When will God forgive Sins and How?- Part 2

   

"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

 

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.

Jesus Christ shed his blood on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. God gives his grace to humble people who obey God. As they overcome sins by his grace, Christ forgives their sins through his blood.

Jesus Christ became a man to take away the cycle of sin and forgiveness and to establish one time sacrifice and one time forgiveness. And Jesus Christ has successfully established it. Did he establish it in your life?

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When will God forgive Sins and How?- Part 2

Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be upon you.

This is part 2 of a two parts message. If you have not listened to part 1, please check it out for the complete message. Thank you.

Let me start by referring Heb 10:9 He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. The first is the repetitive system of sins and sacrifices. God took it away by destroying the Jerusalem temple. He started the second by his sacrifice on the cross. He gives grace to the humble obedient people so that they may overcome sins. And thus he sanctifies them. Then he forgives their past sins. Thus he perfects their sanctification and he establishes the second system. We saw this in part 1. Let me continue it with additional scriptures.

Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; This verse says that we all have committed sins. So, we all have to come to God for forgiveness. 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. The word Justified has two meanings. Here it means that the Lord Jesus Christ with his grace converts a sinner into a just person, and thus a sinner is justified. But false preachers say that God just calls a sinning person as justified for silly reason. This is fraud. God is righteous and holy. He will not call a sinning person justified. 25... to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past. By vs 24 they do not commit sins no more because of grace. By vs 25 his blood forgives the past sins, that were committed before they came to grace, making their salvation complete. False preachers say that the past, present and future sins are forgiven by his blood and they call this also as grace. But, it is not so. Grace is the workmanship of God. The blood is the scarifies on the cross. These are two entirely different functions of God. They try to bury grace under the blood so that people may not recognize the workmanship of God. It is the ignorance on the part of the people and it is a deliberate deception on the part of Satan.

Next Scripture: 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, ... the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. Here, the blood is applied after we walk in the light as he is in the light. That is, God forgives our past sins, after we walk without sinning, but not before.

Let me read the next verse. 1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. The false preachers love this verse. They explain this verse as if we must always be sinning in order to be truthful. Or, if we live with no sin, we must not say it out, because it will become a lie according to this verse. This is deception. Let us see. Verse 7 and 8 goes together. It is one sentence after the other. It says in a way that if we do not walk in the light as he is in the light, we still have sin that is not forgiven. We should not hide our sins and we must come to God for forgiveness. That is all verse 8 says. It does not say that we will be keep on sinning until we die. But, if we walk in the light, we will have no sin and we are already forgiven according verse 7. Let us see verse 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, let me stop here, it says the same as verse 7. Here confession is not to make a mere statement of sin, but it should be confessing to forsake our sins as in Prov 28:13. Then God forgives, and he does something else also. What is it? Now, let me refer the complete verse: 9| and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. What is unrighteousness? Righteousness and unrighteousness are our natures. One causes us to obey God and the other cause us to commit sin. Unrighteousness is the root of sins. When God cleanse us from all unrighteousness, the roots that cause us to sin are pulled out and are destroyed. This is the work of grace. That is, as God gives us victory over sins, he also forgives our past sins. Thus, he establishes the second system in us.

Next scripture: Acts 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. Jesus Christ is doing it. Who can challenge God that he cannot do it? Acts 26:18 ... to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins... See, in order to receive forgiveness, they have to be turned away from sin first. This is why God first sanctifies them and then perfects them. Who can challenge God that he cannot make anybody perfect?

Let me sum it up. The Old Testament sacrifices did not sanctify the people. So, they were not turned away from sinning. But they were just ceremonially forgiven. In the New Testament, the grace of God first turns them away from sinning and then the blood of Jesus Christ forgives their past sins. God's will is take away the repetitious cycle of sin and sacrifice and to establish a system that can sanctify and perfect his people. So, he took away the first and established the second as in Heb10:9. Have God established you in the second system? If not, why don't you ask him to give you his true grace?

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