No Sin History

I, even I, am He who
blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your
sins
(Isaiah 43:25).
 
Psychologists tell us that one of the main de-motivators of
human personality is guilt and condemnation. Many people carry the weight of
failure due to past deeds. Guilt will keep a person in the downward spiral of
hopeless addictions as they seek the numb the pain of past failures. Addictions
of all sorts: alcoholism, drugs, sex, food, and even in work may find their origin
in the covering of and hiding from the emotional pain of failure.
  
God’s remedy for guilt is the forgiveness and cleansing
found in the blood of Jesus! As Isaiah says: Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord, though your sins
are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like
crimson, they shall be as wool
(Isaiah 1:18).
 
I was freed from my chains of personal failure when I
learned that God does not even remember confessed sin. He has no record of it!
 
Years ago I was reading a book by Dr. Roy Hick entitles He Who Laughs Lasts and Lasts…In the
book, Dr. Hicks mentions Einstein’s theory of relativity. Part of that theory
is the belief that if a person could travel at the speed of light, time would
cease. He would enter into the eternal.
 
The Bible says that God is light (1 John 1:5). God lives in
the realm of the eternal. Past, present, and future are all “now” to God. It’s
a hard concept for our finite minds to grasp, but it is true. God lives in the
eternal “now.” The panorama of history is constantly before Him. He sees
everything that was, is, and will be  as “now.”
Jesus is the lamb slain from the foundation
of the world (before it was created).
The Apostle John was shown The Revelation which shows the future.
How? All this is or will be exits in the eternal where God dwells. And God
showed John what will be because it
already exists in the realm of the eternal.
 
So when God says that He will not remember our sins, it a
big deal! That means that confessed sin is not even history, because history
can be remembered! Confessed sin is not found in the mind of God. It is blotted
out as if it had never been committed.
And that is a miracle!
  
God can do what we can’t. Our past deeds live in our memory,
but He has the ability to completely remove confessed sins from His mind, and
from recorded history! So when you sin as a believer, don’t brood and whine
over it, repent and confess it! Then it will be completely removed from the
history of your life and you can walk free from guilt!
This is all by faith. We
are usually the last one to forgive ourselves when we sin. For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows
all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward
God
(1 John 3:20-21). We often
feel the pain of self-inflicted guilt long after God forgives us. The key to
being released from this inner condemnation is walking by faith in what God
says about you, and choosing to believe what God says and refuse to be affected
by the feelings of failure. If God says He forgives and forgets, then you
choose to forgive yourself and forget it too!
 
Regardless of how many
times you fail, get up! Confess the sin in repentance, and walk on. Remember, For
a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again… (Proverbs 24:16). Forget what God has forgotten and be released from
the chains of the past!

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