What About My Sin? (Part 1)

  • Wow! What a question. First of all, it’s the wrong question, because it’s not your sin, It’s His. Now don’t stop studying. I know there may be those of you who are completely offended by that statement. Just keep studying, if for no other reason than to see if I can prove that statement.

    Let’s begin with this. He became sin for you so you could become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

    2 Corinthians 5:21 (King James Version)

    21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

    The Amplified says:

    21 For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].

    Did you notice that it said “that we MIGHT be made…”? Or that we MIGHT become? Why do you suppose that is? Did you read right past that? Well, lets study it for just a moment. As I did that, I came up with this. We might become, but we won’t become, if we don’t become. What do I mean by that. Jesus provided everything for us to become righteous, but He doesn’t force us. We must choose or receive the amazing free gifts He has provided. So we might become if we do BE and do COME, or if we do BECOME. It’s our choice.

    So, how many of your sins were in the future when Jesus died on the Cross? Did God know about all your sins before you committed them? So, when Jesus died, did He settle them all at that time?

    Let’s see if we can answer these questions. You get this and you’ll get set free from the fleshly attitude that you need to continually ask forgiveness for your sin. That you need to continually perform for God.

    Would God send His only Son to bear our sin becoming sin itself, then judge Him without mercy for that sin if His sacrifice wasn’t enough. NO! Yet, many Christians act as though it wasn’t enough. They continue to believe God is withholding His blessing because of their sin. Time to learn the truth.

    Here’s the problem in the Christian community today. People just won’t let the Bible get in the way of their theology. Religious traditions and widely accepted teaching become the basis of their beliefs rather than the Bible.

    The results of this are obvious. Their relationship with Christ is profiting them little, or less than God intended. They’ve accepted Jesus as their Savior but their healing is not manifesting. They’re unhappy, depressed, fearful, and full of unbelief. That shouldn’t be. I encourage you to allow the Bible, the truth of scripture, to get right in the middle of your theology.

    Let me start by making this radical statement, which is nothing new for me to do. If you’re conscious of sin then you truly don’t understand the grace of your salvation through Jesus.

    It sounds radical, but it’s true. This is totally different than the way most people think. I’m not saying this to hurt anybody. I understand. I used to struggle with the same thing and sometimes have to remind myself to stop thinking wrong. It’s different than what most of us have been told.

    This is what scripture declares. God is not imputing, or laying to our account, our sin. In fact it’s just the opposite. The lie is that you’re a sinner and you have to do something to make up for your sins. That’s the enemy’s ploy to keep you weak and in bondage. God says you’re righteous and holy and your sins have been totally forgiven and forgotten. He doesn’t put a scoop of your sins back on your clean plate.

    2 Corinthians 5:19 reads “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation,” (emphasis mine).

    Sin consciousness has been ground into us. Grace is not the way of the world. Your employer doesn’t hire you by grace, and promise to pay no matter what you do. They have expectations of performance.

    In marriage, spouses don’t always love each other unconditionally even in most Christian families. Children are either rewarded or punished based on their performance.

    In this earth almost everything is based on performance. That forces us to focus on our weaknesses. That performance mentality then transfers into religion where we are taught to focus on our sin.

    However, where God is concerned, it’s just the opposite. In fact, sin isn’t even an issue with God. Why? Because our sin is not being imputed, or charged, to our account. It’s being charged to Jesus’ account, and He already paid the bill.

    Oh, you ought to be shouting right now, but I know why you’re not. We are such a religious people that we can not get by the mistaken notion that it’s performance that wins favor with God.

    I know a lot of churches that would throw me out for saying this stuff, but it’s what scripture teaches. It’s time to let the scriptures get in the way of wrong theology.

    Hebrews 9:11-12 in the Easy To Read (ERV) says it so clearly.

    11 But Christ has already come to be the high priest. He is the high priest of the good things we now have. But Christ does not serve in a place like the tent that those other priests served in. He serves in a better place. Unlike that tent, this one is perfect. It was not made by anyone here on earth. It does not belong to this world.

    12 Christ entered the Most Holy Place only one time—enough for all time. He entered the Most Holy Place by using his own blood, not the blood of goats or young bulls. He entered there and made us free from sin forever.

    I don’t think it can be much clearer than this. “Made us free from SIN forever.” How can anyone declare they have sin after seeing that absolute truth in scripture. It boggles my mind how religion and legalism have twisted the truth regarding sin into such error.

    If words mean anything, think about these words. Jesus entered in once. Do you know what once means in the Greek? It means once. It means He doesn’t do it over and over again.

    Every time you sin, the Lord does not have to wait until you repent, and then get that sin “under the blood”. The reason I put “under the blood” in quotes is because it is one of the great lies in the church. Time to slaughter another sacred cow. Time to cut off the head of another one of religions pet snakes.

    You’ve heard this before. Our sins are under the blood of Christ. Now this sounds good, but it’s not truth. I know this will shake up a bunch of religious legalists, but scripture proves this is not truth.

    In the old testament, the priests offered the blood to COVER the sins of the people. Hebrews says that the new covenant blood of Jesus is a better sacrifice. His blood did not cover our sins. His blood took away our sins.

    Hebrews 9:26 – “put away sin”. Jesus came to put away sin. Put away means to disannul, destroy, abolish. 1 John 3:5 says “You know that He appeared in order to take away sins.”

    John the baptist said “Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” So our sins are not under the blood of Jesus, they have been taken away and abolished. Not just the sins up to the point of salvation, but all sin, including the ones you’ll commit today and forever. All forgiven, all taken away and abolished. All forgotten by God. It’s the finished work of Christ at the cross.

    Most Christians believe that when you’re born again you get your sins forgiven up to that point. Then every time you sin after becoming a Christian, you’ve got to run to the Lord with that sin and confess and repent or you could be lost. If not lost and on your way to hell, then at the very least, God would not fellowship with you. He certainly wouldn’t answer your prayers.

    If that were true, then everybody would be on their way to hell. There isn’t a person on this earth who doesn’t have either a known or an unknown unconfessed sin. Or, if sin just means the loss of relationship with God and unanswered prayers, then God wouldn’t have a single person qualified to receive an answer to prayer or fellowship with Him.

    So here’s the big question. Was Jesus enough or not? This is a huge issue. It’s the reason 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. Then out of the other side, they say that He is still judging them for sin. Those are incompatible statements.

    We will continue to study this subject in part 2 with more scriptures that bring truth. We'll start by answering the question what is it that makes us completely clean from the evil WE have done? The answer - His Blood. You'll notice from the scriptures shown that it MAKES us completely clean. It does the work. WE DON’T! Grace and Peace.