Redeemed from the Curse

Galatians 3:13-14; Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,”that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.


The book of Galatians, in chapter 3, says that the law was a school master, to bring us to Christ. It was meant to show us our need for a savior. A law so holy that no man could not keep, that everyone that failed to keep it died. This was the emphasis Paul made in his ministry to the Gentiles. He did not want them to continue in ignorance (2 Corinthians 2:11), but it was his constant prayer for them to be established and rooted in Him, established in the faith, and increasing therein with thanksgiving (Colossians 2:7). We do need to be firmly established in this grace of God. Romans 5:2 says this is where we STAND. Presented here are some of the transactions that Jesus made as far as the law and the believer is concerned.
Romans 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.
Again, here the word “sins” is a noun, referring to the evil or sinful nature indwelling a person who is not born again. The evil nature took advantage of the law, to bring its desires to pass.
How did sin (this evil, ungodly nature) enter the world?
Through Adam! Through Adam, how? He ate of the forbidden tree.
What was that which he did? He disobeyed the only law that was present.
So, what can we say?
The devil took advantage of the law that forbade the eating of the tree to tempt man. That is, sin took advantage of the law to bring death. This is what the enemy always does. He takes what God meant for good and he perverts it. Look around you, he is perverting marriages, families, the desire for material things. God made us all with the desire and potential to do good, but Satan adds a little bit of deception to cause us to go against God. He is telling people it is OK for premarital marriage, it is natural to be homosexual, it is OK to abort a child in the womb. And many people seem to have embraced the poison of the enemy. They have been blinded to his deception. Paul talks about this in Romans 7:8.
Romans 7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
Concupiscence means evil or ungodly desire. Sin took advantage of the law to produce all kinds of evil desire. Have you ever noticed that man has a propensity for doing what is forbidden? This is exactly what this verse is saying. Have you ever told someone a secret and tell them not to tell anyone? That just lights a fire inside them and that fire makes them itch to tell anyone and everyone the secret, and then tell them not to tell anyone.
There is a certain pastor who was reading this part of the Word and endeavored to test it. He noticed a bunch of kids playing outside and he went to them and told them that they should not touch the elephant flower by the door, or even think about it. It was there all along but no one dared touch it. The moment they were made aware of it in the form of a law every desire burned in them just to touch it. Some cursed it, some spit on it, some ripped leaves off it. What changed? A law was introduced into the picture.
Here is something also that Paul said in the book of 2 Corinthians concerning the law.
2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.3:7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:3:9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
Paul brought out two things about the law.
  1. The law kills – it culminates in death. This was because it came with a curse attached to it. And also because of the sinful nature residing in us that took advantage of the law.
  2. The law condemns – this is crucial in a believers life. Condemnation kills. That feeling of unworthiness will not make one run to God, it turns them away.
James shows us the severity and holiness of the law.
James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
Do you know the implications of this? If you lie, you are guilty of the rest of the 10 commandments. You are as bad as murderer, you are guilty of having other gods, you are guilty of adultery … That is the full wrath of the law. Who can keep such a demand when they are morally corrupt and the evil nature still resides in them. This is a good example which shows us that the purpose of the law was not to make people holy and righteous before God. It was designed to bring man to the end of themselves, where he will say, who can deliver me from such a demand (Romans 7:24)?” And God will answer, “My Son! Only Jesus can (Romans 7:25).”
Does that make the law evil, since it caused people to die, and since it caused people to sin more? Of course not. Paul explains that the Law of God is good, and holy. It came from a holy God. But he also said that the law had a weakness. Not that it was God’s fault or there was a fault in the Law He gave. It was weak through the flesh (Romans 8:3). We were the problem, not the Law of God. We were not able to keep it by reason of the evil nature in us which took advantage of the law. It was not the law that was killing people, but the sinful nature in us was the one dishing out the death (Romans 6:23).
This is why Jesus delivered us from the law. He gave us the Holy Spirit to give us life. We can now live in the newness of life, ordering our behavior after the inner promptings of the Holy Spirit, instead of following a written code that only produce death when you miss its requirements.
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Your Relationship With The Law

Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.


I think this is as clear as it can get. “Abound” means to increase. The law entered to increase sin, not to eradicate it. It was not an instrument meant for attaining holiness or righteousness, but one to show you your need for holiness. have you ever wondered why Jesus waited many years since the fall of Adam to give the written commandments? How did the people conduct themselves before the Law was given? Surely people were sinning, but did not have a standard by which they knew some of the things they were doing were wrong. A good example is a guy named Lamech mentioned in Genesis 4. He justified his murder, saying Cain was promised protection by God after he slew his brother, he was also going to be protected. Surely this deserved God’s wrath to be shown because people were being complacent.

I do support the law of God, the law is good because it came for a good purpose, the purpose which I hope to present here.  Jesus said at the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established (Matthew 18:16), so I have gathered up some witnesses from the Bible that touched on the real purpose of the Law of God, written and engraved on stone.

Witness 1:
Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

“… to them who are under the law” implies that there were some who were not under the law. It was given to the Jews as part of their covenant. They actually asked for it through their arrogance. God took them out of Egypt by grace and when they got to mount Sinai they said “all that the Lord has spoken we will do.” (Exodus 19:8). Ex. 20 God gave them the big 10 and in Ex. 32 we see them breaking the very first commandment after they had said in pride and arrogance that they will do all that the Lord commands.

Witness 2:
Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

The law does not give you the knowledge of God, it only shows you your sin. It actually shows you how sinful you are (Romans 7:13). It shows you how great a sinner you are, which is a good thing. Because without this knowledge some people will never repent. This witness is also saying that no man is justified before God by doing all the law. You can be a good person, not breaking one of these laws, living uprightly, but that is not going to give you eternal life. You need Jesus as the source of life, then you go on to live righteously through Him.

Witness 3:
Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

When we received Christ God took us or delievered us from the law and put us under His grace (see also Romans 6:14). Those in the old covenant were considered righteous or unrighteous based on their ability to keep the law. The Bible says Joseph (the earthly father of Jesus) was a righteous man, yet he still needed to be born again. Jesus brought an end to this type of righteousness that came through keeping the law, because not all people were under the law. If this had remained, only the Jews would be saved because they are the only ones who had the law of God, or everyone had to convert to Judaism to receive salvation. But Jesus came to unite both Jew and Gentile into one man, that man being united by FAITH.

Witness 4:
Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.3:12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

The ‘just’ is the person who received Christ at salvation. He is declared just or righteous. Here it also says the law is not of faith. What did Hebrews 11 say concerning pleasing God? It is impossible to please God without faith (Hebrews 11:6). If we put this together it says it is impossible to please God through acts of keeping the law since it is not of faith and does not produce faith. The law encourages self-righteousness, which God hates. He said that this kind of righteousness is like filthy rags (women know what these are – Isaiah 64:6).

Witness 5:
1 Timothy 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,1:10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

This here touches on the Identity of the Believer – we are the righteousness of God in Christ. Romans 4 is dedicated to this. We were made righteous by faith (Romans 5:1). Therefore, the law is not meant for the new creature in Christ, it is meant for those listed in this last witness and we are none of the above.

The law demands righteousness from bankrupt and sinful man. Grace imparts righteousness to believing sinners and they are made clean and acceptable before God. The law was given as an instrument (a pointing stick) to point you to the Last Adam, where you will only fulfill its demands through Him (see also Galatians 3:19-29).

Jesus Is Greater Than Adam

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:


   Previously I shared on the definition and origin of sin and death. In this post I am looking at the contrast that Paul made between what the First Adam did and the Last Adam did. It suffices to say this contrast was not in term of quantity (although it is true to the context), but in terms of quality and certainty of Jesus’ finished work at Calvary. This is coming from Romans 5:15-19.

   From verse 15 to 17 Paul mentions three important Gifts that God freely gave to the believer by reason of his faith in Jesus. This was after the sin (the sinful nature indwelling every human being born from the seed of Adam) issue was taken care of. The sinful nature in all human beings was the source of all that the world was experiencing, sin and death, so it had to moved out of the way first.

  Verse 15; The free gift of salvation can not be compared to the one offence of Adam. It was through one offence that many inherited death from Adam. But the grace of God, which is way greater than the offence, and the gift of eternal life, which is by grace, through one Man, Jesus Christ, has been made available to many. If you just pause and take a look around you, the chaos that is seen in this present world, the death, disease, murder, natural disasters, war, hunger, etc. All that came through ONE sin. There was only ONE law in the Garden, “Do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil.”  Man’s failure to keep just one law brought a multitude of evil on all God’s creation. Now, look at the Man Jesus, look at what He did for all of us! Since it was a man that brought all this that we see today happening in the world, it had to be a man as well to deliver us from it all. Adam made death available to ALL men | Jesus made salvation available to ALL men.

   Verse 16; The sin that Adam committed is not worthy to be compared with the free gift of salvation. It was because of one sin that judgement was brought upon all men unto condemnation. But salvation is of many transgressions unto justification. This means Jesus’ death or crucifixion was for the justification of all who will believe in Him, regardless of their past, present and future sins.

   Verse 17; Death ruled or reigned as king because of Adam’s offence, much more those who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall rule or reign as kings in life through the One, Jesus Christ. You know, God made it clear to Adam that in the day that he will eat of the tree he will die. Many people say he didn’t immediately, so God must have been bluffing. But you need to consider something called “mercy.” Adam eventually died, at 930 years, but it was God’s mercy that kept him breathing that long. What started was spiritual death, separation from God. You see it when he tried to hide from God. He separated himself from the presence of God. Everybody in the past died, beginning with Adam, showing that death was king over them. It still is king on this side of the cross. But Jesus brought the free gift of righteousness so that we can rule and reign as kings with Him in life. He said that He came to give life, and to give it in abundance (John 10:10). When you receive Jesus you receive life because Jesus becomes your life (John 14:6). Your body is going to die by reason of sins but your spirit shall live forever more in His presence.

   In verse 18 and 19, Paul puts more emphasis on the previous verses (15-17).
In the KJV, words that are italicized were not in the original Greek. They were added for so that the sentence makes sense in the English language. The words “judgement came” and “the free gift came” are in italics, meaning they were not in the original Greek manuscript. The original Greek would read, “Therefore, because of the offense or transgression of one (Adam), upon all men came condemnation. Similarly, through the act of righteousness of one (Jesus Christ), upon all men came justification to life.”

   So, what does knowledge of this benefit us? It gives us security, as believers, in our salvation. many people are not sure whether they will enter heaven or not, even when they know they are saved right now. What Jesus did is far much greater in quality and quantity, compared to what Adam did, and no sins and acts of unrighteousness are able to reverse it. What the First Adam did was destructive and contagious, and what the Last Adam did is more contagious and constructive. We are all partakers of the fruit of salvation by faith in Jesus.

In future I will answer questions like:

  1. So, is it OK to sin, since sin is no longer an issue with God?
  2. Will sins separate us from God?
  3. What is confession of sins?

SIN AND THE BELIEVER

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

   In my previous post I made mention that all our sins are forgiven, past present and future and I promised to look more into this topic of sin and its relationship with the believer. Many people have been conscious of their sins all their life and the knowledge that all of them are forgiven in advance comes as a hard pill to swallow. I am going to start from the basics of sin then build up on that foundation.

   What is sin? To answer this we are going to use the first law of mention that is used to interpret the bible. Sin was first mentioned in Genesis and here is the circumstances surrounding its mention.

Genesis 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

   This was the conversation that was going on between God and Cain. God described sin as having a personality, He called sin a he! As a wild animal lying in wait for its prey, waiting for the perfect opportunity to pounce on it. Here, God said sin has desires that it wants to see upon a man. It was only going to be through Cain’s rule over sin that his desires were not going to come to pass. As we all know, Cain failed to rule over sin; he was ruled instead.

   In the book of Romans, and many other places, sin appears as a noun (quite a number of times), particularly in the opening verse. Therefore, sin is the evil nature that is in every man that is born under the sun, through the seed of Adam.

   Romans 5:12 tells us how sin came. It originated with the angel Lucifer who developed a sinful or evil nature when he envied God and transgressed against Him. He then passed this evil nature to Adam when he was deceived into transgressing God’s law.

   Sin did not come alone. It brought death. Death in the Bible does not mean ‘cease to exist, it means separation. Spiritual death is separation from God and His life. Physical death is separation of the human spirit and soul from the body.

   The evidence that this sinful nature was present in everyone of them, despite the absence of the law from the time of Adam to Moses, was in their death. Their individual actions were not being imputed to them because there was no law to point out what they were doing as sin.

   Now, coming to our individual acts of sin (sins), we revisit the story of Cain. It was the evil nature that was in him that caused him to commit murder. After he killed he lied about it. It was not his actions that made him a sinner, but the nature that God described as lying at the door incited him to act that way.

   A good analogy is that of a “well-dressed” pig. You can bath a pig, put make-up and lipstick on it, dress it with the best dress in the world. Is that going to make it a woman? Of course not! It remains a pig. You know why? Because it is still a pig inside. It is not what is outside that makes it a pig. To prove it, give it an opportunity to get to a muddy pond. It is the pig nature in it that make it to love playing in the mud. It is not playing in the mud that makes it a pig.

   That is the same with mankind. It is the sin nature that is inside that makes him a sinner, not his actions. The sinful actions are a proof of what is already inside. This is where religion gets it wrong. They are trying to deal with the sinful actions without dealing with the sin nature in them. It is like trying to clean a fish before catching it. It is impossible! This is where Jesus comes in. He is the New Life by which one gets born again. This nature only goes away through death, the death of the old man, giving way to the new man in Christ.

Eternal Redemption (The Whole World Was Forgiven)

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.


It is not only our sins that were forgiven in advance, but those of the whole world as well. This means Hitler’s sins, and all the tyrants that history has seen, were forgiven as much as our sins are forgiven. This gives rise to more questions:
  1. What sins are sending people to hell then?
  2. Can we freely sin now?
Let us answer them in sequence. Can you remember the most popular passage in the book of John? Of course you do. It is John 3:16! Know that this came from the mouth of Jesus Himself, when He was having a discussion with Nicodemus. Many people know this part of John 3 only. But there is more. Jesus went on to say, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:17-18)
The world here is not  the mountain and the seas, it is the people in it. God loved everyone, black or white, Jew or Gentile, man or woman, and He sent His Son. The condition is that  if and when you  believe you will receive eternal life. For those who do not believe, Jesus did not say they WILL be condemned. Instead, he said they ARE condemned already (v. 18). Here is the truth, everyone that is born from a woman, from the seed of Adam, that makes everyone born on this planet, is born a sinner. They have the sin nature in them, passed from Adam (See Romans 5:12-21). That is why those who do not believe in Jesus as the Son of God and the Savior of the whole world are condemned already. The reason of their condemnation is their lack of faith in Jesus.
Here is a second witness from the same book of the Bible.
John 16:8-9
And when he (The Holy Spirit) is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me;
One sin is mentioned here, not SINS. The sin of not believing in Jesus Christ. This is what is sending the world to hell. When people reject Jesus, they now become accountable for their individual sins. These sins are going to be judged for on the last day, at the great white throne mentioned in Revelation 20. It is like when someone offers to pay a debt I owe the bank and then I reject the offer. The bank will still come after me for their money. This is the same with God, He is a just and righteous God. All sin has to be judged, otherwise He ceases to be God. But for those of us who are in Christ, those who have believed in Him and have received Him, our sins have already been judged for through the death of Christ. In 2 Corinthians 5:21, God tells us that He made Jesus Christ to be sin for us so that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.
Coming to the second question, can we continue to sin? Of course not. Every one that is truly saved does not have a desire to sin. His desire is to be pure before God. Look at the verse below.
1 John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
This here talks about the attitude of a true believer. The desire to purify one’s self is something that God has put in every believer. If you are truly saved you do not have one lick of a desire to against God’s principles. When we hear of this grace that all our sins, past, present, and future, are forgiven we should not say, “Yahoo, now we can freely go and live in sin!”
Real grace is a teacher.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Many people are dying and going to hell because they are not putting faith in the Lord Jesus as their Savior. The Bible clearly says that we are saved by GRACE THROUGH FAITH (Ephesians 2:8). It is always a combination of the two (Grace + Faith). Grace alone can not save people, and faith alone can not save. It is like sodium and chlorine. These two are poisons when taken as individual elements. But a compound of these two elements, called sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt, is a vital part of our diet and we can die without it. This is what Titus 2:11 is saying, this grace is available to ALL MEN, but faith is required to appropriate this grace that has been made available through Jesus. When the grace has been received, it will start teaching the receiver to deny all that is of the world (ungodliness, lust) so that they may live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world. Sin will never be a problem again to worry about when you receive this teaching Grace from God.
God is no longer holding our (believers) sins against us. But there is still consequences for committing sin. A lot of consequences. The law of sin and death is still in operation. It is like the relationship between the law of gravity and the law of aerodynamics. For one to fly, they do not render the law of gravity inoperative. They just supersede it with a higher law. When you turn off the engine of a plane mid-air, the law of gravity suddenly takes over and the plane falls. That is the same with us. We have been given the law of Spirit of Life in Christ, which is a higher law than the law of sin and death. But when we choose to give in to the desires of the evil nature, we lower ourselves, from the law of Spirit of Life, into the law of sin and death. More to come on sin and the believer.

Eternal Redemption (Washed by the Blood)

1 John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.


 

In my previous teachings I made some statements which talk about the forgiveness of our sins, past, present and even future sins. The message presented here focuses on the sins that we commit on a daily basis. What happens to them? Does God turn a blind eye towards them? Does He sweep them under the rug? I will have you know that our God and Father is a just and righteous God. Apart from being just and righteous, He is holy. He can not associate himself with sin. Neither can He overlook sin. No sin goes unpunished. But the good news is that the sins of the believer were already punished in the body of Jesus Christ, about 2000 years ago. Therefore God is not going to punish the same sin twice.
The key to understanding verse 7, which is my focus, is the word “in” which points to location. To understand it, let us start at verse 5. “God is Light.” This is one of the two definitions of God in the Bible, the other being, “God is Love.” (1 John 4:8,16) It goes on to say “in Him is no darkness.” Then comes a conditional clause, “if we say we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness…” Question, “Can a believer walk in darkness?” The answer is no. The context of this passage of scripture is location, and here are some of the reasons why I say a believer can not walk in darkness.
  1. We are nolonger living in darkness
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
We have been permanently moved from the kingdom of darkness and we are now in the Kingdom of God. This is not a future tense reality, it has already happened.
Here is something from the mouth of our Lord Himself.
 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12)”
Interesting to note are the words “shall not,” which in the original Greek are a double negative, like “no, never.” Once one becomes a believer, they will no longer walk in darkness. However, they can walk after the works of darkness. Take a pig, for example, bath it nicely, put make up on it, some perfume, lipstick and nail polish. Will this make it a beautiful woman? Of course not! Why? Because its nature has not been changed. It still has pig inside. That is the same with us. Our nature has been changed, even though we still have the tendency to act like our old nature. (This is a lengthy topic for another day.)
  1. we are in God, and God is in us.
John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
This is a mystery. Only a spiritual person can understand this. Christ is in God, God is in Christ, Christ is in us, we are in Christ. By deduction, we are in God. God is Light, therefore, we are in the Light.
One has to understand that walking in the light is different from walking according to the light. Take Noah, for example, when he was in the ark. If he stumbled upon an animal and fell, he fell in the ark. The food he ate, he ate in the ark. All that he did, he did it in the ark. Having bad thoughts, he had them in the ark. This is the same with us. We are in the light. We eat, drink, sleep, talk, walk, etc, in the light. If all these are true, when we sin, we also sin in the light. One does not have to be out of the light to sin.
This brings us to an important part in our Christian lives. The blood of Jesus. The last part of 1 John 1:7 says, “the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.” Why would the blood of Jesus clean those who are in God, in the light? This is making it clear that we still have sins even when we are in God. Even though our spirits have been made perfect forever (Hebrews 10:14), we still have the soul which needs continuous renewal by the word of God (Romans 12:2) and the flesh which wars against the spirit (Galatians 5:17). Cleanses is present imperfect tense – showing a continuous, repetitive action that has no end. The blood of Jesus constantly and continuously cleanses us. This is how the Amplified and other translation put it.
Let us walk with the knowledge that the blood of the Lamb is always there to cleanse us from all sin. This gives us security in our salvation. Sins are not going to cause us to lose our salvation. Because it did not come through the absence of them in the first place.

Eternal Redemption (Eternity is not a Moment!)

Hebrews 9:12
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.


I shared in my previous post that redemption is forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14). We do not have momentary forgiveness of sins, but eternal forgiveness. This means you are not going to lose your salvation because of the sins you commit while you are a believer. (Do not get me wrong. I am not advocating for sin. I am against sin for the same reasons that God is against them. Sin is deadly, it kills. The Bible clearly says the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23)). When you sin, do not just sit there and say since I am forgiven then I am not going to repent or confess my sin. There is still need for repentance and confession of sins (I am going to do a separate teaching on what confession of sins is, what it is for, and how it is done).
The context of Hebrews 9 and 10 is that of time and action. One action was performed, with results lasting forever, not to be repeated again. This comes from the knowledge of the verbs used in these two chapters. When the tense of a verb is ‘perfect,’ it means that action is done once and never to be repeated again. This is the tense we get in the phrase “It is finished!” when our Lord Jesus was on the cross. His sacrifice was a once for “ALL TIME” sacrifice. Here is some more evidence that support eternal forgiveness of sins (eternal redemption/salvation).
Hebrews 9:24-28
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
 
This is an amazing passage of scripture. Sometimes, one does not need to think hard when they read the Bible. It is sufficient just to take the words as they are, not go beyond them looking for a deeper meaning other than that presented by the simple words. Right here, the Word of God is saying that Jesus was offered ONCE to bear the sins of many. If the forgiveness of our sins took the death of Jesus, then He only needed to die once to get all sins, past, present, and future sins to be forgiven. If that was not so, He would have to continuously die for each and every sin committed, starting with that of Adam and finishing off with that of the last man to live before His coming. That is the point being put across by verse 26, 27 and 28. Let us look at some more scriptures.
Hebrews 10:12
But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
“This man” is referring to our Lord Jesus. Here two key words appear in the whole sentence, ‘one’ and forever.’ Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father as I write this. He is not reapplying the blood or being crucified for each and every sin that is being committed on earth by the living. Look at it from a logistical point of view.  Take your life in a day only, estimate the sins you are capable of committing on that particular day. Say you come up with 10 sins per day. Now, multiply that with the number of Christians in the world (at least 2.2 billion). That gives us more than 22 billion sins that Jesus has to deal with in just one day. If redemption takes the shedding of the blood of Jesus (which it does), then He has to die 22 billion times in a single day. This is astronomically impossible to do. That is why Jesus had to die one time, shed His blood one time, and let the effect of His death and blood take care of sins for all eternity. Here is one more witness to support eternal redemption.
Hebrews 10:14
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
 
As you can see here, the author of Hebrews is really emphasizing the point of a one time act that has lasting results. And he goes on to say a radical statement, “he has perfected forever them that are sanctified.” Sanctified means holy and separate unto God, for His purpose or use. Everyone that believes in Jesus is separated from the world, set apart for God’s use. How is this possible? How can God perfect those that believe in Jesus while they are still here on the earth? You can fully agree with me that we still fall short of God’s standard, we still sin. Therefore, this is not talking about the perfection of the body, but of the spirit. It is the spirit that gets born again. It is the real us, and it is the part of us that receives this sanctification and perfection. This is why your sins and iniquities will never be remembered again by God (Hebrews 8:12;10:17).
We need to get out from under condemnation of past sins, and from fear of missing it in future and losing heaven because of sin. You can never come boldly before the throne of Grace when you are sin conscious. Let us renew our minds, and walk in the knowledge that we have been forgiven of all sins, past present and future, and we have been perfected forever.