Study In James – Jas 5:19-20 If Any of You Do Err…

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Study In James – Jas 5:19-20 If Any of You Do Err…

Jas 5:19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
Jas 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

First of all the word “err” means ;

G4105
πλανάω
planaō
plan-ah’-o
From G4106; to (properly cause to) roam (from safety, truth, or virtue): – go astray, deceive, err, seduce, wander, be out of the way.
Total KJV occurrences: 39

Let’s see these definitions in scripture so we can get a deeper understanding of what this word means. Because to err from truth is the crux of all scripture, the reason we are led by God to study scripture is to make sure we have the truth and are not in error. We are taught that we must try all words and make sure they are truth. I thought I had truth for 42 years and was deceived the whole time, and still today I have false doctrines in me that must be purged.

2Ti 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
2Ti 3:15 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.
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

These “holy scriptures”, and “all scripture”, are speaking of the Old Testament because that is all that Timothy had at the time from which to learn. We know that the new testament is now part of those holy scriptures that are inspired by God, but back then all they had was the Old Testament and usually just the first five books. Let’s return to the word ‘err’.

1Jn 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
1Jn 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
1Jn 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

It is imperative that we point out that the sons of God in these verses are the ‘new man’. The world that my old man grew up around does not know the new man. They are comfortable with the old man and have no use for this new man who walks according to the law of Christ. And it is imperative that we point out that every new man that is in the Body of Christ be purified from all the daughters of men/false doctrines.

Gen 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

There is not ONE doctrine of Babylon in us and Babylon in the world that is not tainted with heresy. EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING we ever learned while still the old man, while still the first Adam, is tainted and must be destroyed, not one stone shall be left upon another. When we think that there was something good at all in our old person, we are not telling the truth and are still being deceived by the doctrine of Babylon in us.

Mat 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. (they were showing Him the buildings of the old temple that He had left, the first Adam)
Mat 24:2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

Every stone of false doctrine that we stood upon must be torn down. It is all erring from the truth. Every stone of the temple of Adam must be torn down and thrown to the earth to show its worthlessness. This is where we are deceived and err from the truth. We are taught by our natural old man that we are individual gods, separate and independent from the true God. Christ, Who created all things and all things consist by Him (Col 1:16-17), held up the old man in Adam. It was in this old man that He showed how God’s law was in contrast to who Adam was. So when in Matthew 24:1-2 it says that Christ went out and departed from the temple, it was a parable of Him holding back the man of sin as stated in 2Thessalonians 2:6-7, until He/Christ left the temple and let the man of sin be revealed, who Christ then destroyed in us with the brightness of His coming after He resurrected from that dead old man.

2Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2Th 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

It is Christ, Who created the man of sin in us and in the world, who is withholding him, holding him back until Christ’s time has come to be revealed to the world in us and to the world itself through us, The Christ of Christ. This is where we need to be converted from, this lie that we are the ones holding ourselves back and that we have freewill to be good or be converted and change ourselves, of course with God’s help! When Christ stops restraining us or the world in general, we will destroy ourselves and everything around us. He is the One Who restrains us or allows us to be a monster, not ourselves. But it is in His unrestraining the man of sin that He shows us who we are. As the literal Jews and literal Romans were unrestrained by God, the man of sin in the world of all of us was revealed, and Christ was crucified. So we are converted from the man of sin to a Son of God, when the man of sin is revealed and is then destroyed by the brightness of THE WORD. After the destruction of the man of sin and not one stone is left standing, the Son of God does appear in us as The Sun of Righteousness, and we shall be known as we are known.

1Co 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

So to convert one from being in error is to show them Who Christ is in God. It is to show them who they are and what they are from birth and that they are being created. However, this conversion is also a lifetime of conversion and of creation. We were born a perfectly created sinning machine, a man of sin, and we were created that way by God. The Babylonian doctrine teaches we are created perfect and then we corrupt our own way (Psa 51:5).

Erring from the truth is believing you have something to offer God. When God had me walking in error I would say that God was in control of all things but that I still had freewill. I thought that my good works were just that, my good works which I performed after “I CHOSE CHRIST”. Before “I CHOSE CHRIST” I thought my evil works were just that, my evil works. But when He showed me the abomination of desolation that sat upon the throne of my heart, that creation was killed with the brightness of Christ’s second coming, and now my earth is being recreated.

Jas 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

This verse allows us to see how we are the Christ of Christ, that we are the saviours of the world;

Oba 1:21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

Neh 9:27 Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.

Being a saviour does not mean we are saving the flesh from the judgment of God. They believe that in giving them this understanding they can have a better life in this world. Rather God is delivering them into judgment, to be saved from everlasting death. We are sent to deliver them from death by going through the second death. This second death, of which we are going through now ourselves, is the lake of fire. The lake of fire is a symbol of who we are as those who carry the word of God to them as it was carried to us.

Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

“Whosoever was not found written in the book of life” is all of mankind from the beginning of the world, because flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.

1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Delivering the soul from death

We have been taught in the Babylonian train of thought that the soul is an immortal being which has always lived. It teaches that somehow we existed in eternity past in this soul being. However, scripture tells us that the soul is created.

1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

“WAS MADE” a living soul. This is how a soul becomes a “living soul” in these verses of Ezekiel;

Eze 37:1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
Eze 37:2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
Eze 37:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
Eze 37:4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
Eze 37:5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
Eze 37:6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Eze 37:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
Eze 37:8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
Eze 37:9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
Eze 37:10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
Eze 37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
Eze 37:12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
Eze 37:13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
Eze 37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.

He creates the dry bones of the man, He covers it in sinews, which keeps the bones together, then He covers it in skin, which protects the sinews from drying up, and then He breathes His spirit into man and he becomes a living soul. The spirit is not the soul, nor is the soul the spirit. The spirit is what gives the soul life – God “… breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man BECAME a living soul” (Gen 2:7). In the above verses from Ezekiel we see that the word ‘breath’ and ‘wind’ are synonymous, and we know from John 3:5-8 that Christ tells us that the wind represents the spirit of God, and His words are spirit.

Joh 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Joh 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Joh 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Joh 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

We can see that when God dragged me to Pete Wilson’s website in October of 2014 as dry bones and I read the things that Pete had prophesied, I became a quickening spirit. I was a living soul before that, but living for the flesh, not God. If the living soul does not receive the wind of the prophesy of Jesus Christ and repent from living for itself, that soul will die. Before that soul can have life, it must go through the lake of fire where it will receive the wind of the prophesy of Jesus Christ and repent from living for the flesh. The soul is the individual qualities in us which God created, that make each of us individuals. When those individual qualities are focused on the creation itself, they take on the characteristics of a terrestrial body. When those qualities are focused on the Creator, they take on the characteristics of a celestial body. The first must die before the second can live.

1Co 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
1Co 15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
1Co 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
1Co 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
1Co 15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

The last part of the verse (Jas 5:20) “shall hide a multitude of sins” means that when one is converted, he also repents, and when we repent from worshipping the beast, we sin less and less. However, it also means that when we can acknowledge the total sovereignty of God our eyes are opened to why we did what we did and how it was all part of the plan of God in our life to bring us to the knowledge of the truth. These are truths that set a person free from the bondage of the Babylonian doctrines that have kept us in bondage our whole lives.

2Ti 3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
2Ti 3:15 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.
2Ti 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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