And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight. – Colossians 1:21-22
Did you know that as a child of God you’re unblameable? It doesn’t matter who is pointing fingers at you, God says you’re unblameable! This is as a result of His righteousness that you received. You may say, “But I’ve made mistakes”. Yes you might have, but you’re unblameable in God’s sight because Jesus took responsibility for all the mistakes you’d ever made. “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them…” (2Corinthians 5:19)
The Bible says that God was in Christ, reconciling the world-sinner unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them (2Corinthians 5:19); meaning He’s not holding their sins against them, because Jesus paid the full penalty for their sins: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).
Now, if the sinner is not being held accountable for his sins because of the salvation consummated by Jesus on behalf of mankind, what about you? Our opening scripture says you that were hitherto alienated from the life of God has now been reconciled and brought into a living relationship with the Father through Christ. However, the latter part lets us know that the reason for the reconciliation is to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable before God.
Christ has qualified you to stand in the presence of God, without inferiority, guilt or condemnation. As far as God is concerned, you’re without blemish and free from all accusations; you’re holy, blameless and beyond reproach. Men may blame you, scorn you for your errors and look at you as unholy, but God says, you’re holy, flawless, perfect and impossible to fault in His sight!
This is the result of His righteousness in you – His rightness, perfection, precision and correctness in your life. Yes, even if you sin, you are still unblameable because God never looks at you for the wrong things you do but for His righteousness in you (1John 3:9). The Bible says that He doesn’t look at sin (Habakkuk 1:13). The reason for God telling us not to sin is because: 1) It is not our nature to sin. 2) Sin destroys our faith; meaning we are allowing the devil to have control over us. 3) Sin keeps us away from God.
Believe this; God is not in business to condemn people for their sins as many believe. It’s wrong for Him to be so when He made the blood of Jesus available to wash away their sins. All He’s saying today is, come on everybody; you don’t need to sin anymore because Jesus has paid the full penalty for your sins. Accept what He did for you.
This article might be too much for some people (religious ones) but it’s the truth! As Christians, we are not sinners saved by grace. The Bible says, we are brand new species that never existed before; ones who have no past (2 Corinthians 5:17). If we have no past then Jesus actually didn’t die for us. You were born sin-free when you were born again. Your new life in God didn’t start at the death of Jesus but at His resurrection. We are not serving the Jesus who died on the cross for the Bible says He was made sin, He was a curse (2 Corinthians 5:19; Galatians 3:13); but the risen One. Hallelujah!
Romans 4:25 says, “Who (Jesus) was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” This means that He died for our sins (when we were sinners – Romans 5:8); but He didn’t stop there. His death would have been enough to save the world but He did something better than that. By His resurrection, we are declared ‘not guilty’ from any sin because it represents the defeat of Satan and sins and He gave us the victory (1 Corinthians 15:54-57). All the devil and his cohorts do today is accusing us for the sins we commit but the Bible says in 1John 2:1, “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous”
Two things to notice in 2 John 2:1
1) He addresses little children; meaning only them (Christians who are carnally minded/spiritual babes) sin. Notice, he didn’t say, “when” but “if” any man sin; which means he doesn’t expect us to sin (1John 3:9).
2) This verse does not imply that Jesus begs the Father to forgive our sins (as many believe) but that He stands as our lawyer from the accusations of Satan. It’s actually the Father who appointed Him to defend us; not from the Father’s judgment but from Satan’s accusations (Revelation 12:10-11).
Here’s how God’s word describes us (notice the tenses):
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren (not slaves). Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also JUSTIFIED: and whom HE JUSTIFIED, them HE ALSO GLORIFIED. (Romans 8:28-30)
God has not only declared us ‘not guilty’ but He also has glorified us. That’s the Gospel! Praise God! Peter reiterates this truth when he said, “Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” (1 Peter 1:10-11). This glory has come. Hallelujah!
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Confession (Faith’s Proclamation)
Dear Father, thank you for giving me your righteousness that makes me unblameable and unreproveable in your sight. I display your perfection and correctness in all my affairs today as I walk in the consciousness of this reality, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Romans 5:10; Ephesians 5:27