Posture of Dependency

Sinless Perfectionism (by way of the flesh) is a Fraud (Galatians 3:3).

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Learning to Depend on the LORD

Trust in the LORD (not self) with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.” Proverbs 3:5-7

ASTOUNDINGLY we have the “holier than thou,” I-NEVER-sin crew running around. God says He hates this arrogance. This is not a new thing. Listen to Isaiah the prophet beloved:

“Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.” Isaiah 65:5

The born again believer in Jesus Christ has need to daily repent and confess as needed and to remain in a humble, teachable, tender posture of heart.

“The longer and the deeper I go with the Lord, I realize the imperfections within, and that I absolutely cannot and will not make excuses for them, – even if I wanted to. There is a spiritual mirror held up to my heart that shows me otherwise. But He is leading me in the paths of righteousness. Halleluyah!” Anita Armagnac

Amazingly, people will delusionally call you a calvinist just because you don’t buy into their self-righteous, sinless perfectionism by way of SELF/the flesh – instead of by way of the power of the Holy Ghost, Christ, and the daily cross He commanded. Holiness is a MUST for Heaven and yet Christ’s cross and full dependence on Him brings about His holiness. All other so-called holiness is false and feigned just like the pharisees (Matthew 23:23-25, etc.). …. Lie of the Ages

1 Peter 1:15-16 says “be ye holy; for I am holy” – obey by denying self, taking up the cross and following Jesus so that He who is “the resurrection and the life” raises us upward in His blessed divine power and grants us full victory unto “true holiness” and everlasting life in glory (John 11:25; Ephesians 4:25).

Beware of these brow beating guys and girls. They are very zealous and yet misled/deceived. Many of them do street ministry – a ministry of condemnation to the lost Instead of being honest and admitting their sin and utter, present, never-ending desperate need for Christ. If they don’t repent it’s going to be damnation. God hates this system of arrogant lies. The true believer is broken, sincere, and honestly admits his sin anytime he may err – instead of cloaking himself behind the delusional idea that he’s sinlessly perfect. Such is laughable (Job 9:20; Proverbs 20:9; 1 John 1:8-10, etc.).

The cross – the crucified life – is the only solution to sin! Anyone preaching holiness without the cross has some learning to do.
 

YES, God commands us to “be ye holy” and yet He also commands the daily cross …. of which not one of us can claim to have perfectly crucified the flesh since the moment He saved us (1 Peter 1:15-16). The only way to holiness is by way of He who alone is “Holy, holy, holy.” (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8) We cannot leave out any part of the full counsel of He who ALONE is “Holy, holy, holy” and still be truly holy. No man shall see the LORD without holiness and yet such a state is only possibly by Christ’s work in our lives and of course our personal participation of surrender (Hebrews 12:14). GOD (not you or me) is able! He’s coming back for a people without spot or blemish or any such thing and the only way to be blessed to be ready is complete dependence and reliance on Christ – not by foolishly claiming to be sinless perfection outside of Him – in and of ourselves. This is what Charles Finney taught and the doctrine of the sinless perfectionist street preachers today. Finney taught that by way of “natural ability” we can be perfect. Nonsense! Galatians 3:3 anyone?

Real holiness – “true holiness” (Ephesians 4:25) comes from completely trusting in Christ, not self. Such a notion is antichrist because it replaces Christ with you! If you’ve bought this lie, please repent and confess this at once for the sin it is.

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.” Romans 7:18

The flesh must be crucified daily. You can’t just announce that you are somehow “sinlessly perfect” and that’s it. Really? A good laugh goes right here ;)

Jesus taught a “daily” denial and cross, right? (Luke 9:23-24, etc.) Paul echoed such:

“But I keep (daily, ongoing) under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.” 1 Corinthians 9:27

Ever heard the phrase “keep it real”?
That fits good right here.
 
Getting Honest
Memorize: Luke 8:15; Proverbs 28:13.
 
The walk of the true follower of Christ is not denial sin and failure but rather readily admitting and denouncing it as one draw nigh afresh to Christ!
 
Maintaining a posture of complete dependency is the biblical model of “true holiness.” (Ephesians 4:25)

God is good in spite of us.

Jesus saved us in spite of us – not because of us!

“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.” Romans 7:18

NO, YOU are not greater than sin. If so, why then did Jesus have to come to conquer sin?! (Galatians 2:21) No, even though you are fronting, you have not and are not presently overcoming sin by your own “natural ability” as false teacher Charles Finney taught and the street preacher wolves today teach! ONLY Jesus conquered sin on the cross and ONLY Jesus can conquer sin in your life through the crucified life He ordered you to walk!

It’s time to repent, stop doing “ministry” and get before God until we are broken and reduced to nothing!

IF YOU truly are Christ’s disciple, you cannot attempt to evade the daily cross He commanded you to take up. You must become a student of Christ and that cross. Your personal spiritual life is not going to go upward in resurrection glory and grace until you learn to lay it down ….. depending on God even to do this! Jesus is coming … you ready?

NO, you and I are not perfection BUT the One we preach the glories of is!!!! Thank You JESUS!!!!!! Here are 2 highly recommended verses for you to memorize saints. Their references are easy ….. see what you think….. 2 Corinthians 3:5 and 4:5.

Sinless Perfectionism Refuted | Charles Finney Exposed | Learning the Daily Cross 

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