The Activity of the Spirit in the Lives of Church Age Believers, Part 24

1Jo 1:5-2:2; Rom 8:12-15; Gal 5:16-17; Act 20:28; Rom 3:21-25; Rom 5:8-11; Eph 1:7

HSCH-26-130530 - length: 61:23 - taught on May, 30 2013

Class Outline:

John Farley
May 30, 2013

The Activity of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Church Age believers, part 24.

Whenever you come across a passage in the New Testament that says something about you and something about Christ, focus on the part about Christ.

If you read 1 John it is unmistakable that declaring our sins, admitting that we commit sins, is tied into powerful meaning of Christ’s work on the cross.

Tied into the blood of Jesus cleansing us from all sin.

Tied into Jesus at the right hand of the Father as the propitiation, the satisfaction for our sins, and His active advocacy there on our behalf.

Tied into the faithfulness and righteousness of God the Father who forgives sins and cleanses from all unrighteousness on the basis of the blood of Jesus and Jesus as the propitiation for the sins of the world.

This is all fundamental, this is justification truth, this is basic truth that the new believer in Christ needs to learn about and master and make part of who he or she is.

God has given us all this Christ - His blood, His propitiation, the Advocate at God’s right hand - for our COMPLETE RESCUE FROM SIN so we can live this new life in union with the resurrected Christ.

The work that addresses our sinning after salvation is done WITH THE SPIRIT and BY THE SPIRIT and IN THE SPIRIT!!!
ROM 8:12-13
GAL 5:16-17

The Holy Spirit is now conducting a relentless campaign to render the flesh ineffective.

What the blood of Christ has accomplished

The blood of Christ has purchased the church of God. This is Redemption, a finished work of Christ on the cross.
ACT 20:28

God displayed Christ Jesus publicly as a propitiation in His blood. God the Father is completely satisfied with us on the basis of the blood of Christ.
ROM 3:21-25

This means because we are believers we are already declared righteous, meaning totally acceptable forever in God’s sight.

We have already been justified by the blood of Christ. And we have already been completely reconciled to God through the death of His Son.
ROM 5:8-11

We already have the redemption through the blood of Christ, and that means that we already have the forgiveness of our trespasses.
EPH 1:7

Christ has already made peace through the blood of His cross.
COL 1:20

1. These passages all speak of the blood of Christ in terms of things that have ALREADY HAPPENED in the past.

2. These passages all speak of the complete and finished work of Christ on the cross.

3. These passages speak of the forgiveness of sins as something that the blood of Christ has already accomplished for the believer.

ACT 10:43
"Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins."

ACT 13:38-39
"Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,

ACT 13:39
"and through Him everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not be freed through the Law of Moses.

ACT 26:18
‘to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.’

This complete forgiveness of sins is the universal testimony of the New Testament epistles directed toward church age believers.

EPH 4:32
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

COL 2:13
When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions.

1JO 2:12
I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name's sake.

Knowing the truth about what the blood of Christ HAS ACCOMPLISHED for us, the finished work, the blood, serves to cleanse our conscience.
HEB 9:11-14