There is a law that frees us from the law of sin and
death. This law is the "law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus."
The Law of Moses could not free anyone from sin and death:
what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh,"
So God sent his Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and
for sin and condemned sin in the flesh! See Rom. 8:3
The death of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross
did not make provision for believers to continue to sin in the flesh without repentance.
Rather, Jesus Christ condemned
sin in the flesh.
He did this so "that the righteousness of the law"
might be fulfilled in the Christian, not while he walks after the flesh and sins as a lifestyle,
but as he walks after the Spirit, which means to live according to the leading of
the Holy Spirit.
The Bible is
plain that salvation cannot be earned or deserved and that the sinless blood of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only propitiation
for sins. The Bible is also clear that the righteousness of the law is
fulfilled in believers as they walk after the
That the righteousness of the law might be
fulfilled in us, who walk not
after the flesh, but
after the Spirit. Romans 8:4
The life of a blood-bought believer is a life
that is lived in obedience to the Holy Spirit rather than in obedience to the
dictates of the flesh (selfish desires). Walking in the Spirit does not
cleanse from anyone from sin but it God's requirement for those who are in a New
Covenant relationship with him.
"But if ye be
led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law." Gal. 5:18
Being led of the Holy Spirit is also what is
meant by walking in the light:
"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son
cleanseth us from all sin." 1 John 1:7
There is no more condemnation
to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the
Spirit. God requires holiness from those who have received the free gift of
eternal life. Man's carnal reasoning rebels and rationalizes away this truth but
the Bible contains hundreds of conditional verses for believers. (See
Secure in Christ by Dr. Cathy Burns.)
A true Christian who walks in the true grace of
God (1) is a partaker of the New Covenant which was made possible by the shed
blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. God requires every person who is a
partaker of the New Covenant to regard the blood of the covenant as a holy
Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye,
shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden
under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant,
wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the
Spirit of grace? Hebrews 10:29
God considers Christians who sin willfully as
regarding the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ as an unholy thing!
erroneously consider the blood of Jesus Christ and his "finished work" a
commodity that will cleanse them from willful sin. This is not the case. The Bible teaches that those
who sin willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth will receive
fiery indignation, not cleansing of sin.
For if we sin wilfully after that we have
received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for
sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation,
which shall devour the adversaries. Hebrews 10:26, 27
The Bible does not say how long after a
Christian sins willfully before "there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin." The
time frame is not specified. We know that God is merciful and not willing that
any should perish. If you are a Christian who is currently "sinning willfully"
please repent while the Holy Spirit is still convicting you.
God has given us everything the Christian needs to
hold the beginning of their confidence in the Lord Jesus Christ steadfast until
the end. Those who are truly saved are being made
free from sin, and have become servants to God. They have their fruit unto holiness, and
the end everlasting life:
But now being made free from sin, and
become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end
everlasting life. Romans 6:22
(1) 1 Peter 5:12: By Silvanus, a faithful
brother unto you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and
testifying that this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.
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