|"God never sees sins placed beneath the blood of Jesus. Never."
JESUS CAME TO FORGIVE SIN. What the Old Covenant Law could not do to remove sin forever, Jesus did with His blood. His blood shed on the cross at Calvary, His life laid down of His own volition (choice), accomplished the entirety of the Law. The Law’s sacrifices, shedding the blood of bulls and goats, sheep and birds, only covered sin for a time then had to be repeated each year. The priest himself was a man of sin who had to offer atonement for his own sins. Jesus, however, being the sinless Son of God, being the perfect unadulterated Lamb of God, took His blood into the altar of heaven where it lives forever.
No sin was excepted from His sacrifice. No matter how seemingly small or how horrifically large the sin is, with repentance (a change of heart and attitude) and the confession of salvation, making Jesus Savior, Lord, and King of one’s heart, all of any sin is forgiven.
There is one passage in Hebrew’s letter which has tortured the church. I say it this way because it has been largely misidentified and misrepresented. First, we must know that God never condemns anyone who turns to Him (Romans 8:1). Never. If one feels any conviction for sin and any guilt for wrongdoing, then Paul’s words do not apply. That said, when Paul said there was no forgiveness for individuals who “crucified the Son of God afresh,” he was referring to the sin of betrayal. Not betrayal between people. That is forgivable. If one man turns his back on another and causes him harm, then later repents of it, God forgives him, regardless of other people’s opinions. Repentance from a sincere heart is all that is required. The betrayal spoken of by the apostle in Hebrews is between an Individual and the Holy Spirit. For He raised Christ Jesus from death. Jesus laid down His life willingly and took it back up again (John 10:17) through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God, who is the power that formed the earth and all that’s on it, is the anointing that is upon Jesus Christ. The Spirit of Christ is the Resurrection of Christ.
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.” (Hebrews 6:4-6)
Jesus walked across the Sea of Galilee during a storm under the power of the Holy Spirit. Not only was this impossible on a calm sunny day, but despite the turbulent waves and the high winds and blowing rain, Jesus did not hesitate to cross the lake. Think about this. The power of the Holy Spirit suspended Him upon the water. Here we see a picture of Jesus’ Resurrection because there was NEVER ANY CHANCE that Jesus would not raise from death. Never any chance the devil would win. That stupid fathead had no idea who he was dealing with, but the very CREATOR who CREATED him would not stay dead because of any of that fool’s deception.
Satan and the kingdom of darkness was defeated completely and entirely. He was condemned for his sin (judged guilty), and the dominion he stole in jealousy from Adam and Eve was returned to Adams and Eves. Because God the Father valued His creation that much and intended for us to reign over all the power of the enemy. He poured into us at Christ’s Resurrection, the power to heal the sick, cleanse lepers, heal the blind, and make the lame walk again. The power of the Holy Spirit reigns within us.
Judas Iscariot betrayed the Son of God after knowing the power of God, after laying hands on the sick and seeing them recover, after confessing Jesus as the Christ. He turned his back on the Holy Spirit and crucified the Son of God, knowing who He was and what He’d come to do. Judas was in the “inner circle” so to speak. He walked after Christ and followed in His footsteps, yet for a piddly amount of change, he took all of that and hung it on the cross. Here is what men have labeled the “unpardonable sin.”
There is no sacrifice after Jesus. He’s it. So for someone to know the power of the Resurrection, to operate in the gifts, to confess Jesus as Lord, and to be filled with the Spirit, baptized in the Spirit, and then to turn their back on it to the extent of Judas cannot be forgiven. We are not the judge of who this is nor are we to speculate on who might have committed it. We are to pray for all men, and if when we pray, the Spirit speaks, we are to heed what He says. Prophet Kenneth E. Hagin had this happen to him regarding a woman who had been saved, who knew the Spirit. He went to pray for her repentance, and the Spirit of God told Him to cease. Dr. Hagin spoke of this incident so that men and women would no longer walk around afraid they had committed unforgiveable sin.
God is good and doeth good. He is kindness and meekness and mercy. If you call upon Him for mercy, He will answer you. If you repent, He will forgive. If a man or woman has never been saved, they have never known salvation, then their sins are forgivable. They have not known the Spirit of God to the degree spoken of in Hebrews. If anyone asks Jesus to save them from sin then, He will save them. There are simply too many examples of men and women who have done some of the most horrific crimes and yet through grace, they were saved. God never sees sins placed beneath the blood of Jesus. Never. And even as the events of Revelation unfold, even after the church has been removed, the Holy Spirit will still be on earth, and Jesus will still forgive.
The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness of it. Jesus came to redeem, to buy us back from the world, from the devil and secular thinking, from that which steals, kills, and destroys, and to place us where every single day we can live in freedom from sin, from sickness and disease, from poverty, and anything else that lousy enemy could throw at us. Anything less than all is not God. Everything greater than all is the completion which God desires to give. Being confident of this very thing, we know that He which hath begun a good work in us will complete it (Philippians 1:6). He will never leave us, never forsake us, but surround us with Himself for eternity. Strengthened. Blessed. Forgiven.
(2) “Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
(3) Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
(4) Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
(5) These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying …
(8) Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”
Suzanne D. Williams, Author