Do we need to “believe” in order to be forgiven of sins?

Did Jesus really erase all sin?

Did Jesus really erase all sin?

Today I am being reminded that there is one “truth” or true reality that was brought to us by God himself inside the person of Jesus.

Howeverour daily experience or “personal daily reality” doesn’t yet match or line up with it.  The Bible says we are still seeing our everyday life in a “shadow” or image of the truth, but not the actual truth itself.  This is the current state of all of mankind’s soul or daily experience.

Did you know that the Bible teaches there are actually two realities called “Covenants” that God created and forced man’s mind to be under?  It is a powerful spiritual awakening from within when we realize that our daily experience is in a DIFFERENT “realm” or location where actual TRUTH exists.  They are NOT yet one and the same but one day they will be in the “renewal of all things”.  Matthew 19:28  Currently, in our everyday human experience or “soul life” we don’t yet see the truth as the soul is still in our current “shadow” realm.  Right now, truth can only be obtained through the Spirit of God deep inside us via the invisible thing we call “faith”.

However, eventually, all things that exist including our daily living experience or “soul life” will be merged with the truth to become ONE TRUE REALITY or the experience of ALL mankind.  Matthew 19:28  Then, all mankind will see and live daily the true reality or New Covenant (reality) that Jesus brought with him at the cross.  For now, this “true reality” or simply “truth” remains hidden for all except those whom God gives faith from within to see the powerful true reality in the spirit.

I know this sounds “deep”, but if you will please stick with me and ponder these things, God will unveil our minds and we will see the truth.  I will continue to try to unpack them by asking some questions that all of us ask at one time or another.  Here is a question that is very relevant and very personal related to this truth I am attempting to share.

Do we need to “believe” something in order to make truth happen and be forgiven of sins?

According to scripture full forgiveness of all sins for all times for all people has already happened in truth at the cross for everyone regardless of their beliefs, but it has not yet made it into the realm of everyone’s daily experience. 2 Corinthians 5:19, 1 John 2:2, Ephesians 1:10  Why do we not see or know this?  As we mentioned, the Bible tells us that all people can see things in one of two realities or “realms” depending on which covenant they are under.  From man’s perspective, we often call them “paradigms” or “ways of seeing things”.  Scripture also calls them “wineskins” and all people alive will have one of two views or mindsets either Old Covenant of law or New Covenant of Grace and truth.  According to scripture, one is true and one is not! 

Only the man that God has given faith to will see the true reality of the New Covenant.

The false reality of “Old” which was only a shadow of the truth has been replaced with the TRUE (New) reality or simply with the truth.  But only those whom God gives faith to will be able to see and know this in this current age.  The powerful truth of the new and true reality of the forgiveness for ALL SIN can only originate in the TRUE realm of the Spirit and is not yet visible for ANYONE in the false realm of our daily experienceThat is unless God himself decides it is time for the “truth” to become visible for that person.  Even though it is not yet visible to them, it is still true for them!  This is very important to begin to understand as we will begin to see what true faith is and where it originates from.  According to scripture, faith does NOT come from man.

What is true Faith?

Faith is the inner conviction or evidence of things that you CAN NOT SEE, know or prove by any external means.  Faith is Jesus himself giving us his very own “knowing” of the father from deep within us.  Matthew 11:27, Hebrews 12:2 This does not originate in the realm where man’s will exists, which is the soul.  Romans 9:16 It all happens in the hidden, still non-provable, spiritual realm as Jesus reveals the Father to our inner, hidden spirit-man.  Then it passes through the veil (which is actually Jesus too!  See Hebrews 10:20) and we begin to receive it in our outer natural, soulish realm of daily life.  Again, true faith never originates in the soul where man’s will and actions exist.

Unfortunately, what almost all of Christianity currently teaches is faith, is not real faith!  They are teaching that we must believe in the realm of our human will or the soul and yet that isn’t what the Bible teaches at all.  That is “natural” faith and is not real faith.  It is impossible for our soul to originate faith as our soul is BLIND and can’t see nor understand anything of God.  Our soul is the natural mind of the flesh and the things of God are pure foolishness to the soul.  1 Corinthians 2:14  The soul can only be the recipient of faith from the true source, Jesus, who is one with our inner spirit man.  However, before this can happen, the soul must be greatly humbled or “die” first.  The natural soul is very prideful and will not accept anything that takes the credit away from itself. It must give this up and the Bible calls this “death” when it is humbled to the point where it finally surrenders to the trothing coming from deeper within.

Christ IS our faith!

So as you can see, true faith comes from Christ himself in a realm beyond our soul called our true heart or inner, spirit man.   This inner man is hidden behind a veil that and we have no access to him unless Jesus opens up the veil.  As I mentioned Jesus is even the veil itself or the divider that keeps our soul from the truth that exists in our spirit man.  Hebrews 10:20  So few know these amazing things and that’s why I am so excited to share them!  True faith is from Christ to our inner spirit man and goes through the veil to our natural soulish man who then makes it manifest via our body and not vice versa.  Man’s will plays no part in real faith.  John 1:13, Romans 9:16, Hebrews 12:2.  This is GREAT news to celebrate because we can now believe so many awesome promises of God!

We are Really Living under the Abrahamic Covenant

Jesus was the complete fulfillment of the promise to Abraham.  At the cross, Jesus had taken captive the true being of every person’s spirit-man to himself in the true spiritual realm!  He took all of us with him into the true tabernacle into the presence of God.  Hebrews 9:11-12!  This is the only place were true belief exists and it is NOT controlled by man’s will at all.  It is all 100% controlled by Christ himself!  Only he controls the new-birth experience and our ongoing faith.  Now we can understand why Abraham was asleep when this covenant ceremony was performed!  Genesis 15:12  Abraham is us and we are currently “asleep” in these bodies while God and his Son do all the work!  Look in Genesis 15:17 at how there was a “smoking oven” and a “flaming torch” that put the covenant into place while Abraham slept.  One is the father and one is the Son.  Abraham simply “slept” and he, who represent you and I,  get the benefit!  Is God good or what?

The Powerful Truth of the New Covenant or “Reality”

Jesus himself brought the new and true reality or meaning called the “Kingdom of Heaven” when he came to both physical and spiritual Earth two thousand years ago.  Jesus was not just a man in a human body, he was also God himself.  After he came to Earth and died to fulfill the law’s perfect requirements for all mankind, the whole spiritual and physical realm of Earth was “baptized” or placed into his enormous Spirit to receive this reconciling work or “renewal” according to the time set by the Father.  This is where all of mankind’s human spirits and souls were and they were ALL gathered (dragged!) into his one Spirit and one body.  Please look at and think about this powerful verse. It is one that almost all skip right over.

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me  John 12:32 KJV

My friend, this verse is one could experience a life-changing “belief shift” by sitting and wait until the full meaning of it comes into clear view or full spiritual understanding.  Our natural, human minds will jump right over it yet it is very powerful and will feed you much life!  Let me show you a few powerful things I hope you will take notice of.

First, notice the word “men” is in italics.  This means this word was NOT in the original Greek language of the Bible.  It was added by man in the translation, so we really can remove it to see if we get further understanding of its meaning.  I highly recommend you look at this verse in original language here and find more about each word.  Next, look at the word translated as “draw” or sometimes “will draw” in various translations.  It’s the Greek word “helkó” and it really means “to drag“!  You can see that here.  Let’s remove the italic words and place the true meaning of the word “helkó” into the verse. Now, are you beginning to see the TRUE meaning or true reality of what really occurred at the cross?  Let’s put our new understanding into John 12:32 and rewrite it in the truth as we just understood from the spirit inside us.

“And I, if I (Jesus) die on the cross and ascend to Heaven, I will DRAG and place (with all the sovereign power of God) ALL of creation into myself”  John 12:32 (rewritten based on personal interpretation of Greek language)

Now, couple that with this powerful verse:

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world 1 John 2:2

My friend, this is what truly happened at the cross in the (still hidden) spiritual realm or true reality for all people of all times!  However, it has not yet been made known to them in the realm of their daily experience called the “soul”.  According to scripture, God will make it known to each person the realm of their daily experience according to HIS timing for each individual.  1 Tim 2:6 There is a “veil” that separates these two realms of the truth and our daily experience and guess who is the veil itself?  Jesus is also the VERY VEIL between these two realms. Hebrews 10:20, Hebrews 4:12!

Please know that there is NOTHING can over-rule or overpower God.  In the hidden, and true reality of the Spirit, God placed ALL of creation into the full reconciliation of the blood of Christ.  Although we don’t yet see and know this amazing gift, Christ himself is the veil that is keeping us from this truth.  The truth will appear in God’s time.  ALL will receive their forgiveness that is already there!

Simply put, all things of all times are fully cleansed, reconciled and forgiven!

God has made ALL THINGS in creation HOLY and he even rebukes those who say or teach otherwise.  Acts 10:15, Acts 11:9  Contrary to popular religious teachings, really traditions taught for centuries in almost all Churches, man’s will or effort plays absolutely NO PART in this.  This is because man’s will DOES NOT EXIST IN THE REALM WHERE TRUTH IS!  It was all done in the TRUE realm of the Spirit at the cross and it is all finished.   Believe me my friend, there is NO more sin according to God.  You could say that the ability to believe these powerful things is a sin, but even that belief will “appear” from Jesus in its time and be “forgiven”.  Jesus really was the “Lamb of God who took away the sins of the World”.  John 1:29.  Jesus really is “the Savior of the whole World!”  1 John 4:14, 1 Timothy 4:10  This is all done and completely finished (John 19:30) but man simply has not been told about this yet.  All will find out according to God’s perfect plan over multiple ages.  1 John 5:11, 1 Timothy 2:6.

My friend, please don’t skip over the proceeding information.  I pray that you will take some time to think deeply about these things as they are so wonderful.  They are all true for you right now whether you believe them or not.  It is when God “gives you the testimony” in your human heart and mind that you begin to “believe” and start to live them daily.  I pray that is now if you are not already doing so.

How could we have missed this powerful truth for all this time?

Actually, the truth is simple to see and understand, but it is so incredibly good and glorious that we don’t believe itWorse yet, we are actually taught not to believe the truth by the very Church itself  Remember Jesus talking about “the blind leading the blind”?  This is what I believe he is talking about.  See my page on “Scriptures we are taught not to believe“.  If people would read the Bible themselves and then just wait for understanding, they would see it too.  However, almost all are still relying on someone in the Church to tell them what it means.  Sadly, the current “Church” or Christian religion does not believe these powerful scriptural truths and instead teaches “traditions” that were handed down by man over time.  These false doctrines are NOT supported in scripture and are not true, but millions and even BILLIONS of people blindly follow them.  It’s time we come out of the darkness and let the scales FALL off our eyes!  We must stop blindly following others and dig into the Bible ourselves and simply ask God.  He WILL show you these same powerful things that I am sharing.  God says you don’t need anyone to teach you as you have HIM inside you and he will teach you ALL things!  1 John 2:20, 1 John 2:27  You will never be the same my friend once you start to simply read and wait for and trust in the spirit inside you for meaning.  That is the very life of Christ that will flow out of you into all that surrounds you.  Your entire life and all relationships WILL change in amazing ways.

How Could all of Creation including all people of all times be fully reconciled two thousand years ago at the cross?

Whether we believe it or not, God in his written Word says there is only ONE body and ONE Spirit.  Remember Adam?  He was one body and one spirit that also contained and represented ALL mankind.  Some believe Adam contained all of mankind, but they don’t realize that Jesus was the LAST ADAM!  1 Corinthians 15:45  Jesus FULLY replaced the first Adam and there will be NO MORE ADAMS!  All of mankind who was in the first Adam was placed into the last Adam who is Christ!  This is deep and very powerful, but it really can be understood by all people.  Most can’t believe the incredible magnitude of the cross that Christ dragged all of Adam’s one body and one spirit into himself.  This includes the current teachings in almost ALL CHURCHES!  Thus, after the cross, all of mankind exists in that one body and one spirit and Christ is in all!  Ephesians 4:6  Before Christ died and drew all of creation into himself, there only existed the false reality called the shadow which was in the first Adam.  This is the “Covenant” or mindset of the Law.

Well, for today, I will stop there because that is enough to think about.  Please take some time looking up the verses and asking for the truth to be revealed to you.  It WILL come.  I promise you, but you have to be willing to forget what you have been taught.  Most of the current Church doesn’t realize they are teaching people to NOT believe scripture.  Many “Christian” websites do the same as they all buy into the same false doctrines taught by man and not by God’s Word.  Praise God that he is finally unveiling our minds and showing us the truth.

And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering (veil) which is over all peoples, Even the veil which is stretched over all nations Isaiah 25:7

Please ponder these powerful, life-changing verses.

So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith Galatians 3:24

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes  Romans 10:4

In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away Hebrews 8:13

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith… Hebrews 12:2

So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy Romans 9:16

namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses (sins) against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation 2 Corinthians 5:19

a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all  Colossians 3:11

which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all  Ephesians 1:23

For the law brings wrath, but where there is no law there is no transgression (sin) Romans 4:15

The simple truth is that all people were completely forgiven two thousand years ago and Jesus himself is the “author” and “perfecter” or finisher of their faith.  He fully erased sin for all people of all times because sin can only exist if a person is under law.  He set ALL FREE by fulfilling the law for all mankind but they simply don’t know it yet.  Let’s TELL THEM and CELEBRATE!  When we do, God will actually be using us to help fulfill Isaiah 25:7.

God bless you and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Duane

 

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