Yesterday I ended my blog with asking why God allows the evildoers to continue doing evil. And maybe I’m going to touch a few nerves here, so don’t say I did not warn you. 😊
God is NO LONGER judging the world because of sin!
If this is true, then who is judging the world because of sin? I put it to you that it is the CHURCH that is condemning and finding fault with the world and its sin. The question is, are we supposed to be judging them for their sin?
Nope, I don’t think so.
We have this light and dark message in the church which is that God so loved the world (the evildoers) that He gave His only begotten (which means one of a kind) Son to die for them and rescue them from the Wicked one. We tell them that God loves you just as you are – He does – and that He offers you forgiveness and eternal life – He does. Then, in the next breath we tell them God is judging them with sickness, death, hardship, etc., because they refuse to repent of their sin and turn to God.
So, our message is God loves you but if you don’t repent, He is going to beat you to a pulp! This is not the gospel. The gospel of Jesus Christ IS the forgiveness of sin, once, and for all. Please take some time and really think about what Scripture is saying here …
The love of the Messiah controls us, for we are convinced of this: that one person died for all people; therefore, all people have died. He died for all people, so that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for the one who died and rose for them. So then, from now on we do not think of anyone from a human point of view. Even if we did think of the Messiah from a human point of view, we don’t think of him that way anymore. Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and—look!—all things have become new! All of this comes from God, who has reconciled us to himself through the Messiah and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, for through the Messiah,
God was reconciling the world to himself by not counting their sins against them. He has committed his message of reconciliation to us. (2 Cor 5:10-21 ISV)
The cross of Jesus Christ and the blood He shed dealt with the sin problem once and for all. Under the Old Covenant He used the blood of animals to forgive sin and stay the hand of death. However, He could not cleanse the inner world of the person. Inside they were still trapped in sin and guilty of sin before God. However, when Christ came, He totally recreates the person from the inside out.
We, the saints, should be looking at the world from God’s perspective through the lens of the cross where all things have been forgiven. Forgiveness of sin through the blood of Jesus is God’s message to a lost and dying world. He does not see them from a sin perspective but as dearly loved and forgiven. His desire is for them to be reconciled to Him and this is the message He has entrusted to us.
I think that when we see humanity as forgiven and stop judging them for their sins (which Jesus has already paid for) we will see cosmic shifts happen in heaven and on earth. This is a challenge, and certainly the Accuser of the Brethren will do all he can to keep us doing his work of accusation, but I believe this will be the year where the saints will truly unify in the power of love and forgiveness towards humanity, lifting Jesus so high that all men will see Him and be drawn to Him.
Obviously, there is a lot to this message, far more than I can cover in a few words in a blog. My hope is that I stirred up your conscience just a little to maybe begin thinking from a heavenly position – your position in Christ.
Now, to you personally, I want to say this, “You are forgiven, washed, and cleansed from all your sin, past, present and future. God is not judging you with condemnation and hardship because you did something wrong. This year the Holy Spirit will lead you and guide you into the knowledge of your righteousness in Christ because you are His child. May the knowledge of His love and forgiveness lift you high above the torments of sinful guilt and condemnation.”
May His grace and peace be your shield and comfort.
Happy weekend 😁
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