Forgiven!

Psalms 103:12: “As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (NKJV)

Micah 7:19: “You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea.” (NKJV)

Ephesians 1:7: “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (NKJV)

Hebrews 8:12: “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (NKJV)

Colossians 1:20-22: “…having made peace through the blood of His cross…to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight.” (NKJV)

1 John 1:7: “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (NKJV)

1 John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (NKJV)

What do all these Scriptures have in common? OUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN! (Yes, I meant to shout!).

There is a subtle game that the enemy of our faith seeks to play with our minds. He is constantly trying to get us to focus on ourselves; our sin, the fact that we are sinners. This of course is true; we are sinners. And yes, we should seek the forgiveness of God for our sins. However, if we know Christ, then all our sins are forgiven. And this is what we often forget.

The enemy of our faith seeks to condemn us for sins already forgiven. Its called false guilt. He wants us to feel guilty for sins already forgiven so we focus on our sins instead of focusing on our Savior!

It’s also pride. When we constantly focus on our sins, telling others what a sinners we are, we are drawing attention to ourselves instead of Jesus.

We should be rejoicing in the salvation God has provided for us in Christ! When we sin, we do need to confess and ask God for forgiveness. But we should immediately rejoice, for He has cleansed us! That is the Gospel, the Good News! Jesus Christ came to save sinners. To save sinners!

He does not remember our sins, so don’t you remember them either. He will never bring them up again, so don’t you bring them up again.

Corrie Ten Boom said of Micah 7:19, “He has cast our sins into the depth of the sea and posted a sign that says ‘no fishing.’” I love that! Such wonderful wisdom from the Holy Spirit.

Don’t go fishing today. Rest in the Glorious Salvation God has given you through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We are forgiven! Never forget that.

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5 responses to “Forgiven!

  1. That was excellent!! Thanks!

  2. Certainly something the Holy Spirit thought He should remind me of…

  3. Rachel

    what a blessing. thanks dad. shared on facebook!

  4. Pingback: have you forgotten you’re forgiven? « Notes From the Well

  5. gomergirl

    Thanks. I needed that!

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