Sin Free

“Then he says, “I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds.””

Hebrews 10:17 NLT

Our first family cat was named Purdy. When we got her as a kitten from the RSPCA they told us that she had fair skin and would need to be kept indoors to stop her getting skin cancer on her ears and nose. So we did exactly that.

One day, when she was at least 10 years old, I wanted to get her out of the house quickly. So I picked her up and carried her outside in my arms. As the door closed behind me she went into full panic mode, and scrabbled to get back inside so hard I had to put her back inside immediately. We had thoroughly convinced her the outside world was not a safe place for her!

Likewise I think the church has concentrated so much on sin that many people live in fear of their sins. I have even met people who seemed to be of the belief that one unconfessed sin would be enough to exclude them from God’s presence and protection forever. Constant concentration on sin only serves to convince us we are hopelessly sinful. Then fear of sin becomes a cage to our identity, stopping us from knowing we are the beloved children of God.

The Biblical teaching about salvation is clear: Jesus sacrifice was enough and STILL IS ENOUGH to cleans us from ALL sin. Because of Jesus sacrifice God declares we are clean from sin today, tomorrow and forever. When God says,“I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds” what He means is, “I will NEVER AGAIN remember their sins and lawless deeds. So no matter how often we bring our sins up, old or new, God has no idea what we are talking about. He has forgotten them completely. No we don’t deserve such grace but it is part of what Jesus paid for on the cross. Jesus deserves that and so much more for His sacrifice. Our judgement has fallen on Jesus shoulders and been paid for – end of story. God has no record of our sins and neither should we. And when we really start to live in this freedom we find it becomes easier and easier to live God’s way. Jesus sinlessness becomes ours too.

So how can we receive this revelation of our sinless state from God?

“Sin free, Sin free is God’s record of me! ”

Resting in God to make it real to you, use that statement

1. for a time of meditation

2. as the basis of a daily thanksgiving prayer.

3. As an affirmation as you look at yourself in a mirror.

4. As inspiration for an artwork, writing or movie

5. As inspiration for a song or chant

6. However else you can think of to remind you

“Sin free, Sin free is God’s record of me! ”

“Sin free, Sin free is God’s record of me! ”

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