Perfect Even As The Father
Jesus said this. Perfection in Christ is attainable.
Key Witness Testimony~
My husband gave me the testimony of the key witness. He told me that Jesus said, “Be ye perfect even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” The key witness is Jesus.
When this goes to trial, this testimony will blow the jury’s minds – being as perfect as God himself. But what Jesus told us is the key. That will make them think. This testimony goes against a lot of beliefs and doctrines that they might have heard. The judge, however, will have to warn the jury not to have prior prejudices. They must listen to the testimony and the facts.
God Will Have A Perfect And Holy People
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Perfection is not only possible, but Jesus commanded us to obtain it.
∞ God said that Noah was “perfect in his generation.”
∞ He told Abraham “I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.”
∞ He told the Israelites, “Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.” He was referring to obeying all of his laws.
∞ David said, “God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.”
Because of God’s Love for man, he desires to share all of him, his perfection. This is evidenced with Noah and Abraham and others. Clearly there is a true perfecting of man that has been the will of the Father since the beginning.
Jesus was born a flesh man to prove that all men, male, female, bond, free, Jew and Gentile alike, can achieve his perfection. This is why he and the Father send the Holy Ghost. This is how great God, our Father, is: that he sent his only begotten Son to show us his ways, which are perfect.
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
According to Scripture, this is Perfection:
No Sin ⋅ Overcome Death ⋅ Glorious Body
Living Without Sin • Conquering Death • Obtaining the Glorious Body
Jesus Christ, our brother, desires that we be as he is: Perfect as he is Perfect.
I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made Perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them,
as thou hast loved me.
How Great is our God!
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 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, throughly furnished unto all good works. II Timothy 3:15-17
But let patience have her Perfect work, that ye may be Perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:4
Perfection is attainable. We can be Perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you Perfect. I Peter 5:10
The suffering we go through is, by far, worth the reward of glory:
The Crown of Life.
Jesus learned obedience by the things that he suffered.
Herein is our love made Perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. I John 4:17
As he is, so are we in this world. This speaks of equality: that oneness with the Father and the Son. It also speaks of Christ living in us now.
For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation Perfect through sufferings. Hebrews 2:10
Jesus was made Perfect through sufferings, and we shall come in the same way. The Father is bringing many sons into glory, the same glory Jesus had.
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be Perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. II Corinthians 13:11
Paul is telling the Corinthians to be Perfect… and as a result, the God of love and peace shall be with you.
We must understand why Christ came.
It was not to allow man a way to heaven. Under the law, there were already commandments, ordinances and sacrifices to follow in order to be with God after we die. Therefore, Jesus did not come for that reason only.
He laid his life down for ALL, that man, woman and child need not die, but can obtain everlasting life – on this earth. That all need not see death, but rule with him on this earth in righteousness, as The Father and Christ intended from the very beginning.
We have to know this to achieve our high calling. The Holy Scripture, which is the inspired Word of God and absolute true promise to mankind, is the document given to prove this. Knowing the Word will lead us into all truth: knowing his will. Christ fought Satan with the Word.
For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never, with those sacrifices that they offered year by year, continually make the comers thereunto Perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? Hebrews 10:1-2
Now that Jesus made the way for the baptism of the Holy Ghost through his perfect sacrifice, we can become a Perfect Son of God like our dear brother Christ. He fulfilled the law.
And these all (Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Elijah, and the prophets), having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made Perfect.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, (the great men and women listed) let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 11:39-12:2
Even with all their faith and righteousness, these men and women are still waiting for us to come into Perfection so that they may join us on this earth. They will not receive the promise until we, the Church of the firstborn, come in.
But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made Perfect, and to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Hebrews 12:22-24
This is a remarkable statement, but, nevertheless, it is true. Believe the Word of God. Allow the Holy Ghost to purge out all the dross, the sin that taints us and keeps us from the promises of God.
Believe the Word of God
Finally I, Paul
Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you Perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words. Hebrews 13:20-22
Allow God’s word of correction, whether given through his servants, his Word, or his Spirit, do its Perfecting work. No chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those that heed it.
even as our Father in heaven.
Jesus tells us.
We are to rule this earth for him.
That’s our responsibility. That’s his love.
If we call him Father, then we are his sons.
Every Father gives his son an inheritance: to have what he has.
This is this greatness of our God: sharing all of himself.
Allow the great work of the Holy Ghost to pull out the ROOT OF SIN, that each of us might continue that great journey to Perfection: unto the measure and stature of Christ. He would not have commanded us to be Perfect if it were not attainable. Paul says we run a race to obtain a prize. The prize is Perfection, even as our Father, Perfect:
No sin, no death: all life, his life.
Who now can deny the truth?
For I have not found thy works perfect before God.