What about sin?

Are we confessing our sins today?
SIN IS SERIOUS

 

Sin is serious.  In the beginning, Adam and Eve were innocent. When they sin, they became self conscious and tried to cover themselves with fig leaves. God instead, gave them the skin of animals to cover themselves.

If humanity ever had a wake up call. This must have been it. Sin is serious, and fig leaves are not going to make it right. Trying to do good, is not good enough. Blood has to flow.

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. Do notice the word “all”, there are no exceptions.

THE LAW VS GRACE

THE LAW
God gave the law through Moses, to Israel, at mount Sinai. This is the Old Covenant. Priests had to sacrifice bulls and goats every day to atone for the sins of the people. Hebrews 10:11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
 
GRACE
The crucifixion changed everything. Hebrews 10:12-14 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God… For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
 
Jesus blood seized every offering. Hebrews 10:10 “And by that (God’s) will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. When we beg Him for mercy, we are asking Him to go back to the cross. The Bible says He died once, and for all. Thus, it includes you and me.
 
The gospel is believing that Christ died for you. Christ buried, and raise after three days. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). See more Covenant Friend, Jesus
 
Grace is not a theology. It is not a doctrine. It is a person, and His name is Jesus Christ.
 
I challenge you to find one place in the Bible where Jesus asked for a confession before he healed anyone. Jesus never talked about the sins of the people, not once.

THE SCHOOLMASTER

The law was the schoolmaster to steer the world to a Savior. Galations 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto christ, that we might be justified by faith.

God used a substitute, Moses, to gave the law under the Old Covenant.  When Jesus Christ came, He himself brought grace to us.  John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 

God is not interested in mere obedience. God is love, and He longs to have an intimate relationship with you. The cross dealt with our sin, therefore we can be close to God.

FAITH, REALLY?

Do you know that the Holy Spirit did not indwell everyone in the Old Testament, under the law. The Holy Spirit came after the crucifixion, at Pentacost. God knows how desperate we need the Holy Sprit.

It is very hard for us to understand that faith alone saves us. It is not natural. The flesh in us wants rules, the schoolmaster. The world functions by do good, get good.  God’s grace is out of step with the world.

That is why God send the Holy Spirit. To convince us, and once we’re convinced to keep it in us. It always wants to leave us.

How can we score better marks if there are no rules. Exactly! You score by believing in what Christ did for you. Blood saves you, not fig leaves.

SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS

Did you know that the so-called “unpardonable sins” does not exist in the Bible.

The only sin that God never forgives is when we reject his Son, Jesus Christ. When we are too proud to admit we need a Savior outside of ourselves, Jesus Christ. Galatians 2:21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”

It is hard to believe that our own pride is what stands between us and heaven. People insist on being a good person. It is like an alcoholic that refuses to admit he needs help.

SIN IS A CONDITION

The law was not designed to make you godly, but to expose your ungodliness.

We did not become sinners by committing sin, but because of Adam’s sin. By the same token, we become righteous not because of what we do. But, because of what Jesus did at the cross. Romans 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. This is the reason why the Bible calls Jesus the “last Adam” and the “second Man.”

WHAT TO DO?

Rest in what Christ did for you, His finished work at the cross. Rejoice in the fact that your sins has been dealt with. It has been punished on Another.

You do not need to punish yourself!

God is not in the business to change people’s habits. He will change your heart. Sin loses its appeal when you encounter the Person of grace, Jesus Christ. It will make you desire a lifestyle that guards the glory of Jesus Christ. Romans 6:14 “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” 

Trust God to bring forth fruit in you, living a holy life!

You need to understand that you are a sinner, it will propel you to find a Saviour. Pain is what propels you to find a doctor, but when you find him, don’t insist on being sick. Take your medicine, and be grateful.

Remind yourself that you are forgiven, and thank God for it. Rejoice in Jesus Christ. That is the best confession there is.

Sources used for what about sin?:

Reign by Joseph Prince

https://www.blueletterbible.org/faq/don_stewart/don_stewart_1327.cfm

More sources used for what about sin?:

https://biblehub.com

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