Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A TIME FOR FORGIVENESS
In Psalm 103:12 that God has put our sins away from us as far as the east is from the west. This is a statement of infinity. After we confess our sins, God no longer remembers your sins. When you gave your life to the Lord you became a new creature in Christ.
2 Co 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.
God only sees us through the blood of Jesus Christ. We are made whole and righteous in His eyes. We have been completely forgiven because of the blood His Son shed for us.
We all know people who say they have forgiven us, but their forgiveness is only verbal. They still resent and have anger in their heart towards you for what you did. They hold on to it and will still mention it to whoever will listen to them, which creates a wall between them and the person who has sought their forgiveness. But God’s forgiveness is perfect, there are no walls between you and Him because He refuses to remember your sins after you ask for forgiveness. You have a clear record, for when you repented He placed your sins in the Sea of Forgetfulness, and forgave you completely.
As the Lord has forgiven you, so must you forgive others. Hear what the Lord is saying to us this day:
This is a time of breakthrough for those who will leave the past behind and extend mercy to those who have used you, abused you or been unkind in any way. I am calling to you, My people, to forgive with a heart of generosity. If you hear My call and do as I ask, you will have peace with liberality; nothing held back. Let go of everything that holds you down, says the Lord.
Mark 11:25-26 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Hebrews 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. There is nothing you will face today that the Lord can’t see you through.
Have a Jesus filled day,