Q. My question deals with some thoughts I can’t make sense of. Jesus died so his blood covers our sins from God’s sight. Still, He knows our needs and we’re to pray to the Father. If the Father can’t see our sins now, will they be exposed after the rapture if we don’t ask for forgiveness? Also, do we pray for healing to make the Father aware of our need or just our desire? I’m having a hard time reconciling what the blood covers with how we pray.
A. The blood “covers” the part of us that does not yet conform to the likeness of Jesus (Romans 8:29).
It makes us appear to God as perfect, just like His son is perfect (Hebrews 10:12-14).
He will never see these sins again, since at the rapture we’ll be changed from mortal to immortal and we’ll finally be just like Jesus (1 John 3:2).
We pray to God for healing as an expression of our faith that He can heal us (James 5:14-15). He already knows we need it. The relationship between the blood and our prayers is that without the blood it would not be possible for us to speak with God.