Importance of Preaching Forgiveness of Sins

Acts 10:34-48
New King James Version (NKJV)

Preaching to Cornelius’ Household

34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all— 37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. 39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they[a] killed by hanging on a tree. 40 Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. 42 And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. 43 To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”

The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles

44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. 45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.

Then Peter answered, 47 “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.

Remission of sins

  1. the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word
  2. they heard them speak with tongues
  3. magnify God

When Holy Spirit Fell?

  • When Peter said “in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him” –> Holy Spirit DIDN’t FELL
  • Why Peter said “Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” –> Holy Spirit DIDN’T FELL
  • Peter speaking about the Death of Jesus Christ –> Holy Spirit DIDN’t FELL
  • Peter speaking about the resurrection of Jesus Christ –> Holy Spirit DIDN’t FELL
  • When Peter spoke about “Remissions of sin” –> Holy Spirit FELL

Embraced and Fell, same word

  • Embraced and Fell, same word in Greek

Luke 15:20
English Standard Version (ESV)

20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

Acts 10:44
New King James Version (NKJV)

44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.

What Holy Spirit Convicts us of?

John 16:7-11
New King James Version (NKJV)

Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

  • of sin

  • “because they do not believe in Me”
  • sin is SINGULAR. ONLY sin is to reject Jesus christ
  • of righteousness

 

  • “because I go to My Father and you see Me no more”
  • of judgement

 

  • judgement for satan

 

Righteousness which is of the Law

  • Righteousness which is of the Law = own righteousness = Self Righteousness
    • Self Righteousness is a reward
  • God’s Righteousness is a Gift 

Romans 10:2-5
New King James Version (NKJV)

For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, “The man who does those things shall live by them.”[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Romans 10:5 Leviticus 18:5

Washing of Water by the Word

Bathing Vs Cleaning

  • Bathing = Salvation ( Receiving EVERLASTING Righteous )
  • Washing Feet = Cleaning from Day-to-day Dirt

Being Clean

Ephesians 5:26
New King James Version (NKJV)

26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,

John 15:3
New King James Version (NKJV)

You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

Girdle of Righteousness

John 13:1-17
New King James Version (NKJV)

13 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?”

Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.”

Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!”

Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”

Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!”

10 Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” 11 For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean.”

12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.16 Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Isaiah 11:5
King James Version (KJV)

And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

Revelation 1:13
New King James Version (NKJV)

13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.

With Me

  • Not flowing With me ( With Jesus )
    • Either you are too forward or too backward ( Flesh )
  • This verse is not talking about Salvation ( If its salvation, it should say IN ME )

Don’t trust your Flesh

Flesh is either forward or backward

  • Peter first don’t want to wash his feet
  • Then Peter wants to wash His Feet, Hands

Flesh is Too courageous or Too coward

  • Peter first said, I shall follow you to death
  • Jesus told , you shall betray me 3 times before the cock crows

Confession of Jesus as Lord is more powerful

The Ritual for Cleansing Healed Lepers

Leviticus 14:1-9
New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “This shall be the law of the leper for the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought to the priest. And the priest shall go out of the camp, and the priest shall examine him; and indeed, if the leprosy is healed in the leper, then the priest shall command to take for him who is to be cleansed two living and clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet, and hyssop. And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water. As for the living bird, he shall take it, the cedar wood and the scarlet and the hyssop, and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running water. And he shall sprinkle it seven times on him who is to be cleansed from the leprosy, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose in the open field. He who is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all his hair, and wash himself in water, that he may be clean. After that he shall come into the camp, and shall stay outside his tent seven days. But on the seventh day he shall shave all the hair off his head and his beard and his eyebrows—all his hair he shall shave off. He shall wash his clothes and wash his body in water, and he shall be clean.

  • Two Birds : Represents Jesus
  • One Bird Killed over running water : Holy Spirit bringing out the death of Christ
    • Running water : Holy Spirit
  • Another Living Bird : Dipping it in the blood of the dead Bird and sprinkling it over the person who is to be cleansed from the leprosy.
  • Living Bird Loose : Resurrection of Jesus
  • Pronounce Him Clean : Judicial Cleaning
    • Hebrew http://biblehub.com/hebrew/vetiharo_2891.htm
    • Stamp –> PL
  • he shall be clean : Healing from diseases
    • Hebrew is http://biblehub.com/hebrew/vetaher_2891.htm
    • Stamp –> QAL

Greatest Promise

  • Your sins are remembered no more
  • Therefore, having these laws promises
  • You are still Righteous
  • This is about Washing of the water of the word

2 Corinthians 7:1
New King James Version (NKJV)

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

Laws of Purification

Numbers 19:1-10
New King James Version (NKJV)

19 Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, “This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying: ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without blemish, in which there is no defect and on which a yoke has never come. You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, that he may take it outside the camp, and it shall be slaughtered before him; and Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger, and sprinkle some of its blood seven times directly in front of the tabernacle of meeting. Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight: its hide, its flesh, its blood, and its offal shall be burned. And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet, and cast them into the midst of the fire burning the heifer.Then the priest shall wash his clothes, he shall bathe in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp; the priest shall be unclean until evening. And the one who burns it shall wash his clothes in water, bathe in water, and shall be unclean until evening. Then a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and store them outside the camp in a clean place; and they shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for the water of purification; it is for purifying from sin. 10 And the one who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until evening. It shall be a statute forever to the children of Israel and to the stranger who dwells among them.

  • “I will send Eleazar (Helper) to you” – Jesus
  • Eleazar means Holy Spirit
  • Holy Spirit was the one who brought Jesus outside the camp
  • Jesus was slaughtered before ( in-front of )Holy Spirit
  • cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet : representing smallest to the greatest of Nature : Its all in the finished work of Christ
  • The blood was sprinkled before the temple ( Jewish tradition says it was before the temple Mount of Olives )
  • Sprinkled 7 times : which means perfect reconciliation ( perfect redemption )

Numbers 19:16-18
New King James Version (NKJV)

16 Whoever in the open field touches one who is slain by a sword or who has died, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

17 ‘And for an unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of the heifer burnt for purification from sin, and running water shall be put on them in a vessel. 18 A clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water, sprinkle it on the tent, on all the vessels, on the persons who were there, or on the one who touched a bone, the slain, the dead, or a grave.

  • Running water : Holy Spirit
  • If anyone touches anything dead, they have to clean themselves with the sprinkling of ashes mixed running water.

Sprinkling on 

  • tent : family
  • vessels
  • persons who were there

Ashes

About Ashes

  • Burn it until the substance cannot be burnt anymore : That gives ashes
  • Ashes means Judgement is passed
  • Fire dies when there is nothing more to burn
  • Ashes reminds you of, it has been finished
  • It has been Judged
  • Finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ

Ashes put aside

  • As evidence that payment has been made for our sins

In theory

  • If you anyone touches anything dead, they shall be washed with the washing of water
  • Anything dead : could include ,
    • messages which says our sins are not yet forgive
    • any negative thoughts
  • Devil doesn’t consider things which are dead
  • But Devil considers things which are wounded and alive

Jesus was crucified outside the camp

Reference : outside the camp

Hebrews 13:12
New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.

 

What is Pride as per Bible?

It’s Pride not allowing Jesus to serve you

Jesus washing our feet

John 13:8
New King James Version (NKJV)

Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!”

Jesus answered him, If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”

Jesus serving in heaven

Revelation 1:13
New King James Version (NKJV)

13 and in the midst of the seven lamp stands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band.

No More Consciousness of sins Vs Reminder of sins

Two Types of Ministry

Which ministry are you in?

No More Consciousness of sins

Hebrews 10:2
New King James Version (NKJV)

For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins.

Reminder of sins

Hebrews 10:3
New King James Version (NKJV)

But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year.

 

Self Confident is the root of all failure

Self Confident

  • Self Confident is the root of all failure
  • Self Confident is the root of all committed sin
  1. Peter boasted on his Love towards God –> Resulted in cursing and swearing
  2. Israel “All that God command us we can do it” –> Resulted in Gold Calf
  3. Paul had self confident in Romans 7
  • Israel and Peter is a picture of Us

Self Confident of Peter

Jesus didn’t pray that Peter should not fail

  • Jesus prayed that Peter’s faith should not fail

Luke 22:31-34
New King James Version (NKJV)

31 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

33 But he said to Him, “Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death.”

34 Then He said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me.”

Jesus prophesied about Peter’s return

Luke 22:31-34
New King James Version (NKJV)

31 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

Jesus Prophesied Peter’s Vitory

Luke 22:31-34
New King James Version (NKJV)

31 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

  • Even longer before Peter fall, God prophesied Peter’s Victory
  • Even longer before we fall, God prophesied our Victory

Overall

  1. Failure
  2. Return
  3. Got Stronger
  4. Strengthen Others

Believe also in Me

  • Chapters and numbers in bible are man made

John 13:38-14:1
New King James Version (NKJV)

38 Jesus answered him, “Will you lay down your life for My sake? Most assuredly, I say to you, the rooster shall not crow till you have denied Me three times.

14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

  • Believe also in Me that I will never leave you nor forsake you

Self Confident of Israel

Exodus 19:8
New King James Version (NKJV)

Then all the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do.” So Moses brought back the words of the people to the Lord.

Exodus 24:3
New King James Version (NKJV)

So Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord and all the judgments. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words which the Lord has said we will do.”

How to overcome Self Confident?

  • Self Confident in our flesh leads to sin

Romans 8:1
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Deliverance from Bondage

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:9
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of Goddwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.

Are we of less worth now, with No Self Confident?

  • At that instance when we have No Self Confident, Jesus is in full effect
  • We having Jesus Confident
  • We are in Christ Jesus
  • Jesus becomes our Identity
  • Our Worth/Value becomes HIGHEST

Other related verses

As He is, so are we in this world

1 John 4:17
New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.