Who Said You Sinned
There is a town called Gentile USA. In this town were no laws. In this town there was just the freedom to live from the heart. Then the town decided to gain knowledge by learning about all of the right and wrongs. TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL. They were told by Mr. Satan that they would know what God knew.

Once they ate of this knowledge they realized they were all NAKED. God noticed they all put on leaves and other things to cover their nakedness. God asked why did they do this. They told God that they were naked. He asked "Who told you that?" They said we realized this once we ate from that TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL.

God said now that you know all of the things that you need to do to please me you shall surely die. Why they thought. Then one day out of their humbleness they realized they could not live by all of these laws. The problem is that for them to get back under the blissfulness of the time before the law, someone was going to have to fulfill the law by living up to it perfectly. They knew they were in trouble. They knew there was none who were worthy. (Revelation). God knew the only way for him to get back to the relationship that was originally intended He himself would have to come down here and do it. Once He did this then he would take away all of their sins, mistakes, laws, and errors and remember them no more.

So He did that. Not only did he come down here, die, was buried, and rose from the dead to fix it once for all, he will never again put them back under the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL. Or otherwise known as the LAW. When He died on the Cross He even said for all to hear, "It is finished!"

Now we would think since God fixed the problem, that man would be happy and blissful in the relationship they had prior to all of this goofiness. NO! This was not the case. So what is the problem? People feel condemned since they knew what the law said prior to it being fulfilled, abolished, and canceled, they could not believe that God really wiped it out. So they decided to talk with God about this.

They had a town meeting with Him and asked him some questions.

People. - God, how come I can't stop sinning?
God. - God said, "Who told you that you were sinning?"

People - Well we know that your TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL tells us that it is a Sin when I lie.
God - Did I abolish the law for you that believe on my Son?

People - Yes, but...
God - If the purpose of my law was to point out sin, and I abolished it what does this mean?

People - Are you saying that apart from the law there is no sin?
God - Was I successful when I fulfilled the law and thus making that contract no longer valid or not?

People - You are asking us to totally forget about what we have learned.
God - I am only asking that you believe me. What can you do that I have not already done for you?

People - But Joe can't stop sinning now. He is really bad. He drinks every night, gets tattoos, smokes, cusses and goes with girls who do. If you know what I mean.
God - Who is telling Joe that he is sinning?

People - You already got us on that one earlier. We understand that if we have little sins that you are easy to forget, but the really big ones and the people of the town that do it often, how can you for get those.
God - Who is keeping an account of their sin?

People - So you are saying that not even one sin is counted against us who believe that you died, was buried, and rose again?
God - How can I as God have a true victory ONCE FOR ALL if you have to ask me to do it over and over again? Do you remember the scripture I gave you all in this town of Gentiles that I had Paul deliver to you? Did you believe my apostle for you, or are you trying to mix what he gave you with that old TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL?

People - I suppose we are thick headed and keep trying to mix it. WOW! This means that I have the freedom to beak any law I want?
God - What harm are you wanting to cause you and or someone else my son?

People - I guess I don't really want to harm anyone. I love my neighbors, family, and friends that you put into my life.
God - Then why do you ask such a silly question?

People - It is hard to believe that we have that much freedom.
God - With the freedom that you have been given, you now can have relationship without the worry of comparing each others performance and ability to please me and others. You can just be who I made you to be, using the gifts and talents I gave you, to help others see this freedom that I gave you out of my love for all of you.

People - But what about Joe?
God - Even Joe. I will have whatever relationship I want with Joe. Do you not have enough on your plate with your own mission? Leave Joe up to me and the Holy Spirit. Your obligation is to love Joe regardless of what the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL told you when it was around 2000 years ago as a tool to lead you to me. Are you now following me?

People - Absolutely!
God - Then live by FAITH that it is finished and quit thinking about A Yoke Of Slavery -
(Gal. 5:1-5), what is Against Us And Contrary -(Col. 2:13-15), Weak because of the flesh –
(Rom. 8:4-5), A Dead Husband – released from the law (Rom. 7:1-4), A Thing That Bound Us - (Rom 7:5-6), Powerless – (Romans 8:3), A Jail – (Ga 3:23), The Power Of Sin - (1Cor 15:56), A Curse - (Gal 3:13), Weak And Useless - (Heb 7:18-19), A Ministry That Condemns - (2Cor 3:9), Cancelled – (Col 2:14), Obsolete - (Hebrews 8:13), Shadow not the realities - (Hebrews 10:1), Reminder of Sins - (Hebrews 10:3), something that arouses sin in us (Romans 7:5), School-Master (Galatians 3:24), slave woman" (Gal 4:30), what was designed to KILL you. (Ro 7:11), a dividing wall of hostility. (Eph2:14)!!

People - Okay! I get it. I get it.
God - If you keep going back, you are actually telling me that what I did was not good enough and you are actually insulting the Spirit of Grace as I told you in (Hebrews 10:29)

People - We out of our love for you from this day forward choose to live out of love, not condemning others for what was considered sin under the old LAW regardless of how hard it is. We also will live by FAITH that you did it all for us and we don't ever have to worry about that old stuff ever again.
God - Now, understanding that the LAW pointed out your sins so that you would have a change of heart and come to me for salvation, you have realized that I done away with the LAW so that no one could ever point them out to you again making my people feel condemned! This is how the LAW is used. Once one of my children has come to the understanding in his heart that he can't do it without me, that is when you show him My Love for him and what I have DONE for him. Through my love for him he will want to have a change of heart. Fear not! Know that if he falls, I am there to catch him BEFORE he hits the ground. He will never suffer any consequences in My kingdom. AMEN!

By Faith they all lived in a loving relationship with God and each other, without condemnation, or judgement for anything they did. They eagerly awaited the new body prepared for them since they have now been sealed in pure righteousness, holiness, and purity, white as snow, without spot or wrinkle in any way. Why? Because they BELIEVED God not anyone or anything else. AMEN!!!

Rick Johnson

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