If we sin, does God withhold His blessings? This, once again is not true. The sacrifice of Christ paid for our sins on the cross. Wommack addresses this question with this:
Yet many Christians act as though it [the sacrifice of Christ] wasn't enough and continue to believe God is withholding His blessings because of their sin. . . . If you're conscious of sin, then you truly don't understand the grace of your salvation through Jesus. . . .
God is not imputing, or laying to our account, our sin. This is confirmed in the following verses:
Wommack continues: "It isn't God who is condemning us when we sin; it's our own consciences. We haven't purged our consciences with the truth of what Jesus has done with sin. Satan knows that and is using it to condemn us and destroy our faith and confidence in God by reminding us we don't deserve God's blessings. . . . Jesus paid for sin one time, past, present, and even the sins you will commit in the future. . . . The price for sin, all sin, has been paid".That is true and is the reason for God's grace as noted below:
We have received an eternal inheritance (Hebrews 9:15) that cannot be taken away. You aren't disinherited and you don't lose the benefits of being part of the family because of sin as it is confirmed in 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." This is God's grace in action.
Maturity in the Christian's life isn't about trying to grow your spirit up; it's trying to educate, or renew, your mind to what you already have in your spirit. God loves you even though you've messed up, even though you aren't perfect. He loves you not because of your performance but because of Jesus' sacrifice. But there are negative consequences to sin that we will discuss next.