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 God's Amnesty Provisions for Life in the Spirit.

Again let's look at the definition for the word, amnesty, as it is found in the Funk and Wagnall Dictionary:

amnesty. 1: an official act of oblivion or pardon by a government, absolving without trial all offenders or groups of offenders.  2: Intentional forgetfulness or overlooking, especially of wrong doing. 

Apparently, the word amnesty in Greek αμνηστία was not fully conceived until the 1570's and therefore, was not in Paul's Konia Greek vocabulary at the time of the writings of his epistles.  Nevertheless the hermeneutical imputation of righteousness or justification, are words that are inextricably rooted together, in God's Gift of amnesty given to the receiver who has expressed their faith in Christ Jesus.  The implication is further expressed in this scripture: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.  Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  And all things are of God, Who has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, and has committed unto us the Word of reconciliation.  Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: We pray for you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled to God.  For He has made Him [Jesus] to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. (2nd Corinthians 5 verse 17 thru 21.)

This New Covenant of God's peace, is signed in the Blood of the Lamb of God, for Jesus Christ has victory over the sins of the world.  The 'past offenses' of the old man of flesh, are obliterated in the Fountain of the Life that flowed from the wounds of the crucified Jesus Christ: For so many of us who were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death.  Knowing this that our old man is crucified with Jesus Christ, so that the body of sin might be destroyed, that hence forth we should not be a slave of sin, but a servant of God's Righteousness. (See Romans 6 verse 3 thru 9.) The Physical Source of the Fountain of Living Water was the Eternal Word of God, conceived in the ovum of a Hebrew Woman and was born of the flesh of the first Man/Adam.  Jesus Christ, the pure Word of God having been born in the flesh from the first Man, Adam, was  pierced through and through unto His death on the cross, as a perfect sacrifice for man kind's rebellion against God,

The faithful believers, through God's Holy Spirit, are immersed into Jesus Christ's death, burial, and then justified because of His resurrection into Life, through Holy God's never ending Fountain of Living Water.  Jesus says: He that believes on Me, as the Scripture has said.  [Then] Out of his belly shall flow rivers of Living Water.  By this He meant God's Spirit, Whom those who believed in Him [Christ Jesus] were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. (John 7 verse 38.)

Up until this juncture within time, the Infinitely Just God had passed over the final judgment of the sins of world, for even the Truth of God's Righteousness was set on trial in the Garden of Eden, and His Word of Truth would be severely tested by the enemies of God. (See Luke 22 verse 40 thru 44. and Hebrews 4 verse 14.)

God cannot and would not fail His Word of Promise in the Garden of Eden, for His Truth and Righteousness was established in the fabric of time, even before the creation of the world.   The first Man/Adam committed high treason against his Maker and brought death to all of man kind; but the Last Adam, the Man Christ Jesus brought Life to all that belong to His Faith in His Father God.  Now in time, and once and for all time, Yahweh, the Infinite God Almighty, had finalized His Word with the death of His substitutionary Lamb that He gave for the sins of mankind in the Body and Life Blood of the obedient and innocent Son of Adam, Jesus Christ.  The Eternal Salvation Word of the Almighty Elohim was finished on a cross in the dead body of God's innocent Lamb and incarnate Son of Adam.  The Eternal God of the Living Word would raise Jesus Christ from the dead because of His Infinite Satisfaction with a Son' Perfect Love and Obedience that Jesus Christ freely gave for the rebellious sins of mankind. (See Romans 3 verse 19 thru 26.)

The trial, for the souls of mankind, also took place on the cross at Calvary with the substitutionary death of the innocent Son of Man, Jesus the Christ of God.  Now that the Word of God was victorious over sin and death, as seen in the resurrection of Yeshua haMashiach, the Christ of Yahweh Lord God Almighty, then all those that believe and live in Jesus/Yeshua, were justified by their faith in the living Christ Jesus, and would receive the Promise of the Only God of the Living. (See John 3 verse 16 and Romans 3 verse 1 and 2nd Corinthians 5 verse 20 thru 21.)

The sacrificial Life Blood of the Incarnate Son of Man, is all sufficient to pay for sin's required debt of death forever, for there are no more sacrifices to be made with the shedding of the blood of animals.  Now that the Spirit of God has been given to us as a Gift, it is God's Holy Spirit of Grace, Who mediates the Life of Christ within in each and every soul that is made a new man within Christ Jesus. And the risen Christ declares to His disciples: Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and rise from the dead the third day; and that repentance with remission of sins should be preached in His Name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem, and you are witness of these things. (See Luke 24 verse 44 thru 49.)

The Scripture in 2nd Corinthians says that God was in Christ (Messiah), reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing, [that is counting] their trespasses unto them, and has committed unto us His Word of reconciliation.  God's Amnesty program, for the multitude of our sins, is covered in His New Covenant in the shed Life giving Blood of Jesus Christ. The Life that is in Christ's Blood, was the Perfect Love of God that was poured out upon the dust of the earth that justifies the redeemed of the earth by God's Gift of the Life giving Faith within Christ Jesus.  Therefore, there is no condemnation by the Law of God to those who are now living a new life by the Faith of Christ that brings trusting obedience toward Christ Jesus the Very Word of His Father God. (See Romans 8 verse 1 thru 2.) For now we have been delivered from the (condemnation of the) Law (revealing sin and death), having died (through the crucified Body of Jesus Christ), to what we were held by, (as in quarantined), so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. (Modified for understanding. See Romans 7 verse 4 thru 7.)

If God's Holy Spirit has come to the soul and spirit of our being, then the Spirit from the Heart of Infinite God, would be calling us to freely serve the Almighty God, in the Spirit of His Son, Who is One Heart with His Holy Father Yahweh.  However, the soul may be redeemed, but the corrupting influence of the flesh of our being remains a problem for us.  This body of flesh is beyond redemption and cannot be saved, for in its corruption, because of sin, it returns to the dust of the earth.  The Lord God, Who freely justifies us in Christ Jesus, nevertheless maintains His call to repentance with remission of sins, and that it should be preached in His Name among all nations. (See again  Luke 24 verse 44 thru 49.) Sin does not cease in our being nor of its consequences in the world with a one time confession.  If we say we have no sin then we are liars and the TRUTH is not in us. (See 1st John 1 verse 7 thru 10.) God's Spirit of Grace is constant in the fullness of His Covenant in the Life Blood of Jesus Christ, for in the 4 Gospels, Christ's Communion is established within His New Covenant of Grace, given for the remission of confessed sins that are ingrained in our self idolatrous flesh. (See The Sword of the Spirit.)

Emmanuel, the Word of God the Father, Said: Take and eat, This My Body given for you.  Then Emmanuel, the Christ of God, Declared of the new wine after supper: Take and drink all of you, for this is My Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.  Do This in Remembrance of Me.  Now, the eyes of our heart should begin to recognize that this is the Infinite God's declared New Blood Covenant with fallen mankind.  God's Grace that is full of mercy, is administered in Holy Communion through God's Spirit of Grace for the remission of repented sin.

God's Amnesty and Justification

There are several very powerful intercessory essentials that are provided in the Holy Spirit's ministration of the Almighty's amnesty and justification of Christ's faithful believers.  First, the word "remembrance" in Holy Communion has the very same Greek root word as in "amnesty", with that root coming from (μνήμη,  mními, meaning memory).  The transliteration of the English word Remembrance is from the Greek word ANAMNESIS, which is sited in Strong's Greek Concordance as G0364.  We are positing that there is a strong enough link between the two Greek words amnestia, meaning amnesty, and ANAMNESIS, meaning remembrance, to sufficiently satisfy our understanding of God's Covenant of spiritual maintenance for the redeemed in the Body of Jesus Christ.  Then secondly, working with the same approach, the English word remission is a transliteration from the Greek word aphesis;  having for our understanding, a meaning greater than just forgiveness or pardon.  It is a total release from bondage or imprisonment, letting a repentant person remain free in their heart and spirit, as if they had never committed crimes, and obviously a total remission of any spiritual penalty previously incurred.  (See Strong's G0859 for aphesis.) In God's Amnesty, the new believer in Christ Jesus has been given a new beginning in the life of their soul that will follow after the Life of Christ Jesus.  The Wisdom of God, knowing the flesh of man, provides His remedy for sin in the flesh, with the Live giving Blood of His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ:  If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to absolve us of our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1st John 1 verse 9.)

The Words "remission" and "amnesty", as noted in the Greek language, go hand in hand, for in God's New Covenant in the Blood of Jesus Christ, there is an obliteration of the record of confessed offenses of faithful believers, who live in God's Covenant Word that ascribes love and mercy in the propitiating Blood of the Incarnate Son of Man.  We hope that our simple exegesis of these three words of "amnesty", "remembrance" and "remission", show that God has no desire to hold His children that are called by His Grace, and that honor His Name, to a record of sin that accuses His redeemed of death.  The Blood of Jesus Christ is God's Sanctifying Love that reproves His children of faith, and covers the multitude of confessed sins, so that sin can not be recognized beneath God's Passover Blood of Christ Jesus.

Sin's alluring deception, within the idolatrous flesh of man, is greater than we can overcome by our selves. The nature of the flesh of man tends to seek its own selfish rights. (See 1st John 1 verse 8 thru 10.) Therefore, our God has established within His Amnesty Program, His Life cleansing provisions, in the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, to ameliorate our self conceived deceptions.  Holy Communion was instituted, by the Lord Jesus, the Christ of His Father, to be received by those who are already in Covenant with God.  Holy, Holy, Holy YHVH Lord God Almighty through His Holy Spirit of Grace, furthers His holy ministration of His righteousness, or right standing with Him, through His Life cleansing Provision in the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, given for the redeemed within His beloved Son.  So then, when the symptoms of self idolatrous sin arises again in our flesh, as it will, then we absolutely need to be faithful in following our Chief Physician's instructions, by acknowledging the symptoms that lead to death, and then repenting from those works of sin within our flesh. (See 1st John 1 verse 7.)

Father God seeks those who would Worship Him in Spirit and Truth!
(See John 4 verse 23 thru 24.)

As the redeemed, we are thankful to Holy God the Almighty for sending to earth His Word, the True unleavened Bread of Heaven, to become the Flesh of the Son of Man and that His Word, Jesus Christ would give up His Life Blood within His Body, not only for our sins of death, but also for the sin's of all of man kind. 

Now in Holy Communion, we the redeemed, are to give Worshipful Thanksgiving to the only Holy Lord God Almighty.  In Truth, the Almighty God gave to the believer the True Vine so that in abiding in Christ, we would become His Fruit through His Spirit of Sanctifying Grace: For we are truly partaking of the flowing Life Blood of Jesus Christ that gives cleansing and nourishing Life to His Body of Believers. 

When we, confess our present sins to our Lord and High Priest, Jesus Christ, and then partake in righteous faith of the Body and the Blood of our Savior, then God justly forgives and will cleanse the believer of acknowledged sins.  Within the Divine Process of God's Holy Spirit, our confessed and forsaken sins of our flesh, will not come into God's remembrance again.  Neither should the remembrance of those confessed and forsaken sins, continue to hold us in bondage within the spirit of our minds, for we know that God is Faithfull to His Promise, and will bring about the remission of the acknowledged failures of our flesh. (See 1st John 1 verses 5 thru 10.) Be most careful, for the will of fallen flesh gets in our way and can make one subject to the deception of the deceiver.  Therefore, all who name the Name of Christ must forsake all iniquity. (See 2nd Timothy 2 verse 19.)

God, in His Wisdom, that is One with the Resurrection Power of His Word, gives His needful Provisions within His Spirit of Holiness, for the continued flow of New Life within His kingdom people, through His New Covenant administered by and through His Holy Spirit of Grace that is One within the Body and Blood of our Savior Jesus Christ. (See 1st John 5 verse 8.)

We emphasize again, that Holy Communion with God is forever established for the believers, through the mediation of His Holy Spirit of Grace and Truth, for His Spirit of Grace is One with the Incarnate Son of God, and therefore is One with the Life giving Blood and Water that flowed from the Crucified Christ.  Jesus Christ, Himself, at God's Passover Table of Unleavened Bread, inaugurated His Father's New Covenant in Christ's Blood even before Christ's death on the cross: Yes and even before the foundation of the world!   God's Spirit of Communion brings into remembrance Christ's suffering and death for our sins, so that our absent minded consciences may be cleansed from the encumbrances of sin. 

God has extended His amnesty, and a right standing with Him, to all who will come to Him to worship Him in Spirit and Truth, and remain faithful to His Promised Spirit of everlasting Life in Christ Jesus.  God understands that our souls are housed in the dust of this earth, and that we can not save our selves from the corruption of the flesh that returns to its origin.  When we are born again of God's Spirit, then our souls are justified through faith in God's Grace alone.  If the Spirit of God has given to our souls a new Life in the resurrected Christ, then we should desire to maintain that New Life through His Holy Spirit's Covenant provisions in the Body and Life Blood of Jesus the Christ of God.  God's Provision of Life is given by His Holy Spirit of Grace so that we, in remembrance of our Savior's Sacrificial Love for us, would not fall back into the old nature of sin and death. 

The Righteousness of Christ, is God's New Covenant Gift given to believers that God established through His Love within His Holy Spirit that is One in Christ Jesus, the Son of Man, and is One with the shed Blood of Jesus/Yeshua, and His Spirit would be One in us through our Faith in God's Perfect Sacrificial Love in Christ Jesus.

For though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not Love/Agapao, I have become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains, and have not this Sacrificial Love, I am nothing. (1st Corinthians 13 verse1 thru 2.)

The Sacrificial Love of Christ, is the end to the quarantine Laws of condemnation, given to the Jews by God.  The Torah was given through Moses to Israel on Mount Sinai to expose the corruption of sin that kept on increasing in the flesh of the Covenant seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  In spite of Israel's failures in keeping Covenant with God, God would bring to fruition His True Covenant in the Christ of God that was promised in the Garden of Eden.  The Law's purpose was to keep intact the genetic seed of Ishshah/Woman, Adam's wife later named Eve, from the satanic corruption of angelic beings, until God's Seed and Word would give Shekinah Life to the Seed of the Hebrew virgin woman, named Mary, so that Jesus/Yeshua, the Promise Messiah would be born the Son of Man/Adam.  Now that Jesus Christ (Yeshua haMashiach) has come in the flesh of Adam, He, as the incarnate Last Adam, has with His perfect Love and obedience to His Father Yahweh God, vanquished Satin's seed of sin and death.

Jesus Christ's victory over sin and death, as seen in His resurrection, is to be our victory in faith, but nevertheless is not a contradiction for the moral Law of God remaining established for its lethal warning signs that expose the renegade law of sin and death. 

Because of the power of sin, over our weak flesh, the Laws of quarantine will not bring about a cure for sin that is totally pervasive in our flesh, for as good as the Torah is for instruction, it does not make alive the Love of God in the heart and soul of man.  Nevertheless, the moral Decalogue from the Torah, which we agree with, must remain for the sin-sick souls of mankind, reminding all people of their helplessness to the infection of sin in the flesh, which culminates in death.  Any person, when hearing the Word of Truth, is pointed toward Holy God Almighty and His Holy One that is, Jesus Christ the Author and Finisher of our faith in Him. (See Hebrews 12 verse 1 thru 3.) The Lord Jesus Christ, in His Perfect Love and obedience to His Holy Father, becomes our Gift of perfection that destroys sin and death.  The Gift and call of God is for all those who hear and come to Christ, and remain in the Lord our Righteousness, for in Christ's perfect obedience, His Love of the Father constrains us to a like love and obedience.  For our covenant is with a Loving God, the Giver of Life, Who has given to us the only cure for sin and death, in the Sacrificial Life Blood of His beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

All Scripture is given by Inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (2nd Timothy 3 verse 16 thru 17.) 

Psalm 19:

verse 7.    The Law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: The testimony of the LORD is sure, making
              wise the simple.
verse 8.   The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: The commandment of the LORD is pure,
              enlightening the eyes.
verse 9.   The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever: The judgments of the LORD are true and
             righteous  altogether.
verse 10. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: Sweeter also than honey and the
verse 11. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

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Robert Glenn Pratten