Church of Jesus EM

Mon, Apr 27, 2020

The Pure In Heart

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The Pure In Heart
(Mt5:8)

God is holy (Ps22:3).
His nature, His word are all holy (Ps105:42) and
He meets with those who are holy (He12:14).

Holiness refers to purity, which in color would be white,
Clean, unstained, guiltless, separated.
As a person becomes older, his eyes and his heart become dull and
His eyes seeing the world also become distorted, forming prejudices and biases.

Faith is believing that one has been cleansed by God (He9:13-14) and
The life of faith is putting effort to be pure in heart in order to see God (Mt5:8).

Although after taking the forbidden fruit, Adam hid
When he heard the voice of God looking for him, he came forward (Ge3:4-10).
Even though after killing his brother Cain pretended to not know (Ge4:9-14),
He eventually acknowledged as he could no longer avoid God, because of his conscience.

Conscience is shaped by what one is born with and also his environment, and
General conscience is what people share and it varies by times and regions (Rm2:15).
While people in general consider themselves to have “good” conscience or “good” heart,
The Bible defines otherwise (Ge6:5; Pr6:18; Ecc9:3; Is32:6; Eze6:9; Da11:27; Mt15:19).

The conscience of God, however, is the righteousness of God given through Moses,
Consisting of statutes and commandments.
For it is holy, if they obeyed, they were also called holy (Lev20:7-8),
But the more they tried to keep the more sin sprang up (Rm7:12-13).

God instructed them to place the stone tablets and the altar inside the sanctuary
For the guilty could bring a sin offering and be forgiven (Lev5:9-10) so that
They may meet with God albeit indirectly (2Co3:15).

Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,” because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-22),
He would purge away the dross and remove all impurities (Is1:25).
As such, when those who, by the conscience of Moses wanted to kill the sinful woman,
Heard the word of Yeshua, they felt guilty in their conscience so disappeared (Jn8:2-11).
While He did not condemn sinners but rather set them free,
He condemned the Pharisees whose conscience was numbed (Mt23:25-26) and
Called them blinds who claim they can see for which their guilt remains (Jn9:39-41).

As He died, Yeshua said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that He:
1) With His flawless blood cleansed the true heaven (Lev4:16-17) and appeared before the Father (He9:13-14, 21-24);
2) Judged the devil the origin of sin the unclean (Eze28:18; 1Jn3:8); and
3) Sprinkled the redeeming blood and cleansed souls (He9:22).

He resurrected and revealed His holiness and
Sat on the heavenly throne as the Lamb who was slain.

The Holy Spirit comes inside the soul cleansed by the blood of Yeshua and
Lets them enjoy the freedom from conscience (Rm8:1-2).

A disciple of Yeshua is he who has
A clear conscience, a secret eye (1Ti3:9) to
See the Lamb on the throne (Ac7:55-56; Rev1:10, 17-18, 5:6), and
See men made in the image of God and souls purchased by the blood of Yeshua.
He condemns his own heart for
Being polluted by the world (Jas1:29), the lust of the eyes (1Jn2:15-17),
But he has lost the power to condemn others.
To those who are oppressed by their own conscience
He delivers the truth that sets them free, gladly accepting any loss in so doing (Mt5:40-42), for
He longs to see the face of the Lord in the Holy City (Rev22:4).

O Lord,
Give us all
The heart of Yeshua.
Let us go out and seek those who do foolish things for they do not know, and
Before it is too late, let us deliver them the true freedom! Amen.
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