Did you know in the spirit you are sanctified, perfected, and holy if you have made Jesus the Lord of your life?
The whole time a Christian’s conscious is condemning them God is looking at them in the spirit and seeing a perfect creation. We beat ourselves up over our mistakes and failures because we do not have a revelation of who we are in Christ Jesus.
Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.
We have been washed by the blood of Jesus and can enter boldly into the holy of holies without fear of being rejected by God! There is nothing blocking us from the presence of God!
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
We should take note that this verse tells us to can enter boldly “in time of need”. I’ve heard people emphasize the first part and talk about how we can come boldly to the throne. The verse does not end there though.
We can come boldly to God’s throne without fear of being rejected. We will always find Him with His arms wide open. This is true whether we have done everything correctly or messed things up.
We can enter into God’s presence without fear even when we have sinned!
We can enter into God’s presence without fear even when we’ve missed the mark!
When we approach God in Spirit and in truth we can do so boldly even when we have failed.
Religious traditions have embedded a sin consciousness into Christians that cause us to keep God at an arms length.
“Yes, I acknowledge God exists but I also know He would not do anything for me because I’m just an old sinner.”
It is unfortunate but most Christians live under the Old Testament law of works.
God has cleansed of our sins, removed the veil, and given us free access to the mercy seat! It just does not seem like the majority of Christians are aware that He has done this!
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
God is not mad at us!
God is not angry with us!
God will always welcome us when we approach Him!
People often misconstrue the things that I have been sharing as license to sin. Sin opens the door for Satan to enter into our lives. God is not encouraging us to sin and neither am I.
If we really gained a revelation of what God has provided for us in Christ Jesus we would not want to sin.
We did not earn righteousness through our good works.
We do not deserve the gift God has provided us through the shed blood of Jesus!
Our access to God is a gift. Jesus paid a horrific price to provide it. If we could just understand this, it would make us love God so much that we would serve Him without any desire to sin.
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead.
2 Corinthians 5:14
The Church has been using fear to constrain people. I have heard ministers say things like, “Pay your tithes or God will get you!” This is a sad misrepresentation of God and it is why so many people have left churches.
I do tithe but not because I have to. God has done so much for me and my family and returning a tenth does not even seem like enough!
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
2 Corinthians 9:15
Paul wrote this verse after two chapters of a discourse on money and the motivations for why Christians should give. The reason we give is not out of necessity or because we have to. We give under the New Covenant because God has been so good to us and our giving is just one expression of our thankfulness.
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