Does God Do With Our Sins?
There is no greater joy and peace for a sinner than
knowing that he or she has been ransomed, healed, restored and forgiven of all
The Holy Spirit “witnesses with our spirit” giving this
great assurance that all our sins are under the blood of Jesus Christ.
Jesus is our great advocate in heaven pleading our case
before the Father. He is not declaring our innocence, but our guilt, and the
fact that we have accepted Him as our Substitute who died in our place on the
The Holy Spirit is also our advocate working within us,
pointing out our sinfulness and depravity, and giving assurance of the infinite
benefits of the atoning blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse and forgive. He helps
us to trust entirely on Jesus Christ and His finished work. The inner advocate
never points to Himself, but always to our Lord and Savior who gave Himself up
God the Father lays all our sins on His Son. Jesus bore our
sins as our divine Substitute. “The LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to
fall on Him” (Isaiah 53:6). God struck His Son, Jesus Christ, with a great
force. “It is finished!” Our debt has been paid in full.
Jesus Christ lifts up and takes away our sins. “Behold, the
Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29, 36). John the
Baptist used a word that means, “to take up and carry away.” Only the Lamb of
God makes the perfect sacrifice for our sins.
God removes all our sins an infinitely, immeasurable
distance from us. “As far as the east is from the west, so far He removed our
transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12). True east and true west go off into
space and extend out into infinity. That is how far the LORD God has removed all
our sins from His presence!”
Now since God can do that it means our sins can never be
found. The LORD God declared, “In those days and at that time, search will be
made for the iniquity of Israel, but there will be none; and for the sins of
Judah, but they will not be found; for I shall pardon those whom I leave as a
remnant” (Jeremiah 50:20).
God forgives all or sins. “In Him [Christ] we have
redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to
the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us” (Ephesians 1:7-8). And then
He gives a bar of spiritual soap. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and
righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1
God once and for all released us from our sins by the blood
of Jesus (Rom. 1:5), and when He cleanses He makes us white as snow. “Come now,
and let us reason together,” says the LORD, “though your sins are as scarlet,
they shall be a white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be
like wool” (Isaiah 1:18). When God washes us, we are clean. “Wash me, and I
shall be whiter than snow” (Psalm. 51:7).
God “pardons abundantly” (Isa. 55:7), “all your iniquities”
God “will tread our iniquities underfoot.” Have you ever
seen something God stomped on? Then, “Yes, You will cast all their sins into the
depths of the sea” (Micah 7:19).
God does something we seldom do; He remembers our sins no
more. “And their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more” (Hebrews
10:17; Jeremiah 31:34).
God says He can see them no more because He “has cast all
my sins behind Your back” (Isaiah 38:17). Literally, He cast them “between His
shoulder blades,” where they can never be seen.
He covers our sins, blots them out as a thick cloud (Rom.
4:7; Isa. 43:25; 44:22).
The LORD God atones or covers our sins in such a way that
He even blots out the proof against us, nailing it to the cross (Rom. 4:7-8;
Col. 2:14). He has “cancelled out the certificate of debt,” and declares,
“Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD will not take into account” (Psalm.
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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