So how do we deal with sin? Because if we all have sinned and fall short of Gods glory then there’s no hope for us right??
You see God has dealt with sin with a two pronged approach… and both are through the death of his son Jesus.
The blood and the Cross… it’s the original dynamic duo, before Batman and Robin, Coke and Raspberry & Peas and Carrots. I used to think that when Christ died for us on the cross our sins were crucified and dealt with by Jesus… but a closer look at the scriptures tell us that when Christ died we died and when Christ rose again 3 days later so did we. Romans 6:5 says:
“For if we have become united with him by the likeness of his death, we shall be also by the likeness of his resurrection.”
We were crucified when Christ was crucified. We have died in Christ is not merely a doctrinal position, “it is an eternal and indisputable fact” (Watchman Nee). You see the blood of Christ deals with our sins (the things that we do) – but it still leaves the problem of ourselves… you see the blood covers our sin, but we ourselves are damaged goods… we are sinners, but we want to be totally free from sin, we don’t want it to be just a quick fix right?
The cross deals with us – as people… the blood deals with our sin, but the cross is were we die to this world (which we have to do to be free of this world) we die to this world and are born anew in Christ… a new creation. When we accept Christ and choose to turn from our sin, it’s almost like our old self goes back in time and dies with Christ on the cross and the new life is born.
It’s something that we can’t do ourselves, for only God can let us live in Christ and deal with not only the sin but the sinner also.