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Have You Tried My Jesus?
Have you ever come across those Christians who go around telling people that if they drink, smoke tobacco, curse, or commit any other sins that God is not going to accept them? What they fail to realize is that God doesn’t accept you because you’re acceptable; He accepts you because of the blood of Jesus! God accepts you with all the mess He knew you had going on before you became born again. It wasn’t like the things you were involved in were a secret to God! He accepted you with all of your issues. But He doesn’t leave you there. God has a plan to renovate you from all your issues, if you’ll just accept Him and stop worrying about what He’s going to do to you because of sin in your life.
Anybody—even preachers in the pulpit—who claims that God is not going to accept people because of their sin is imputing people’s sins to them. To impute means to hold against, or charge to their account. If you’re born again, God no longer charges your sins to your account (Romans 4:8, AMP). So, to tell people God doesn’t accept them because of their sin is to demean and devalue what Jesus has done. You’re saying that what He accomplished on the cross wasn’t enough—that sin is bigger than Christ’s sacrifice. Ladies and gentlemen, that is not true.
Some of you are probably thinking, “Brother Dollar, you’re making light of sin.” No, I’m not! You’re making light of what Jesus did! What I’m saying is that what Jesus did is bigger than sin! There’s no sin that can outdo what the blood flowing out of Jesus’ veins has done! “I hear what you’re saying Brother Dollar, but I still believe there are some sins we have to be held accountable for.” Are you kidding me? To be accountable for your sins means you’re going to have to pay the consequences for your sins. Do you know what those consequences are?
The Bible says the wages of sin is death! (Romans 6:23). Death means separation from God, in hell! In other words, you have to die, go to hell, and figure out how to pay that debt yourself! That’s a price you can’t afford to pay! It’s too high! So you can’t be accountable for your sins. If you’re born again, Jesus has taken full account of every one of your sins and paid the debt in full! Religion has deceived some of you, and you simply don’t believe that. Well, if you don’t believe that, guess what? Houston, we have a problem!
Second Corinthians 5:19, NLT, says, “For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.”
Only one Person qualified to pay the sin debt of the whole world—Jesus Christ! So if you reject Him, you reject the payment for your sins. People don’t die and go to hell because of sin; they go to hell because they reject Jesus. The tragedy is they go to hell and pay for something that has already been paid for!|
So, have you tried my Jesus? If you could ever get a picture of the price Jesus paid for your sins, you’d fall head over heels in love with Him! There’s nothing you can do to disrupt what He’s already done on your behalf. All you have to do is believe that He’s been merciful to your unrighteousness, and your sins and ungodly deeds He remembers no more (Hebrews 8:12).
Because of Christ’s sacrifice, God is no longer mad at man. He poured out His wrath for sin on Jesus. Jesus reconciled us back to God. He restored harmony between God and man. It’s done. It’s finished. It’s paid for! Sin isn’t the issue. The issue is, what are you doing with Jesus?
In my teaching series Removing Sin and Guilt, I explain that when people don’t receive Jesus as their Savior, they reject the only payment available for their sins and guilt. Through His sacrifice, Jesus reconciled and put us back in right standing with God. If you’re a Believer, knowing and understanding that all your sins—past, present, and future—are totally forgiven is liberating and truly life-changing!
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