When will God forgive Sins and How?- Part 1

   

"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 1

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

This is message is in two parts. Please listen to part 2 also for the complete message. Thank you.

God created us. He is the Lord and God. If we disobey God, it is sin and God will punish us for it. His punishment will be executed while we are in this world, or in eternity or in both. But, we can repent for our sins, reconcile, and make restitution. If we sin against someone we must reconcile with him first and come to God for forgiveness. Matt 5:23 if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Restitution is also included in reconciliation. The book of Exodus chapter 22 the whole chapter explains how to do restitution. It is not void in the New Testament. Punishments for crimes including restitution are to be executed by the governments of this world that is the body of Christ, local and federal governments, etc. As we set things right in the worldly level, then God forgives us. Many people ignore the world governments and say that God forgave them. It is not true. God does things by his principles. The governments are approved by God. But people use the name of God to evade the governments.

Now, let us see how and when God forgives sins? In Lev chapter 4, God was establishing sin sacrifices. By the way, sacrifices will not make the restitution obsolete. It is also God's principle. God told his people that if they commit sin in ignorance, they should offer sacrifices for their sins for forgiveness. But the key is, the sin should be in ignorance. So, when they have sinned in ignorance, they offer sacrifice for forgiveness. Then they have sinned again and gave sacrifices: sinned again and so on. It became perpetual and there was no end to it, and it is no more the sin of ignorance. God was no longer pleased in this routine. In the New Testament God has changed this first system to establish the second. Heb 10:6 says In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. That is, God is fed up with this system of sin and sacrifices cycle. 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. So, Jesus came to do the will of God, that is to change this system. So, one thing is sure that the second will not be the repetitive cycle of sinning and forgiveness. 10 ... we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all .... In the first system, they were never sanctified, but they were ceremonially forgiven. See, instead of the sacrifices of the old fashion, Jesus died once for all and no repetition of sacrifices. Through his sacrifice he sanctifies us. Sanctified means that he made us holy and set us apart for the use of God. Previously we were sinning, now we are made holy and we will not be sinning. So, there will be no need for anymore sacrifices. The routine of sinning and sacrificing is taken away. Let us look at verse 9 historically one more time. It says He taketh away the first - When Romans destroyed the Jerusalem temple on 63 AD, the sin sacrifice system was taken away and this scripture was fulfilled. He may establish the second - When Jesus Christ was crucified, the second system is fulfilled historically. But, the question is, is it fulfilled in your life? Is it fulfilled in my life? Let us continue.

14. by one offering he hath perfected them that are sanctified ... That is, even before the blood is applied they are already sanctified. The blood just perfected them. When were they sanctified? Let us look-

Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That is, God pulled us out of sin, placed us in Christ and in heavenly places, and says “by grace ye are saved;” This incident is not the second coming of Christ, neither it is the judgment of Christ, nor it is the forgiveness of sins. People were pulled out of sin and placed in Christ, and Christ is in heavenly places where there is no sin. Now they are engulfed in Christ and in the Spirit. It is called saved by grace. This is the first sanctification which is in Heb 10:14. They were sanctified before the forgiveness.

That is, God gives grace to a sinner. This grace stops the sins of the present and future. This is the first sanctification. But they had sin in the past, since they were pulled out of sins. Now, God forgives his past sins by the blood of Jesus Christ, perfecting sanctification. 9 He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

God summarize it again. 16 says ...the Lord saith, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; That is, as they submit themselves to God and God programs his laws into them so that they will do them and will not sin against them. then he says 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more, which is forgiveness of their past sins. They will not sin anymore because of grace and God forgives their past sins by the blood. Now, God has successfully established the second. Are you in the second system? If you are not, why don't you come into the second system, which is perfect sanctification, by the grace and the blood of Jesus Christ.

I will explain the rest in part 2. Please listen to that also.

Thank you. God bless you.

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