I hope this can put your minds at ease…we are forgiven by Jesus – that is why He sacrificed Himself so we could be a Pure Bride – even though we live in a world of sin and our flesh is sinful. This is why He came so He could forgive us in our walk because He knew we could not do it alone! Through His Word, His Forgiveness, His Grace and His Blood Covering, The Father in Heaven cannot see or nor will remember our sins – that is why we must ask Jesus to carry us, forgive us and pray for His Holy Spirit upon us so we can stay under the Umbrella of Grace.
I know it’s a tad confusing, but it’s really not. We have a outer coat around us, our flesh and that flesh within that, is our spirit. Our spirit is the “Good Decision Maker” while the body of flesh, is the “Bad Decision Maker” and if looking at it this way, what part is more likely to touch a burning stove before the one further away has a chance to pull back? (Meaning the spirit inside – flesh outside – flesh reacts sometimes a tad too quick for the spirit to grab it’s hand back.) The flesh, it’s closer in distance to the stove, but, if the spirit can be constantly sitting high on lookout so-to-speak as a good babysitter should, it warns the flesh of the danger in doing something such as this…it will burn and hurt and hopefully, the flesh will listen, stop and turn away from that tempting touch and remember the wisdom of the spirit in the future.
Or you can look at it this way – the flesh is the dog that still thinks it can cross the street without getting hit. Our spirit is the kind dog owner that no matter how much her pet barks and cries to do it alone, she tenderly puts a leash on him so he can walk there safely, securely and land at their final destination a bit more calm and wiser, also wagging their tail in pride that they stayed on the sidewalk, not getting lost, in trouble and for all that obedience, they get a great big doggy-bone reward upon returning home!