Forgiven – Record Cleared

This world does not have much mercy. Once a criminal has served his sentence then his record remains against his name for ever. When we come to Jesus and accept Him as our Lord then He forgives our past sin and He remembers it no more. There is no record, it is not held against us. We read in Hebrews 10:16 “16“THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS IN THEIR HEART, AND UPON THEIR MIND I WILL WRITE THEM,” He then says,17“AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.” – forgiven and forgotten! Cleared!
That is how Jesus clears us if we come to Him with true repentance. But then we need to turn away from sin, SIN NO MORE, do not go back to our previous lifestyle. Do not go back to sinning because then there is a terrible expectation of the wrath of God. We read in verse 26”For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES.”
If we go back to sin, if we go back to our previous lifestyle we can only expect severe judgment of God. Verse 36:”For YOU HAVE NEED OF ENDURANCE, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.(that is eternal life, we must endure to receive eternal life)37FOR YET IN A LITTLE WHILE, HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY. 38BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.” If we decide to follow Jesus we must not look back, we must not shrink back but in gratitude to Him we must live in holiness and in obedience.
We expect our record to be cleared but then we must also forgive those who have sinned against us and not remember what they have done to us or else we will not be forgiven. And that is why Jesus taught us to pray:”forgive us as we HAVE FORGIVEN those who have trespassed against us.”
Let us in gratitude endure and serve Jesus in holiness, obey Him and maintain the hope of eternal life because we will only win that prize if we SIN NO MORE and endure until the very, very end.
May Jesus bless you.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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