“You need to walk in the forgiveness that has been provided for you at the cross. If you have repented of your sins, turned from all that you once were, and surrendered fully to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, I have forgotten your offenses. They no longer exist as far as I am concerned. Now you must walk in freedom. Do not allow the enemy of your soul to rob you of the joy of what Jesus has done for you. Forgive others as you have been forgiven. Love as you are loved. Jesus has set you free. Tell others of the gift you have been given, so that they can also be free.”
Psalm 103:10-12 NIV
10) He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.
11) For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;
12) as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
John 8:36 NIV
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
Gal. 5:1 NIV
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
A while ago, I was tormented by the sins that I committed before I came to the Lord for His forgiveness. My life was dark for many years. Even though I knew that it was an attack of the enemy to place me in bondage and fear, my thoughts could have become real enough to subject me once again to all the bondages from which I’ve been freed had I continued to dwell there. I believe that a spirit of fear was attempting to hinder me from remembering the mercy my Lord has given me.
I needed to go to His Word and remember what Jesus has done and why He did it. His Word allowed me to walk out from under the weight of sins that would condemn me - those sins committed before I knew of and surrendered to His saving grace and those sins I have confessed since then. The truth of God’s Word allowed me to remember that it is for freedom that Christ has set me free.
Help me remember Your Word and walk in Your freedom, Lord,