Creflo Dollar — No Imputation of Sin
I'm going to start a series, call it "No Imputation of Sin." It is the most radical thing that I've ever been called to preach, to instruct and to teach; it's amazing. It is the most amazing thing. And if you think you love Jesus now, if you think you love him now, you are going to love him extraordinarily.
You know, to impute something, means to charge or to attribute it to a person. It means to charge a person with a fault. To impute something, means to charge or to attribute something; it means to charge a person with a fault. And through this series, I'm going to convince you, through the Word of God, that there is, now that we're in Christ, there is no charge or penalty against you, where any fault is concerned.
Now, to the pure, all things are pure, and you're really going to have to find out about yourself. If you what you hear says to you, "Well, now I can go and do anything." You have to reevaluate your heart. This is really going to challenge your thinking.
Go to Hebrews, chapter 2. Hallelujah, Hebrews chapter 2, and verse 14 and 15. Hebrews chapter 2, verse 14 and 15. Oh, boy. And I'm, you know, listen, when I'm excited about what I got to preach, it's just like, "Boy, calm down. Good stuff."
All right, now, the name of the book is the Book of Hebrews. So you got to understand he's probably writing to Hebrews, right? All right, watch this, "For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he," referring to Jesus, "also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death, he might destroy him that had," past tense, "the power of death, that is, the devil."
Verse 15, "And deliver them, who through fear of death, were all their lifetime," think about that, "subject to bondage." Think about all your life being subject to some kind of bondage. Now, let's milk this for a moment, then go back to verse 14.
Let's look at it very carefully here, so it's referring to what Jesus did. "For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood." You and I have a flesh and blood body. "Jesus, also himself likewise, took part of the same," flesh and blood body. Now think about it, why was it necessary for Jesus to partake of a flesh and blood body? Because without it, he wouldn't have anything to give as a sacrifice for our sins.
Think on it. He needs something to present a sacrifice for the sins of all of us. So there was of necessity, a body, a flesh and blood body, and so you have to have a body to sacrifice a sin offering. So he took on a body, and that body was going to be used as the sin offering.
Remember, in Hebrews chapter 10, it was about one offering, the body of Jesus Christ, that took care of our sins once, and for all time. It wasn't like the sacrifices of blood of goats, and bulls, and a dove and turtledove, that covered men sin. It was going to be one offering, the body of Jesus Christ, and that body was going to be used as a sin offering, to take care of all our sins.
Now, what did that one offering do, according to Hebrews chapter 10? What did it do where our sins were concerned? It did what? Well, let's go look at it; Hebrews chapter 10:14. This is so radical, I can't even take a chance on you not understanding the details in between the lines, so let's go look at it.
Verse 14 says, "For by one offering, he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified." Now, look at verse 10, Hebrews 10:10, "By the which will, we are sanctified through the offering of," what? The body of Jesus Christ, once for all." And look at Hebrews 10:14 in the Amplified. Hebrews 10:14 in the Amplified, what happened with this, when the sacrifice was offered for us, "For by a single offering, he has forever, by this offering, completely cleansed and perfected, those who are consecrated and made holy."
All right, who's he talking about? You're right. So what about you? You are completely, what? And what? And you're consecrated. How many of you believe that you are completely cleansed? Cleansed of what? You believe you're cleansed? No, past tense. So you believe you're cleansed of all your sins, once and for all, or do you believe you're cleansed right now until you sin again and then you ain't cleansed no more, and you got to start the process all over again?
You realized what you're saying, now, 'cause you understand when this teaching get out, they gon' say, "Oh, something wrong with all of us now." I want to you see one more thing before I go on. Look at Hebrews chapter 9 while we're there; Hebrews 9, verse 25. Um, sometimes I wish I can just push you down there so you can what I'm talking about.
All right, "Nor yet that he should offer himself often," so you know he not going to do that, "as the high priest." Remember, that our high priests had to often sacrifice animals to cover people's sins. He says, "In the blood" "With this one offering, he's not going to offer himself often, as the high priests entered into the holy place every year with the blood of others."
Verse 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, hath he appeared, to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself." So he appeared to do what with sin? And how did he put it away? So by sacrificing his body, what did he do with sin? He did what? Put it away. For how long? God to all be, 'cause he put it away. He put it away.
Verse 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."
Verse 27, And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him, shall he appear the second time," so when we see Jesus again in the Rapture, he will appear... you hadn't heard that in a long time, ain't it? "And he shall appear the second time," come on, "without sin unto salvation."
Now, it sounds to me like has dealt with sin, and he not coming back the second time with it. He says, "He coming back without it." See, he took all your sins on him. He not coming back the second time with all your stuff on him. When he come back the second time, he coming back without it, unto salvation.
So tell me what I just said? Tell me what you just learned about sin. I like that: It's gone. Okay, so the biggest issue here, because tonight, we're going to find out why is it that those guys in Adam's day lived 500 years, 700 years, 800 years, what happened to where you got people today struggling just to live 60? It's taken care of.
Somebody says, "Yeah, but what I sinned? What if I sinned?" It's taken care of. Your past sins, your present sin, your future sin. And remember, when Jesus was on the cross, you weren't even born, so everything about you was in the future.
So you can't sit there talking about, "I just believe he took care of the past." Yeah, but you wasn't in that past. "Well, I believe he just took care of the present." You wasn't even present that day. Everything about us, if we're going to receive it, was about our future. So his blood, calm down, boy, his blood and his body took care of past, present and future sin. Sin has to be dealt with. If you understand that, say, "Amen."