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Perfect Sacrifice, Complete Forgiveness

June 1, 2011

It is impossible to fully accept and receive God’s grace if you first don’t realize that you are completely forgiven of your sins.  When Jesus died on the cross your sins were forgiven in the past, present and future.  Jesus not only bore the sins of the world at that time but all future sins that man would commit.

Does “all” mean the same thing to you as it does me?  It does not mean partial or it does not depend, “all” means every single one we have committed or will commit in the future.  A very important fact to remember is that when Jesus died on the cross all of your sins were in the future.  Let me repeat that so it really sinks in; when Jesus died on the cross all of your sins were in the future.  This means that it is impossible for just past or present sins to be forgiven, it has to include future sins as well.

When you sin (as we all do), don’t go to God and expect He is looking at you for what you have done in the past and angry with your present transgressions, simply believe that you are forgiven the second you sin and humbly appreciate the cross and praise God for the gift of forgiveness.  You have to take God at His word and expect to enjoy the benefits of the heavy price Jesus paid at the cross for you.  Sowing and reaping is an old covenant principle.  Sowing and reaping ended at the cross.  Why?  We sowed nothing good at the cross, but through Jesus, we have reaped every good blessing.  Sowing and reaping in God’s eyes ended at the cross because Jesus sowed in sacrifice at the cross so we could reap eternal blessings.  As our Savior has said, IT IS FINISHED!

And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,   —   Colossians 2:13

On the cross, Jesus took upon Himself all the sins that you will commit in your lifetime, and once for all paid the full price for all your sins.

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