The word said John 1:1 … “GO YE AND LEARN WHAT THAT MEANETH”.
*Matthew 9:12-13 “But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, THEY THAT BE WHOLE NEED NOT A PHYSICIAN, BUT THEY THAT ARE SICK. But GO YE AND LEARN WHAT THAT MEANETH, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the (righteous), but SINNERS to repentance”.
The word (righteous) is Strong’s # 1342 it means of those who seem to themselves to be righteous, who pride themselves to be righteous, who pride themselves in their virtues, whether real or imagined.
God will NOT choose those who seem to themselves to be righteous to be in his government because THEY THINK they are whole and no-one can tell them different.
*Rev 3:17 “BECAUSE THOU SAYEST, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; AND KNOWEST NOT THAT THOU ART WRETCHED, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked”.
*Jeremiah 17:9 “The (heart) is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
The word (heart) is Strong’s # 03820 it means the inner man, mind, understanding.
God hates self-righteous pride!
*Isa 64:6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and ALL OUR RIGHTEOUSNESSES ARE AS FILTHY RAGS; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Pride in your own understanding is self-righteousness.
*Pro 6:16-17 “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A (proud) look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
The word (proud) is Strong’s # 07311 it means to rise, rise up, be high, be lofty, be exalted.
*Matthew 23:12 “And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted”.
A humble sinner lives IN TRUTH by every word of God as the sinner that you are!
*Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”.
*Matt 4:4 …It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”.
God planned it this way from before the foundation of this earth Eph 1:4, Heb 9:26, Heb 1:10. Those that God will choose hear and obey his word and not theirs.
No one can come to know the true word of God unless he draws you.
*John 6:44 “No man can come to me, EXCEPT THE FATHER WHICH HATH SENT ME DRAW HIM: and I will raise him up at the last day”.
Who does God choose?*Matt 22:14 “For many are called, but few are chosen”.
*Isa 57:15 “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I DWELL IN THE HIGH AND HOLY PLACE, WITH HIM ALSO THAT IS OF A CONTRITE AND HUMBLE SPIRIT, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones”.
*Romans 7:24 “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”
Once called, sinners (carnal minds) can easily develop self-pride and lose their love.
*Revelation 2:4 “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love”.
Self-pride 1 Tim 3:6 in your goodly works is a lie John 8:44 because there is no good in your carnal self Rom 8:7. You have NO POWER to change what God created you to learn Gen 3:22..
*Jeremiah 13:23 “Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil”.
When first called you were full of love for God because he forgave your sins and opened your eyes to know his love. You lose that love when you by your own power try to obey God.You must let his mind rule your actions. Only the Holy Spirit given through diligent obedience to HIS WORD enables us to keep the law of God through faith in his eternal power! He must doeth the works!
*2 Cor 3:6 “WHO ALSO HATH MADE US ABLE MINISTERS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life”.
*Philippians 2:5 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus”.
It is impossible for you not to sin. God created us sinners. Only God can change us.
*Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you”.
Without asking God in FAITH in HIS POWER to change you, you cannot please God and he will not draw you. You must seek his will 2 Tim 2:15. Only he can work good through you John 14:10 if you will let him Rom 8:7.
*Hebrews 11:6 “But WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”.
Without pleasing him (spirit) he does not know you Luke 11:13.
You can only obey God’s laws with HIS SPIRIT of love that is for all of God’s children! God is no respecter of persons Acts 10:34. God knows your inner motive. Are you seeking God for what YOU can get! Satan has deceived the whole world by teaching that God will kill forever or torture forever his children when he resurrects them – THAT IS A LIE!
All of God’s children will see heaven Rev 21:1 no matter what their sins. Everyone will be resurrected immortal no matter what their sins Matt 22:30. All will be placed in God’s coming kingdom according to their works Rev 20:12.
*Luke 12:47 “And that servant, WHICH KNEW HIS LORD’S WILL, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes”.
What is the Lord’s will? Matt 18:14. To be righteous of God is having Faith only in God’s will.
God only enables you to live by HIS every word when you diligently seek HIS WILL with your whole being Matt 4:1-11.
*Romans 4:5 “But to him that worketh not, but BELIEVETH ON HIM that justifieth the ungodly, HIS FAITH IS COUNTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS”.
*John 5:30 “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me”.
*Revelation 21:7 “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son”.
*Ephesians 2:19 “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God”.
*Galatians 6:10 “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith”.
How can you overcome if you can’t use your power to change yourself? You humbly surrender.
Worshipers in Spirit & in Truth KNOW they have no power to change their carnal condition.
*Romans 7:14 “FOR WE KNOW that the law is spiritual: BUT I AM CARNAL, sold under sin”.
*1 Peter 4:18 “And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
*Romans 7:21 “I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me”.
As long as we are mortal THE TRUTH IS that we always will be sinners IN THIS WORLD.
You must let his mind Phil 2:5 do the works by the will of the Father.
*Ephesians 1:13 “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, THE GOSPEL OF YOUR SALVATION: IN WHOM ALSO after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise”.