Good Afternoon Disciples of Jesus Christ. Today, we are going to reflect on Romans, Chapter 6, in God’s Holy Word. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=romans%206&version=NIV.
Romans, Chapter 6.
Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ
“6 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
Slaves to Righteousness
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[b] Christ Jesus our Lord.”
As we continue to understand what is explained in God’s Holy Word about sin, and how it can lead to eternal death, we see that again St. Paul does not have any confusion about how serious SIN is to the Soul. Because we must be born of both the water and the Spirit, this is where many Christians get confused about not knowing WHO JESUS CHRIST is, as the Son of God and the Living Bread and The Living Water that offers us eternal life, but free from the bondage of sin and our sins can’t accompany us into the Heavenly Kingdom, because there are no sins in Heaven.
In John 3:5, “Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.” https://www.biblehub.com/john/3-5.htm.
So, again, we must be born of both WATER AND THE SPIRIT to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. When we are baptized in Christ, we do receive the Holy Spirit, but if we continue our lives in SIN, we are CHOOSING SIN over Jesus Christ’s gift of Salvation and Redemption to live eternally with Him. How is this possible you may ask, since I was Baptized as a believer in Christ?
Because we are clearly told in God’s Holy Word, that first, we must be born of the water and the Spirit, which is Baptism and Receiving the Holy Spirit to guide us in all of God’s Laws, Ways, and Commandments. But, when we turn away from the Holy Spirit and His guidance, and choose a life of sin, then by our own free will, we are choosing a life in the flesh and the world that is bound in sin, as opposed to a life that Jesus Christ offers us through His Mercy in the Spirit and away from sin. Some may say, but what about all of my good works of Mercy and Charity? Doesn’t God look at this and believe I am a good person, even if I commit sins and don’t repent or confess them?
We know that at our judgement, God looks at all of the good and all of the bad in our lives, but do we really want to gamble our eternal Salvation on believing that we have been just charitable enough to others to keep us away from eternal damnation? No, His Holy Word said that we are dead in sin, and MUST be born with water and the Spirit. We should never assume that our sins are okay because we conduct charitable deeds, and we should never take Our Lord’s Sacrifice on the cross and His Mercy for granted. To know God in a Relationship, we Must Love Him enough to understand His Holy Word through His Spirit and obey His Divine Will and live according to ALL of His Ways, including His Laws and Commandments. This is what pleases Him, including charitable deeds and acts of Mercy. God wants the whole package of holiness to become a saint that lives in His Heavenly Kingdom with Him. He wants the Repentant sinner confessing and alleviating all sins, He wants us offering up all, works, joys and suffering for the Salvation of Souls, He wants acts of Charity, acts of Mercy, Love for all souls, including enemies of Christ, and He wants us to do this joyfully to represent what it means to be a child of God. This is what it means to be a Saint in God’s eyes, and this is what we are expected to do to enter into His Kingdom and dine with Him at His table. We can’t enter the Kingdom with no Wedding garment, and we can’t enter with filthy robes. Meaning, we can’t enter without the Holy Spirit who Transforms us into the bride of Christ, and we can’t enter being full of sins, which makes us unclean. This is why the Holy Remnant has their robes washed white in the end.
So, In Romans, Chapter 6, St. Paul again states very clearly that “our old self (full of sin) was crucified with Jesus Christ, so that we might be resurrected with Him without sin. He took our sins away and made reparation for all of our sins to God Our Father, so that we might have a chance in eternal life with Him in Heaven. This is a one time reparation offering to God Our Father for our Salvation. This is not something that Jesus is going to do for us over and over again, however He will continue to forgive us of our sins as long as we are continuing to strive to alleviate all sin, and yield to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.”10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.” Meaning Jesus suffered, was crucified, and died for our eternal Salvation once to end sin for all those that believe in Him, but now we live a life for God, pleasing Him and abiding in all of His ways in obedience to His Divine Will through His Spirit. Thus, we are born again through Jesus Christ’s Precious Blood and Baptism that washed away our sins, and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit to continue the path of holiness to become God’s saints. But, if we reject God’s Laws, and Commandments, and live in sin, we are rejecting God and His Divine Will, thus the Holy Spirit pulls back, and we no longer have the Holy Spirit guiding us. The more sin we allow and commit, the more Satan has a foothold to keep us dead in sin, and away from God.
So, if we throw this Mercy and Grace from God Our Father away by choosing with our own free will to sin and live in the flesh, then we no longer have the Holy Spirit living in us and through us, thus we will not be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. But, God’s Mercy is endless! We still have time right now to REPENT of our sins and turn back to Him and put an end to eternal death! However, the more corrupt the world becomes with sin, the more Satan will have His tentacles to use against us to keep pulling us away from God. We are hearing this from His Prophets that we post in this blog repeatedly, and we are witnessing this manifesting itself throughout the world as the evil is growing and pushing the light of Jesus Christ out, and everyone into a world of darkness. This is why we put on our Spiritual Armor everyday in Ephesians 6:10-18, https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=ephesians%206:10-18&version=NIV.
For us Catholics, we also attend Holy Mass as often as possible and receive the Holy Body, say the Holy Rosary daily, go to Confession monthly, spend time with Our Lord in Adoration weekly, and pray without ceasing. With all of the evil increasing, the Prophets are now saying to go daily to Holy Mass and receive the Holy Eucharist. Go to Confession more than monthly if possible, and seek Adoration with Our Lord as often as possible.
So, St. Paul again clearly tells us that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. We can’t say that we know God, if we are choosing mortal sin over His gift of eternal life. We can’t say we know God, if we believe abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, paganism, or false god worship is oaky. If you truly know God, then you must see and hear what He tells us through His Holy Word and through His Holy Spirit. If you have been Baptized into a life with Jesus Christ, don’t throw this precious gift of eternal life with Him away by continuing to believe that He accepts SINS as a way of life.
God clearly tells us in His Holy Word that He does not accept SIN, and it is the Holy Spirit that works on our Transformation to become more holy by alleviating all sin to become His saints that enter the Heavenly Kingdom. We continue our Transformation by living a life with the Spirit, and away from sin, and He will show (Convict) us of our sins, if we REPENT, ask God for forgiveness, and Confess our sins. Then we will have both the water and the Spirit, and working on a renewed mind, and body with the Graces to strive and live a life pleasing to God.
Here are the latest messages on After The Warning website to Eduard Ferreira. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/eduardo-ferreira/2021/october/18/on-experiments-on-humanity.
Here is one to Giselle Cardia from October 12, 2021. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/giselle-cardia/2021/october/18/purification-is-necessary.
Notice in the footnote on this message, it speaks about the antichrist moving us through the beast system into a One World Order of Transhumanism, or Humanism. Meaning man centered, and not God centered. Here is Cardinal Burke speaking on the Great Reset. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLQCDrzBlf0.
Here are messages to Valentina Papagna in Australia about China preparing for war, https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/valentina-papagna/2021/october/18/china-is-preparing-for-war.
Here are more messages to Shelley Anna, https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/shelley-anna/2021/october/13/civil-unrest-has-erupted-acress-your-lands.
Here are the latest videos from Mother and Refuge of The End Times, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQVytt-xpCI.
Also to Our Lady of Zaro, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjIikM-JuTI.
Also, from Mother and Refuge of the End Times, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkRmhyr0uCk.
Here is a message from Our Blessed Mother on Daily Prophecies From Heaven. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRzeORYPtx0.
Here is the latest message on Mystic Post TV, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRzeORYPtx0.
Here are two recent videos on Servants of Christ, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYYRcRMLmng.
Here is Father Mark Goring, totally fired up about the Synod getting the opinion of others for discernment on which direction our Church should go, instead of God’s opinion. Wow! He is full of righteous anger now, like the rest of us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAozeHHYykY.
Here is the latest video by Mary Greeley News on another fireball seen flying over 3 states, and a report of a small meteorite going through a woman’s roof and landing on her bed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqBqJiFkL4I.
Here is the latest Two Preachers video on more Biblical SIGNS of the end times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2uIDDzwif4.
Emmanuel – “God is with us.” Jesus, We Trust in You. Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, save us and the whole world, have Mercy on us sinners. Abba, Father, Thy Will Be Done.