Jesus’ shed blood pleads on the behalf of the Believer. When we sin, Jesus Christ goes before God as our advocate so that we can be restored. However, we must learn to immediately acknowledge, confess, and forsake our sins so that God can release His mercy upon our lives.

  1. Like the blood of Abel cried out before God, the blood of Jesus is speaking before the Father today—on our behalf (Hebrews 12:22-24, Genesis 4:10).

    1. The blood of Abel spoke against Cain. It cried out saying, “Vengeance, judgment, and death!”

    2. However, the blood of Jesus Christ also speaks out before God, but it pleads for mercy, pardon, grace, and life for the Christian who misses the mark.

    3. The blood of Jesus cleanses us when we acknowledge our sins (1 John 1:7-9).

    4. When we ask God for forgiveness and forsake our sin, He forgives and forgets (Isaiah 43:25-26).

      1. We should not keep reminding God of our sin once we have asked for forgiveness and repented. Our sins have been washed away (Isaiah 1:18).

      2. God ties our forgiveness to His attributes of faithfulness and mercy (Psalm 130:1-4).

      3. The blood of Jesus purges us from a guilty conscience (Hebrews 9:14).

      4. Therefore, we should not allow our past failures to override the Word of God concerning our forgiveness.

  2. What happens when a Believer sins?

    1. It is not the will of God for us to fall into sin, and genuine Believers are not to habitually sin (1 John 2:1-2, 1 John 3:6, AMP).

      1. However, if we sin Jesus Christ is our advocate.

      2. We have a right to receive restoration, but we must confess the sin and forsake it (Proverbs 28:13).

      3. Sin should not be the norm for Believers. Living like Christ should be our norm (1 Peter 1:15).

    2. Many times, we think that simply asking for forgiveness is total repentance. But to repent means to forsake the sin.

  3. We keep ourselves clean by conforming to the Word of God (Psalm 119:1-3, 9, 11, AMP).

    1. God will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we can bear; He will make a way for us to escape the temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13, AMP).

Scripture References:

  • Hebrews 12:22-24

  • Genesis 4:10

  • 1 John 1:7-9

  • Isaiah 43:25-26

  • Isaiah 1:18

  • Psalm 130:1-4

  • Hebrews 9:14

  • 1 John 2:1-2

  • 1 John 3:6, AMP

  • Proverbs 28:13

  • 1 Peter 1:15

  • Psalm 119:1-3, 9, 11, AMP

  • 1 Corinthians 10:13, AMP

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church