you can’t handle the truth……….its double jeopardy

Love the sinner hate the sin -Christians-

Yes Sin,oh the struggles with sin and sinfulness,sin conciousness,the conviction and condemnation.Often I have heard it from veteran Christians,  it was clear to me that their understanding was quite flawed in their interpretation.Not so much to the statement but what followed after.

This left me with more guilt and condemnation,the last thing I wanted to do was pray.Curious because those that preached this to me seemed to suffer from the very same syndrome.OH this sin thing has kept Christians in bondage for ages.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.-Hosea 4 v 6

Not only will your ignorance cause you harm ,you face the danger of rejecting the true message (by your lack of knowledge) and in your misunderstanding you will also discourage and deceive others.My my my if only Jesus saw you now in the flesh “Christians” How long would he suffer ye?

 

The bible being the mind of God in print,I consulted it.But furthermore I prayed for grace,wisdom and revelation, that in my getting such wisdom I also get understanding.

In my getting,in his sovereignty he brought me to a court room,at first I was confused.Then I recalled a movie I saw once. A few good men, quickly I recalled the  double jeopardy rule (no connection yet).These were to tie in beautifully for me later on in the day.

Stay with me now….For I cant truly do this piece justice until we address the core and that’s sin.

 

Sin

For the interest of space and time look it up if you don’t know what it is.

Effects of sin

-Loss of (but not limited to): (i) Relationships (ii)loss of fellowship with God (iii)ministry/titles/position (iv)loss of rewards etc.

-Sin is harmful to others

But above all else Sin dishonours God.

Perhaps this the most important of all. The person  I honour the most on earth is my Dad,this stops me from doing certain things because I know some of my decisions, my faults and failings will be a reflection of my father and of how he raised me.The man I have become is a reflection of the man who he was in my life when I was growing up.

The notion of honour is widely understood throughout different cultures too.Take the American Marine Corps their motto is semper fi ( Fidelis) latin for “always faithful/always loyal”.Ancient Japanese warriors the samurai would commit seppuku a ritual suicide (sticking a sword through the belly) which would satisfy their bushido (a code of honour) rather than face punishment, humiliation and defeat would rather die.In star trek there is an alien warrior race called the klingons and these are vicious battle minded race  who consider dying in battle an honour and an old  aged klingon is at times flowed upon.”perhaps today is a good day to die” wolf. Okay okay too much. But you get the idea how far honour is important.And you as a Christian should rather die than sin but thank God for Jesus we don’t have to die. 

 

The fact is:

You will sin oh yes no matter who you are saved or not you will sin.

It is purely because of  your sinful nature from birth,what matters is what you do from that state of sin that matters.You are in fact in a court room guilty of sin.Lets see how this plays out.

The judge:

God

God is the Judge. (S)He is just and cool. Yes God is cool,  he is therefore then  Justice because  he is Just and cool  as ice = Just+ice = Justice …….anybody?no?……..okay, tough audience whew!

The prosecutor:

Satan 

“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night”. –Rev 12 v 10

Now this one is relentless,your adversary,the accuser of the brethren you will not bring him down on your own.His track record speaks for itself he brought down Eve with deception in the garden,King David fell victim to lust from bethsheba that caused him to murder an innocent man,oh king Solomon the wisest of them all fell and started worshipping idols and in recent times look at Judas after he finished with him through greed this time,the man hanged himself next through guilt and condemnation . Indeed when he strokes you he is about to strike you.

So be sober minded vigilant you don’t compare.

The defence attorney:

Jesus Christ the advocate

The son of man the captain of my salvation the kinsman redeemer, my lord, my saviour, oh I could go on all day, the scroll opener,the son of righteousness.

It is undisputed Jesus died on the cross for us,for our sins and he rose up from hell conquering death:

Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Rom 8 v 34-

Who better to defend you than he who paid for the very crime that you are being charged with?He has done the time for you already the punishment paid in full,why are you even in court?Formalities the law has to be followed, God is just and respects principles you will have due process but still the process must ran.

This is why you need you some Jesus.

  

 

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In the movie  a few good men Tom cruise went hard on Jack Nicholson’s character just like the enemy will accuse Christians,(and sometimes misinformed Christians towards eachother and unbelievers/backsliders) you need to be bold in you answer and tell him ” you can’t handle the truth!!” earlier on in the movie he told Tom cruise’s character how he was so bad,dangerous and unafraid of him. He said:

“I eat breakfast 300 yards from 4000 Cubans, who are trained to kill me, so don’t think for one second that you can come down here, flash your badge and make me nervous.”

You should tell the devil:

“I make my coffee every morning,eat cereals and porridge oats with my cup of tea along side Jesus in my kitchen.The shower I am in is guarded by angels so don’t think you can come in here with your demons and make me nervous” 

But you need you some Jesus,that alone without Jesus wont be enough,they can’t convict you or condemn you with something that Jesus already paid for. That’s double jeopardy.

God is just he wont allow that.To those that struggle with sin conciousness the very plague even in the church, no, the very plague especially in the church ,do me a favour confess, repent and get on with your life walking with God.Guilt and condemnation are not from God.

Confession (n) is to simply agree with,to admit,to acknowledge,be of the same mindset,

For continued fellowship (walking intimately with God by active faith) sin is to be removed by God through confession. Then you are forgiven.

Note however this is not a license to sin 

So shall we then continue to sin ?

“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” -Rom 6 v 1-2- 

The point of repentance is that you highlight  the wrong doing in an effort not to continue doing it and this is why this is important:

Dangers of continued sinning ; (i) treats sins lightly and ignores its evil destructive potential and consequences both on God’s glory and our fellow man (ii) ignores God’s primary plan for us to transform us into Christ like image (iii)It ignores and forgets God’s discipline (iv) misses the whole point of confession which is confess to identify and stop the sin.

 

And if anyone or anything including yourself tells you otherwise here is the answer you should have…

you can’t handle the truth……………….its double jeopardy.

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21 thoughts on “you can’t handle the truth……….its double jeopardy

  1. Pingback: Lies and Stealing | Pioneering Spirit

  2. Sadly there are Christians who prefer to shoot their own wounded. As you say we do not have a license to sin, God forbid we continue in sin, but each of us exist by grace. I am too busy trying to live a life pleasing to God to take pot shots at another brother or sister in Christ.
    A Servant

      • Limbiley,
        I don’t have the answers to that. You are responsible to, if needed, change you. Perhaps that example will be seen by those who have appointed themselves God’s helper judges.
        Also, I’d suggest praying for them that God would open their eyes to mercy instead of judgment.
        A Servant “in training”

      • oh they are being prayed for everyday,some just don’t listen when you point it out to them.The issue i have with this is that it derailed my work with God,all they did was talk about SIN SIN SIN and how I would go to hell if I didn’t repent or confess and hoe sinful I was ……………..

        Thing is they condemn people and this discourages them form knowing the true Yeshua.

        And we are all learning I don’t expect anyone to have all the answers,no one does,but we can at least learn from one another “iron sharpening iron”.

        God bless U.

      • I am working on a post that will cover this subject. I should have it ready tomorrow, perhaps by 5pm eastern time. I guess that would be 10pm for you.
        God definitely speaks on this subject.
        A Servant

      • No it didn’t.
        God needs vessels like your self to spread the gospel.

        Take a little credit for being a saint,be proud in your capacity to being used by God.

        Nothing wrong with that.

  3. Everyone sins, we just have to decide that the tinier the sin the less Jesus has to pay for it. As for Satan he was given power to bruise man’s heel but that’s it, we have power to overcome anything else he might like to tempt us with.

      • yes, for instance when we chose to tell a lie because the truth would hurt or upset someone else. And what i see as sin may be what someone else see’s as ‘normal’.

      • I agree sin is sin, but because we sin all the time, maybe not every minute or every day but certainly every day, believe even you do, Heavenly Father sent his Son, Jesus Christ to die for our sins so we can be forgiven. Sin makes us unclean and no unclean thing can enter the kingdom of heaven. But sometimes we chose to sin and lying is as much of a sin as any other sin, but yet we do so at times. Our friend appears in a new outfit, which isn’t quite right, but they think it’s amazing so we tell them what they want to hear. We call it a white lie. Other white lies, Father Christmas, tooth fairy, Easter Bunny … Some sins are easier to be forgiven for than others. I think you will like my post today.

  4. It’s very True limbiley, in the flesh we will go on sinning that is why we must put it to death by The Holy Spirit (Romans 8 & Galations 5) if we are to walk in Victory and be perfected in Love.

    To say we will go on sinning in Christ Jesus, is contradicting God’s Truth in His written word, where we are told to reckon ourselves dead to sin not keep saying we will sin, as we can see below, Jesus has set us free from the slavery of sin.

    John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed

    Romans 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    1John 5 18-20 We know that no one who is Born of God sins; but He who was Born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.

    1 John 3: 1-11 ( 6-7 ) Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.

    Romans 8: 8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

    Romans 6:5-7 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin.

    Romans 6:22-23 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

    We are to confirm God’s Truth by Scripture limbiley not what others tell us or what we think and feel or even experience and there is no contradiction in Scripture only for those who seek to understand it without The Holy Spirit, we are to ask and we will receive when we do so in Faith which includes Trust and obedience and not holding onto bitterness and resentment because if we do we block the empowering of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne.

    P.S I do have more Scripture limbiley that confirms this Truth if needed.

    • This is the truth only found and in scripture but some translate it wrongly an condemn others,it should be done in love not the way others do it .

      I thank you for further scriptures on the subject.

      • Yes as you said Limberly, when we rebuke, warn or correct others, it must be in Love and for Love, we were all saved by Grace, we have all sinned, some more than others, the same as some have been hurt more than others. This is why it is also not to be with the attitude that we are better than them or by a fleshy agenda but with God’s Truth and with His Compassion and if we have not been perfected in Love, with caution as well, rejecting firmly the sin that they do or we may become entangled in it too.

        It is not Love to watch someone heading for the edge of a cliff and not warn them, it’s apathy or fear of rejection. To continue to sin means all the goodness in a person will die and in the end they will fall away by rejecting Jesus and how can they be brought back to repentance if they reject in their heart the One who forgives and saves us.

        But sin is not about peoples weakness and shortcomings, we all have them or is about legalism with man’s own rules and regulations, it’s how God describes sin which is anything that does not come from Faith and Faith is always shown in Love.

        I thought it might be helpful Limberly to share in my next comment, some of the rejections I have had in response to Freedom in Christ Jesus, and why they are in error with the confirmation of Scripture that they are, that is if you would like me to do this. But first I want you to be very assured, we are not alone as we choose to put our flesh to death that causes us to sin, when we ask we are empowered by the Holy Spirit so we can walk in His Fruit and this is why no Temptation will be greater than we can bear, Jesus will give us a way of escape.

        Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

        Christian Love from both of us – Anne

      • Hi and thanks by all means please do.

        I think the major issue I would like addressed is CHRISTIANS who condemn others and all they do is talk about sin and how everyone is going to hell.

        I appreciate the need to know about sin but also everything needs to taught in perspective.

        Putting the flesh to death is a work in progress.

      • Perhaps Limbiley, I need to share just a few of God’s Truth in Scripture at a time, or this comment will be a book because of all the Scriptures added to confirm what I share but please feel free to confirm with Scripture in contex, if you think there is error, we are to resolve our differences not just agree to disagree or argue or ignore each other.

        Yes as you said Limbiley, we do not condemn anyone, God tells us not to judge anyone’s eternal destiny, they may repent on their deathbed by the good seeds that have been planted but theirs will be a wasted life. We are also not to judge their weaknesses and shortcomings critically, if we do we are judging our own. But God tells us that we are to correct, rebuke and warn others when they continue to sin, or teach error but we do so in Love and for Love, which I shared all about in my last comment.

        It would help those who think differently to read all the rest of the Scriptures that tells us to do this and also those below, to know in what order and in what way we are to warn others but as I shared before it is not Love to look the other way when people sin or is it Love to condemn them but we do warn them which means we have to judge that they are sinning but this is not based on man’s agenda or their legalism but with God’s Truth.

        2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

        2 Timothy 4:2-3 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

        To say someone can’t have God’s wisdom and know His Truth, is calling God a lair and is also saying they can’t either, which means they are unstable. Jesus tells us as you can see below that He will teach us all Truth, it is not what we know it’s what He knows and teaches us

        .Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

        1John 2:26-28 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. 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.

        Colossians 2 :2 -3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in Love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

        1John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is True, and we are in Him that is True, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the True God, and eternal life.

        John 15:14-15 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.(KJV)

        Matthew 10:26-28 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops (KJV)

        Psalm 32:8I will instruct you and teach you in the way you shall go. I will guide you with Mine eye.

        The Scripture I have shared with you Limbiley in my other comments makes it perfectly clear that we do not continue to sin when we are Born again and are perfected in Love, we are to put our flesh to death, those who say we do continue to sin are contradicting what God tells us in Scripture, we don’t keep walking in our carnal flesh trying to be good, we are to walk in the Spirit (Romans 8:1-4) and He empowers us to Trust and obey as we choose to walk as Jesus walked, He did not sin and nor do we, He was righteous and so will we be when our flesh has been put to death and we are perfected now not just when we die. (1John 4:17-19 -Hebrews 6:12-Timithy 3:17- Matthew 5:48)

        1 John 3: 9 No one who is Born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been Born of God.

        Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

        2 Corinthians 7: 1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

        If wanted I will continue with Scripture to confirm God’s Truth in regards to those who believe the Scriptures I shared already are in error.

        Christian Love from both of us – Anne

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