Archive for July, 2013

I’ve blogged about grace a lot lately but I think I need to dedicate a post about how sin impacts us, and our relationship with God.  In this previous post Jo.seph Prin.ce specified he is against sin and that it has consequences, but in this teaching of An.drew Wom.mack called Spirit, Soul and Body he explains it really well:

Hebrews 9: 24-28 (AMP): 24 For Christ (the Messiah) has not entered into a sanctuary made with [human] hands, only a copy and pattern and type of the true one, but [He has entered] into heaven itself, now to appear in the [very] presence of God on our behalf.

25Nor did He [enter into the heavenly sanctuary to] offer Himself regularly again and again, as the high priest enters the [Holy of] Holies every year with blood not his own.

26For then would He often have had to suffer [over and over again] since the foundation of the world. But as it now is, He has once for all at the consummation and close of the ages appeared to put away and abolish sin by His sacrifice [of Himself].

27And just as it is appointed for [all] men once to die, and after that the [certain] judgment,

28Even so it is that Christ, having been offered to take upon Himself and bear as a burden the sins of many once and once for all, will appear a second time, not to carry any burden of sin nor to deal with sin, but to bring to full salvation those who are [eagerly, constantly, and patiently] waiting for and expecting Him.”

“One sacrifice dealt with your sins past, present and even the ones you haven’t committed.  When you come to the Lord He forgives you of all sins – past, present and future and when you sin it is still important for you to repent and turn from that sin, and I’m going to talk about that, but it doesn’t affect God because He sees you in the spirit and in the spirit you were created righteous and truly holy, you were sealed, vacuum packed with the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit retains its purity and holiness regardless of what you do in your flesh.

Now does this mean that, man you are just free to go live in sin because God is a Spirit and he sees you in the spirit and in your spirit you are holy.  Well as far as God is concerned, once you accept His sacrifice He forgave you of all your sin, past, present and future, so as far as God is concerned, your actions are not going to change God’s view of you.  Your goodness doesn’t make Him love you more and your badness does not make Him love you less.  He loves you because you accepted the atonement of Jesus and that caused you to be born from above, become a new creature and you’re sealed and it remains that way – it doesn’t fluctuate, but if you think that just frees you to go and live in sin, you are just stupid.  I don’t mean that bad, but it’s stupid.

Romans 6:16 (AMP):  16 Do you not know that if you continually surrender yourselves to anyone to do his will, you are the slaves of him whom you obey, whether that be to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience which leads to righteousness (right doing and right standing with God)?”

If you go out and live in sin, your spirit will still retain its holiness – if you are truly born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit and so God can still love you and fellowship with you on the basis of who you are in the spirit, but you have just thrown the door wide open to the devil.  He is going to come in and eat your lunch and pop the bag.  He will destroy you if you give him inroad into your life and you will get sickness, you will have poverty, in your soulish realm you will have fear, oppression…  Sin makes you dull, non perceptive to the things of God, it hardens your heart towards God, there is not a single good thing that comes from sin.  So if you go out and live in sin you are just stupid, but I’m trying to say, God loves you stupid!  God is not mad at you!  God is not judging you based on your sin but if you have any smart you will not go and live in sin and if you do live in sin then you will be quick to repent.  It’s like when you live in sin, when you wilfully go out and sin against God, you just threw the door open to the devil and he has a legal right to come in into your life and cause problems, but when you acknowledge that what you’ve done is wrong and you confess it and turn from it, it’s like you kick him out and shut and lock the door.  You now have taken away his legal right and this forgiveness that was already in your spirit, now because you are in agreement with who you are in Christ and what He says about you, the power and the victory that is in your spirit comes flooding out into your soul and cleanses you of your condemnation, it floods out into your body and takes away his right to dominate you with sickness or with poverty and you get free from the dominion that he had in your life through your sin.  It is super important that you understand that that sin did not contaminate or destroy who you are in the spirit.  You still are who you are in the spirit because by one offering He has perfected you forever.”

Hebrews 10:10-14 (AMP):  10 And in accordance with this will [of God], we have been made holy (consecrated and sanctified) through the offering made once for all of the body of Jesus Christ (the Anointed One). 

11 Furthermore, every [human] priest stands [at his altar of service] ministering daily, offering the same sacrifices over and over again, which never are able to strip [from every side of us] the sins [that envelop us] and take them away—

12 Whereas this One [Christ], after He had offered a single sacrifice for our sins [that shall avail] for all time, sat down at the right hand of God,

13 Then to wait until His enemies should be made a stool beneath His feet.

14 For by a single offering He has forever completely cleansed and perfected those who are consecrated and made holy.”


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