Sin is an issue that seems to preoccupy the church today; we are told about sin, we are told to examine ourselves for sin, we are asked to look for sin in our lives in order to remove it.
Well, let me tell you this; that kind of talk is not appropriate for a born again believer living under the new covenant and under grace.
Sin is no longer an issue between you and God as it has been dealt with once and for all through the finished work of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10 v 10, 12 and 14).
You have been reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5 v 18 and 19) and all your sin has been paid for, as has all the sin of the whole world to be precise (1 John 2 v 2).
Now this is not an excuse to go out and sin, as sin has earthly consequences on you and those around you; it is stupid to sin, but it does not alter how God wants to relate to you.
Under the law the priests had to continually apply the blood of animals to just cover for sin.
The people were always aware of sin as their sin was not removed or purged; it was simply covered until the next time they sinned.
The writer to the Hebrews says that if they had been purged of their sin they should have no more conscience of it (Hebrews 10 v 2).
This means they would not have even had to think about sin, let alone examine themselves or be preoccupied with it.
He said this of course to also give us a picture of what it is like to live under new covenant grace.
We have been purged, our sin has been removed and God will not remember it anymore (Hebrews 10 v 17).
So we are living in a time when we can live out what the writer says in Hebrews 10 v 2.
We can live with no more conscience of sin; that is a reality of living under new covenant grace through the finished work of Jesus Christ.
It is not an excuse or a licence to sin, but it means that when we make a mistake we can confess (agree with what God says about our sin) and repent (change our mind and go in a different direction) and move on without guilt and condemnation.
Focussing on sin instead of the Son will result in guilt and condemnation in your life.
Jesus died to be the propitiation for all your sin, so stop thinking on sin and stay focussed on the Son, stay focussed on Jesus and His finished work.
God does not remember your sin, so what gives you the right to?
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ and thank you that all my sin has been paid for once and for all”.
Hebrews 10 v 2…..For then would they not have ceased to be offered? Because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sin