Most people think that the Ten Commandments were given for them to live by, so that it would help them walk closer to God. But the Bible teaches just the opposite. The Bible says, “The strength (or the power ) of sin is the law” 1 Cor. 15;56. The law, was a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things. All of the law of Moses, (all three, the moral, social, and ceremonial law) were a shadow of something far better that was to come. “The law was given by Moses (the shadow) but Grace and Truth (the substance) came by Jesus Christ” Jn. 1:17. The Bible also teaches that you who attempt to be Justified by the law, you have fallen from grace,Ga. 5:4. And in Ga. 3:10 it actually says you are living under a curse.
Heb 10:1 says, “For the law, with these same sacrifices, which they offered continually year by year, could never make those who approach perfect..” The sacrifice was a male lamb, that would be offered up for the sins of the people, every year. But it says it could never make them perfect. Verse two goes on to say, “For then would they not have ceased to be offered.” In other words, if they were perfect, they would not need another sacrifice. But, of course, we all know those poor people were never perfect.
Now, let’s drop down to verses 12 and 14, which say, “But this Man, (Jesus) after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, For by one offering (Himself) He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” If his sacrifice had not made us perfect, then it would have to be done again and again, just like the Old Testament Sacrifice. For years I made hundreds of trips to the altar, because the blood of Jesus didn’t mean any more, in my mind than the blood of animals. But I am so glad, one day, I found out that, in the mind of God, Jesus’ sacrifice had made me perfect!
I know, you’re thinking, I sure don’t feel perfect. You have to realize that you are a triunie being. You are a Spirit, you have a Soul, and you live in a Body. I think it’s obvious to everyone that our bodies are not perfect. Your soul, which is your mind, will, and emotions, is not perfect either. But your spirit, which was born again and created in the image and likeness of God, was perfected, when it was recreated through the new birth. God’s first creation was Adam, and he was created perfect. So was God’s new creation, the Christian.
The last part of verse two, in Hebrews ten, says this, “For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins.” If they were perfect they would no longer even be conscious of sins. And it goes on to say, “but in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.”
In other words, every time they went to offer that lamb for their sins, it reminded them of their sins. But if they had been made perfect they would not have offered that lamb, and therefore, they would not have been sin conscious. Who, or what, is reminding you of your sins? It’s not the Spirit of God, because the Bible says He convicts the WORLD of sin, not the born again Christian. To the Christian, the Holy Spirit is our Teacher, our Comforter, and our Counselor. As a matter of fact ,once you are born again, God doesn’t even remember your sins anymore.
When we go on down and read verse 16 and 17, He says this, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” That’s something to shout about!! God doesn’t remember your sins anymore and if you ever intend to live a victories Christian life then you must stop listening to things that remind you of your sins and failures. If you will start listening to things that tell you about the finished work of Christ and what you are through him, you will be victorious.
More on Your Sins
“For until the law, sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed where there is no law” (Rom 5:13). From the time of Adam, to the time that God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, people sinned. But that verse says that God did not impute their sins to them. The word “impute” means, to add to their account. Now look at this verse, “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes,” (Rom 10:4) The law ended with Christ, and where there is no law, sin is not imputed. Ladies and Gentlemen, if you are a Christian, then God, through the Blood of Jesus, has made you perfect, and He is not imputing your sins to you. He has perfected you forever, your sins are forgiven past, present, and future. You are now the Righteousness of God in Christ ( II Cor 5:21). Believe it and receive it.