SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: I was just thinking about Christ and the great price He paid for us ,Once and for all. And what that really means.And who really believes it? For unbelievers, who will believe in Him and His finished work Romans 10:9,10 says: that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Once that confession is made, you are now made the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus, you are a new creation, and all your sins are forgiven, past, present and future.
What I find odd is that, once saved many Christians say Jesus, died and paid the price for their sins,, but by their actions and need to confess their sins over and over and believe they have to repent in order for God to forgive them negates what they just said they believe!.
Hebrews 10:17b,18 Says: their sins and their lawless deeds God will remember no more.Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
In essence God saw the sacrifice of Jesus and it was more than enough, for all of our sins. God remembers our sin no more it was all taken in the body of Jesus Christ, He became our sin. So that we can be made the righteousness of God, this is all part of the divine exchange.Because of this we can as Hebrews 19 goes on to say- have boldness to enter the Holiest,by the blood of Jesus,and draw near with a true heart,in full assurance of faith having our evil conscience,and our bodies washed with pure water.
If God is not remembering our sins, then why do many born again Christians feel compelled to remind Him daily?. I think this is the ‘evil conscience’ Hebrews 19 is speaking of..It seems many Christians are often more sin conscience than Christ conscience.Their confessing and asking God to forgive them,as if somehow they didn’t receive that the moment they believed, when the only confession necessary was to confess with their mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in their hearts.
If our hearts have been sprinkled and from an evil conscience, why do many still search their heart for sin ? why continually ask God to forgive you.He already has. To repent means to change ones mind, to change your mind,about a wrong thinking a wrong behavior,etc.means you are no longer going to think that way, you have changed your mind,(repented). But forgiveness is not attached to repentance, yet it is often understood this way. but this is not only wrong thinking , it is wrong believing.Forgiveness came the moment you first believed.and you repented (changed your mind,) to believe in Christ. repentance is happening all day everyday. But forgiveness happened once and for all through Jesus at the cross. If you believe otherwise… repent, change your mind, and God will still see you completely forgiven in Christ.
“And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free”-John 8:32. Know the truth, believe the truth, take God at His word. And refuse to go back to that sin conscience form of bondage again. God isn’t looking at your sin, or even remembering it. He is looking at Jesus,every time God looks at us, He sees Jesus. As Christ is so are we in this world. If God sees us, as Christ is and not our sin. Shouldn’t we all turn our eyes and see ourselves clothed with Christ, no longer clothed with sin,Once and for all?.