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    Perfection - Is It Possible In Our Lifetime?

    Perfection - Is It Possible In Our Lifetime?

    To the measure we walk in obedience, to that measure we are perfect!

    Once we came to faith and were born again, all our imperfections were washed away by the blood of our Savior and, for the first time in our lives, we are clean. We were instantly made perfect just as He is perfect. And to help us maintain that perfection, we are given a wonderful promise found here:
    1 John 1:9 (ESV)
    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    It is unrighteousness that mars our perfectly white garment but He promises to cleanse our garment through confessing our sin and forgiving us. In this way, our purity is restored as our unrighteousness is taken away!

    When we were born again, We were instantly clothed in His righteousness. In Exodus, the children of Israel were instructed to kill a lamb and take the blood of that lamb and post the blood on their doors using hyssop so that when the angel of death (judgment) passed by and sees the blood on the door, would Passover their house and all that were in it.

    The shed blood of Jesus is our Passover Lamb who was slain so that His blood would be seen by the final judge, the Father, and our deserving judgment would be passed over and we inherit eternal life.

    This righteousness of our Savior COVERS us and we are no longer subject to judgment. Look at it as it a giant tarp has been placed over you. As long as we live under this tarp, this covering of His righteousness, we are perfect.

    Yet, there remains one more thing that must be done. Our thoughts, our mindsets, our habits, our perspectives have not all been changed. Like that great multitude that left Egypt, they were described as a MIXED multitude as many Egyptians left with them. These Egyptians saw the mighty power of the Israelites God and believed and stayed in the houses of the Israelites during this night of judgment.

    These were not part of the covenant people but they believed and became engraved in just as we all were.

    Although all of them came through the Passover, not all came through with a changed heart. The wilderness, that place of trial and testing, would prove where their hearts were and where they wanted to be. Many rebelled and paid the price for their rebellion. As a nation, very few that left Egypt as adults (above twenty years) arrived in the promised land.

    Why was this? They had what God called, "An evil heart of unbelief."

    You see, the only way to continue to walk in perfection is to walk in faith. It is unbelief that will ultimately disqualify us. Jesus gave an example of what righteousness looks like in the story of the man with two sons of whom He asked to work in his fields. One said yes but do not work while the other said no and had a change of heart and did. Which of the two came home justified? The one who said no but later changed his mind is the correct answer.

    What does this teach us? It teaches us that a righteous man may fall but when he comes to his right mind and repents by obeying what the Spirit has told him, then he is considered a righteous man. Only those who reject the instruction of Holy Spirit and do not do according to His will are shown to have an evil heart of unbelief.

    Romans chapter 11 reveals this truth. We are engrafted into the vine as branches and remain as long as we continue in faith but if we turn away and seek our own ways and our own pleasures (Isaiah 58), this is considered a heart of unbelief, then we too will be cut-off.

    So, from the beginning of our journey as we were born again, we have been accounted as righteous, not through our own righteousness but the righteousness of our Savior. In this, we have been perfected. Not through our strength or our efforts but His perfection was placed upon us. We maintain that perfection when we confess our sin and He is faithful to forgive us and cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.

    Throughout the course of our new lives in Him, Holy Spirit will reveal to us truths and as we hear Him and accept those truths, we are maintaining our perfection. If we resist because the way may be painful or difficult but eventually we turn and receive the truths as Holy Spirit presented to us, our righteousness and this our perfection is maintained, we come home justified. Just as if I had never sinned.

    Jerry Sundberg

    Soon after I received the Lord in 1976, I started receiving prophetic visions and warnings about the future of the church and the United States. I share my visions on my Hidden Manna websites and offer free of charge my two ebooks entitled “Hidden Manna” and “Hidden Manna 2”.

    Website: Hidden Manna

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