For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. (Hebrews 10:2 NKJV)
In the Old Testament, while under the Law, God’s people made animal sacrifices to cover their sins. These sacrifices, however, could not remove their sins. It was not until Jesus gave His life and His holy, spotless blood to remove our sins that we could experience true cleansing and freedom from a consciousness of our sin.
The Bible says, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:1 NKJV).
- Condemnation points to your sin; the blood of Christ points to God’s forgiveness and mercy
- Condemnation makes you aware of your failure and weakness; the blood of Christ makes you aware of God’s grace and mercy
- Condemnation highlights your inability; the blood of Christ frees you to walk in His ability and power
Because we are no longer under the Law, we should no longer be “sin conscious.” Through God’s grace, we have the ability to instead be “righteous conscious.” We develop this righteous consciousness by reading God’s Word and meditating on His forgiveness, mercy, grace, and all that the blood of Christ has provided for us.
A righteous consciousness produces great personal freedom. When we are righteous conscious, we can live as God intends, enjoying freedom from the negative thoughts and emotions that would burden us down.
Only through Jesus are you free from sin and its effects. The price He paid was greater than any sin you may have committed. You can walk with your head high, knowing that the blood of Jesus didn’t just cover your sins—it removed them.
Confession: Thank You, Jesus, for shedding your blood for me and removing my sin. Because of Your sacrifice, I am redeemed and free from all condemnation and sin consciousness.
Author: Jerry Savelle