Category Archives: My perfect union with God

Q236 “am I still a sinner?”

I give myself between 450 to 500 words to write a post, that’s not always enough words to make plain every aspect of the subject matter, but today I want to leave readers with absolute certainty about what I hold to be true.

A few days ago someone made this comment to me; “for Christ’s sake, why don’t you stop playing around and tell people they are sinners?”, or words to that effect.

The answer is simply because; we are not sinners!!!  this blog aims at renewing the minds of believers, (that’s not to say that if an unbeliever stumbles upon my blog I don’t want them to read it ~ but they cannot yet have their mind renewed because the Spirit of God has not yet made His home in them, and so they need to face up to their need for a saviour first); ~ but they are not the group that I am writing to. I am writing to believers… and they are not sinners.

This statement may seem like presumptuous sacrilege to some people, and indeed it would be if it depended on my own efforts, but it has nothing to do with my efforts ~ it is 100% the outcome of the shed blood of Christ.

John 16: 8-11 tells us; “And He (the Holy Spirit), when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment; 1. concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; 2. and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; 3. and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged”. Lets unpack this; The Holy Spirit will convict the unsaved of their sin and their need for a saviour, He will convict the saved of their righteousness in Christ, and He will convict satan that he stands condemned. The Holy Spirit no longer convicts the believer of sin, because the blood of Christ has destroyed sin on their behalf, if He were to convict believers of sin he would be declaring that the blood of Christ was not enough.

Yet; that is exactly what many Christians are taught the world over, they are taught that sin remains in them, that they must continually confess it to retain their standing with God ~ this teaching is the biggest miscarriage of the truth possible, it is a lie from the pit of hell, as Paul puts it “it is another gospel”. I will not have a bar of that teaching, it is the most destructive, debilitating, deception yet invented by the religious controllers.

You might say; ‘but I still sin’… yes, we all fail, we all get things wrong, we all miss the mark ~ simply put; we forget or fail to live in our new identity in Christbut our new nature is sinless regardless, we were made perfect by His blood.

Graeme

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Q2. “does God love me ?”

For the second day in a row this question seems a bit too elementary to be a part of a serious blog…

Every Christian knows the general truth about God’s love, we know ‘God is love’ and John 3:16 ‘God so loved the world’ but then we go on to base our self worth in what we do,  how we look, how good a parent we are, our contribution to church or charity. That is because as much as we appreciate the new covenant that came with Christ it is difficult to escape the gravitational pull of the old covenant as we live out our daily lives.

The old covenant has left an indelible imprint on our mind that goes something like this; God’s love flows into my life as I attempt to live a life worthy of Him. The more genuine I am in my devotion and service to God – the more His love and pleasure are released to me. It certainly is the way of the world to function this way and it takes a huge shift in thinking to escape from it. Taking a general truth and making it a personal reality are 2 different things.

The fact is that God’s love is able to flow freely in our lives because Christ released us from the curse that was over us. That curse was a works based practice of performing religious activities – even good ones like prayer, bible study and worship. By satisfying the law’s requirements, Christ has set me free forever from any form of expectation I might think God has of me. In fact the more I try to win God’s favour by doing good, the more I diminish the complete work of Christ.

God say’s; come to me confidently clothed and identified in Christ – when you do that my pleasure and favour are released like a flood.

Imagine God is behind a one way mirror, constantly enjoying you because He views you in perfect union with Christ His precious perfect Son.

Now thats what I call ‘the GOOD news’….

Graeme

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