There are 3 Categories of Sin:
Mental – Thought Sins.
Sins of the Tongue – Verbal Sins.
Overt Sins – Including infringement on others freedoms and liberty.
1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
God the Father in eternity past provided for every need we would have including the need to overcome sin.
What is that sin we need to overcome? Well, there are two categories of Sin. The First category of Sin is the Sin of unbelief, which leaves us in spiritual depravity and condemns us to an eternity of suffering in the Lake of Fire.
John 3:1–21 – Based on Adam’s original sin we are all born spiritually dead.
Rom 5:12–21, “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned… 18“So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.”
Our Salvation is guaranteed or sealed through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. It cannot be lost.
Mat 3:11 “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
John 10:28-29 “and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”
Mat 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,”
Eph 1:13 “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,”
Jesus Christ was the prototype “Unique Spiritual Life” by receiving the indwelling and the resultant power of the Holy Spirit.
Mark 1:9–11, “In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him; 11and a voice came out of the heavens: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”
The Apostles received the first operational type “Unique Spiritual Life” when the Holy Spirit indwelt them on the Day of Pentecost.
Acts 2:1–4, “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.”
Based on your acceptance of the efficacious work of Christ on the cross and resultant indwelling of the Holy Spirit, your name will remain in the Book of Life upon your physical exit from human life. If you have not accepted Christ as your personal Savior, your name is removed from the book of life and entered into the book of deeds. The Book of Deeds shows that no matter what you did on earth, no matter how good or wonderful, it does not compare to what Christ did on the cross, and cannot earn your salvation.
Rev 20:11–15, “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. 12And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. 13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. 14Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. 15And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”
But remember your salvation is secure in Christ and the Holy Spirit.
2 Tim 2:11-13, “It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; 12If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us; 13If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself.”
Because we are in Union with Jesus Christ.
Rom 8:38-39, “I have confidence that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.”
The last prepositional phrase, “in Christ Jesus,” is technical for our union with Christ by the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Because we are in union with Christ, nothing can separate us from our eternal salvation. We can never get out of union with Christ.
Col 1:27, “to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Rom 5:1–6, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 6For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.”
Jesus Christ is eternal life. Being in union with him means we share his life.
1 Joh 5:11-12, “This is the record: God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12He who has the Son has [eternal] life; he who does not have the Son does not have [eternal] life.”
- We share Jesus Christ’s Divine righteousness, 2 Cor 5:21.
- We are accepted in Christ forever, Eph 1:6.
- We share the destiny of Christ, Eph 1:5.
- We share the heirship of Christ, Eph 1:4.
- We share the election of Christ, Rom 8:33.
- We are sanctified in Christ, 1 Cor 1:2, 30.
John 10:28-30, “and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30I and the Father are one.”
At Salvation, you are Sanctified Positionally. Then comes our Experiential Sanctification, our Christian Walk. And that is interrupted or cut short by the Second category of Sin. The sins we commit on a day-to-day basis, post salvation.
Based on Christ’s work on the cross, and our acceptance thereof, we have been cleansed of Adam’s original sin and all sins prior committed. God desires that all are saved, and that salvation is based on His grace provision of sending His beloved Son to the Cross.
Eph 2:1-10, “And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 4But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
1 Tim 2:4, “Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
2Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.”
Post salvation we need only to cleanse our day to day sins, Titus 3:4 – 5; John 13:5 – 10; John 15:3; Heb. 9:21-10:25.
Titus 3:4–5, “But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, 5He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,”
Day-to-day sins affect our ability to produce Divine good or the “Fruit of the Spirit.” There are three types of sins that effect our daily walk with Christ: Mental / Thought Sins; Sins of the Tongue / Verbal Sins; and Overt Sins – including infringement on others freedoms and liberty.
Producing Divine good is only accomplished through the power and the filling of the Holy Spirit.
Gal 5:22–25, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.”
We are indwelt by the Holy Spirit at salvation which is a permanent indwelling.
John 14:16, “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;”
Rom 8:11, “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
After salvation, the principle is the filling of the Holy Spirit, which is temporal and can be lost, Eph 5:18; Eph 4:30.
Eph 5:18, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit.”
Keep in mind that “filling” and “fellowship,” though different in action, are synonymous in regard to relationship with God.
The word “Dissipation” is ASOTIA – ἀσωτία (as-o-tee’-ah) (Noun; Nominative, Feminine, Singular)
Nominative is the case that presents the subject of the sentence. A noun in the nominative case is the subject or subject complement of the verb.
“Dissipation” means, “reckless living, an abandoned or dissolute life.”
American Heritage Dictionary – Dissipation: the act of scattering. The condition of being scattered, dispersion. Wasteful consumption or expenditure. Dissolute indulgence in pleasure. Intemperance. An amusement, a diversion. Dissolute: Lacking moral restraint, abandoned, debauched.
Eph 5:18, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit.
“Filled” is the Greek word plērousthe – πληροῦσθε, (a Verb in the Present Tense, Passive Voice, Imperative Mood).
Present Tense: In the indicative mood it represents current action, as opposed to past or future action. In moods other than the indicative mood, it refers only to continuous or repeated action.
Passive Voice: Represents the subject as receiving the action of the verb. i.e., we receive the filling of the Holy Spirit based on a continuous or repetitive action of naming our sin to God the Father.
Imperative Mood: Indicates a command, entreaty, or an exhortation. It expresses the appeal of one person’s will to another person, and intention rather than probability or possibility.
So, this is a command to be filled by the spirit versus living in Satan’s cosmic (world) system.
Eph 4:30, “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”
The filling of the Holy Spirit is accomplished by naming/citing our known sins to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ in the privacy of your own mind.
1 John 1:5–2:2, “confess” – homologeó – ὁμολογέω (Verb: Present Tense, Active Voice, Subjunctive Mood, First Person, Plural)
It means, “to confess, admit; declare; say plainly; promise; or claim, as one in a courtroom trial on the witness stand.”
Present Tense: It refers to the continuous or repeated action of naming our sins to God the Father when we realize we have committed sin.
Active Voice: Represents action as being performed by the subject of the verb; We are to be naming our sins to God the Father, as all prayer is directed to God the Father. No one else should do this for you.
Subjunctive Mood: Expresses the action as conceivable, but not necessarily a reality. The subjunctive is connected with some supposed or desired action. This indicates our volitional responsibility. We have to decide to confess our sins.
First Person: Identifies the speaker or the writer or the group with whom that same individual associates. It is often translated, for example, as “I,” or “we.”
Plural: Designates more than one of the things or persons specified. Therefore, it is translated here as “we,” where the Apostle John includes himself. God commands us to name our sins and recover, which means turn away from the sin so that you do not fall into that sin again.
Just as in Salvation, we in fact recognized our sinfulness and depravity, and have turned away from it, and instead turn to the way of the Son. The same has to occur in our lives every day. Turn away from the sin we have committed by recognizing it and naming it to the Father, and then walk in God’s righteousness.
Remember when we pray, we pray to God the Father, in the Name of The Lord Jesus Christ, in the Power of the Holy Spirit.
Never pray to anyone else, not Jesus, not the Holy Spirit, and especially not an elevated human or saint, male or female.
Eph 2:18, “For through Him (Jesus Christ) we both (Jews and Gentiles) have our access in one Spirit (Holy Spirit) to (God) the Father.”
Jude 20, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,”
Mat 6:9, “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.”
And when YOU do pray, do not be ashamed of your sins, weakness, or failures. The Father knows too well about our failures, and yet has provided the greatest advocate or defense attorney imaginable, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Heb. 4:15-16, “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”