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Re: Thoughts on what brings God's blessings

It seems to me the main reason anyone receives a blessing or blessings from God is because God is a loving, gracious Father who enjoys doing good to His creation, even allowing the rain to fall on the just and the unjust, so all may grow a crop, have a harvest, be fed, clothed, and cared for, and etc.

Luke 6:35,

35. ...for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

And if we, being evil, know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more does our Heavenly Father know how to give the greatest gift of all, the Holy Spirit (with all that that means), to those who but ask Him?

So, while there are greater, more wonderful blessings available to the believer who has received the Holy Spirit, generally speaking, blessings come from the Father of Lights because God is Love and, out of the abundance of His goodness, daily loads us all with His benefits.
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What verses do you use which say we have no longer the ability to sin.
Which would indicate no free will to choose. You do understand the implications of what you just posted?

Is there scripture that says after we die and go to heaven in our glorified state that we can still choose to sin? We will be like him, does he have the ability to sin? I think not !
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Is there scripture that says after we die and go to heaven in our glorified state that we can still choose to sin? We will be like him, does he have the ability to sin? I think not !
I see you are loosely quoting 1 John 3:5? What about 1 John 3:7? You are to be as righteous as Jesus NOW. Or what about 1 John 3:3? We are told to purerify ourselves to be as pure as Jesus. That’s way before any glorified body, right? Sorry, you have no scripture for becoming a ecclesiastical Stepford wife in heaven. You either get to abide in Jesus now, or you won’t be in heaven later.
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I see you are loosely quoting 1 John 3:5? What about 1 John 3:7? You are to be as righteous as Jesus NOW. Or what about 1 John 3:3? We are told to purerify ourselves to be as pure as Jesus. That’s way before any glorified body, right? Sorry, you have no scripture for becoming a ecclesiastical Stepford wife in heaven. You either get to abide in Jesus now, or you won’t be in heaven later.
I was referring to when one does they are in a glorified state as he is making the ability to sin impossible when in heaven. If you dont believe that, which in my opinion os biblically clear, I dont know what else to say.
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I was referring to when one does they are in a glorified state as he is making the ability to sin impossible when in heaven. If you dont believe that, which in my opinion os biblically clear, I dont know what else to say.
When one does what when they are in a glorified state?
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When one does what when they are in a glorified state?
That was typo, meant when one dies.
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Please demonstrate the truth of your claim.
I guess the answer is no, then?
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Here's my question, will their be people still actively sinning in heaven?
According to scripture we understand there are 3 Heavens. If your referring to the third Heaven where the Spirit of God dwells, No, there is no sin there. As we live a sinless life on this earth where sin is ever present, when we die from this body and enter our reward, we enter a place where no sin exists, and we will not have the ability to accept sin over righteousness. We chose what we desired while on this earth, you either chose sin which will lead to death, or you chose to live according to the plan of God and we are “blessed” (used the marks, because of the topic) with eternal life with him.
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So no free will in heaven?
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So no free will in heaven?
Sure sounds like it.

Jesus tells the woman caught in adultery go sin no more. The healed blind man to go sin no more unless something worse happens. John tells his students that if they sin they are of Satan. But Jesus or any of the apostles then say that free will ends with a glorified body? People look at heaven being sinless and God being sinless, and then say that our own death, burial, and resurrection transform us into a new creature unable to ever sin. Yet the New Testament stresses that we are to be free from sin, living overcoming lives, being perfect as God is perfect, being as righteous and pure as Jesus. All these things possible now. Jesus died, Jesus was buried, Jesus resurrected, and we are to abide in Him. You can’t be abiding in Him, and then at some later date get some jump start to make you sinless in order to live in heaven. We just don’t have a logical outline where that is taught. You can’t be part of the body, and be part of the harlot. Sweet water doesn’t come out of a cess pool. That is the New Testament teaching. Not waiting for pie in the sky by and by.
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