Monday, May 15, 2006

And I will remember your sins no more...

And I will remember your sins no more...

Says Who? We have to repent! Confess our countless sins daily, why? To be holy? Fear of losing our salvation? Hebrews 8: 12 [NASB] written in the Bible says, “For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And I will remember their sins no more.” Says Jesus, again in Hebrews 9:17 [NASB], “And their sins & their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

This is the New Covenant, we are redeemed not by the blood of goats & bulls but by the blood of Christ, Son of God, thus our sins are paid, yesterday, today & tomorrow Amen?! Seekers of popularity, power, & pleasure. The end result is the same: painful unfulfillment…

God doesn’t just forgive, he forgets. He erases the board. He destroys the evidence. He burns the mirco film. He clears the computer. He doesn’t remember our mistakes. For all the things He does do, this is one thing he refuses to do. He refuses to keep a list of our wrongs. When we ask for forgiveness He doesn’t pull out a clipboard & says, “But I’ve already forgiven you for that seven hundred & seventeen times.”…

“As far as east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 203:12 [NSAB] “Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you white as wool!” Isaiah 1:18 [TLB]

No, He doesn’t remember. But I do, you do. You still remember. You’re like me. You still remember what you did before you changed. In the cellar of your heart lurk the ghosts still linger of yesterday’s sins. Sins I’ve confessed; errors of which I’ve repented; damage I’ve done my best to repair…

And though I’m a different person, the ghosts still linger. Though I’ve locked the basement door, they still haunt me. They float to meet me, spooking my soul & robbing my joy. With wordless whispers they remind me of moments when I forgot whose child I were. That horrid lie. That jealousy. That Habit. That Date. The time I exploded in anger…

Do you think God sent that ghost? Do you think God is the voice that reminds me of my past? Do you think God was teasing when He said, “I will remember your sins no more?” To love conditionally is against Jesus nature. Just as it’s against our nature to eat trees & against mine to grow wings, it’s against Jesus nature to remember forgiven sins…

You see, Jesus is either the God of perfect grace…or He is not God Grace forgets. Period. He who is perfect love cannot hold grudges. If Jesus does, then He isn’t perfect love. And if Jesus isn’t perfect love, you might as well stop reading this blog and go kite flying, because both of us are chasing fairy tales…

But I believe in His loving forgetfulness. And I believe He has a graciously terrible memory. Think about this. If He didn’t forget, how could we pray? How could we sing to Jesus? How could we dare enter into His presence if the moment He saw us He remembered all our pitiful past? How could we enter His throne room wear the rags of our selfishness & gluttony? We couldn’t…

“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Galatians 3:27 [NASB] We have ‘put on’ Christ. When God looks at us He doesn’t see us; He see Christ! We ‘wear’ Jesus. We are hidden in Jesus; we are covered by Jesus…

Presumptuous, you say? Sacrilegious? It would be if it were my idea. But it isn’t; it’s Jesus. We are presumptuous not when we marvel at His grace, but when we reject it, And we’re sacrilegious not when we claim His forgiveness, but when we allow the haunting sins of yesterday to convince us that God forgives but He doesn’t forget...

Do yourself a favor. Purge your cellar. Exorcise your basement. Take the Roman nails of Calvary & board up the door. And remember…Father God forgot…

Inspired By:

Max Lucado

23 comments:

jel said...

Preach it Brother!!!!!!!!

Awesome POSt!


thanks
have a great week

God bless

Anonymous said...

thank God He does. i wonder what will become of us if He didn't. isn't God amazing?

Julie said...

All I have to say is AMEN!!!

God Bless!

audrey` said...

Yeah!
Our God is our perfect love :)
His love endures forever!

Godwyn Lim said...

*Hugs Sister Janice*

Sorry I was busy with my work after I wrote the entry! Your loving support always embrace me to share more:-)

I believe sharing is loving. Awesome is the Lord!

Have a good week ahead!

Godwyn Lim said...

Hey PIA,

Thanks for dropping by! Praise the Lord, our Father remembers our Sin no more!

Jesus is the amazing love. Our Sin Sacrifice. Our eternal love!

May the Lord Bless you & keep you!

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Julie,

Thank you for your Amen! It echoes in my heart & drive up my passion to share more!

"Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in Heaven: & whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in Heave." Matthew 18:18

When two shall agrees, it shall be done on Earth as it is in Heaven!

God Bless!

Nunzia said...

an awesome thought, isn't it?

Godzheart said...

Very powerful post brother
God Bless.

cybeRanger said...

Amazing post! Have a blessed week ahead!

Godwyn Lim said...

Hi Sister Nunzia,

Yup it's an Awesome thought from Abba through our Lord Christ Jesus!

Stay Bless! Enjoy your weekend!

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Audrey,

Amen! Surely His love endures forever!

God Bless!

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Godzheart,

Powerful is His Name, Christ our Lord! It's all about Jesus!

Have a bless week ahead!

Godwyn Lim said...

Brother Cyberanger,

Haven't heard from you for a long while! Thanks for visiting!

Have a good week ahead! God Bless!

jel said...

Hi, hopeyou are well!

and that you have a greatweek coming up!


take care

Northern Farmer said...

Amen! I'm glad I found this blog!

Godwyn Lim said...

Hi Northern Farmer,

Thanks for visiting! I'm glad to find your blog too, I read your entry, it's really interesting about your Farm & how Jesus works His miracles!

I have linked your blog to mine, I hope you do not mind about it. Just hope to share your wonderful encounters with Jesus to all!

Have a good week ahead! God Bless!

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Janice,

Thank you for your blessing! It's a busy week for me:-) Need your prayers!

May the Lord Bless you & Keep you!

jel said...

You know I will!


take care!

God's blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

This was very good. Keep up the good work.

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear PJ,

Thank you for your kind compliments, it's the work of the Lord, it's always about Him not me:-)

I learn heaps from Max Lucado & guidance of the Holy Spirit! Simply love to share, as the God we serve is a good God who love us heaps!

Godwyn Lim said...

Hugs* Janice,

Thanks for your prayer. I need it to get through my week!

God Bless, God Speed:-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for your post. I have been going through some guilt issues, wondering whether or not God has really forgiven me for past mistakes. But thanks, now I'm beginning to see just how AMAZING and GREAT God is. Jesus is lord, through His death I live.. Thanks again.