I find that no matter how intelligent we become in humanity, the simple things can still throw us in the dirt. How many times have we seen the apocalypse brought on by a common virus? All of mankind overlooked this tiny thing and BOOM we’re dead. Or, worse we’re cannibals in unfashionable outfits.
It’s the same way in our Christian subculture, too. Not just the unfashionable outfits. We have, for centuries, dissected the scripture. We have boiled it down and distilled it. Separated its base parts to try to discover that ultimate nugget of spiritual truth. Yet we still fall victim to the enemy as he uses our own mind to fool us.
Why would our enemy devise a complex plan involving many variables to stagnate or destroy us? Many times the subtle suggestion in the fertile ground of our own mind is sufficient for the task. He plants the seed and allows our own insecure subculture to finish the work for him.
The blood of Jesus does NOT cover your sins.
I’ve heard my whole life that my sins are under the blood of Jesus. My leaders told me that His shed blood covered my wrongdoings. That God could no longer see those failings. I took these words and planted them in my understanding of the Christian walk. I shared these thoughts with new believers. But it is totally false.
Is God Blind?
I have a hard time believing that if may sins are covered by the blood that they are somehow camouflaged from the All-Seeing Eye of God. So what’s the deal? They just aren’t covered.
God can’t see my transgressions because they aren’t there anymore.
If I throw something in a hole and cover it with dirt it’s still there. It may be out of sight but it still exists. No matter how deep or hidden that thing is, there remains the possibility that it could be dredged up. It could make a reappearance and I would be implicated.
I may be splitting hairs here but this kind of thinking has damaged the core of Christian belief. If I believe my sins are hidden and not eradicated, I will work to maintain that mask and fail to become the new creature He has made me.
For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. Hebrews 10:4, 11-14
My old sins aren’t lying out there somewhere stained with blood, ready to be washed off and held against me again. They are gone. Now I must live like that.
Are you living like your sins are covered or eradicated? In what ways does that play out in your daily life?