Posts Tagged ‘sin’

Hebrews 1:3

Amplified Bible (AMP)

He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the [a]out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,

Jesus has purged our sins. He has taken us from unrighteousness to righteousness. The thing that is so awesome is that Jesus upholds, maintains, guides and propels the universe by His mighty word. God’s Word is the same yesterday, today and forever. When you receive the Lord Jesus as your Savior, all your sins are purged. Purged in the New Oxford American Dictionary means: rid (someone) of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition. The purpose of purging is to get rid of something that holds you back. Purging helps you by propelling you forward. How? When you confess and repent of the unrighteous behavior, you purge out all sin. Sin holds you down or holds you back. Purging brings deliverance. Deliverance allows you to move forward without hindrances. Memories of your sins hold you back and this is called condemnation. Condemnation comes from satan and he will help you to recall your old sins which have already been forgiven. Say “NO, it’s under the blood of Jesus.” I will not look back because I am delivered. I am sanctified by the blood of the lamb. I am set free! God does not remember my sin anymore because His Word says so in Hebrews 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

God wants you to be free from sin, that is why He sent Jesus. Jesus was sent to save human-kind. Let me re-iterate something… You have to call on the name of Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead to be saved. You can’t be saved without confessing Jesus as Lord. Romans 10:9-10 King James Version (KJV) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Jesus is Lord!

Scripture Study: Hebrews 1:1-9

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John 8:1-6

King James Version (KJV)

 1Jesus went unto the mount of Olives. 2And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them. 3And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, 4They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?  6This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.

Ok, so here it is… The great pause heard around the world. People around the world have read or heard of this story. The one point I would like everyone to see is how Jesus responded. Jesus, Paused! He took time to answer His persecutors. He did not just answer right away He paused. Why? Because He needed a great response that no one could refute. He paused because He needed to hear from His Father on how to answer these men (snakes). Jesus makes it very clear that He did not do anything of Himself. He only did those things that the Father spoke. John 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

The point I am making is don’t answer so quickly without consulting with God the Father. Why? Because He will give you the right words to say. We need to be quick to listen and slow to speak. Why? Because it will allow us to hear the whole question or conversation. It allows wisdom from above (heaven) to flow. Wisdom from above is not refutable. We need to be wise as serpents and soft as doves. Why? Because if we don’t wait patiently, then we will miss our calculated strike. We need to have a soft answer, because it will turn away wrath.

Jesus was meek but not weak. He knew how to properly wait on His Father to give Him the right words to say. As you read on further in John 8 you will notice that all the men left after they heard what Jesus said. Why? Because His wisdom came from above and not from this world. He was not changed by the woman’s circumstance or even the sin she committed. Jesus made a way of escape for this woman. He paused and then He gave His answer. How many of you would have paused? How many of you would have been the one with the stone in your hand?

Think before you speak. Why? Because it could be the matter of life or death. Pausing allows you to think and focus on what is being said. Pausing allows you to give a soft, but powerful answer. Don’t be so quick on your answers, think! Ask the Father, how should I answer? If you want to be like Jesus then you need to pause and think about it. Have a SELAH moment!

Scripture Study: John 8:1-11

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Hebrews 10:11-12

Amplified Bible (AMP)

11Furthermore, 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– 12Whereas 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,

Jesus made one sacrifice for all mankind. He did not go to the cross multiple times. He did it once, so that we would not be sin conscious. Too many Christians today are sin conscious and not righteousness conscious. Sin conscious will cause you to try to make multiple offerings of sacrifice for sins. Jesus took care of all sin at one time. We are to be righteousness conscious so that we will not entangle ourselves in sin.

Jesus is considered our High Priest. Hebrews 3:1 SO THEN, brethren, consecrated and set apart for God, who share in the heavenly calling, [thoughtfully and attentively] consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest Whom we confessed [as ours when we embraced the Christian faith]. Hebrews 4:1 Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith in Him]. He does not go to the altar to make multiple sacrifices for you and I. Jesus does not go to the cross every time you mess up. He made one offering for all. Hebrews 10:14 For by a single offering He has forever completely cleansed and perfected those who are consecrated and made holy. God had a resolution about how to make us clean permanently. He had a way for us to be able to approach Him and His throne room. He made a way for the veil to be pierced. My brother Paul wrote the following in his blog today, and I quote “Without the sacrifice there could be no resolution, redemption or salvation.” This is so true! Without God, making a firm decision, you and I, would not have our sins cleansed or be redeemed or even have salvation.

Stop trying to make multiple sacrifices and stop remembering your old sin. Hebrews 10:16-17 16This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Stop trying to remember your sin because He doesn’t! Start remembering who you are in Christ Jesus. You are the redeemed of the Lord. You are the righteousness in Christ Jesus. You are sanctified by the blood of the Lamb. You are God’s chosen, highly anointed and bless people. You are God’s special people. You are His delight!

Know today, that God is not, going to make another sacrifice. He is not going to put Jesus back on the cross. He is not going to take on this flesh and blood. He did it once, and that is all that is to say about it. Thank You Lord for the sacrifice you made. I will not look back on the old past. I will not make your sacrifice of none effect! Thank You Lord that I receive! Amen!

Scripture Study: Hebrews 10:1-18

I just want to give a special shout out to Paul B Thomas. Thank you Paul for being consistent and blogging daily. You can check out his blog website at http://www.imagebreakers.wordpress.com

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