Previous teachings have made us understood the meaning of sin and how we sin against God. Over here we are learning about what happens to us when we sin against God.
- YOU BECOME SPIRITUALLY SICK
Matthew 9:12 ‘On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but those who are ill”’. Sin is like disease, when you come in contact with it, you become ill. Not physically but spiritually. The Bible describes such persons as spiritually sick. One of Christ’s purposes on earth was to heal those who are ill, due to sin.
- YOU CAN BECOME A SLAVE TO SIN
Romans 6:16-17, “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey – whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin …”
Sin works in the way of a desire. When you commit it once, its desire will entice you to visit it the second time and on and on. Thereby forcing you to work for it, dominating your whole life and controlling you all the time.
- YOU LIVE IN DARKNESS
One nature of sin is darkness. Whenever you sin, automatically, you become bound in darkness. Colossians 1:13 ‘For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves. ;
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light ;
1 John 2:11 But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness …’
- YOU BECOME LOST
You become lost; read Luke 19:10, ‘For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost…’
- SIN LEADS TO DEATH
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 6:23. The verse is not speaking of physical death, but is contrasting spiritual death with eternal life.
- SIN SEPARATES US FROM GOD
Isaiah 59:1-2, “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from God… ”
WHAT THEN SHOULD BE DONE WHEN WE SIN
- GOD IS CALLING UNTO SINNERS
Isaiah 1:18 “‘Come now and let’s settle the matter,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet’ they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool”. Over here we understand that God who is full of mercy and compassion and out of LOVE is calling all sinners to come to Him, for forgiveness. No matter the sin committed.
- CONFESS YOUR SINS
1 John 1:8-9, “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness”. God is ever ready to forgive us our sins, only if we realize them, confess and ask for forgiveness.
Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
As the scripture says, the good news is that the death of Jesus has become a ransom for the punishment of our sins. If there was not a shedding of blood, then there would not be forgiveness of sin. The blood of Jesus is powerful than any sin. Our Father is ever ready to forgive when we sin against Him. Don’t accept that you are a condemned soul. Jesus did not come to condemned us, but to take us back to the Father. Jesus is not interested in the sin you commit against Him, but a turn back to Him, after the sinful deed occur. Turn back to Him today. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.