Thinking on 1John 3:3-6

1 John 3:3-6 And every man that hath this hope [what hope?] in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. (an act of cleansing) Whosoever committeth sin [1] transgresseth also the law [2]: for sin [1] is the transgression of the law [2]. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.”

Do you see what John is saying here?? …in todays language please….(bad grammar alert – quotations are representing paraphrase in some and direct quotes in others)

Verse 3
“Everyone that has confessed Jesus as Savior should have the faith that leads to Salvation. With salvation already in place…. we can seek to “clean up our lives”, in that, we desire to leave worldly things and focus more on “what would Jesus Do” type behaviors.”

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Verse 4
“Here are the things that God detests and doing so will separate your relationship: The willful acts against the Torah of YHVH. Living in opposition to the commands of YHVH displays the truth that lives in your heart.”

This is why Jesus said “He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.” Mark 7:6

Verse 5
“This is why YHVH sent the Messiah, to teach us how to live like the Torah teaches! Why? Because He was the LIVING TORAH and he could not get it wrong.”

Hebrews 2:18 “For since He Himself was tested and has suffered, He is able to help those who are tested.”

Verse 6
“Here is a warning brothers and sisters, those that are earnest in their faith will display this behavior, while those seeking a ‘free pass’ in life will soon show their true colors. Most will be unwilling to change their ways.”

Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father in heaven. On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’ Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from Me, you lawbreakers!’”

Do you see how good, how loving, how merciful our God is???

2 John 1:6 “And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.”

Psalm 119:105 “Thy word [This is Torah!] is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Proverbs 6:23 “For the commandment is a lamp; and the law [Torah] is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:”

Paul talks of the concept of the schoolmaster. He is explaining this very thing. All of Torah points to a sacrifice for the remission of sin. Every sacrifice, every animal was imperfect. God tells us this in Genesis, “because thou hath sinned cursed is the ground”. The animals, at creation, were taken from the ground and now suffer this curse.

Here is where God never changes, Hosea 6:6 tells us plainly: “For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.” What he really wants is for us to participate in the relationship. Even so, John continues his discourse in the epistle by telling the faithful that the only way we will recognize other believers will be by their behavior. We will witness them observing Sabbath, dietary instructions and the Feasts.

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