Jesus’ Blood Does NOT Cover Your Sin

I find that no matter how intelligent we become in humanity, the simple things can still throw us in the dirt. How many times have we seen the apocalypse brought on by a common virus? All of mankind overlooked this tiny thing and BOOM we’re dead. Or, worse we’re cannibals in unfashionable outfits.

It’s the same way in our Christian subculture, too. Not just the unfashionable outfits. We have, for centuries, dissected the scripture. We have boiled it down and distilled it. Separated its base parts to try to discover that ultimate nugget of spiritual truth. Yet we still fall victim to the enemy as he uses our own mind to fool us.

Why would our enemy devise a complex plan involving many variables to stagnate or destroy us? Many times the subtle suggestion in the fertile ground of our own mind is sufficient for the task. He plants the seed and allows our own insecure subculture to finish the work for him.


The blood of Jesus 
does NOT cover your sins.

covered-up

I’ve heard my whole life that my sins are under the blood of Jesus. My leaders told me that His shed blood covered my wrongdoings. That God could no longer see those failings. I took these words and planted them in my understanding of the Christian walk. I shared these thoughts with new believers. But it is totally false.

Is God Blind?

I have a hard time believing that if may sins are covered by the blood that they are somehow camouflaged from the All-Seeing Eye of God. So what’s the deal? They just aren’t covered.

God can’t see my transgressions because they aren’t there anymore.

If I throw something in a hole and cover it with dirt it’s still there. It may be out of sight but it still exists. No matter how deep or hidden that thing is, there remains the possibility that it could be dredged up. It could make a reappearance and I would be implicated.

I may be splitting hairs here but this kind of thinking has damaged the core of Christian belief. If I believe my sins are hidden and not eradicated, I will work to maintain that mask and fail to become the new creature He has made me.

For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 

11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. Hebrews 10:4, 11-14

My old sins aren’t lying out there somewhere stained with blood, ready to be washed off and held against me again. They are gone. Now I must live like that.

Are you living like your sins are covered or eradicated?  In what ways does that play out in your daily life?

12 thoughts on “Jesus’ Blood Does NOT Cover Your Sin

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  1. I get what you’re saying. It’s the power of words. The wonderful thing is that our present and future sins are taken care of as well. We are forgiven. Period. Vgrwat stuff, man.

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  2. That is a really powerful vision and attitude adjustment. Ephesians 4:32-33, which were the first verses that God gave me when I stopped my major, long-term wandering, says that we have to put aside all forms and outlets of hatred and be kind and compassionate towards one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ Jesus, God forgave us. You just nailed the reason why. Now if you will excuse me, I have some things to confess….Have a great day!

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  3. It was great to meet you in the webinar this morning. I love this. It reminded me of Tony Campolo saying, “God erased the tape”. That made quite an impact on a new Christian. Gone – sins are gone, eradicated, zapped. Hope to read more.
    Blessings,
    Janis http://www.janiscox.com

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  4. Confused, are you professing to be a person who does not sin? Why are Christians called to forgive one another if sin is not occurring? Why does the book of James talk about the purification process if the Christian is already perfect and sinless. Why does scripture tell us that there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus? There would be no need for this truth if we were sinless. The truth that God has forgiven the Christian’s sin, even before he has performed them, does not mean that Christians should lie or pretend that they don’t sin. God hates all sin, but the believers sins are covered because of faith, by His gift of grace. They will indeed Never be dredged up. And we are blessed and empowered by the Holy Spirit indwelling to help us battle both the flesh and the power of sin, in our walk. But the Christian still has free will, and still, unlike our Lord Jesus, still does sometimes choose to sin. The mature Christian will manifest
    more fruits of the spirit than of sin, but he deceives himself to say he is living perfect and sinless as only the blessed Christ did.

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    1. I think we’re talking about two different things here. This post is focused in its topic and doesn’t cover most of what you’re bringing up. Being sinless isn’t the topic. It is how the enemy uses our own mind to keep us bound. I would refer you to the last sentence in the scripture in this post (“…HE has made perfect…”). As well as 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 and 1 John 1:7-10.

      To illustrate what I am talking about in this post I would ask a few questions: Are ALL things “made new” or simply covered over (2 Cor)? Does Jesus blood “purify us from all sin?”(1 John). Has He made us righteousness to reconcile us to Himself (Hebrews)?

      Thanks for reading and commenting. It makes for good conversation.

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      1. I think we are in agreement. 1John 8-9. is written to belivers, not those who have yet to be saved, yes? Hebrews says His sacrifice made us perfect. Done. and continues, while we are being made holy. So there is a process of sanctification for the believer. Part of that is how the Holy Spirit guides us , as believers, in our response to our own sin. We are already more than conquerors in Christ who has secured victory and forgiven our sins, all, past, present and future. So one response is that we rejoice and praise His holy name for the gift of grace. Holy spirit in us, reveal our sin to us, and what does John say an additional response to our sin should be?
        I think, just stumbling on this blog while browsing the net, that I miss the context of the post, and responded. only to the post itself. perhaps it was a follow up to a seminar, that might have discussed the believers response to his own sin, sanctification, forgiveness and reconciliation. and the fact that God hates all sin, even the sin, we as believers , continue to perpetrate. 1John 8-9.

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  5. Oops our sins are covered by Christ’s blood, a holy gift and sacrafice, and the only thing that could redeem our sins in God’s eyes. He chooses to see our sins no more.

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