I John 3:9 “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” In this verse where it says, “his seed remaineth in him,” “The seed is the WORD Of GOD” (Luke 8:11b). and Jesus is the WORD. “And the WORD was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14). Since Jesus remains in you once you have been saved, and he cannot sin and doesn’t sin, then this truth is what this verse is talking about. Our own spirits will still sin, and fall short of the glory of God, but Jesus in us cannot sin and doesn’t sin. I hope this explanation will help you better understand this verse. Many people get confused over this verse, and whole false doctrines have started over this verse. Many have even used this one verse to say that they don’t sin anymore once they have been saved. “If I justify myself, my own mouth shall condemn me. If I say I am perfect it will also prove me perverse.” (Job 9:20). “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1John 1:8). If you ever have a hard time understanding a verse, just seek the Lord in prayer, and the Holy Spirit will lead you unto all truth. You can’t make a whole doctrine out of just one or two verses. You need to take all the verses to get a good and complete understanding of a subject. “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a work man that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the WORD of truth.” (ll Timothy 2:15). When you accept Jesus all your sins are washed away by his blood, PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE. (I John 1:7b). “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” But you will still have to answer for any sins, which you have committed after you have been saved that you didn’t confess to the Lord and ask him to forgive you. “I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the inquity of my sin. Selah.” (Psalms 32:5). This is why we need to have communion often, to get a clean heart with the Lord. “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.” (Psalms 51:10-12). When God looks upon you he sees the blood of his son Jesus (If your saved) and not your sins, but if you don’t get right with the Lord and others that you need to get right with, then these sins you will have to give account for. “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” (ll Corinthians 5:10). This is not talking about the Great white throne judgment, when all the unsaved are resurrected at the end of the 1,000 year reign of Christ after the Rapture, and stand before God. (See our class on Revelations Chapter 20), but this Judgment Seat of Christ is referring to the saved when we die, or when we are resurrected. Beloved, time is short. We need to get right with God every day. “For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.” (l Corinthians 11:31). If you do not want to have to answer for your sins after you have been saved and forgiven, then get right with the Lord everyday! You cannot get saved again, but you can be forgiven again, and again. We need to have a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ and walk with him, Amen? “But I say unto you, That every idle word that man shall speak they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned”. (Matthew 12:36,37).
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things, and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.