|1 Timothy 6:16|
16 Who alone has immortality, dwelling in the light that no [unregenerated] man can approach; whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen. [But his regenerated saints dwell as a part of him in that light.]
26 For it was appropriate for us to have such a high priest [Jesus], who is holy, innocent, undefiled, separate from sinners2, and made higher than the heavens. [From the Word of the Lord within: "See myself — thus no sin has a place in me." If Jesus joined in union with one still sinning and defiled, everyone in His body, including Jesus Himself, would be defiled. Sin has to go before you can partake of the divine nature.]
|1 John 3:5|
5 And you know that He appears to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. [Since there is no sin in Jesus, then it is impossible for a person still sinning to be in Christ or a part of the body of Christ or in union with Christ. To whom does Jesus appear to remove sin?—To those who are waiting on God, who persistently and patiently sit in humble silence, listen for his voice and words, watch for his revelations, hear his commands, and then obey Him. From the Word of the Lord within: We go to him, and he rains help on us; well does this exercise of God purify those who do."]
8 And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called 'The way of holiness.' The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for the redeemed.2 The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err in it and go astray. [And in no way shall there enter into it [heaven] anything that is defiled...Rev 21:27. From the Word of the Lord within: "Only those who want to be clean can hear. Ears must hear."]
1 "Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city. For from this time forward the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no more come into you.
8 But the cowards, the unbelieving and faithless, the abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, magic art practitioners, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.2"
27 And in no way shall there enter into it [heaven] anything that is defiled, nor anyone who does abominations, or lies; but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life. ["And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called 'The way of holiness.' The unclean shall not pass over it." Isa 35:8. "Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city. For from this time forward the uncircumcised and the unclean shall no more come into you." Isa 52:1 All men are unclean, uncircumcised, and defiled until their sinful, selfish, evil nature within them is destroyed and crucified through the inward cross of self-denial. From the Word of the Lord within: "The pure is innocent of all defilement."]
|Psalms 50:21 |
21 These things you have done, and I kept silent; you thought that I was entirely like you. But I will reprove you and set my charges [of your sins] against you in order before your eyes.1 [God is pure, holy, perfect, and infinite; man is profane, full of error, finite, and dust. There is no way we can be in the company of God until we have been crucified. There is no place in heaven for liars, cheats, haters, those who lust for bodies, those who get angry, those who want something more, those who are covetous, those who are drunken, those whose tongues run with their brains, those whose thoughts are impure.]