No More Consciousness of Sins – Part 2
Every one that is not born again is under the conviction of the Holy Spirit for the SIN of not believing in Jesus Christ (John 16:8&9).
Once we are born again we should not be sin conscious because God doesn’t keep a record of our sins.
Romans 4:6-8 NKJV
Just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God IMPUTES RIGHTEOUSNESS APART FROM WORKS: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; Blessed is the man to whom the Lord SHALL NOT IMPUTE SIN.”
God changed the law because we have a High Priest that serves under a different covenant to the one that Israel had with Him. Because priesthood changed, the law had to change. There is a new law in the place of the old one.
Hebrews 7:11-12 NKJV
11 Therefore, if perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (FOR UNDER IT THE PEOPLE RECEIVED THE LAW), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be called according to the order of Aaron? 12 FOR THE PRIESTHOOD BEING CHANGED, OF NECESSITY THERE IS ALSO A CHANGE OF THE LAW.
Romans 3:21-22 NKJV
21 But now the righteousness of God APART FROM THE LAW IS REVEALED, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD, THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST, to all and on all who believe.
John 13:34 NKJV
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
The old covenant commandment was to keep the Law, and then God would be pleased with you. In the new covenant we don’t do things to please God and become acceptable before Him. We do things for God and people out of love for God and people (I Corinthians 13:3 NKJV – And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.)
I John 3:23 NKJV
And this is His commandment: that we should BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF THE OF HIS SON Jesus Christ and LOVE ONE ANOTHER, as He gave us commandment.
Now that we are born-again our commandment is to 1. Believe what Jesus accomplished for us, 2. Walk in love toward other people.
Because we have the Holy Spirit prompting us to do right, we do not need the law to tell us what to do. The Bible tells us to completely dissociate ourselves from the law because it brings condemnation and death (2 Corinthians 3:7,9).
We have to grow in our relationship with the Holy Spirit because He has taken the place of the law in providing guidance for our conduct.
Romans 7:6 AMP
6 But now we are DISCHARGED from the Law and have TERMINATED ALL INTERCOURSE with it, having died to what once restrained and held us captive. So now we serve not under [obedience to] the old code of written regulations, but [UNDER OBEDIENCE TO THE PROMPTINGS] OF THE SPIRIT in newness [of life].
When the peace of God remains in our hearts after receiving a prompting, we can act on the prompting because it is from the Holy Spirit.
The promptings can come in many ways including: a thought, a word, a phrase, a picture/vision, an impression in your heart, compassion toward a person, etc.
We are no longer under the law of Moses. The law has been removed from our relationship with God. If we miss a mark we are not condemned by God. We will have to deal with the consequences of our actions or omissions where this life is concerned, but God does not count that sin against us because He has removed the law from His dealings with us.
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