Many of us believe God is withholding blessing from us because of our sin. We don’t believe God could possibly bless us after all we have done in the past. Do you really think God would send Jesus to this earth to die for your sin and His sacrifice won’t be enough? Shed everything you’ve ever learnt about this and let’s look at the Bible together.
God is not laying sin to our account
The Bible is clear that God is not laying our sin to our account or imputing sin to us.
“that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.” II Corinthians 5:19
I understand that in life, we get rewarded for our performance and we have unknowingly brought this into Christianity, expecting God to reward us for the “good things” we are doing or believing that without performance, we can’t be righteous. It doesn’t operate that way in the kingdom of God. The Bible is clear about what God thinks of our righteousness:
“As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;” Romans 3:10
The issue of sin
. Oops, I said it. Yes, sin is not an issue with God. You want to know why? Please check Hebrews 9:11-12 and Hebrews 10:10-12, 14
The next question is this, what about 1 John 1:9?
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9
We need to confess it, not for the purpose of becoming born again, but because our flesh gets defiled. That gives Satan a legal right to function in our flesh (Rom. 6:15 -16).
Confessing we have sinned means we are coming back into agreement with God and out of agreement with the devil. That stops Satan from dominating us through that sin and draws the forgiveness and purity, which is already in our born-again spirits, out into our flesh.
All your sins are under the blood of Jesus. He does not have to die over and over again for your sins to be forgiven. Hebrews 9 already told us it was ONCE.
Believe that you are forgiven
Many of you continue to wallow in your guilty feeling believing that God could not have forgiven you and this is why many believe God isn’t healing them or prospering them. They say out of one side of their mouths that He loves them and sacrificed His Son, Jesus, for their salvation, and then out of the other side, they say that He is still judging them for sin. Those are incompatible!
Hebrews 9: 13-15 says,
“For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance,” (emphasis mine).
God is not condemning us when we sin; it’s our consciences that do it. We haven’t purged our consciences with the truth of what Jesus has done with sin. Satan knows that and is using it to condemn us and destroy our faith and confidence in God by reminding us we don’t deserve God’s blessing.
God does not give us what we deserve for our sins
Praise God, He isn’t giving you what you deserve; He is giving you what Jesus deserves. Jesus paid for sin one time, past, present, and even the sins you will commit in the future.
Hebrews 9:25-28 says,
“Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with the blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many,” (emphasis mine).
God knows the end from the beginning and He knew all the sins of the whole world. Jesus paid for all those committed before His sacrifice and for all that had not yet been committed. He made the payment once and it will never be made again.
The price for sin, all sin, has been paid by the sacrifice of Jesus!
We have received an eternal inheritance (Heb. 9:15) that cannot be taken away. Your inheritance is not temporary; it’s eternal. You aren’t disinherited and you don’t lose the benefits of being part of the family because of sin. To understand this, you have to see yourself as God sees you.
In your born-again spirit, you are as clean and holy and pure as Jesus is.
Religion has you looking at your flesh. It has you searching the soulish realm of thoughts, attitudes, and feelings. But that is not what God is looking at. He is looking at your spirit, the part of you that’s become a new creation.
Second Corinthians 5:17 says,
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
And in John 4:24 we read,
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
Sin does not affect your spirit.
What part of you is new? It’s not the flesh and it’s not the soul; it’s your born-again spirit. When you go to God in prayer and say “O God, I’m so ungodly and so unworthy, please forgive me, please answer my prayer,” you are not in the spirit; you are in the flesh. Your spirit is righteous, holy, and pure.
Am I saying sin is okay? Absolutely not!
When you sin, you give Satan an open door to the soul, your mind and emotions, as well as opportunity to destroy your physical body. It’s just stupid to open yourself up to the devil.
Some of you may still be thinking, Well, I know God died once for all men, but His sacrifice still must be applied whenever we sin. Let’s allow God’s Word to get in the way of this wrong theology again.
Hebrews 10:10-12, 14 says,
“By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God; For by one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified,” (emphasis mine).
This is not talking about your physical body or your soul; it’s talking about your born-again spirit. Your soul and your body can be defiled by sin, but your spirit never can; it’s sealed forever.
Maturity in the Christian life isn’t about trying to grow your spirit up; it’s trying to educate, or renew, your mind to what you already have in your spirit. Your spirit is already perfect! You already have the fruit of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, long-suffering, and the rest. Your spirit is always happy, always rejoicing, and always healthy.
God loves you even though you’ve messed up, even though you aren’t perfect.
He loves you not because of your performance but because of Jesus’ sacrifice. When you get the full revelation of the sacrifice of Jesus, it will change the way you see God forever.
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