A Judge walks into the court room. Giving 3 verdicts :
“Mistrial” and of “Not Guilty” and of “Guilty”
- “Mistrial” because of an outright violation of legal procedure (influenced jury, perjury, evidence tampered,,,)
- “Not Guilty” because the accused has been proven innocence beyond reasonable doubt
- “Guilty” because there is sufficient evidence pointing to the perpetrator
* Either one is “Guilty” or “Not Guilty” but not both at the same time
THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL NEVER, EVER CONVICT THE BELIEVER OF SIN
The holy Spirit convicts of sin. YES and A BIG NO :
YES, because the world refuse to believe in Jesus – to unbelievers
NO, because the believers are convicted of righteousness and not sin – to believers
John 16:8-11 (NKJV)
8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of “sin”, and of “righteousness”, and of “judgment”: 9 of “sin”, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of “righteousness”, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of “judgment”, because the ruler of this world is judged.
The holy Spirit is not your personal “sin detector” or “sin litmus test”. If your obedience is based on the Law and not faith, definitely your sin consciousness is condemning you. The holy Spirit has nothing to do with it.
Unbelievers do not have the holy Spirit in them, yet they know they’re actions are sinful.
When Jesus was with His disciples, He was constantly reminding them “You guys are righteous, I am your righteousness”. Jesus would probably go on to say “Relax, don’t worry I got your back”. Remember Jesus asking Peter? “Peter, Do you love me”? He never reminded Peter of his famous “3 counts of denial”. Denying Jesus before man is a serious crime. if you deny Jesus, He will deny you before God as well. But why did Jesus NOT remind Peter of sin? See the point? May the holy Spirit reveal to you why!
Imagine how would it like to be with Jesus when He healed the sick man on the Sabbath day? The Law Experts convicted Jesus of sin. Jesus was even accused as the devil’s son. For sure the Law Experts have attack Jesus’s disciple also just like how the believers today are attacked by the Law Experts.
* 10 of “righteousness”, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more *
Now, Jesus goes back to His Father in heaven. His disciples now apostles will be left here on earth. Who would remind them of righteousness? Who would remind the believers of righteousness?
The holy Spirit will remind us of righteousness. And the holy Spirit does it without an iota of guilt or an ounce of condemnation pointing you to sin.
Believers of the Past, the Present and the Future are and will be convicted of righteousness. But it is easy to be condemned. Just listen or read to sin conscious driven sermons and you will see what I mean.
THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES NOT REMIND THE BELIEVER TO CONFESS SINS
What? So the holy Spirit convicts us of sin? And then we confess our sins to God? Because of this 1:J:1:9
1 John 1:9 (NKJV)
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Why do we make God to be like that of an earthly Priest? Of whom we do yearly confessions?
No! Me Genoito (greek)! God Forbid!
The Eternal blood of Jesus has forgiven us Eternally! Count the grains of sand in all the beaches of this earth. Then let 1 dove fly to the moon back and forth. Each trip with a grain of sand in its beak. As soon as earth is empty of sands, then forever has just begun!
Do Jesus die everyday to forgive sins? Then why are we crucifying Jesus and nailing Him back at the cross?
Hebrews 9:12-14 (NKJV)
12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 10:1-10 (NKJV)
10 For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.
There is no more consciousness of sin, because we are purified once and for all.
There is no more reminder of sin, because the sacrifice offered is perfect.
There is no more sacrifice needed because the eternal blood of Jesus has taken away sins!
Please drop 1:J:1:9 and meditate on C:134
Colossians 1:13-14 (NKJV)
13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins
Psalm 103:12 (NKJV)
12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Acts 13:38-39 (NKJV)
38 Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; 39 and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
- Grace and Peace
YOU CANNOT BLASPHEME AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT
The word Blasphemy is scary to Christians. The second word that comes to their mind is “holy Spirit”
Let me tell you. A believer cannot blaspheme against the holy Spirit. That is an impossibility! When we say Jesus did miracles by the power of the devil, then that is blasphemy against the holy Spirit.
Can a believer truly say that? Can we say Jesus does miracle by the devil?
Again, the holy Spirit does not convict the believers of sin but rather convicts the believer of righteousness (John 16:8-11). It is not a blasphemy against the holy Spirit if we say the holy Spirit convicts believer of sin.
But it simply grieves the holy Spirit. He is simply misunderstood.
- Grace and Peace