I think we really have to rethink our faith. We have this idea that God would separate himself because your “sins” will defile him. Hence we think he moves away from you when you sin. The truth is this. Sin is afraid of God. It becomes totally annihilated when it comes in the presence of God. Adam proved that. Peter proved that. They could not stand the presence of God.
Here lies the problem sin is in us. If God dwells in us fully we also will be totally annihilated. The good news in the Old Testament is this. God sees you and sin separately. Your sins can be “transferred” to a lamb or a goat.
The Bible tells us that Jesus is the Lamb that takes away the sins of the world. The way that is done is that all your sins are transferred into the Body of Jesus on the cross. That is why the Bible says this.
“When Christ came into the world, he said to God,
“Sacrifices and offerings
are not what you want,
but you have given me
Paul further explains this by stating;
God set you free when he sent his own Son to be like us sinners and to be a sacrifice for our sin. God used Christ’s body to condemn sin.
Since God transferred all of your sins onto the body of Jesus and condemned sin, there is no condemnation for you anymore. Today God’s presence is constantly with you. He is resident in you through the Holy Spirit. He lives in you. Your sins have been taken away once and for all.
Hebrews 10: 11-14
The priests do their work each day, and they keep on offering sacrifices that can never TAKE AWAY sins. But Christ offered himself as a sacrifice that is good forever. Now he is sitting at God’s right side, and he will stay there until his enemies are put under his power. By his one sacrifice he has forever set free from sin the people he brings to God.
That is why Jesus came in the form of the flesh, likeness of sinful flesh. God does not condemn you because God has ALREADY condemned sin in the body of Jesus.