"For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more"
Too many are enslaved by the memories of their past. They could be cheerful one moment and depressed the next, all because they remembered something they did in the past. But did you know that from the moment you were born again, your past ceased to exist?
2 Corinthians 5:17 says,
"...if any man be in Christ, He is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new." As a Christian you are a new creation, and the new creation has no past; you never existed before.
Your old nature, the old you and everything about your earthly, natural human life was supplanted by the life and nature of God at the New Birth. When God looks at you now, He doesn't see an old, wretched, struggling "sinner saved by grace"; rather, He sees Christ, because you're in Christ. And in Christ, you've been made righteous; you're the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
Something so extraordinary that Jesus accomplished for us is remission of sins. Our sins-past, present, and
future-were remitted ever before we came into Christ; this was legal.
But we came into this experience when we were born again. So, even when you remember a past mistake and you feel bad and ask God to forgive you over and over again, He doesn't have the record; He doesn't remember.
Speaking to Israel, concerning this new covenant, He said, "...their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more" (Hebrews 10:17). Do you think He'd relate to us any less, considering that we're fruits of this new covenant, established upon better promises?
Christ Jesus paid the full penalty for sin in His death on the Cross. The Bible says it was necessary that Christ should suffer for our sins, "And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:"(Luke:24:46); and now we walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4 says, "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life."
You're forever blameless in the sight of God, because Jesus died to "...present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight" (Colossians 1:22).
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