There is a saying that I keep hearing/seeing in just about every other Twitter bio or Facebook status. And it reads, “I am not perfect”.
As if to say our imperfections as humans make us more relatable to each other.
If we are believers who follow Christ shouldn’t we be standing on-
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
And if we stand on 2 Corinthians 5:17 then aren’t we made perfect through what Jesus did on the cross? By faith in what Jesus has done aren’t we now justified?
Shouldn’t we be looking from the cross at the finished works of Jesus? Is it just me who challenges the old mind set that says ;I’m just an old sinner saved by grace?
Wasn’t it Paul in 2 Corinthians 7:2
Who said”Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man”?
Excuse me ,but isn’t this the same Paul who was Saul that persecuted the church? Isn’t this the same Paul who was there at the stoning of Stephen, and was in total agreement with it?
And cast him out of the city, and stoned him:and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.
And Saul was consenting unto his death.
By fact of the scripture the answer would most definitely be yes. But by repentance, the answer is no. This is not the same Saul who would later be named Paul.
These are the words Ananias told Paul:
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
So what revelation then had Paul received that many of us are missing today?
Paul not only got a revelation of his righteousness but he received his righteousness by faith.
Why are we so sin conscience?
Jesus left it all on the cross. His last words were “It is finished” John 19:30
I say all that to say this: can we stop looking at ourselves through the past and see ourselves through the blood of Jesus.
1 John 1:7 ASV
but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake,
and will not remember thy sins.
When the Lord uses the word ‘blot’ He means total annihilation. When He blots out our sins, our sins, transgressions and iniquities are totally annihilated and no longer exist. God said, “I have blotted out like a thick cloud your transgressions, and like a cloud your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you” (Isaiah 44:22).
Yes, absolutely God despises sin!!! No question!!! No argument. But He does not despise us!!! We are washed clean.
We are in deed perfectly perfect!
I’ll close this out by repeating what Paul said in
2 Corinthians 7:3
I speak not this to condemn you.
It’s ok to say it, I AM PERFECT!!!!!!
1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment:because as he is, so are we in this world.