Jesus Searches the Heart and Reveals the Death of Sin

“And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.” (Revelation 2:23)

As shown in the scriptures quoted in the earlier post “Are You Fellowshiping a Spiritual Harlot?Searching the Heart” (1 Corinthians 6:15-20 and 2 Corinthians 6:14-18) God’s Word is judgment and wrath against a “mixed” spiritual relationship. He does not accept worship that also mixes with the spirit of half-hearted, insincere, so called “Christians.” He states “I will kill her children with death” or the children born of a false, unfaithful, religious relationship: a false fellowship, a false church.

Sin is the death that spiritually separates us from a true relationship with God. When people become converted over to a church that mixes falseness with the truth, and does not preach the plain message of complete deliverance from sin and from division in the heart, they then become the spiritual children of that church. These are the children who die when the truth is preached and what is in the heart is revealed. They are revealed as being spiritually dead, because instead of repenting, they hold to their spiritual harlot mother, Jezebel – the false church. Consider the spiritual message against a false church in the following scripture:

“To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.” (Prov 2:16-19)

Jesus states that all the true church congregations will know and understand that He does not put up with a false Jezebel spirit church condition. Jesus will search the hearts and give each one the reward of the judgment message and eventual eternal damnation they deserve, if they will not individually repent and forsake the false religious condition.

“And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.” (Revelation 2:23)

In the next church age, Sardis, we see this judgment, and the resulting spiritual death coming to pass. Jesus describes the general condition in Sardis the way it really is:

“I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.” (Revelation 3:1)

2 responses to “Jesus Searches the Heart and Reveals the Death of Sin

  1. Praise the Lord for this writing. Righteousness is for the glory of God. His righteousness demands that unrighteousness be confronted. In mercy He provided Jesus as our way of escape.

    Justice is applicable in man’s keeping of the prophecy in the book of Revelation. Holiness and righteousness demand there be justice on all which is contrary. Scripture identifies justice in regards to man’s experience in his fallen state.

    Man is judged according to his adherence to the law. The law was given to define that which is holy and that which is unholy. Jesus is the perfect one to whom the law leads and He judges according to the law. Scripture states that although the law is not unjust, man questions if the law of holiness which was to be their life is now to their damnation. “And the commandment which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.” (Rom 7:10)

    Sin so that it may achieve its purpose in separating man from God worked mightily to oppose the law. Death is justified due to sin and empowered in man due to man’s indwelling sin. When man is accused it is sin that provides Satan the basis to approach God’s throne. “What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid…” (Rom 7:7) “Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid” (Rom 7:13) All pertaining to God is just, holy and true. Man is without excuse and it is pointless for him to seek justification apart from having his sin forgiven by the blood of Jesus.

    As demonstrated by the twenty four elders in the book of Revelation we have a new song. Our new song can only be sung by us for there is none other that has the testimony of the church. “…For thou was slain, and has redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” (Rev 5:9)

  2. Truly the law is to point out sin for what it is, but thank God through the power of Jesus Christ we can be delivered from the power of sin to serve God in true holiness and true love!

    “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” (Romans 5:20 – 6:2)

    People must be willing to be dead to the sinful lusts of this world so that they can be alive to God, to obey and fulfill his will. Through Jesus Christ, and his law of love, this is possible even in this present life while we yet still live amongst this world of evil.

    “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” (Romans 13:8-10)

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