We want to look at :
Does SIN separates us from God?
How does sin effect our relationship with God?”
Does God leave us when we sin?
Why do we then feel rejected by Him and often blame Him for that?
If GOD IS TRUE to His word.. WHICH HE IS… He says in His WORD that:
He loved us with an unconditional love. Nothing can separate us from His love
Jer 31:3 …Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you.
38 … neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,
39 Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The FATHER loves us JUST THE SAME as He loves CHRIST.
Joh 17:23 I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.
9 I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me].
10 If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love.
11 I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.
HE loved us before we could love Him
There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror!
For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].
1Jn 4:19 We love Him, because He first loved us.
While we were still sinners… Christ died for us
Rom 5:8 But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us
1 BEHOLD, THE Lord’s hand is not shortened at all, that it cannot save, nor His ear dull with deafness, that it cannot hear.
2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before You [O Lord], and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know and recognize them [as]:
13 Rebelling against and denying the Lord, turning away from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving in and muttering and moaning from the heart words of falsehood.
He wants us to experience HIS ETERNAL LOVE & INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE
16 And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.
(37) All whom My Father gives (entrusts) to Me will come to Me; and the one who comes to Me I will most certainly not cast out [I will never, no never, reject one of them who comes to Me].
WHAT HAPPENS THEN , WHEN we SIN?
If we look at the scriptures above… we can come to a clear conclusion that our SINS are NOT a problem to God. HE has sent His SON to the WORLD to SET SINNERS free.
In other words GOD DOES NOT LEAVE US & DEPART FROM US when we sin.
HE HAS MADE a plan that we can be RE-UNITED with HIM
Our sins / iniquities SEPARATE us FROM HIM!
WE WITHDRAW from HIM … when we sin , because the sin CONVICTS us. We feel guilty for God has written His law, His new COVENANT on our hearts & we know VERY clearly when we sin and this conviction of sin pushes us away from God IF WE DO NOT HAVE the WORD’s TRUTH in our hearts that tells us clearly WHAT our position is before God after we have sinned
Rom 7:9 Once I was alive, but quite apart from and unconscious of the Law. But when the commandment came, sin lived again and I died (was sentenced by the Law to death).
GOD PROMISED NEVER to leave or forsake US
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU.” (NKJV)
Heb 13:5 (Ampl)
5 Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support.
[I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree
leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)!
[Assuredly not!] [Josh. 1:5.]
WE SHOULD EMBRACE HIS COMPLETE forgiveness, FORGIVE OURSELVES and start living with Him in JOY, CHRIST’s RIGHTEOUSNESS & PEACE
21 But now the righteousness of God has been revealed independently and altogether apart from the Law, …
22 Namely, the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and confident reliance on Jesus Christ…
23 Since all have sinned and are falling short of the honor and glory which God bestows and receives.
24 [All] are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favor and mercy), through the redemption which is [provided] in Christ Jesus,
25 Whom God put forward [before the eyes of all] as a mercy seat and propitiation by His blood [the cleansing and life-giving sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation, to be received] through faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over and ignored former sins without punishment.
26 … He Himself is righteous and that He justifies and accepts as righteous him who has [true] faith in Jesus.
- WE should not withdraw FROM God when we sin, BUT WALK TOWARDS Him & REPENT. ACCEPTING His COMPLETE gift of DECLARING us SAVED, FREE & RIGHTEOUS by the perfect offering of His Son.
(13) For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord [invoking Him as Lord] will be saved. [Joe_2:32]
- Do NOT crucify Christ again & again by not accepting His offering… and then falling into bitterness & resentment; in due time falling away from our PREVIOUS STAND OF CONFIDENT FAITH
Heb 6:6 If they then deviate from the faith and turn away from their allegiance–[it is impossible] to bring them back to repentance,
for (because, while, as long as) they nail upon the cross the Son of God afresh [as far as they are concerned] and are holding [Him] up to contempt and shame and public disgrace.
Joh 1:12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name–[Isa_56:5]
(5) To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial and a name better [and more enduring] than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.
GOD’s AIM is for us to HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. It is TO KNOW GOD
Joh 17:3 And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.
Follow link to more INFO & REVELATION on SALVATION
10. THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION ? SALVATION