The Power of Grace Ministries

December 15

God does not want you to remain conscious of your sin; He wants you to remain conscious of Him.

Hebrews 10:2-3
, 2 “For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year.” 

 

                God has made the only way for us to boldly come to the throne of grace in our times of need, and He only wants a relationship with His children. God is not interested in our sacrifices. Our personal sacrifices mean nothing to God and only remind us of our sinful nature and flawed shortcomings. You can never change the type of fruit after you pluck it from the tree, and yet Christians often get caught up trying to change their flawed life in effort to please God instead of spending time with Him and allowing His love for us to cover, change, and mold us into who we truly are.

 

                God is not pleased with religion or sacrifices and both only have the appearance of righteousness to the natural eye.  Neither religion nor sacrifices provide the righteousness of God, they only keep the person stuck in their own sin consciousness. This is not to say that we can live carelessly or remain in a sinful life style once we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Our effort to change is because we fully understand the sacrifice Jesus made for us and our love for Him because of it. Today there seems to be a stronger push to incorporate a combination of Old Testament rituals, feasts, and ways of life into the church. Paul tells us in Galatians 5:4, “You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.” This is a powerful and painful verse to the religious, but the truth. God does not want us to be conscious of sin, He wants us to remain conscious of Him.