.. does not convict the Unbeliever of sin committed
The Holy Spirit does not convict the Unbeliever the act of murder, act of lying, act of same sex marriage, act of stealing, act of lust … but of Sin
“of Sin, because the Unbelievers does not believe Jesus is righteousness”
– John 16:9
the “Unbeliever believes” that by doing good work or obedience to the Law, they shall be declared Righteous by God.
“if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”
– Galatians 2:21
When Jesus died at the cross, He did not die to sin but to Sin. Not only He died to Sin but Jesus became Sin himself.
So, does the holy Spirit convict the Unbeliever of sin? No way! but of Sin
.. does not convict the Believer of righteous work
The Holy Spirit does not convict the Believer of obedience to the Law, righteous works, good works, fasting, tithing … but of Righteousness
“of Righteousness, because Jesus is no longer here to remind us”
– John 16:10
The Holy Spirit does not convict “You are Righteous because of good works” or “You have done righteous work”. no way!
The Holy Spirit proclaims “You are Righteous for Righteousness is Jesus”
We though the Holy Spirit tells us of sin we have committed. may it never be!
If we confess our Sin
Confess not a sin, but the Sin. Anyone who denies being a Sinner cannot get Righteousness.
Unbeliever confesses sin but will deny being a Sinner. they say “I stole from the rich but gave them to the poor therefore I am not a Sinner”
Robin hood was a Sinner not because of sin but of Sin.
“it is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the Sick. I have not come to call the Righteous, but Sinners.”
– Mark 2:17
It is the Sick who needed a Doctor. the Pharisees did not receive Righteousness because they deny being Sinners. Worst, they claim to be Righteous by righteous works.
confessing all your sin is righteous but those Righteous have already confessed not the sin but the Sin.
the exchange for Righteousness is Sin. bring your Sin and Jesus will give you His Righteousness! come as you are my friend and get what He is!
Christ took our Sin and became Sin. We received Christ Righteousness.
“God made Him who had no Sin to be Sin for us, so that in him we might become the Righteousness of God”
– 2 Corinthians 5:21
sin is murder, lying, stealing, cheating … the whole 9 yards of actions, works
Sin is not the action but the Title we inherit from our father Adam.
To those who belong to Jesus, their Father is Abraham. They are heirs according to the promise. They are Righteous just like Abraham.
“And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you”
– Galatians 3:29
A Sinner may commit righteous work, but they remain Sinners.
A Righteous may commit sin, but they remain Righteous.
If the Holy Spirit does not convict the Unbeliever of sin but of Sin, Shall the Holy Spirit then convict the Believer of sin? or Sin? neither. no way! not even righteousness but of Righteousness only!
You cannot receive Righteousness in exchange for confessing sin.
Today, you are declared “Righteous” and are being reminded you are “Righteous”.
sounds boring? we need to hear that everyday! continue meditating. “I am the Righteousness of God through Christ”
Grace and Peace