forgiven

1.       I am fully forgiven and free from all shame and condemnation (Romans 8:1-2, Ephesians 1:7-8, 1 John 1:9).

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.  Romans 8:1-2

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. Ephesians 1:7-8

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

 

 

a few months ago at housegroup i read out a list of FACTOIDS that i had found in a book (which i can no longer remember which book!) which really got into our hearts.  our pastor then pinched them and read them out at church and since then i’ve had numerous (aka LOTS and LOTS) of people ask for them. which means they’re really good!

 

so i’m starting a series, breaking down the FACTOIDS and looking at them more, what they mean to me and how they’re real in our life.

 

FACTOID 1.       I am fully forgiven and free from all shame and condemnation

i so love that.  i am free from shame.  forgiven.  set free.  released.  cleansed.  made whole and innocent and not guilty and new.

 

  • You used to be far from God. Your thoughts made you his enemies, and you did evil things. But his Son became a human and died. So God made peace with you, and now he lets you stand in his presence as people who are holy and faultless and innocent. Colossians 1:21-22

  • How far has the LORD taken our sins from us?  Farther than the distance from east to west! Psalm 103:12

  • Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18

Jesus totally sets me free from sin and the guilt that goes with it.

He removes my sin from me.  a saying i’ve heard often says He throws it into the sea and posts a sign saying no fishing.

 

  • Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean! Micah 7:19

i am free.  free from guilt and shame and condemnation.

my sin is GONE.  removed.  taken away.  not mine anymore.  its been exchanged on the cross and i now have the righteousness of Christ.

i can live clean and whole and pure. 

though the consequences of my sin may be outworked, because of the way life is, our sin has impact, that sin does not belong to me if i confess it and receive forgiveness.   it is no longer on my record.  isnt that GOOD NEWS.

so we no longer need to live burdened by our sin. 

we need to live holy and responding lives to God (because of His great love poured out on the cross to us when we were enemies of God and not even aware of our need or thinking about Him)

we can with total confidence draw near to God because of this righteousness and freedom from sin.  we are his beloved children.  holy and acceptable.