1 John 1:7 ESV But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
We must keep in mind the blood of the Lamb, our Lord Jesus Christ. As long as we are moving along in this thing we call life, the blood of Jesus keeps covering me. We remain righteous and holy in God’s sight.
What some principles about the New Covenant that we need to understand?
First of all, we must be clear that the new covenant does not permit our continuing in a lifestyle of sin. There are numerous statements of this fact in the New Testament.
Galatians 5:19-21 ESV Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, (20) idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, (21) envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 John 3:5-6 ESV You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. (6) No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.
“Those who live in a lifestyle of continual sin will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
“No one who lives in Christ Jesus keeps on sinning.”
If we say we are in Christ we do not keep on sinning. It is as simple as this.
Sometimes I ask people, “Can Jesus Christ deliver someone from lying?” Usually they affirm He can.
“Can Jesus Christ deliver someone from stealing?” Usually the answer will be, “Yes, He can.”
Then I ask, “What sin is too great for Christ to overcome?” Usually the answer is, “There is no sin too great for Christ to overcome.”
We know this is true, yet Satan has convinced us that we have so much sin it is useless to start overcoming our sins one at a time.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.