For many, it just seems too good to be true without “ifs” and “buts” attached. But this is true: “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.(John 3:18; NLT)

John Newton Quote about Jesus

You are reconciled with God, not because you no longer sin, but because you have put your guilt on Jesus.

You are not reconciled with God because you no longer sin, but you are reconciled with God, because Jesus has taken the punishment for all your sins (including future ones).

This is not to say that we are for sin. On the contrary, since the Holy Spirit works in a Jesus-believer, we sin less and less with time.

But what it means is that our sins no longer separate us from God. We are condemned for our sins (Romans 8: 1, Colossians 1.22) because Jesus was accused, condemned, and executed for us. Sin (the consequence of which is (spiritual) death) has no power over us since Jesus was resurrected from death.

God no longer accuses you

Therefore, if you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, this is true for you: “Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.” (Romans 8:33-34; NLT)

If Jesus does not accuse you, and if God no longer sees your sins and transgressions (because He looks at you through our perfect Jesus), as He tells us twice in the Bible (Hebrews 8:12, Hebrews 10:17), then why do you allow the devil to keep pointing you back to your sins? Instead, look at the One who took your sins. Look at your Savior Jesus.

Do not look at what you do. But look at what Jesus has done for you and rejoice!

Do not look selfishly at what you are doing (unfortunately, you will sin from time to time), but look full-heartedly at what Jesus has done for you. Get away from the sin-consciousness (where you are at the center) and instead develop a grace-consciousness (where Jesus is at the center).

Do not turn your back on God (as you look at your actions and your sins), but instead, turn your back on your sins by looking at God and his immense love and unwavering grace for you. In this grace-awareness with Jesus in the center of your thinking, the spiritual and material blessing in your life will manifest more and more; and — as Jesus promised us — a hundredfold (Mark 10:29-30).