“ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you seven times, but 70 times 7’ ”
– Matthew 18:22
70 x 7 = 490 means Perfect forgiveness is through the Cross. how? ask the Lord Jesus
How Many Times ?
How many times do we have to be baptized? once
“ Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit ”
– Acts 2:38
How many times do we have to receive the Holy Spirit? once
“ Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? ”
– Acts 19:2
How many times do we need to be born again? once
“ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit’ “
– John 3:5
How many times did Christ died for our sins? once
“ For Christ died for sins once for all ”
– 1 Peter 3:18
How many times do we need to confess our sins? 490 times? ask the Lord Jesus
It Is Finished !
“ so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him ”
– Hebrews 9:28
When Christ comes back will He judge the genuine believers of their sin? no way! rather He will come and save them, us. amen.
Jesus said, ‘It is finished’
– John 19:30
When Jesus cried out ‘It is Finished’ it really are. God who is a righteous Judge have declared ‘case closed’. God can now ‘forget our sins’ just as He swore ‘I will remember your sins no more’ (Hebrews 8:12).
The sins cannot be punished again, otherwise the Judge who is God, would violate His justice. all our sins has been punished once through substitution. Christ is our substitute.
How Many Times Does God Forgives ?
Once and for all. why? because Christ did a perfect and complete work. when we sin the blood of Jesus [the Son of the righteous Judge] will cleanse us of all sins.
“ But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin ”
– 1 John 1:7
“ Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin ”
– Psalms 51:2
Know that genuine believers are forgiven of all sins. past, present and future. genuine believers will not use that as a license to sin. we hate sin! would you murder someone when you know all your sins are forgiven? if you say yes, then you are not in the fellowship of the light.
The first coming of Christ has something to do with taking away the sins of every sinner. But His second coming is about salvation to those who are washed by His blood.
“ These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb ”
– Revelation 7:14
someday, we will see each other in heaven. amen
Gratia et Pax