Perfection Required of This Generation

God told Noah that he was perfect in his generation and God called Job a perfect man.  God has a standard of perfection that each generation needs to meet to be in His perfect will.  God has a perfect will that He requires for each man and each generation.

God’s perfect will for Noah was to be (at God’s direction) a preacher of righteousness; warn of a coming flood; to build an ark; save a portion of every kind of animal and eight humans alive from the flood.  Noah obeyed God’s commands and overcame the world; so God called him perfect.

Job was a man of deep faith in God and hated evil.  God let the devil go first after his possessions than let him put Job in great pain; yet he remained faithful he overcame the devil and God called him perfect.

We do not read in the Bible that Daniel was a perfect man; but Daniel overcame the lions (a type of the flesh); so Daniel overcame the flesh.

Each of these men Noah, Job, and Daniel did what God had called them to do and so were perfect in their generation.

What is the standard of perfection God requires of this generation?  In Revelation 7 we read that the winds of tribulation were not to blow till the 144,000 were sealed in their foreheads.  In Revelation 14: 1 we read that the seal in their foreheads is the Father’s Name.  In Revelation 22: 4 we see all God’s servants in the New Jerusalem will have the Father’s Name in their foreheads.

What is the Father’s seal the Father’s Name in their foreheads?  Romans 12 says, be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your minds.  Transformed in Romans 12 is the Greek word we get our word metamorphoses from; this word is used to describe the new birth in another place; this transformation will put the Father’s Nature in our minds.

Paul says in Ephesians 4: 24 “Put on the new man who after God is created in righteousness and true holiness”.  Colossians 3: 10 says the new man is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him.  The new man is our born again spirit we must bring this same new birth into our souls; in the mean time keep putting the spirit man in charge.

We know when we speak of God’s Name we are really speaking of His Nature.  When we were born again God’s Nature was put in our spirits giving our spirits the Nature of our Father.  Every seed brings forth after its own kind.  11 Peter 1: 4 Peter says, we are partakers of the Divine Nature.  1 John 3: 9 John says, that whosoever is born of God can not sin for God’s Seed (Nature) is in him and he can not sin; this refers only to our spirits as of today the soul and the body can and does still sin.

1 Peter 1: 3 speaks of our new birth in the past tense referring to the new birth of our spirits; but in verse 23 he put the new birth in the on going present tense referring to our souls.  Peter speaks of the salvation of the soul in almost all of 1 Peter 1.

1 Peter 1: 9 he says, “Receiving the end of your Faith, even the salvation of your souls”.  1 Peter 1: 23 he says “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God which liveth and abideth forever”.  We see that (being born again) is in the on going present tense meaning our souls must be saved little by little.

What is inferred by these few of many, many verses is that God’s mark in our foreheads is God’s Nature in our minds (born again souls).  When our souls are born again we will not think any evil thoughts nor can we be tempted to; than our souls will have the same perfection as our spirits (the new man) already has (righteousness and true holiness).

What than is God’s requirement of perfection for this generation?  For the First Fruit company (the 144,000) must have born again souls before the tribulation can begin if God is going to have a people who can stand in the tribulation.

Jesus said as He went to the cross, “Satan cometh and hath nothing in me”; in the tribulation there must be a people who can say, “Satan cometh and hath nothing in me.

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