Saturday, January 3, 2015

Have a Clear Conscience As Your Goal

1 Timothy 1:5 "But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith."

1 Timothy 1:19 “keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.”

1 Timothy 3:9
but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.

2 Timothy 1:3
I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience the way my forefathers did, as I constantly remember you in my prayers night and day,

Acts 23:1 “Paul, looking intently at the Council, said, “Brethren, I have lived my life with a perfectly good conscience before God up to this day.”

New Creation/New Man
Ephesians 1:7 2 Cor 5:17; Rom 6:4; Rom 8:11; Isa 1:18f

1 Cor 11:31,32 Test and judge yourself.

Psalm 103:12 sins removed as far as the east is from the west. Heb 9:26;  Isa 38:17; Zech 3:9

Hebrews 10:22 “let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”

Walk in Romans 8

Hebrews 4:16

1 John 3:19,20,21

1 Cor 4:4 “For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord.”

2 Cor 1:12 “For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.”

1 Tim 2:8 “Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.”

Living With A Clear Conscience

Romans 14:20-23

The first thing in fighting for victory is to not have complaints. But  instead confess the truth of God's Scripture.

Now I come to clear conscience. A clear conscience is not being condemned or feeling guilty about our life. The past is under the blood and the present is according to the will of God and according to the leading of the Holy

There are times we come to a questionable activity. If we are not sure of it being the will of God we should refrain from it to maintain a clear conscience. When we do that we are ready to serve God and attack the enemy at a moment notice.

Be about what the Lord has directed you to do. Be about the basic commands of the Scriptures which are: preach the word, lay hands on the sick, care for the poor. Read and study the Bible and let it remain in you and let your conduct express it's teachings. Fellowship the believers. Devote yourself to prayer and the fight of faith.

If something comes up which you doubt if it would be good or not. Don't do it. The leading of the Holy Spirit brings peace not doubt. The leading of the Holy Spirit brings love not fear. Now yes there will be anxiety at times in doing the word of God. But cast it off with the Word of God to
maintain your clear lines of communication with the Lord.

It is not only about us, we need to be pure and clear but also of others that we should consider. If they have doubts don't cause your brother to stumble.

If there is no faith in the action get the passage of the Lord for the activity and see if the Lord will highlight it. Now we are to be doers of the Bible and not hearers only. So without other input from the Lord go for the obedience of the word with no leading. IF THERE IS LEADING, DON'T NEGLECT THE WORD, BUT ALSO FOLLOW THE LEADING.

One of the goals of Christian teaching is to have a clear conscience. So don't ignore the concern you have over an activity or lack of activity. Bring the concern to God and get it settled.

Romans 14:20-23

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