You Are Righteous!!
If someone gave you a gift (righteousness[innocence]) based on the merits of Jesus (not your own merits) then why would they keep reminding you of your sin? Absurd? Yes it is! The Holy Spirit reminds you of your righteousness, (what Jesus did at the cross for you) not sin.
John 16:8-11 8 and when He (The Holy Spirit) has come, He will convict (convince) the WORLD of sin, and of righteousness and of judgement. (Vs 9-11 Jesus clarifies this statement). 9 of sin (singular, because it is the sin of unbelief) because THEY (the world) do not “believe” Me. (Here He speaks of the unbelieving WORLD, not you the believer). 10 Of righteousness because I go to my Father and YOU ( now he is talking about you and me the believing ones) see me no more. 11 Of judgement because the ruler of this world is judged.
Sometimes we just accept what we have heard from the pulpit, such as “the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin” as the gospel, however when we read the scripture, that is not what it says at all! By the way “Gospel” means good news, and the erroneous teaching of the Holy Spirit convicting you of sin, in not good news at all! The Thayer definition of the word gospel is: the proclamation of the grace of God manifest and pledged in Christ. Now that’s good news!
The Holy Spirit will convince you of your righteousness (innocence) confirming the finished work of the cross, and the fact that in Christ your innocence has been restored, He wants you to know you now have right standing with God, because your sins and iniquities He REMEMBERS NO MORE! (Heb 8:12 “…I will not at all remember their sins and their lawless deeds.” And Heb 10:17 then He adds, “THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.”) How could God not remember them, and yet remind (convict) us of them?? Only through grace is the confusion removed. Yes!!! That puts amazing back into grace!!! Reign in life today, knowing you are righteous. (Romans 5:17 …those who receive the abundance of grace, and the gift of righteousness, will reign in life, through the One, Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit lovingly reminds you today, my beloved, YOU are righteous!
Pro 10:12 …love covers all sin. God is love, and in Christ, He removed all sin, the one sin the world is convicted of, is not believing, what Jesus has done for us at Calvary. God always does exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can ask or think! What an amazing God!! Oh yeah!! He didn’t just cover, He removed it! Wow!