All this week, I have heard different people teaching on the forgiveness of sins. Maybe because Easter is coming or should we call it Resurrection Sunday? AMEN! There was one profound statement that really jumped out at me, and I thought if only people could get it.
We do not have to keep asking over and over for forgiveness of sins, once we came to Jesus and asked Him for forgiveness we were forgiven for all of our sins, past, present and future. And now let me try to put it to you like I heard it, so that you can have peace and know that you are forgiven once and for all. AMEN!
John 3 v 16-17....For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not give His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.....
I know you have heard that verse a million times, but now I want you to really look at something.
Pay close attention!
GOD, gave His Son, so that you might live. He loved you enough to offer His only Son as a sacrifice once and for all. He gave Him knowing that He would have to die on a cross for the forgiveness of ALL sin, past, present, and future. Do you think He would let His Son die just for the present sin at that time, or just for what you confess when you come to Him? NO, the reason being, we are humans, we are going to sin again and again, we may even sin without fully even recognizing that we have sinned. Do you think that God would have wasted His Son's life knowing us like He does, knowing that we would sin again?
Let me ask you like this, if you are a parent and the only way you could save everyone from death was to let your child die for all their mistakes, would you do it knowing that those people are going to make more mistakes later? Would you let them have your child's blood just for the moment? NO!
Well, then God who knows how to love so much more than we do, would not let His only Son die just for the moment.
1 Pet 2 v 24.....who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we having died to sins might live for righteousness, by whose stripes you were healed....
He took our sins into His body, so that they would be covered by His blood. AMEN! Christ knew NO sin, so the only sins He died for, was ours. AMEN!
Romans 6 v 10-11......For the death that He died, He died to sin once and for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our LORD. .......
Hebrews 7 v 27.....who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins and then for the people's, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself....
HALLELUJAH! You are forgiven. When Jesus said, "It is finished", He meant it. He is not going to change His mind now. God does not want you crucifying His Son over and over again trying to confess what you have already been forgiven for. Just like He only had to die once and for all, you only have to come to Him and ask and mean it with your heart once. AMEN!
He counts Jesus, (His Son's) blood good enough to cover whatever sins you have committed, past, present and future. Why can't you? Who are we to try to think we can pay a bigger price than what Jesus has already paid for us, who are we to question the price God set, which was His Son's blood. AMEN!
If you have never made Jesus, Lord of your life, if you have never asked Him for forgiveness and given your life to Him once and for all, what better time than now, when we remember what He did on the cross for us. AMEN!
Stay in the WORD!