TO UNDERSTAND THE MERCY, GRACE, AND FORGIVENESS OF GOD, WE MUST
FIRST UNDERSTAND SIN.
UNDERSTANDING SIN #11
SEPARATES US FROM GOD
Deut. 31:17. Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that
day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them,
and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall
befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these
evils come upon us, because our Cod is not among us? 18. And I
will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they
shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.
Josh. 7:12, Therefore the children of Israel could not stand
before their enemies, but turned their backs before their
enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you
any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.
2 Chr. 24:20. And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son
of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and
said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the
commandments of the Lord, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have
forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.
Job 13:24. Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for
Job 23:3. Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might
come even to his seat. 8. Behold, I go forward, but he is not
there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him. 9. On the left
hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth
himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him.
Psa. 78:59. When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly
abhorred Israel; 60. So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh,
the tent which he placed among men. 61. And delivered his
strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy's hand.
Isa. 59:1. Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it
cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear. 2. But
your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your
sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Isa. 64:7. And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that
stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy
face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
Ezek. 23:18. So she discovered her whoredome, and discovered her
nakedness: then my mind was alienated from her, like as my mind
was alienated from her sister.
Hos. 9:12. Though they bring up their children, yet will I
bereave them, that there shall not he a man left: ye, woe also to
them when I depart from them!
Amos 3:2. You only have I known of all the families of the earth:
therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. 3. Can two
walk together, except they be agreed?
Mic. 3:4. Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear
them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they
have behaved themselves ill in their doings.
Luke 13:27. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence
ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. Matt. 7:23;
Rom. 8:7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God.
Heb. 12:14. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without
which no man shall see the Lord.
AND SO WE SEE IN OUR LAST STUDY ON SIN, THAT SIN
SEPARATES FROM GOD. THE ETERNAL ONE IS HOLY, RIGHTEOUS
AND PERFECT. HE CANNOT DWELL AMONG SIN. THE ONLY WAY
MANKIND CAN BE AT ONE WITH GOD, IS FOR MEN AND WOMEN
TO ADMIT THEY ARE SINNERS, TO REPENT OF SIN, TO ACCEPT
JESUS AS PERSONAL SAVIOR, WHO TOOK OUR SINS UPON
HIMSELF, THEN FOR MEN AND WOMEN TO HUMBLY RENEW THEIR
MIND, AND TO SET THEIR MIND TO LIVE THE HOLY
RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE LORD; TO BE WILLING TO SERVE AND
OBEY THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD.
YES THE BIBLE HAS MUCH TO SAY ABOUT SIN. YOU CAN KNOW
WHAT SIN IS. AND THEN YOU CAN DECIDE TO FORSAKE SIN
AND COME TO KNOW THE MERCY, THE GRACE, THE FORGIVENESS
AND ALL OF THAT - THE MERCY, GRACE, AND FORGIVENESS OF
GOD, WE SHALL UNDERSTAND NEXT.
Keith Hunt - Feast of Atonement 2012