Does God Clean Us Up? Does Jesus Cover Someone Who is in Sin?

Many today think that God has to somehow take away their addictive sins, when they come to repentance. They believe that it’s the love of God who feels sorry for their carnal choices and will take away their desires they once had to live like the devil. And were talking about sins such as drunkenness, idolatry, fornication, foul speech, adultery, worldliness such as sports idolatry, etc. All the sins most professed Christians are under in some form or another, as well as just complacency, with no urgent desire to come out of their rebellion sins first to become savable to God.

I hear it a lot, “God cleaned me up”, “God took away my desire”. “I cried out to Him and He removed my sin” but either way many believe they were born corrupt, with some form of inbred sin lurking in their members (body) they like to call “it their flesh” or “inherited sin nature”, “original sin”, etc and they believe they have no control over it until God comes and changes them when they cry out for forgiveness.

The bible clearly shows God commanding repentance and faith proven by deeds FIRST, and this would involve man’s ability to prepare the heart so God can fill them with His spirit, because He does not give His spirit to the still carnal soul who is waiting for God to remove the stain from them so they think. Jesus did His work on The Cross as he became the perfect Sin Offering. Now you have to do your part and pick up your cross daily.

Luke 9:23 “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”

The willful rebellious sins must be crucified (stopped) in real biblical repentance first, before God can indwell them with His spirit, so they can remain pure, holy, and totally released from bondage.

The Preparation of the heart belongs to man:

Proverbs 16:1-3 “The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. 2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. 3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”

Biblically, its simply “repentance”, clearing the heart of guile and pride in a season of godly sorrow while forsaking all known sin with sincerity and sanctifying oneself from the world…. Then being transformed from the old man of sin to the new man of righteousness in the baptism of repentance that ye might sanctify and cleanse the heart and mind with the washing of water by the word and the renewing of the soul. Receiving the NT empowerment (Grace) of the Holy Spirit, walking upright according to the Spirit thoroughly furnished unto good works!

Isa 55:7 “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”

The spirit of God gives the cleansed and purged repentant soul power to remain free from the bondage of sin and walk in newness of life. The sin stops first before mercy and forgiveness can take place/ Then, the mercy and pardon for past sins (Gods free gift of grace) can take place, and the spirit can now indwell giving much power to live a godly life free from the bondages of sin which was the whole purpose of the death of Christ.

To think, teach or believe God has to somehow alter your ability, or that He has to clean you up BEFORE you repent, or take away your desires is another of many false teachings coming from the reformation. You have to understand that God does not even hear sinners.

John 9:31 “Now we know that GOD HEARETH NOT SINNERS: but IF any man be a worshipper of God, and DOETH HIS WILL, HIM HE HEARETH.

Isaiah 59:1 “Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities (SIN) have SEPARATED between you and your GOD, AND YOUR SINS HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR.”

Isaiah 1:15 “And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I WILL NOT HEAR: your hands are full of blood (SIN). 16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil (SIN) of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.”

Proverbs 28:9 “He that TURNETH AWAY (SINS) his ear from hearing the law, EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE ABOMINATION.”

We come broken in godly sorrow to repentance to become savable and filled with the spirit. This is where the sin stops dead cold never waiting for God to clean you up or God somehow has to remove your desire to sin. He is commanding you to repent so that you can be converted and quickened by the spirit!

Act 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

Its always been repent first, let’s look at this clear scripture below:

2Co 7:10-11 “For GODLY SORROW worketh REPENTANCE to SALVATION not to be repented of: but THE SORROW OF THE WORLD WORKETH DEATH. 11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, WHAT CAREFULNESS it wrought in you, yea, what CLEARING OF YOURSELVES, yea, WHAT INDIGNATION, yea, WHAT FEAR, yea, WHAT VEHEMENT DESIRE, yea, WHAT ZEAL, yea, WHAT REVENGE! In all things ye have APPROVED YOURSELVES to be clear in this matter.”

We must humble and crucify the flesh in repentance first, to become savable, and make a clean home for the Holy Spirit to dwell so we can remain free indeed!

Jas 4:6-10 “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God RESISTETH THE PROUD (SINNER), but giveth grace unto the humble. SUBMIT YOURSELVES therefore to God. RESIST THE DEVIL, and he will flee from you. 8 DRAW NIGH (CLOSE) TO GOD, and (THEN) he will DRAW NIGHT TO YOU. CLEANSE YOUR HANDS (STOP SINNING), YE SINNERS; and PURIFY YOUR HEARTS (STOP SINNING), ye double minded. 9 Be AFFLICTED, and MOURN, and WEEP(ALL CONDITIONS): let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10 HUMBLE YOURSELVES in the sight of the Lord, and(THEN) HE shall lift you up.”

Leading to a conversion (cleansed and purged by the blood) born again in the Spirit so that your past rebellious sins may be blotted out which is a condition.


2Pe 1:9 “But he that LACKETH these things is BLIND, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was PURGED FROM HIS OLD SINS.”


Rom 3:25 “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his(JESUS’) blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of SINS THAT ARE PAST, through the forbearance of God

Now when all this happens, and if it happens, then the times of refreshing coming from the spirit of the Lord can refresh the dead spirit to a live spirit, pure, holy, filled with an urgent desire for the truth and now dead to all willful rebellion they once had a craving for. Anything else falls short of God’s plan for redemption because we are workers together with Him, so that we never take His grace or power over sin for granted, thus making it of no effect. We do our part, He will do His.

2Co 6:1 “We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.”

And it’s not boasting that you came out of sin on your own, or that God had no part in it, He surely does! We stop the sin in repentance, He gives the power to remain stopped for good!

Gal 5:24 “And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.”

We submit to God through a broken and contrite heart where repentance is proven by the deeds of faith which requires the death of the old man and the purifying of the heart of all rebellious sins first so that the blood can do its mighty work in us, further cleansing and purging the soul of all dead works once and for all. Finally, we must not add nor take away from the 66 books of the Holy Bible. Surely you can lose your salvation if you do (sin).

Rev 22:17-20 “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”

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