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“Walk Worthy of the Lord”

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It is not the walk of the saint that attains eternal inheritance, but the walk will evince the saint’s sincerity- level of desire concerning the position of fellowship with our Father and our outreach to others. Amen, there is no “walk” until there is this blessed possession, but little growth apart from knowing its blessed assurance.


- NC



“Walk Worthy of the Lord”

Concerning the believer’s walk, it is to “walk worthy of the Lord (Col 1:10; Eph 4:1). How seldom we find such a standard of walk contended for. We hear much as to a “consistent walk.” But such a loose, indefinite character of walk is not found in Scripture—it is rather “worthy of the Lord,” who loves us, and gave Himself for us. This is a different thought, and silences a thousand questions as to going here and there, doing this or that. The whole point is, “Is it worthy of the Lord?” But more than this; His heart’s desire by the Holy Spirit is, that they may honor the Father as they ought to for having made them fit for glory—“Giving thanks to the Father, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: (Col 1:12).

The verses which follow declare that they now have present redemption: “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins: (Col 1:14). Present deliverance: “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness” (vs 13a). And present translation: “Who hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love” (vs 13b). But there is something more than the other blessings: “made meet” (vs 12) for the inheritance. And how can it be otherwise if we are “in Christ,” yea, “complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and power”?

And yet how many Christians in the present day while really in Christ and having His atoning work as the foundation of all their hope of glory, are nevertheless looking for something yet to be done in their souls to make them meet for glory (confirmed for heaven—NC). Hence, it is not uncommon to hear some speak of affliction and trial as squaring and fitting them as stones for the heavenly temple. Others talk of the present sufferings purifying them for glory; or of ripening them, until they become like a stock of corn ready for the garner. Their souls have never entered in that precious declaration of the Holy Spirit, that the Father hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, and that our privilege now is thanking Him for it.

That affliction does afterward yield peaceable fruits of righteousness to them that are exercised thereby; and that through the trials we profit and are made partakers of His holiness, are most assuredly true; but being made meet for heaven is something not to be done, but has been done. The idea of saints getting by their trials, etc., more and more meet for glory, denies the truth of man’s total ruin in the flesh, sets aside the workmanship of God in the new creation, and questions the value of the redemptive work of the Savior; for “by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified” (Heb 10:14).

Scripture tells us that Christ is “made of God unto us righteousness” (1Cor 1:30), that “Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes.” He is also spoken of as our life—“Christ, who is our life” (Col 3:4). If then we are regarded by the Father now as not in the flesh, but in Christ, complete in Him who is our life and righteousness; and further, that He now speaks of us as accepted in the Beloved, and that “as Christ is, so are we in this world,” it becomes simple enough.

It was the Father who loved us and chose us in His Son; it is the Father who now welcomes us through Him, accepts us in Him, assures us that His Cross has judicially rolled away all our sin and guilt; so that now we are in the new creation, and brought into the new relationship of children, and are partakers of the divine nature.

- H H Snell


Devotional by Mile J Stanford: None But The Hungry Heart
 
Loyal
It is not the walk of the saint that attains eternal inheritance, but the walk will evince the saint’s sincerity- level of desire concerning the position of fellowship with our Father and our outreach to others. Amen, there is no “walk” until there is this blessed possession, but little growth apart from knowing its blessed assurance.


- NC



“Walk Worthy of the Lord”

Concerning the believer’s walk, it is to “walk worthy of the Lord (Col 1:10; Eph 4:1). How seldom we find such a standard of walk contended for. We hear much as to a “consistent walk.” But such a loose, indefinite character of walk is not found in Scripture—it is rather “worthy of the Lord,” who loves us, and gave Himself for us. This is a different thought, and silences a thousand questions as to going here and there, doing this or that. The whole point is, “Is it worthy of the Lord?” But more than this; His heart’s desire by the Holy Spirit is, that they may honor the Father as they ought to for having made them fit for glory—“Giving thanks to the Father, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: (Col 1:12).

The verses which follow declare that they now have present redemption: “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins: (Col 1:14). Present deliverance: “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness” (vs 13a). And present translation: “Who hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love” (vs 13b). But there is something more than the other blessings: “made meet” (vs 12) for the inheritance. And how can it be otherwise if we are “in Christ,” yea, “complete in Him, who is the Head of all principality and power”?

And yet how many Christians in the present day while really in Christ and having His atoning work as the foundation of all their hope of glory, are nevertheless looking for something yet to be done in their souls to make them meet for glory (confirmed for heaven—NC). Hence, it is not uncommon to hear some speak of affliction and trial as squaring and fitting them as stones for the heavenly temple. Others talk of the present sufferings purifying them for glory; or of ripening them, until they become like a stock of corn ready for the garner. Their souls have never entered in that precious declaration of the Holy Spirit, that the Father hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, and that our privilege now is thanking Him for it.

That affliction does afterward yield peaceable fruits of righteousness to them that are exercised thereby; and that through the trials we profit and are made partakers of His holiness, are most assuredly true; but being made meet for heaven is something not to be done, but has been done. The idea of saints getting by their trials, etc., more and more meet for glory, denies the truth of man’s total ruin in the flesh, sets aside the workmanship of God in the new creation, and questions the value of the redemptive work of the Savior; for “by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified” (Heb 10:14).

Scripture tells us that Christ is “made of God unto us righteousness” (1Cor 1:30), that “Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes.” He is also spoken of as our life—“Christ, who is our life” (Col 3:4). If then we are regarded by the Father now as not in the flesh, but in Christ, complete in Him who is our life and righteousness; and further, that He now speaks of us as accepted in the Beloved, and that “as Christ is, so are we in this world,” it becomes simple enough.

It was the Father who loved us and chose us in His Son; it is the Father who now welcomes us through Him, accepts us in Him, assures us that His Cross has judicially rolled away all our sin and guilt; so that now we are in the new creation, and brought into the new relationship of children, and are partakers of the divine nature.

- H H Snell


Devotional by Mile J Stanford: None But The Hungry Heart
This is good! Walking righteousness conscious instead of sin conscious...If you walk in righteousness, which you are in the anointed one and His anointing, you are thereby walking worthy of the Lord.
 
Loyal
1 Jn 2:3; By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.
1 Jn 2:4; The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
1 Jn 2:5; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:

We aren't righteous because we "think" we are righteous, or because we have a righteous mindset.
(The Pharisee's had a righteous mindset) .

The Bible speaks of different places the Christian walk. Babes (infants in Christ), young men. fathers,
those who are "being" sanctified, those have been sanctified, those who haven't overcome yet, those who
are in progress, and those who have been tested and have already "overcome the evil one".

This doctrine, of it's over and done, Jesus does it all for you is a false doctrine. The do nothing doctrine
is exactly what Satan wants all believers to do. Walking in the light is something you have to do. Jesus
doesn't do it for you.

Matt 25:24; “And the one also who had received the one talent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering where you scattered no seed.
Matt 25:25; And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’
Matt 25:26; “But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed.
Matt 25:30; Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
 
Loyal
1 Jn 2:3; By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.
1 Jn 2:4; The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
1 Jn 2:5; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:

We aren't righteous because we "think" we are righteous, or because we have a righteous mindset.
(The Pharisee's had a righteous mindset) .

The Bible speaks of different places the Christian walk. Babes (infants in Christ), young men. fathers,
those who are "being" sanctified, those have been sanctified, those who haven't overcome yet, those who
are in progress, and those who have been tested and have already "overcome the evil one".

This doctrine, of it's over and done, Jesus does it all for you is a false doctrine. The do nothing doctrine
is exactly what Satan wants all believers to do. Walking in the light is something you have to do. Jesus doesn't do it for you.

Matt 25:24; “And the one also who had received the one talent came up and said, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow and gathering where you scattered no seed.
Matt 25:25; And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’
Matt 25:26; “But his master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked, lazy slave, you knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I scattered no seed.
Matt 25:30; Throw out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
The Word says we are made the righteousness of God...It's not something we can do. We have already been made righteous.

2 Corinthians 5:21 (CJB)
21 God made this sinless man be a sin offering on our behalf, so that in union with him we might fully share in God’s righteousness.”

We are to learn to walk in it...Being the righteousness of God in Him and His anointing is our, now, natural state...If we slip and get into sin, then we confess our sin and He is faithful and will forgive us our sin and restore us to righteousness. 1 John 1:9 (KJV)
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (thus restoring us to righteousness)

Christian doctrine is an ugly thing. Why? The simple fact of unbelief... Doctrine says we have to do this to be holy. We have to do that. It's all 'we do, we do, we do. There, this is the doctrines of demons. Jesus set us free from sin. Jesus healed us. Jesus delivered us. Jesus made us worthy. Jesus made us the righteousness of God. Romans 8:1-2 (KJV) 8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Jesus did it ALL. LOL Church doctrine even says that! "Jesus did it all" but they want to do it themselves anyway. What Jesus did for us is not good enough?
There is only ONE thing that we are to do...That is to get to know our God and Father. To develop our relationship with Him...To learn to abide (to dwell in, to remain in) in Him. We are to develop an intimate relationship with Him...He has done all else! Strive to enter into His rest.

Working, trying to do it yourself rather than believe God, is wrong

BTW You said. "(The Pharisee's had a righteous mindset)" That is not so....The Pharisees had a Self righteous mindset.

To walk 'righteousness minded' is not a do nothing lifestyle at all...Its probably the hardest thing you will ever do...Do you think the enemy will simply sit on his hands there? NO he won't. He'll come all over you to tear you down. Do you think its 'do nothing' to develop a relationship? Even with God? A relationship demands the denying of self continually. Do you find that easy and do nothing? I think not.
 
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This doctrine, of it's over and done, Jesus does it all for you is a false doctrine. .
At rebirth the believer is as righteous as he will ever be, for all the attributes of God, i.e. righteousness, holiness, etc. does not admit in degrees concerning receiving them (2Pet 1:3), but the Spirit's teaching and enablement to walk in them does vary.

The do nothing doctrine is exactly what Satan wants all believers to do. Walking in the light is something you have to do. Jesus
doesn't do it for you..
The "do nothings" concerning works are unbelievers, for those who truly have faith will manifest God by works--through the Spirit; and the gotta-earn-righteousness believers have yet to understand justification in Christ (not suspect any individual), which can only be "imputed," not imparted, because the attributes of God are incommunicable to the creature (man).
 
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