Romans 4:8 (NIV)
8 Blessed is the one
whose sin the Lord will never count against them
blessed is that man whose sin, the Lord imputes on another Man. but blessed is that ‘one Man’ whom ‘all the sins of all man’ accounted to Him instead.
Blessed is Jesus! He is that ‘one Man’ who takes away the sins of ‘all man’ of the world
John 1:29 (NIV)
29 “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world”
Hebrews 7:7 (NIV)
7 And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater
we are blessed because Jesus who in the likeness of a man, is greater than all of man. He is greater because He took all our sins. His forgiveness is greater than our knowledge of our sins. His forgiveness is never based on our ability to remember and confess sins, rather we receive His free forgiveness of sins without merit.
although Jesus is without sin, he took upon himself all my sins plus your sins plus the sins of your neighbor.
JESUS took ALL the SINS of ALL mankind
He took the sins of the past man : Abraham, Isaac, Jacob …
He took the sins of the present man : Peter and Judas …
He took the sins of the future man : Saul, You and I…
Does it mean our children’s children’s children? until the end of time? Yes! ALL sins taken and washed away by the blood of Jesus. Amen
Therefore, Jesus is that most Blessed Man! He is the greater one!
Did God missed one little tiny sin?
Luke 7:47 (NIV)
47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little
How much do we love Jesus? the depth of our love for Him is not based on how many good works we have done. Neither the number of sins we have committed – where, less sins means more love for Jesus. more sins means less love for Jesus. No Way!
It is the knowledge of how many sins have Jesus forgiven us that causes us to love Him much. and it is ALL, the many sins which are past present and future sins!
All as in All
God did not missed even an iota of sin. no way! God imputed all our sins to Jesus at the cross.
God did not made copies of our sin. no. He took all my sins and your sins and transferred it to Jesus.
In truth it is ‘us’ who missed it. it is our knowledge of God’s forgiveness of sins that is limited. we limit God to 10. we limit His forgiveness to 10 – the Law. we say “I broke the Law therefore I deserved punishment from God”. No Way! Jesus bore the punishment for you, so you won’t get any!
Why Limit God?
Because we refused to believe all means ‘past, present & future’ or that because we want our part in the forgiving of sins. like ‘I must confess to be forgiven’
Who can easily believe this truth?
“Your future sins forgiven”
Our logic asks
“How can God forgiven my future sins when it is not committed yet?”
The answer to that is another earthly question
“Did Jesus died for the past sins of the sinners only?”
My friend. Did Jesus not die for Paul too? wasn’t Paul future when Jesus shed His blood?
If Paul, who is future when Jesus died, can and is able to receive forgiveness of all sins, then why can’t us? we have received the forgiveness of sin! amen
What About Peter and Judas ?
Consider Peter and Judas. both were sinners. both were disciples. Peter denied Jesus 3 times. Judas betrayed Jesus 1 time.
But both Peter and Judas were forgiven by the blood of Jesus! The difference between the two?
Peter knew He was forgiven but
Judas did not
Judas might have heard about the forgiveness of sins from Jesus but probably refused to receive it. he was probably thinking
“How can Jesus forgive someone who betrays Him ?”
Just like Judas our thoughts betrays us when “it limits the forgiveness of God” for us. again “our mind limits the eternal blood of Jesus”
Sin is a done deal
Today, the issue is no longer sin. The issue is rather this :
“Does the world know their sins are forgiven?”
But it totally makes sense to be first assured within ourselves that all our sins are forgiven before we go and tell the whole world about it.
This is the gospel that – “all our sins has been forgiven”
That our forgiveness of sins are not based on our merits of good work or confession but rather based on Christ’s merits. Christ’s work. Based on the eternal blood of the lamb – Jesus. Amen
1 John 1:7 (NIV)
7 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, purifies us from all sin.
Have peace in your conscience “knowing” all your sins has been forgiven. Amen
Hebrews 10:2 (NIV)
2 … For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins
– Grace and Peace