We are continuing a series of messages on God Our Father, studying the ways in which our Heavenly Father has made us blessed, blameless and beloved through the person and work of Jesus the Son. For the more we know about all the Father has accomplished for us in Christ Jesus, the more we can gratefully possess the promises that His grace has provided.
This week, we are looking more deeply at what it means for God our Father to make us blameless before Him and before the world. We are looking at how God our Father has cleared us of all charges, cleansed us from all sin and consecrated us for all righteousness (Eph. 1:1-14).
When the Apostle Paul declares that God the Father has done a work through Jesus the Son that has made us without blame, he uses the Greek word amomos, which means, without spot or blemish, morally and spiritually blameless, unblemished from the marring effects of sin. In I Peter 1:29, this word is used to describe Jesus as the Lamb of God—spotless, unblemished, completely holy and sinless, offered as the perfect sacrifice to make those who believe on and identify with Him just as He is. Christ as a faultless sacrifice makes us faultless and blameless before God.
God Our Father Has Cleared Us Of All Charges Our record of sinful misdeeds was expunged through the substitutionary sacrifice of the spotless, blameless Lamb of God. We have gone from guilty to guilt free—what an amazing truth! Because we have been made blameless, we can declare our innocence—we have been cleared of all charges. When the enemy tries to throw our past crimes in our face, we throw the power of the Cross in His face. When thoughts of guilt and shame come to mind, we can declare that our guilt and shame has been removed and that we have been transformed, enabling us to honor God and live honorably before man (Heb. 9:14).
God Our Father Has Cleansed Us From All Sin Paul tells us that we have the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. God our Father did whatever it took to make us clear and clean. Our debt has been paid and the stain of sin removed by the stainless, faultless, blameless Lamb of God. Because of our position as blameless in Christ, the Blameless One, we can come against anything that contradicts this truth and then walk as the people we were made to be. When we confess our sins, it is not salvational—it is relational. We have been declared clear and clean once and for all, enabling us to practically and personally stay clear and clean day-by-day.
God Our Father Has Consecrated Us For All Righteousness In Ephesians 5:27, using the same word, Paul tells the Ephesians that Christ did all that was necessary to make and maintain His Bride as holy and without blemish. By God our Father clearing us and cleansing us, He has consecrated us—setting us apart from all uncleanness and for all that is clean and holy. By God our Father making us blameless before Him, He now gives us the divine capacity to live lives that are blameless and without reproach. The positional must always become the practical, personal, powerful and perpetual. Those who truly see what God the Father did through Christ the Son, declare themselves blameless, faultless, spotless and fearless.
Remember: God our Father provided the unblemished, unspotted sacrifice in Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, to make us blessed, blameless, beloved and beautiful in His eyes.