"The old system under the law of Moses was only a shadow, a dim preview of the good things to come, not the good things themselves. The sacrifices under that system were repeated again and again, year after year, but they were never able to provide perfect cleansing for those who came to worship. If they could have provided perfect cleansing, the sacrifices would have stopped, for the worshipers would have been purified once for all time, and their feelings of guilt would have disappeared. But instead, those sacrifices actually reminded them of their sins year after year. For it is not possible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. " (Hebrews 10:1-4, NLT)
That is why Christ came into the world!
Have you ever thought that you might be living under the law of Moses. Still making sacrifices? Maybe you're not killing goats and bulls, but you're reading books and going to conferences searching for that feeling of freedom. Maybe you feel as though your sins are hanging over your head. You know that Christ has forgiven you, but you can't seem to forgive yourself. It's frustrating, I know. But you need to know that doing things will not provide you the perfect cleansing your soul desires. They are reminding you of your sins, year after year, doing after doing.
That is why Christ came into the world. To free you of the feeling of having to read a book with 7 steps toward freedom. Or going to that conference and having the best of the best pray over you. He came so that you can forgive yourself, let yourself move on. See how he forgave you. See what he did on the cross for you. Receive it. Receive what Jesus has done!
WE FREE YO.
Here's where it gets a little bit blurry for a lot of us. You may understand all that was said above, but you can't understand the part in that chapter where it says,
"I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds." (Hebrews 10:17, NLT)
How can someone forget a sin or lawless deed? 'Cause that's a lot to forget, bro.
Maybe it is a lot to forget, for us. But this is God.
Oh, right… God. Sorry, forgot. But where does it get blurry?
It gets blurry when we jump ahead to Heaven. I grew up in a Christian school and have always been taught that on "judgement day" God is going to have a box in his lap, and he's going to pull out picture by picture every sin that we have committed and show them to us and then decide if we were good and faithful servants.
You said He doesn't remember our sins once we receive the perfect sacrifice (Jesus), so how is He going to have a box of all of our sins in His lap?
Bingo, there ain't no box y'all.
Okay, so what is this "judgement day" I've heard so much about? Well, let's look at 1 John 4:17:
"Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.” (1 John 4:17, NKJV)
Ohhhhhhhh this judgement day I've been so nervous about isn't even for me??
Double Bingo. It says that as we live in God (that's me and you, PTL), so we won't be afraid on judgment day. It's like we get a fast pass into heaven and don't have to wait in a judgement line because our name is written in the Lamb's Book Of Life.
Again...WE FREE YO! PTL!!
Thank you JESUS!!
I just want everyone to know that what I post comes from what I received through reading the Bible. Please Please a hundred times please, go read the scriptures for yourself.
"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus," (Romans 8:1, NASB)
Written by Frances Gunn in 2013 while a freshman in college.