You Have Received Complete Forgiveness

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

Friends, we must know for certain that our sins are forgiven not according to the riches of your good works, but according to the riches of God’s grace. But you will never be assured that you have God’s unmerited favor if you are not sure if God has forgiven you of your sins. All of your sins, past, present, and future have been forgiven. But there are some Christians who believe that the forgiveness they received goes only from the day they were born to the day they became Christians.

Front that time onward, they think that they need to be very careful in case they lose their salvation. According to Colossians 2:13, that belief is unscriptural. It says that we have been forgiven of ALL our sins. Well, does ALL mean ALL? The Bible teaches us that all our sins have been forgiven by Jesus’ ONE sacrifice on the cross. We have been forgiven ONCE and for ALL. The high priest in the old covenant had to offer sacrifices for sins every day.

But Jesus, our perfect new covenant High Priest, offered the COMPLETE and PERFECT sacrifice “ONCE FOR ALL when He offered up Himself” (Hebrews 7:27). On the cross, He 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. Jesus doesn’t need to be crucified again for our future sins. If you think about it, all your sins were in the future when He died on the cross. So, when you received Jesus into your heart, ALL you sins were completely forgiven. Hallelujah.

Now that you know that your sin debt has been completely paid, cleared and settled by Jesus on your behalf, don’t expect God to deal with you according to your sins. When something negative happens, don’t think that God is coming after you because of what you did in the past. But rather, take God at His Word and expect to enjoy the benefits of the price Jesus paid at the cross for you. And when we understand the awesome price He paid for our sins because of His love for us, sin loses its appeal and hold on our lives.

The Lord Jesus, His grace, and His glory become what we want to pursue and live for.  We will also understand that we sowed nothing good, but through Jesus, we have reaped every good blessing. Now that my friend, is called unmerited favor. And you honor what He has done for you by thanking Him daily and expecting these blessings to manifest every day throughout the day. Glory to God.