I am against sin. Sin kills, steals and destroys and is not where any believer wants to hang out. But an incorrect belief about how God sees and has dealt with our sin is very damaging, leading to guilt and condemnation. The truth believed is the only thing that sets us free. There is no condemnation in Christ.
Many claim that Christians can only be blessed by God if they do not sin. But God states that the one who is blessed is the one “whom the Lord will not count his sin.”
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity… David in Psalm 32:1-2a ESV
“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” Quote of David in Rom 4:7-8 ESV
Now if a person was not sinning, why would the Lord need to not count their sin? In these verses, King David is talking prophetically about a blessed person who does sin, and God does not count their sin. Who are these blessed people? You are one of them if you have placed your faith and trust in Jesus as Savior.
Not counting our sins is one of the biggest blessing’s God can give us.
Why is God not counting/imputing our sins?
The problem is not our sin. The forgiveness of our sins has been fully dealt with on the cross. The problem is our inherited Sin nature under Adam that leads to the inheritance of death.
Jesus came to save us from this inherited fallen Sin nature we received under Adam. He did not come to see if we can qualify to get into heaven. He came to fully qualify all who would trust in His righteousness. When we believe, we are born-again under Jesus, our past sins are forgiven, we are credited with His righteousness, made right with God for past iniquities, become co-heirs with Christ of eternal life and are placed under grace where sin is not counted/imputed.
For the Law brings about wrath, but where there is no law, there also is no violation. Rom 4:15 NAS
sin is not imputed when there is no law. Rom 5:13b NAS
Instead of being heirs of death under Adam, we are now heirs of eternal life under Jesus. Under God’s grace, where we live, sin has no dominion over us because we are free from the law that condemns and kills.
For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace. Rom 6:14 NAS
Sin got its power to kill us from the law. Satan uses the law as a weapon to accuse, condemn and kill us.
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; 1 Cor 15:56
This is why we are placed under grace, to be protected from the evil one. This is an answer to Jesus high priestly prayer for us in John 17. In it, he asks the Father to protect us from the evil one.
"I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. John 17:15 NAS
The Father’s answer to Jesus prayer was to put us under grace where the law cannot condemn us. This is what disarms Satan and defeats Sin.
When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him. Col 2:13-15 NAS (Satan is the ruler of this world)
God cannot lie.
"for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." Jer 31:34 NAS
"FOR I WILL BE MERCIFUL TO THEIR INIQUITIES, AND I WILL REMEMBER THEIR SINS NO MORE." Heb 8:12 NAS
"AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE." Heb 10:17 NAS
"I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins. Isa 43:25 NAS
As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12 NAS
"I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud And your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you." Isa 44:22 NAS
You are greatly blessed Christian!
Should we sin because God is not counting/imputing our sins? No. This would be like a child who learned right and wrong in their Fathers house and then moves out and forgets their Father gave them rules out of love to protect them. Therefore, they go out and start stealing. This lands them in jail and the clutches of the ruler of this world. Exactly what the Father gave them the rules to protect them from.
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! Rom 6:15 NAS
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Jesus poured out His blood for the New Covenant of grace and truth, replacing the Old Covenant law of Moses. Believers are exclusively under the New Covenant, the last will and testament of Jesus that began after the cross.
And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood. Luke 22:20