The Soul Who Sins – Part 3

And the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
Does that really mean “all” or “some”?
Does “all” include just past sins? Or does it also include present and future?
Does being forgiven of “all” give us a license to sin more, since “all” those sins are also forgiven?
Paul actually answered that question; What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Rom 6:15
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Rom 6:1-2
Now some may take this to mean that we are absolutely not to sin any more.
That would be nice put it’s near impossible for any of us.
That’s not an excuse or license to throw up your hands and say, “I can’t help myself!”
What we must do is recognize and reckon sin when we do it.
Reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Rom 6:11-14
Any one that tells you that you that once you are saved you no longer sin doesn’t know what they are talking about.
Jesus said, “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” Matt 5:48
Yet Paul said, “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on.” Phil 3:12
He had not attained perfection so he kept on going, “that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Phil 3:12-14
In conclusion, since only the blood of Jesus can cleanse us from all sin; and since Jesus is the only way to the Father, then Jesus blood must cover the sins of the OT saints that lived and died long before Jesus was crucified.
And since Jesus died for your sins long before you were born and the sins of the ones that will be born next week or next year, then I must believe that “all” must mean just that.
The sins of your future are covered by the blood of Jesus, Who, by the way, only died ONCE for your sin and not like the priests of old that stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. Heb 10:11
But each and every born-again believer must remember that we have not been forgiven of sin just so we can go and commit more.
He has made you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. Heb 13:21

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