3 Lies You Shouldn’t Believe (and the Truth that Destroys Them) (Part 3)

Welcome to post #3 of this series! If you missed numbers one and two, you can read them here and here, respectively.

Lie #3—

“When we wallow in our sin, it lessens the power of the blood of Jesus’ sacrifice.”

First, let me just say: Don’t believe it! I think we buy into this lie in one form or another all the time… namely, that something we can do can lessen what He did.

It’s not true.

No matter how hard we may try, no matter how bad we are, no matter how long we run from Him, we cannot lessen the power of His blood.

First, let’s establish that the blood is powerful. By it we are cleansed from sin (1 John 1:7). By it we who were far away are brought near (Ephesians 2:13). By it we were ransomed (1 Peter 18-19). By it we have redemption (Ephesians 1:7). By it we are justified (Romans 5:9). By it we conquer (Revelation 12:11). It’s powerful. And I’ve only just scratched the surface!

Now take a look at this passage from Hebrews 9:25-28, which speaks of Christ as the High Priest:

“Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” Jesus died once for all. His blood is that powerful… and nothing we can do can lessen that power.

Now, there is a sense in which “wallowing in sin” can hinder our relationship with God or our prayer life. We’re not meant to have any sort of barrier in that relationship, though, and all we need do is confess our sin and He will be “faithful and just to forgive us our sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). It’s that simple, because of the blood of Jesus… which, by the way, is not in any way lessened by our wallowing.

Please, don’t believe that lie.

These are three lies you really shouldn’t believe. But here’s some review (without all the explanation). And the nice thing about this review is, its a great example of how to replace lies with truth in your own life. Simply write out the lie, then the truth that destroys it. (Super complicated, right?) But the marvelous thing is that it is so helpful, especially for someone who’s visual, like me, to see it written out like this:

Lie #1—

Hope is a good thing, perhaps the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

Truth #1—

Jesus, who is good, died… because He is good.

A much better visual, right? Now on to #2:

Lie #2—

“The suffering heaped on Jesus is the ultimate example of the hatred and rage sinful man feels toward a Holy God.”

Truth #2—

What Jesus suffered on the cross is the ultimate example of the anger a holy God feels toward sin. At the same time… what Jesus was willing to suffer on the cross was also the ultimate example of the love God feels toward unworthy sinners.

And, last but not least, the third and final lie… but perhaps one of the most important (don’t forget this one!):

Lie #3—

“When we wallow in our sin, it lessens the power of the blood of Jesus’ sacrifice.”

Truth #3—

Jesus’ blood is incredibly powerful, and nothing we could ever do can diminish His sacrifice.

And with that, I’m going to end this series on truth and lies. Also, I’d like to apologize for this last post being so late… I’ve been having technical difficulties on top of a busy weekend. But never fear! I’m planning on starting up another series very soon! So stay tuned, tell a friend, leave a comment… any feedback would be super appreciated. 🙂

Goodbye for now, and please remember that only His Truth with set you free!

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7 thoughts on “3 Lies You Shouldn’t Believe (and the Truth that Destroys Them) (Part 3)

  1. Sarah says:

    Thank you for your little series! I’ve enjoyed it 🙂 When you gave lie #1, it reminded me of a book I’ve read, “Lies Young Women Believe: And the Truth That Sets Them Free” written by Nancy DeMoss & Dannah Cresh. It was an amazing read and destroyed the commonly accepted lies point blank. Thanks for the posts 🙂

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  2. Aynsley says:

    Great post, Makenna! These lies can be so deceiving if you don’t have the truth to go with it! Good job, keep it up! 🙂

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  3. Hailey says:

    Great series Makenna! Lies like these can get really tricky when they have just that ounce of truth to sound OK at a glance. It’s so important to be able to combat that with truth in God’s Word! 🙂 Fantastic job!Looking forward to the next post! 😉

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