God Is In Control!
The Chastisment Of The Lord!
Yes you are correct in that 1 John 1:9 is for everybody in Christ, but we must remember that Christ has become the Judge of the quick and the dead (Acts 10:42) When we are in Christ, we has agreed to let Christ Judge us. When we sin, weather it be willfully, or presumiously, we fall out of grace. At this point Christ than chastens us.(Hebrews 12:5-8) There is a revelation of God that most people do not know. God is in control of the Spiritual world and Caesar’s world.(Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are “all things”. to whom br glory for ever. Amen) When we are in Christ, and sin, there has to be a punishment for that sin. The wages of sin, is the curse of the law weather we are in Christ are not, there still has to be the correction of God for wrong. Our carnal Old man makes us do things when we are still in blindness. When we do wrong, the bad thing that happens to us is a spiritual sign from God that something is in us that caused the bad thing to happen. (The cursr causeless, shall not come! Proverbs 26:2). When we find that the bad thing happened, we than can ask God to show us why it happened, than God will show us that we can repent of it.This is why Paul tells us in Romans 5:1-5 I glory in tribulations knowing that tribulations worketh patience, and payience, experience; and experience, hope! That hope is, Christ in us, the hope of glory!
In John 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit IS TAKEN AWAY! ( dies!)Every branch in me that bringeth forth friut is pruned of the Father that it might bring forth more fruit. The chastisement of God works in us things to the good. If we do not understand the carnal nature and that we have to take it off, and we must put on the new man, we will become bitter when God chastises us, and we will fall away. (The second ground in the parable of the sower!)
Matthew 5:23-26 in this passage of scripture we see again “The Judge”, If we have done something to a brother and have not made it right with him, Jesus the Judge, will throw us into prison, the prison is a demon!. God has not allowed any holes in His plan! He has it all worked out! Amen?
In Hebrews 12 it warns us about allowing bitterness to enter into us because of not following peace and holiness with all men, less a root of bitterness enter in and defile you and you fall from grace, and thereby many be defiled. This is a warning to us that there are many pit falls that we can fall into if we are not carefull!
God Is In Control!