Challenging Question From Holy Spirit: Forgiveness of Sin (Pt. II)

When Jesus was on the cross, He received stripes (lashes) so that we can walk in complete healing and wholeness, and He shed His blood to cover every sin that had been committed and every sin that would be committed in the future. When we believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are made righteous in God’s eyes through Jesus’ sacrifice.

Sinning can cause spiritual, mental, and physical harm (which I will discuss in greater detail in a later post) and that is one of the main reasons why Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf is so incredible.

When we commit a sin, all we have to do to be released from it is to repent and ask the Lord for forgiveness.

So, no matter what sins you have in your life, know that the blood of Jesus washes away all, and that you need only repent and receive the Lord’s forgiveness to be freed from your sin.

Scripture Passage for This Topic (AMP)

Romans 8:1-4

Therefore [there is] now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit. (2) For the law of the Spirit of life in Jesus Christ has freed me from the law of sin and death. (3) For God has done what the Law could not do, being weakened by the flesh. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, condemned sin in the flesh, (4) So that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit.

Should We Fear God’s Judgement?

Perhaps you have heard about God striking people down with lightening or using some other form of terrible punishment to keep people in line. Maybe you have been frightened by some of the stories of God’s judgement in the Bible (specifically in the Old Testament). Well, I have good news! You do not have to fear God’s judgement!

When Jesus died for our sins on the cross and came back to life three days later, the New Covenant was created. Under the Old Covenant (as evidenced in the Old Testament), we had to perform in order to earn God’s favor and entrance into heaven. Under the New Covenant, all of the punishment we could ever deserve was taken out on Jesus, so all God ever feels toward us is love and peace.

Whenever we sin or go against God, He does not see our sin or mistake, he sees us as righteous because of the blood of Jesus that was shed for our sins. So no matter what we do, and no matter how far we run- we will never face God’s judgement. We may experience His loving correction (because our behavior can grieve His heart and because he wants us to be safe, happy, and prosperous), but it will never take the form of harmful punishment. Everything He does for us He does out of love and care, never anger or vengeance.