Blessed is he Whose Transgressions are Forgiven

 

God hates sin, but He loves the sinner. The price for God’s forgiveness is high, but He paid the price Himself. By Christ’s loving act of grace, believers are eternally freed from the penalty and guilt of sin. Once we’re covered by the Blood of Christ, God doesn’t keep a record of our sins. Our forgiveness is total and complete.

 “Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, who sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord doesn’t count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit” (ref,Psalm 32*1-2).”I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more” (ref,Isaiah 43*25).

 “It is possible for the Lord to look at us without seeing our sins because when He forgave us, He removed our sins as far as the east is from the west” (ref,Psalm 103*12).

 A believer receives God’s forgiveness when he repents of sin and places his faith in Jesus Christ for salvation, all of his sins are forgiven forever. That includes past, present and future, big or small. Jesus Christ died to pay the penalty for all of our sins, and once they are forgiven, they are all forgiven (ref,Colossians 1*14).However, when we stumble, we are called to confess our sins – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (ref,1 John 1*9). Yes, Christians do sin but the Christian life is not to be identified by a life of sin. Believers are a new creation (ref,2 Corinthians 5*17). We have the Holy Spirit in us producing good fruit (ref,Galatians 5*22-23). A Christian life should be a changed life.

A person who claims to be a believer yet continually lives a life that says otherwise should question the genuineness of his faith. Christians are forgiven no matter how many times they sin, but at the same time, Christians should live a progressively more holy life as they grow closer to Christ.

 Christians continue to sin after they are saved we will not be free from sin until we die or Jesus comes back. However, becoming a Christian results in a changed life (ref,2 Corinthians 5*17). A person will go from producing the acts of the flesh to producing the fruit of the Spirit . This change does not happen instantly, but it does happen over time. Paul tells us, “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God”

God pronounce us not guilty, When we Repent………

 

Can a person be saved without holding to the core beliefs of Christianity? No. But along with accepting as true those core beliefs must be a spiritual transformation. Jesus said that in order to inherit eternal life one must be “born again” (John 3*3).” Jesus answered them and said, surely,surely, I say to you, except a man be born again, he can’t see the kingdom of God”.

To be born again is a work of the Holy Spirit in the heart of a repentant sinner. Just as a mother in labor does all the work in bringing forth a new life, so the Holy Spirit does the work in transforming a sinner into a new creature (2 Corinthians 5*17).”Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new”.

This process begins when God draws a heart through conviction of sin and hope of forgiveness (John 6*44).”No man can come to me, except the Father which have sent me draw him to me, and I will raise him up at the last day”.When we surrender to God and repent of our sin (Acts 2*38),”Then Peter said to them, repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit”.

God applies the blood of His own Son to our account and cancels the debt we owe Him (Colossians 2*14). “By this act of transference, God pronounces us “not guilty”; that is, He justifies us (Romans 4*5). Salvation is a divine exchange: Jesus becomes our sin so that we can become His perfection (2 Corinthians 5*21). This is the gospel at the very core of Christianity


 

High priest set over the household of God.

God on the cross

So by virtue of the blood of Jesus Christ, you and I my brother and sister may now have courage to enter the Holy of holies by way of the one who died and is yet alive, the one who is for us a means of entry by Himself passing through the curtain. that is His own human nature, further since we have a great High priest set over the household of God. let us draw near with true hearts and fullest confidence, knowing that our inmost souls have been purified by the sprinkling of His blood.

Just as our bodies are cleansed by the washing of water, in this confidence let us hold on to the hope that we profess without the slightest hesitation.

For He utterly dependable and let us think of one another and how we can encourage each other to love and do good deeds.

And let us not hold aloof from our fellowship meeting. as some do. let us do all we can do to help one another’s faith.