Forgiven and empowered

And the Holy Spirit also testifies that this is so. For he says, “This is the new covenant I will make with my people on that day, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” Then he says, “I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds.” And when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices. Hebrews 10:15-18 NLT


Through Christ, we have a perfect standing before God. This was confirmed through the Holy Spirit who lives within the believers and who testifies to the truth of God’s Word. Under the New Covenant, believers are no longer reminded about the guilt of their sin for they have been forgiven. They are no longer reminded of “their sins and lawless deeds. And when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices.” No longer the laws are written in tablet of stones but in their hearts and minds. “This is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people” (Jeremiah 31;33). The Holy Spirit is the one who will remind believers as to how they live their lives based on God’s Word. There will be an inner compulsion to be living life in accordance with God’s will. There is a delight to abide by God’s Word. “I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word” (Psalms 119:16). We can no longer make the excuse that we cannot live the Christian life for God provided as the inner resource that we can avail. All God asks of us is to yield to the working of the Holy Spirit. Having a renewed heart purges the old sinful ways. When God remembers no more our sins, we no longer need to offer sin offering. “And when sins have been forgiven, there is no need to offer any more sacrifices” (Hebrews 10:18). Anyone who wants to be empowered and forgiven should come to Christ. By having a repentant heart and faith in the completed work of Christ at the cross, sins are forgiven and access to God has been facilitated. When a sinner comes to Christ and trust Him, sins are forgiven, guilt is permanently removed, and eternity is settled.

Blessings,


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