Monday, July 14, 2008

What sin?

Jesus has taken away my sin!

Isa 53:6
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

2 Cor 5:21
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

John 1:29
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Heb 10:15-18
The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says, "This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds." Then he adds, "Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more."
Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.

Matt 26:27-28
Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Ps 103:12
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.


  1. As a close friend said to me as we were being thrown out/leaving the former church, we were learning that "freedom is to stop being afraid of sinning."

  2. No where in the Bible (in the light of the New Covenant) it says to clean up our flesh so we can walk in the spirit. Instead, it says, 'Walk in the spirit, then you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh'. (Gal 5:16)
    The 'tradition of men', took that in a negative meaning that if we don't fulfill the desires of the flesh, we can walk in the spirit..

    And I know why bible says that, because sins were taken away at the cross for ever and He don't deal with us on the basis of sin, he deals with us on the basis of our righteousness, our identity in him. So we CAN walk in the spirit.

    Amen to all these verses!

  3. Bino
    I love that type of talk!!!

  4. Katherine,

    I love that quote, it is really true...

    In Freedom, Nicole!

  5. Katherine,

    I think fear (being afraid) has no part in our walk with Jesus. :) The 'real' type of 'fear' that we have, awe and reverence, I think, is a natural result of realizing just how wonderful and loving and full of grace this God of ours is!


    Ain't that the truth! Man tries to tame the flesh, in all kinds of ways (such as what Katherine mentioned, living in fear of sinning, and so many other ways). It's nothing less than a focus on self - thinking that self can overcome self. But indeed, it's the Spirit and the truth, and knowing our true identity in Him, in which we find victory. If He were dealing with us on the basis of our sin, who would stand?