Gospel of John [Joh 16:12-15]. The Doctrine of the HS, part 49. Eph 4:30; Eph 5:25-27; 2Co 7:1.

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Title: Gospel of John [JOH 16:12-15]. The Doctrine of the HS, part 49. EPH 4:30; EPH 5:25-27; 2CO 7:1.


Announcements/opening prayer: 



The remedy for sin was Calvary. The solution to the effects of sin in our lives is simply confession or acknowledgment of it before the Father as we lay it aside and pursue the divine will.


After the work of Christ was completed, all sin is forgiven and every believer is fully cleansed.


EPH 1:7

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses [paraptoma = a false step or blunder], according to the riches of His grace


COL 1:13-14

For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins [harmatia = to miss the mark].


COL 2:13

And when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven [charizomai = to do a favor, benevolent, to forgive graciously] us all our transgressions [paraptoma = a false step or blunder]


HEB 10:14

For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified.


HEB 10:18

Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin.


1JO 2:12

I am writing to you, little children, because your sins [harmatia = missing the mark] are forgiven you for His name's sake.


1JO 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins [harmatia] and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


EPH 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her;


EPH 5:26 that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,


EPH 5:27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless.


HEB 10:1-2

can never by the same sacrifices year by year, which they offer continually, make perfect those who draw near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins?


What does it mean to have no consciousness of sins? It certainly doesn't mean that they are not recognized. The literal meaning of conscience is to know something with someone. A divine conscience, which is the depiction here, would know something with God. What are we to know with God concerning sin?


COL 2:14

having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.


The conscience, the inner voice of norms and standards, in knowledge with God that he is completely cleansed, no longer sees himself as a sinner condemned, but as a sinner redeemed forever, and thoroughly clean in God's eyes. He does not recognize the personal sin in his life so as to become condemned, but only to correct his thinking without guilt or condemnation. The conscience of the one who has knowledge with God, sees himself as God sees him, holy and beloved. That's a clean conscience.


HEB 9:13-14

For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?


Dead, like darkness is the way of the unbeliever, futile and darkness is his understanding. Our conscience is to be full of divine good fruit and not the habits of works that are of the dead.


JOH 13:10

Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you."


JOH 15:3

"You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.


We never find the words unforgiven or not forgiven associated with the believer, however, we do find unclean or impure.


2CO 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.


Now let's look at the context of this passage.


2CO 6:14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?


2CO 6:15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?


1KI 18:21

And Elijah came near to all the people and said, "How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him."


EPH 5:7-8

Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light


2CO 6:16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said,

"I will dwell in them and walk among them;

And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.


There is no agreement between the temple of God, which every believer is, and idols.


1SA 5:1 Now the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod.


1SA 5:2 Then the Philistines took the ark of God and brought it to the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.


1SA 5:3 When the Ashdodites arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and set him in his place again.


1SA 5:4 But when they arose early the next morning, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. And the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off on the threshold; only the trunk of Dagon was left to him.


2CO 6:17 "Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate," says the Lord.

"And do not touch what is unclean;

And I will welcome you.


2CO 6:18 "And I will be a father to you,

And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,"

Says the Lord Almighty.


These Millennium promises belong to the Church in a similar yet different context since the Church is the bride of Christ.


Yet we see the same argument from God through the  apostle Paul. Since you are now my children through faith in Christ, separate from the unclean, the idol, do not be yoked with the unbeliever and so cleanse yourselves from the defilement that is in such things.  


2CO 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.


Since you are holy and cleansed in position in Christ then this means to recognize, acknowledge, confess, agree with God's will concerning the sin and walk again in the new nature, in communion with Christ, as a child of God, in a manner worthy of your calling.


"Uncleanness" is used in the KJV, of which the NASB usually uses "impurity" to translate this word.


MAT 23:27 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.


MAT 23:28 "Even so you too outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.


"impurity" is equivalent to uncleanness.


ROM 6:19 I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.


2CO 12:21 I am afraid that when I come again my God may humiliate me [bring low] before you, and I may mourn over many of those who have sinned in the past and not repented of the impurity, immorality and sensuality which they have practiced.


GAL 5:19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality,


GAL 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,


GAL 5:21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these


COL 3:5 Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.


COL 3:6 For it is on account of these things that the wrath of God will come [in judgment of the unbeliever and the world],


COL 3:7 and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them.


COL 3:8 But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.


COL 3:9 Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside [aorist participle] the old self with its evil practices,


"laid aside" - avpekdu,omai[apekduomai] = to wholly put off from oneself, to despoil, to disarm.