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You Can’t Lose Fellowship With God

June 3, 2011

There are many who believe that you have fellowship with God until you sin and that fellowship is broken when you sin.  The fellowship is then regained as soon as you confess your sin and ask forgiveness.  This is how many people think but they do not realize that this is old covenant thinking.

Let’s look at the old testament for a second.  In the old testament it was the blood of bulls and goats that provided temporal and limited righteousness and forgiveness.  It was temporal because when sin would happen the process would have to be repeated by the sacrifice of an animal.  Can you look at the similarities in what I mentioned above?  Many of us today will believe that God will be angry and leave us when we sin and the only way back to Him is through confession and asking of forgiveness.  I want to tell you that this thinking is old covenant thinking and not what Christ died for.

As a new covenant believer the blood of Jesus is continual and constant not temporary and limited.  Because of Jesus sacrifice on the cross you are never out of fellowship with God and your sins are immediately forgiven and forgotten because they are not seen because of the perfect covering of the lamb’s blood (Christ).

Lets make this perfectly clear:
Jesus does not have to be crucified repeatedly every time you sin.  When you continually confess your sin and wait for the answer of forgiveness you are living under the old covenant and crucifying Jesus each time.  Jesus died once, and that one death was enough for ALL of our past, present and future sins.  You have only one part in the new covenant (which we will talk about tomorrow) and that is calling on the name of Jesus and believing in His finished work.  That is it, no more no less.

In the new covenant because of the sacrificed blood of Jesus; when you fail, relationship and fellowship with God are not broken.  Why?  Because your sins and failures have all been paid for at the cross.  How can you ever lose your righteousness in Christ when it is based entirely on His perfect work and not your imperfection?


“Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness…   —   Daniel 9:24

As a new covenant believer, you are righteous not only until your next sin.  You have everlasting righteousness!

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