Truth Seeker
  The Sealing!
 

From the Initial Sealing to the Final One!

Page Index:
  • Initial Sealing to Final Sealing - can the Saints die before the process has been completed? 
  • Can glorified Saints (even Christ) sin after they have been approved or after they have been glorified?  Page link: Sin

 

Initial Sealing to Final Sealing

The Born Again, the Anointed, or Saints are appointed initially by being sealed with the Helper, the Holy Spirit commissioned to Jesus. (Holy Spirit, etc  or  The Helper  = Holy Spirit?)

The initial sealing does not go unnoticed by Satan who wages war against these Saints, Born Again, or Anointed ones by means of his minions on earth.  (Rev 13:7, 12:17)  God's purpose with permitting this war against the Saints is to test each one to the limit.  When this limit has been reached Christ, God's judge, decides.  It is his verdict in accordance with his Father's will that pronounces each Saints individual's test to be completed. (1 Cor 15:27)

The primary purpose of Satan is logically not to kill each one who is Anointed.  This would simply permit God to complete the chosen number that much earlier; rather, his primary goal is to kill the faith of each one.  If that happens, the crown has to be handed to the next worthy or chosen individual, and God's testing has to recommence from some earlier point, perhaps giving Satan more time in the End before he is abyssed. 

Only after the Anointed one has received his final sealing and Satan no longer can harm his faith will Satan use this option as he did with Jesus.   This is of course logic without scriptural support. 

If the Saint becomes disapproved he loses his status as Saint, and he would effectively belong to Satan for which reason there would be little logical reason to kill him.  In God's eyes he would however be as good as dead.
 
In this test to the limit, there are only two verdicts, disapproved or approvedUntil a Born Again or Saint's VERDICT is in the Saint cannot die for any reason whatsoever, neither by accident, nor by illness, or by being killed in war.

Why?

Proof of Claim

There is little proof, but that doesn't mean that there is no proof.  The proof consists in two scriptures which at first seems unrelated to the Saint.  We read about Jesus:
Luke 4:16, 28-30, And he came to Nazareth, where he had been reared; and, according to his custom on the sabbath day, he entered into the synagogue, and he stood up to read. . . .28 Now all those hearing these things in the synagogue became filled with anger; 29 and they rose up and hurried him outside the city, and they led him to the brow of the mountain upon which their city had been built, in order to throw him down headlong. 30 But he went through the midst of them and continued on his way. (NW)
How could Jesus walk away from this crowd of people intend on doing him bodily harm?  Was he that strong?  Did he strongarm all of them to get away?

No, God made it possible for him to walk peacefully away because it wasn't Jesus' time to die!

John 8:20, These words Jesus spoke in the treasury, teaching in the temple: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. (DRC)

Foolhardiness Punished

Did this mean that Jesus could take foolhardy chances?  That he could disregard personal peril from those that might want to hurt him?  No, indeed it did not and does not mean that at all.  This is underscored by Jesus hiding from those that were out to hurt him as shown in this scripture.
John 8:59, They took up stones therefore to cast at him. But Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple. (DRC)
In Job 34: 36, we find what must necessarily happen to all Saints:  "Would that Job might be tested to the uttermost, for replying with the men of iniquity." (Rotherham)  If this applied to Job, it applies 10 fold more to the Saints who all will become immortal rulers and priests of Christ and God in heaven.

Let's consider (DRC) Acts 5:1-5,
"BUT a certain man named Ananias, with Saphira his wife, sold a piece of land, 2And by fraud kept back part of the price of the land, his wife being privy thereunto: and bringing a certain part of it, laid it at the feet of the apostles. 3But Peter said: Ananias, why hath Satan tempted thy heart, that thou shouldst lie to the Holy Ghost, and by fraud keep part of the price of the land? 4Whilst it remained, did it not remain to thee? and after it was sold, was it not in thy power? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thy heart? Thou hast not lied to men, but to God. 5And Ananias hearing these words, fell down, and gave up the ghost."
If these two with their evil hearts had been killed by accident even a week before then, today, they would have enjoyed immortal heavenly life side by side with Christ and God.   This would have been intolerable to Jehovah and His son Christ Jesus. 

Because of what the above scriptures reveal, we realize that the fact that Jesus couldn't be killed until it was his time implies that the Saints similarly cannot be killed until after the verdict of their testing is in.  The verdict is either that of being approved where after  they receive the crown of life, or of eternal disapproval, thus being destined for Gehenna, eternal damnation.


 

Can glorified / resurrected Saints sin?

No, they cannot!  That was easy, right?   Well, an explanation is wanted. 

The reason this subject has been included in this page is because the need for the Saints to be completely tested has just been explained above.  The reader has therefore just covered the material needed to understand this next point.

Each Saint has been completely tested to the limit as we just read.  Through this test to the limit, this Furnace of Affliction, the Saint's faith and obedience has been perfected as Christ's obedience wasIt stands to reason that this refers to avoiding the practice of sin, the purification of self, not the absolute abstention from sinning - - that is not possible while the Saint inhabits this flawed tent that the human body is.

Hebrews 12:2  looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (ASV)

James 2:21-22  Was not Abraham our father justified by works, in that he offered up Isaac his son upon the altar? 22 Thou seest that faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect. (ASV)

As the scripture shows, Abraham as well as all the Saints had / have their faith perfected by Jesus and by their works of faith.  These Saints have been tested to the limit and purified by the Lord Refiner, Jesus Christ. 

Those that were unable to suffer the Furnace of Affliction, who were just lead, so much chaff - will be burned up by eternal destruction.   They will not be permitted to pollute the heavens with their filth.

Isaiah 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. 5And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.  6And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain. (KJV)

What is left is pure holiness.  The Saints are refined by their only Lord and owner, Christ Jesus,  according to the will of his Holy Father, Jehovah God, the Almighty One.  These Saints still possess free will, as does Christ, as does God Jehovah.  The test that they underwent were very complete and manifested totally to Jehovah and Jesus Christ what their innermost desires were and are for all eternity.  Their innermost desire is to love their God and his Son.  They know that obedience to their commandments is a means of expressing that love.

(Darby)
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Hear, Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah; 5and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength.

1 John 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.

For this reason, for all eternity, they will never desire to sin again.  Having been granted perfection by their heavenly resurrection, this is within their ability to obey.  This is why they will not sin: they don't want to! and neither does Christ, who also has free will!  The reason for avoiding sin is not that free will has been removed.  No, it is because their free will has been tested in all respects as to their desire to sin.

James 1:14-15 But every one is tempted, drawn away, and enticed by his own lust; 15then lust, having conceived, gives birth to sin; but sin fully completed brings forth death. (Darby)

 

 
  There have been 86405 visitors (188722 hits) on this HP!  
 
This website was created for free with Own-Free-Website.com. Would you also like to have your own website?
Sign up for free