FREEDOM FROM A SIN CONCIOUS
Hebrew 2: 14-15 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
When you know and understand what Jesus has done for you, then you are free from bondage. But to be free from bondage, you have to know the truth.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
The truth is the servant of the Lord must not strive pertains to being drawn aside into endless discussions which serve no purpose and can only conclude in strife. The servant of the Lord must be patient and in meekness instructing those, so God will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth. And they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, those who are taken captive by him at his will.
If you don’t know the truth you are in danger of a sin conscious, or believing that you are in sin and not worthy of being a child of God. The danger of a sin conscious is that your faith won’t work. No matter what you are believing for, it won’t work. The question is what did Jesus really do? Jesus left his home in heaven, then came to earth, took on a body of flesh and blood, so he could die. As a spirit he could not die, spirit doesn’t die.
So, in order for him to die he had to take on something that could die a body of flesh and blood. Not only did he take on flesh and blood so he could die, he now has a body to give as a sin offering. He was born to die… there had to be a death, there had to be a blood sacrifice. Everything Jesus suffered was for us.
He took our suffering; our pain of death, the whipping, being beat, spit on, and even went to hell in our place. Because he went to hell we don’t have to. The sin debt had to be paid for, and Jesus was the only one that could pay that debt. Jesus set us free from shame, poverty and the bondage of fear of death. Satan does not have the power of death anymore. If you don’t absolutely understand what Jesus did on that cross and as soon as the sin conscious comes back you will be back to step one.
Hebrew 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
After being born again and making Jesus the Lord of your life and having received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins. This means if the cross of Christ is rejected there is no other sacrifice or way to God that will be accepted. If you don’t know who this is written to you will miss the whole thing. How can we give a correct interpretation of this verse of scripture, and not know what the Jewish people went through?
Some have been taught that if you willfully or deliberately sin there is no more sacrifice for sin. What did that do to you when someone said that to you? It makes you feel condemned, hopeless and it makes you feel like I might miss heaven. This is not the correct interpretation of the word.
This letter was written to the Jewish Hebrew people. It was never meant for the believers of Jesus. Under the Mosaic Law if you sin willfully after Jesus has come and go back to the sacrificing of bulls and goats thinking that it covers your sin, they were wrong… there is no more sacrifice!
The Hebrews willfully sinning is the rejection of Jesus Christ as the final sacrifice and going back to the temple sacrifice. The only sacrifice for the remission of sin is the blood of Jesus Christ. And if you reject Him as the only sacrifice, there is none other sacrifice for sin.
This is and was always plan A. there is no plan B.
When you go back under the Law, and try to make Gods word work in your life under your own efforts you will fail. You will always have a sin conscious, wondering if I break the law will this or that happen. You will always be in bondage with a sin conscious. That is why Jesus came to deliver us and make us right before God, so we could have a righteous conscious.
Righteousness by the law says…do this and do that. Righteousness by faith says it has already been done. It is not about what God is going to do… it is about what God has already done… Too often I have seen Christians start going to church and things seem like they are going well, and then the adversary shows up and starts putting their past in front of their eyes. They start thinking about the past sin in their lives and give up hope once more…
When you’re on the top of things the devil will do everything, he can to bring you down with words like this…
1. Nobody loves you.
1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
That is not what the word of God says. Embrace His word.
2. Now you are all alone.
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
God promises that you will never be alone
3. You have no friends…and it goes on and on.
John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
When you commit your life to obeying Jesus, He is your friend.
4. Being a Christian is impossible; it is not going to work for you.
John 15:7-8 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
When your desire is to follow Jesus and do His will, when you cry out to the Father, He will make it happen. This gives him glory and is a testimony to others.
5. You are a failure, and you are just going to fail again.
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
When you allow the Holy Spirit to lead you, you are a child of God and He will be your strength, especially in the areas you are weak.
6. Things will never get better, stop fighting it and just accept it.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
God promises that in the end, whatever you are facing will work for your good.
7. Who do you think you are somebody great, have you forgotten all those mistakes you have made?
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
I have seen so many people try and try again to break free from their past only to end up listening to the poisonous condemning judgment and the lies of Satan. That is the power of wrong belief, what you believe whether good or bad is powerful…Change your belief, change your life, don’t get caught up in the guilt trap, or the fear trap. The truth is, “you are free” from the guilt of your past.
John 8:32 says… “you shall know the truth and the truth, shall make you free.” Free from the bondage that Satan puts on you through deception and lies. Jesus himself is the truth that sets us free; he is the source of truth, the perfect standard of what is right. He frees us from the consequences of sin, from self -deception and from deception by Satan.
He shows us clearly, the way to eternal life, with God… Jesus does not give us freedom to do what we want, but freedom to follow God’s word. As we seek to serve God, Jesus’ perfect truth frees us to be all that God meant us to be. Sin has a way of enslaving us, controlling us, and dominating us, dictating our actions. Why? Because Satan is always watching our movements throughout our lives, so he can accuse us.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Jesus can free you from all the things that keep you from becoming the person God created you to be. If sin is restraining you from being what God created you to be, Jesus can break its power, sin has over your life.
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
He will take away the guilt, the sorrow and the emotional roller coaster that washes us back and forth. God loves you; he will never leave or forsake you. Let the power and anointing of God lead and direct your life, and you will never have this guilt feeling again. When you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life, Satan has no right to accuse you of anything. If you are a child of God, your past is behind you.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness: and all these things shall be added unto you.
God will add everything mentally, spiritually and physically that you need to fulfill the purpose that you were created to accomplish.
Matthew 14: 29-31 And he said, come. And when peter was come down out of the ship he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
We are often like Peter. We can have a burst of faith one minute, and loose it the next minute. One minute “I can do this”, the next minute, Jesus, hold my hand. What happened? The spirit of fear from Satan stepped in. In these moments, remember the word of God:
2nd Tim: 1:7 for God hath not given us the spirit of fear: but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
You can’t feed a sound mind from watching CNN 24-7. They will fill you with lies and fear.
John 14: 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the father but by me.
This is God’s plan A: Jesus. There is no plan B
Stay in the word,