Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fully and Forever Forgiven!

Acts 10:43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."


As we look at our lives, we can easily recall things we've done wrong. And the pain that goes with those wrongs is usually not far behind.

Everyone has this - regret. Things we wish we hadn't done or said. We wish we could have them back. 

It gives us no comfort to know that God is perfect in his recall of these very same things. Considering the words we say, the Lord said this, "I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak..." (Matt 12:36)

And the Bible also tells us that Jesus will be the one judging for all of these things said and done. James 4:12 There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy

Where can we turn to find relief?  

To the very same one - Jesus Christ!

Not only is he the righteous judge, he is also the Savior! 1 Tim 1:15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost




Yes he will judge, but he also will save. And for us this is good news - that Christ died for sin, for our sin, for your sin if you believe in him.  

The judge of sin died for sin and when believed, forgives sin.

And if you believe in him, you will be fully and forever forgiven for every single thing you've ever done wrong. You will be forgiven for every careless thought, word and deed. You will be forgiven for every sin committed - (sin is any transgression of or lack of conformity to God's law).

This is the testimony of every writer in the Scriptures, from Moses, in Genesis to John in Revelation. Acts 10:43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."

Forgiveness is when we are pardoned for any sin committed. The word "forgiveness" in the above verse is the Greek word, which means "pardon." To be pardoned is to be forgiven for an action or offense. 

Here it is, see for yourself...

Word: afesij

Pronounce: af'-es-is

Strongs Number: G859

Orig: from 863; freedom; (figuratively) pardon:--deliverance, forgiveness, liberty, remission. G863

Use: TDNT-1:509,88 Noun Feminine

Heb Strong: H657 H663 H1865 H2010 H2670 H3104 H5310 H5799 H6388 H8029 H8058

1) release from bondage or imprisonment 

2) forgiveness or pardon, of sins (letting them go as if they had never been committed), remission of the penalty

Believe in Christ and you have forgiveness of sins.  Which sins?  All sins!  

Everyone who believes (truly) has forgiveness. It doesn't matter how often you've sinned, how awfully you sinned, whether intentional, by accident, with knowledge or without, no matter how scandalous, no matter how hurtful - if you believe in Christ, you have forgiveness of sins. 

And notice that you have forgiveness. Have faith in Christ? Have forgiveness!

You are already pardoned - period. 

Thanks be to God that the very same judge of sin, died for sin and paid the price for sin, and forgives sin!  Jesus Christ is that one.

Believe in him and you are forgiven. Right now! You are pardoned and will never be anything but pardoned. 

What happens if you sin tomorrow (and you will)? Here's your anaswer.

Acts 10:43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.

Believe in Christ and you will be fully and forever forgiven!








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