Can sin seperate us from God?
Sin separates man from God. Can a born again Christian, a son or daughter of God, be separated from God by sin? Jesus said he would never leave us or forsake us. Hebrews 13:5. God will never turn his back on us, but we can turn our back on him. When we sin, we are forgiven. Jesus already has paid the price for that sin on the cross. We should not feel ashamed, or dirty, or worthless, because we are not yet perfect. It is Satan that makes us feel that way, not God. After Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, the first thing they did was hide themselves from the presence of God.
Genesis 3: 7And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.8And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden
If we sin, and do not understand that we have already been forgiven, we will also want to hide from God’s holiness. Satan is called the accuser of the brethren. He loves to try and separate us from our Father, and from the Lord Jesus.
Revelations 12: 9And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Satan was cast down, when he was defeated at the cross by Jesus sacrifice for us. We hand power over to him, when we let his voice separate us from the love of God. God does not want us to hide from him. Instead he wants us to thank him, that our sins are forgiven, and ask him to help us overcome that area of weakness in our lives.
Hebrews 4: 16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Satan wants us to hide from the presence of God after sinning. He wants us to think, we are hopeless sinners, why bother trying, and that God is angry with us. Theses are all lies! Ezekiel 13:22Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
God tells us to come boldly to the throne of grace. Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus for making this possible.
Romans 2:4Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
True repentance comes from coming to a full understanding of Jesus complete, full, and finished sacrifice, for all our sins. And for God’s perfect love for us.
Psalm 103: 12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we never again have to be afraid of our Father, and hide ourselves from his presence.