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Quotes That Keep The Church in Bondage Pt 5

Does God Convict of Sin 1

The Holy Spirit Convicts The Believer of Sin

Does the Holy Spirit convict the believer of sin. Let’s look at this from the Old and New Covenants and see what they teach us:

 OLD COVENANT: Under the O.C. The Holy Spirit convicted people of their sin.

 David who lived under the O.C. said: (Ps 139:23,24) Search me, O God, and know my heart;Try me, and know my anxieties;And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (NKJV)

 The blessing of God upon the people was conditional on them living a holy life which necessitated them removing sin from their lives.

 2 Chron 7:14 If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (NKJV)

 If people didn’t confess their sin, they didn’t prosper: Prov 28:13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. (NKJV)

 So, the responsibility to live a pure, holy life lay with man.

 NEW COVENANT: Under the N.C., God turned around His relationship with man. He sent His Son Jesus Christ to take the punishment of sin upon Himself and die for the whole world, past, present and future.

 God has now taken the initiative to make man right with Himself.

 This He did when He dealt with sin ONCE, FOR ALL TIME AND ETERNITY UPON THE CROSS.

 Christ dealt with mankind’s sin and removed it once and for all.

 2 Cor 5:19 God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

 Now that man’s sin has been dealt with and removed, the only sin God convicts of is the sin of unbelief in Jesus Christ as Saviour.

 John 16:8-9 And when He (Holy Spirit) has come, He will convict the world of sin: of sin, because they do not believe in Me.”

 Once man repents of his unbelief in Christ and comes into relationship with Him, the Holy Spirit no longer convicts man of His sin, He convicts him of his righteousness in Christ!

 Jn 16:8-10 When He has come (Holy Spirit), He will convict the world of righteousness; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;

Meditation Point: The only sin that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of, is unbelief in Christ.

 

 

 

 

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