Pure and Blameless!

God has made every believer pure and blameless forever! He did this for us on the cross. In the past! Before we ever committed a single sin, Christ died for all of them! God never intended for His people to live in guilt and shame. The proof lies in Hebrews 10 where it speaks of why the old covenant was failing...(Law = blessing or cursing based on man's ability to obey or dis-obey).

Hebrews 10:1&2

1The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. 2If it could, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshippers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins.

The law could never take away our guilt, shame and sins! It still can't today! As a matter of fact, the the Bible says that the law was given so that sinning would INCREASE!

Romans 5:20

The law was added so that the trespass might increase.

So the law was added to increase sinning AND it could ( and still can't) never take away our shame, guilt and sin! ACTUALLY, the law was meant to be an annual reminder of sins!!!

BUT, the new covenant (grace) is superior to the old covenant (law)...Why?

Hebrews 10: 9b-14

He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.11Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. 13Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, 14because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

Even our sinning can't reverse the fact that those in Christ have BEEN MADE perfect! The old covenant was an annual reminder of sins. In the new covenant there is NO REMINDER of sins! God is not foolish! He did away with the old because it could not make the recipients of that law holy and blameless in His sight! In this new covenant we have been made blameless and perfect forever! Hence the lack of need for sacrifices for sin..Because by one sacrifice, God has cleared us of our guilt FOREVER!

I am not condoning sinning! I am simply stating that guilt, shame and the law will not decrease sinning...They will increase sinning! God's love, power, acceptance and freedom in Christ will teach us to stop sinning (not through manipulation and guilt..THE LAW). Only by His loving presence in our lives built on the foundation of this superior, everlasting covenant! On the basis of this we enter boldly before the throne OF GRACE TO OBTAIN MERCY IN TIME OF NEED...Why do we enter boldly? Because we are pure, blameless and holy. NO FEAR OF JUDGEMENT FOR US FRIENDS!

God will never put anything YOU that He already put on HIS SON on the cross!