind. Many more came to Christ following this. Stephen gave his epic sermon and the law-professors stoned him right there and then.

As the persecution gained momentum the apostles went about preaching the Gospel allover Samaria (watch-mountain) where multitudes came to believe. They were baptized,  even sorcerers like Simon known as the Sorcerer.

When the apostles in Jerusalem heard about this, they came and laid hands on  the new believers so that they may receive (lambano - take hold and make their own) the Holy Spirit (verse 15-16) since they (the new believers) were not aware that the Spirit of Truth was now living inside of them and would speak words of Truth to them, leading them and teaching them in all of Jesus and give them power to do wonders and miracles.

So, there was this Christian guy, Simon (previously the sorcerer) who thought he could contribute by his own means in order to receive (not realizing that the Gift of the Spirit was freely given for him to receive already). And he offered some money ...

Act 8, scene 20 ... enters the apostle Simon Peter, speaking to Simon (formerly the sorcerer) (... I add and paraphrase from the Greek in brackets).

May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift (see Rom 8:32) of God with money.

You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right (in agreement with) before God.

Repent (metanoeō) therefore of this, your wickedness (kakia - malignant thinking), and ask the Lord if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.

For I see that you are in the gall (cholē - in poisoned vomit) of bitterness (root word: pēgnumi - to be fixated in deceit, to be pegged down, you have been set-up) and in the bondage of iniquity (adikia - unrighteousness, injustice).” Act 8:20-23

Brainwashed!

Can you see that?

Simon saw his own stinking-thinking and asked Peter "Pray for me to the Lord, that none of the things (mēdeis - nothing, not even one) which you have spoken happen to me.

Our brain-washed traditions makes us think we have a role to play, a part or contribution to be made in this immense, indescribable Wonder called Salvation, Grace - Yah'shua - the Finished Work of YHVH.

Finished!

Paid for in full!

The fact is - the Gift and all that come with Him is absolutely free and cannot be unearned!

He that spared not his own Son,
but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not with him also freely ...
... give us all things? Rom 8:32
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