KINGDOM OF DARKNESS: SINNERS

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This is a Kingdom of God series on the nature of the kingdom of darkness- word studies- today we are studying 'sinners' as an antichrist trait- online tools n tips included so you can study further or check sources. We do this to equip and train in discernment the body of Christ- the contrasts are evident between these 2 kingdoms.

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KINGDOM OF DARKNESS: SINNERS : 

KINGDOM OF DARKNESS: SINNERS WWJD Leadership Series www.champsbibleschool.org

Scripture ReferencesJohn 3:16, Romans 3:9-23, Exodus 20:1-17,Matthew 22:37-40www.biblegateway.com : 

Ten Commandments- Exodus 20:1-17 ( Amp )  1THEN GOD spoke all these words:     2I am the Lord your God, Who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.     3You shall have no other gods before or besides Me.     4You shall not make yourself any graven image [to worship it] or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;     5You shall not bow down yourself to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me,(A)     6But showing mercy and steadfast love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.     7You shall not use or repeat the name of the Lord your God in vain [that is, lightly or frivolously, in false affirmations or profanely]; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. Scripture ReferencesJohn 3:16, Romans 3:9-23, Exodus 20:1-17,Matthew 22:37-40www.biblegateway.com

Ten Commandments Cont’dExodus 20: 1-17 : 

Ten Commandments Cont’dExodus 20: 1-17 8[Earnestly] remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy (withdrawn from common employment and dedicated to God).     9Six days you shall labor and do all your work,     10But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, your daughter, your manservant, your maidservant, your domestic animals, or the sojourner within your gates.     11For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it [set it apart for His purposes].     12Regard (treat with honor, due obedience, and courtesy) your father and mother, that your days may be long in the land the Lord your God gives you.     13You shall not commit murder.     14You shall not commit [a]adultery.(B)     15You shall not steal.(C)     16You shall not witness falsely against your neighbor.(D)     17You shall not covet your neighbor's house, your neighbor's wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.(E)

Jesus gives 2 Commandmentswww.biblegateway.com : 

Jesus gives 2 Commandmentswww.biblegateway.com Jesus gives us all 2 Commandments summing up the laws and Prophets below: Matthew 22:37-40 ( Amp. ) 37And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect).(A)     38This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment.     39And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself.(B)     40These two commandments [a]sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets.

God is 1 Cor. 13 ‘agape’ Lovewww.biblegateway.com : 

God is 1 Cor. 13 ‘agape’ Lovewww.biblegateway.com I Cor. 13: 1-13 Love of God is ‘agape’ ( a definition of GOD’s Love )  1IF I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such [a]as is inspired by God's love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.     2And if I have prophetic powers ([b]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God's love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).     3Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or [c] in order that I may glory, but have not love (God's love in me), I gain nothing.     4Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.     5It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].     6It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.     7Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

God is 1 Cor. 13 ‘agape’ Love Cont’d : 

God is 1 Cor. 13 ‘agape’ Love Cont’d 8Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ([d]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].     9For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).     10But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).     11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.     12For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as [e]in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand [f]fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been [g]fully and clearly known and understood [[h]by God].     13And so faith, hope, love abide [faith--conviction and belief respecting man's relation to God and divine things; hope--joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love--true affection for God and man, growing out of God's love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love. Note: This agape Love of God which is ‘shed abroad’ in the regnerated believers hearts is evidenced as real by this practical love towards brethren especially of the faith- and furthermore towards even our enemies.

All of us sin and fall shortRomans 3:9-28www.biblegateway.com : 

All of us sin and fall shortRomans 3:9-28www.biblegateway.com Romans 3:9-28 (Amplified Bible) Amplified Bible (AMP) 9Well then, are we [Jews] superior and better off than they? No, not at all. We have already charged that all men, both Jews and Greeks (Gentiles), are under sin [held down by and subject to its power and control].     10As it is written, None is righteous, just and truthful and upright and conscientious, no, not one.(A)   11No one understands [no one intelligently discerns or comprehends]; no one seeks out God.(A)     12All have turned aside; together they have gone wrong and have become unprofitable and worthless; no one does right, not even one!     13Their throat is a yawning grave; they use their tongues to deceive (to mislead and to deal treacherously). The venom of asps is beneath their lips.(B)     14Their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.(C)     15Their feet are swift to shed blood.     16Destruction [as it dashes them to pieces] and misery mark their ways.     17And they have no experience of the way of peace [they know nothing about peace, for a peaceful way they do not even recognize].(D)     18There is no [reverential] fear of God before their eyes.(E)

Original sin cont-dRomans 3:9-28 ( Amp )www.biblegateway.com : 

Original sin cont-dRomans 3:9-28 ( Amp )www.biblegateway.com 19Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that [the murmurs and excuses of] every mouth may be hushed and all the world may be held accountable to God.     20For no person will be justified (made righteous, acquitted, and judged acceptable) in His sight by observing the works prescribed by the Law. For [the real function of] the Law is to make men recognize and be conscious of sin [[a]not mere perception, but an acquaintance with sin which works toward repentance, faith, and holy character].     21But now the righteousness of God has been revealed independently and altogether apart from the Law, although actually it is attested by the Law and the Prophets,     22Namely, the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and confident reliance on Jesus Christ (the Messiah). [And it is meant] for all who believe. For there is no distinction,     23Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory [b]which God bestows and receives.     24[All] are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favor and mercy), through the redemption which is [provided] in Christ Jesus,     25Whom God put forward [[c]before the eyes of all] as a mercy seat and propitiation by His blood [the cleansing and life-giving sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation, to be received] through faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over and ignored former sins without punishment.     26It was to demonstrate and prove at the present time ([d]in the now season) that He Himself is righteous and that He justifies and accepts as righteous him who has [true] faith in Jesus.     27Then what becomes of [our] pride and [our] boasting? It is excluded (banished, ruled out entirely). On what principle? [On the principle] of doing good deeds? No, but on the principle of faith.     28For we hold that a man is justified and made upright by faith independent of and distinctly apart from good deeds (works of the Law). [The observance of the Law has nothing to do with justification.]

JESUS is the answer for sin, suffering and death www.biblegateway.com : 

JESUS is the answer for sin, suffering and death www.biblegateway.com John 3:16 ( Amp. ) 16For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.

Hebrew and Greek Lexiconswww.e-sword.net : 

Hebrew and Greek Lexiconswww.e-sword.net Rom 3:9 WhatG5101 then?G3767 are we betterG4284 than they? No,G3756 in no wise:G3843 forG1063 we have before provedG4256 bothG5037 JewsG2453 andG2532 Gentiles,G1672 that they areG1511 allG3956 underG5259 sin;G266 G266 ἁμαρτία hamartia ham-ar-tee'-ah From G264; sin (properly abstract): - offence, sin (-ful).     Rom 3:23 ForG1063 allG3956 have sinned,G264 andG2532 come shortG5302 of theG3588 gloryG1391 of God;G2316 G264 ( Strong’s Greek Dictionary for word ‘sin’ here ) ἁμαρτάνω hamartanō ham-ar-tan'-o Perhaps from G1 (as a negative particle) and the base of G3313; properly to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize), that is, (figuratively) to err, especially (morally) to sin: - for your faults, offend, sin, trespass.

Conclusions : 

Conclusions We see from this study that God is agape love and objective truth itself and He defines what that is in 1 Cor. 13. We see here that original sin we have all inherited by the fall of man in the larger sense is an overall tendency to depart by degrees from this love in to ‘error’ and offenses towards God and one another which then results in self and others destruction and ruin in the end through these violations of laws. The ten commandments for example and such laws which show us that we all fall short- or ‘miss the mark’ from within as Jesus says and from our outward harmful actions towards God and one another. Therefore- we need a savior as we all stand condemned under these same laws of love. Jesus paid this sin debt for those who truly repent of this condition and want true righteousness. He then regenerates the believer and justifies them forgiven of their sins by faith through His grace and imputes His Righteousness upon them. He also sends the believer the Holy Spirit to dwell within them which will then teach and guide them through sanctification forever so that they can become increasingly saints of God and Christlikeness grows within them over time- in thought, words, actions towards virtue and love and not just subtraction of sins. The believer over time then become fruitful and productive as an overcomer in all ways- and so will be a blessing to all as is our Lord. Sin is what we need to be saved from as it leads us progressively towards brutishness and enslavement of self and others ie: addictions. The Love of God in Christ Jesus has shown us the love of God through sacrificial love and we are set free from sin, the world and death as we learn to continue to trust and follow our Lord through our saving faith and by ‘walking in the Spirit’ as led.

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