PT.2 THE GIFT OF SINFREENESS IS THE POSSIBILITY & REALITY OF SINFREENESS.
Now let us understand how when God justifies a man he gives him the Gift of sinfreeness. D. The work of Justifying a man is God's alone. Romans 3:30, Romans 8:33 -i. Justification is done by the Faith of God/Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 (Romans 3:3), Galatians 2:16, Romans 3:20,28 Note that man is Justified by the Faith and not by his human efforts or works.
E. Justification removes and replaces the carnal mind by giving the spiritual mind of life and peace. Romans 8:6, Romans 5:1, 18. F. This Justification of life is called a free gift- Romans 5:16,18 -i. It is being Justified freely or a free gift by grace and not works- Romans 5:15, Romans 3:24, Ephesians 2:7-9 G. This free gift by grace or being Justified by Grace through faith, is a washing, regeneration and renewing (of the Holy Spirit) of the man. This is sinfreeness! Titus 3: (4)5-7 H. The same is also described as a change from unrighteous to righteous, from sinful to sinfree; the man is washed, sanctified, Justified by the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 I. Justification is also the putting to death of the old man, by the truths of Christ, which makes the man become dead to sin or sinfree. Romans 6:1-2, 6-7, 18, 22.
Note these expressions- "For he that is dead is Justified from the sin" (freed is rendered more accurately from the Greek as "Justified" and "the sin" is the sin of the carnal mind/old man) "Being then made free from sin..." "...now being made free from sin..." * These expressions show that the work is being done to the man by God (Because it is God that Justifies and Christ the Son makes us free...). It is not something the human being does to himself and for himself. It is a Gift; given to the man and for the man.
J. Similarly, Justification is the gift of the new man because when the old man is removed the man is made new in experience/ spirit of his mind, which newness is in the knowledge of Jesus Christ His Creator and is in righteousness and holiness. Colossians 3:9, 10, Ephesians 4:22-24 In all this, it is God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Faith of Jesus christ, the knowledge of God, the Truth...which are the instruments and agents of the work of change, Justification, gift of sinfreeness.. to and in the man. It is NOT by human works at all; It is a GIFT! K. Whenever man sincerely fulfills the conditions of repentance, believing and confession of his sins, as he receives conviction of the Holy Spirit, he receives forgiveness and cleansing which is the free gift of sinfreeness/salvation from sin. Mark 1:15, Acts 2:38, Romans 10:8-10, 1John 1:9 L. The man must now cooperate with God to keep his gift of sinfreeness in sanctification. Romans 6:11-14, 19, 1 John 3:9,6, 1 John 5:18. M. He would keep himself in God/Christ and God is able to keep him sinfree to the end. John 15:4, 5,7, Jude 1:21,24, Revelation 14:1-5.
We conclude then that sinfreeness is a gift from Godto man when he repents and believes the Gospel. It is not something mankind can work to attain for the first time because unconverted man is carnal and cannot do anything to change himself. It is precisely because God makes us sinfree that we can become sinfree in the first place. It is given sinfreeness! And it is the fact that sinfreeness is a gift which makes it possible and real for and in man. There is no inability in God to give us sinfreeness; He can give it and He does give it when we fulfill the above mentioned conditions. No longer doubt sinfreeness. Accept this beautiful truth about God's gift thereof and give yourself a chance to experience it, in Jesus' Holy name, Amen.