Credit to: Pastor Joseph Prince
Today, as a believer under grace, you cannot commit the unpardonable sin. Once you accept Jesus’ finished work at the cross and His grace, God remembers your sins no more!
There are still curses in the New Testament, yet they are all curses against those who come against grace.
Paul pronounced a double curse on anyone who does not preach the gospel of grace:
“So then those who are of faith are blessed . . . For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.’”
— Galatians 3:9–10 NKJV
“those who are of faith are blessed” — All you need to do is receive His blessings for you by faith, knowing that the work has been finished and that your sins have been forgiven and put away.
God takes grace seriously because when you speak against grace, you take away the very hope people have. The gospel itself is grace and peace.
“For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year.”
— Hebrews 10:1–3 NKJV
“For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year.” — The blood of bulls and goats was enough to cover sins, which is why the sacrifices had to be repeated every year and they served as a reminder of sins.
There are some churches who want to bring back the reminder of sins because they believe that is being spiritual, but that’s wrong believing because sin-consciousness produces more sin. To have sin-consciousness is to doubt the finality of Jesus’ payment, which insults the spirit of grace.
Right believing is believing that Jesus’ one sacrifice has cleansed and purified us once and for all. Today, God is righteous in making us righteous because the blood of Jesus has fully glorified all of God’s holy and judicial attributes. Today, we ought to have no more consciousness of sins. Jesus has overpaid our debt greater than we can imagine!
Three ‘W’s to establish yourself well in His righteousness:
- The will of the Father
- The work of the Son
- The witness of the Spirit
The will of the Father:
“then He said, ‘Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.’ He takes away the first that He may establish the second. By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
— Hebrews 10:9–10 NKJV
We all want to do God’s will.
“Your will . . . He takes away the first that He may establish the second” — The will of God is to bring in the law and then bring in grace, to take away the first (the law) so that He can establish the second (grace). By that will, we have all been set apart and sanctified.
The work of the Son:
“And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.”
— Hebrews 10:11–12 NKJV
“one sacrifice for sins forever” — By Jesus’ one sacrifice, He has established us forever in His righteousness, where our sins have all been forgiven and put away, never to be remembered again.
The witness of the Holy Spirit:
“But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before,
‘This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,’ then He adds, ‘Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.’”
— Hebrews 10:15–17 NKJV
“the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us . . . Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more” — Many believers believe the Holy Spirit witnesses to us about our sins, but actually the Holy Spirit witnesses to us that God remembers our sins no more! It’s not because God is going easy on sin, but because all of God’s judicial righteousness and wrath for our sins was satisfied in Jesus’ body on our behalf. When you believe this truth that God no longer remembers your sins and will never revisit your sins or judge you for them, you are believing the witness of the Holy Spirit.
“Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh.”
— Hebrews 10:18–20 NKJV
“new and living way” — The Christian life is not a life of fear of coming close to God, but a life of boldness in coming to His presence in a new and living way. We can draw near with a true heart, with full assurance, and with faith, and hold on to hope (see Heb. 10:22).
“not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.”
— Hebrews 10:25–26 NKJV
When we know this truth, there is no reason why we would want to “sin wilfully” and reject Jesus’ grace.
Under the first covenant that God brought, He knew that there was no way for us to be blessed because everything was dependent on us, on our behavior. Under the new covenant, everything is dependent on Jesus. There is no part for us to fulfill except believe on Jesus and His atoning work, and God does the rest. If you’re in trouble, or sick, you don’t need to earn the Lord’s help. He will help you because He remembers your sins no more.
Pastor Prince closes the service by reminding us that when we believe the one truth that God remembers our sins no more, we will believe the 3 ‘W’s—the will of God, the work of the Son, and the witness of the Holy Spirit, and receive all of His blessings of provision, health, and protection.
Pastor Prince prays for the following conditions:
- Heart valve that is causing breathing difficulties
- Lower back pain
- Watery eyes
- Sleep problems