7 Things About The Cleansing the Conscience
Heb. 9:13-14 –For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,how much more will the blood of Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
The blood did not just cleanse us from sin, but our conscience from religious dead works to worship the Living God.
The word conscience is sunedesis in the greek “to know within oneself”
7 things about the conscience:
1—It was a product of the fall, it was given by God to govern man until the law came, after that it has to be cleansed under the government of God, and only by the blood of Jesus.
2—It is shaped by our culture, authority figures, and religious influence or upbringing.
3—It is often mistaken as being God speaking to us, mostly in condemnation, accusations and excuses.
4—It becomes dirty and unreliable through the dead works of religion.
5—It will either accuse us or excuse us, but never reveal Christ or bring us to God, it does not base things on what is God or not, but good and evil, sins and not sins.
6—We cannot clean our own conscience, it takes a “clean man” (Jesus) to cleanse our conscience He does this by His blood, to worship the living God, not a dead religion.
7—A clean conscience brings happiness, liberty, and the fruit of the Kingdom of God.
“In the teaching of the ashes of a red heifer in Numbers 19, the one who needed cleansing would arise on the 3rd day and on the 7th day would be restored to fellowship.
The 3rd day typifies the finished work of Christ while the 7th day typifies the sabbath rest in Christ.
Our conscience is always to be seated in the finished work of Jesus Christ, when this happens we will move into a sabbath rest having confidence with “God and peace with ourself and others.”
Scott Stimson Sr
3 thoughts on “7 Things About The Cleansing The Conscience”
This is great teaching. I mentioned briefly on Sunday your teaching of the levels of authority. 1. God = sovereign; 2. The Word: and 3rd being conscience. Did not get into the lower levels of delegated etc. But there was an ear hearing what was being taught. Now I see this on your site and it fits right into the flow of where we are a part of Jesus’ body.
Surely love and appreciate your presence in our lives. You bless in ways that may or may not be known to you. I just know that the Jesus in you is so balancing and holding anchor to what is going on in our assembly.
Blessings abundantly to you,
Breath of Life; A Finsihed Work Ministry
South Amherst, Ohio
What a great word, Scott! You always bless us with your direct teachings. I love most the scripture in Numbers 19, the beautiful, and complete, work He has done. An annointed word. What a reminder to me to stop trying to “attain” to this on my own! Thank you again for your comittment to, and love for, the Body of Christ.
I am blessed because of Jesus and I thank God for placing me in a family of his Love I Love and appreciate your ministry gifts and you answering the call on your life so happy you all are in Oklahoma. See you soon