The next 10 blogs will deal with Foundational Truths #16-25 related to Jesus’ death on the cross. In my book, these are all listed in one chapter, prefaced by a grouping of all the verses that apply to all the truths, because they are so intertwined that they are nearly impossible to disconnect them. But I will try to take these one by one here on this site.
We are fully forgiveness for ALL our sins: past, present and future.
With Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross, we were forgiven for all of our sins! Past, present and future. Our forgiveness has already occurred. It is already done!
Sometime in eternity past, God knew me. He consecrated me. He sovereignly dictated who my parents would be and the family into which I would be born. When I was conceived, He formed me in my mother’s womb. I was born a helpless baby, born human with a sin nature. When I was a child, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior, trusting Him and His sacrifice to save me. The Bible says I passed from death unto life. I became a new creature, yet I was still stuck with my crummy sin nature. On that day 2000 years ago, the sacrifice of Jesus’ death on the cross offered to the whole world became personal for me. I was declared legally righteous in God’s sight. I became a child of God and adopted into His family.
On that day, every sin I had ever committed was forgiven. In addition, every sin that I would ever commit after that day would also be forever forgiven. In fact, Scripture tells us, Jesus took all our sin upon Himself and felt the incredible weight of them. He saw and felt every bad, even horrible thing I had ever done and would ever do at that moment on the cross. But the Bible tells us that the whole reason He came to die for us was to remove the guilt of and the punishment for all those sins. So, every time I sinned after salvation, God said, “Saw it, knew it, felt it, paid for it and forgave it. It is finished!”
Let’s think about a sin we commit. Whether it was a seemingly harmless secret, jealous thought or whether it was a terrible hurtful action, God above saw it before I ever committed it. He foresaw my falling short of His Law and His perfect desire for me. He felt the weight of its evil roots back on the cross. He chose to forgive me then and remembers, even while I am still sinning, that it is already forgiven. He longs for the day when I will finally be freed from my miserable body of sin and the consequences of living in such a body. Finally, He sees me perfect before the Father in glory. All at once, He is present in every part of my story.
You see, without being limited by an earthly timeline, He sees it all at once. His view of history is so beyond just one event or another. One sin or another. He has dealt with them all; He paid for them all!
While you are swallowed up in the guilt and shame of a sin that He’s already paid for, He sees the solution He has already taken care of. He sees your good plays at the same time He sees your bad plays. He sees that sometimes we make good plays out of our love for Him. But He isn’t surprised or disappointed when we make a bad play because He’s already seen it and forgiven it and everything up ahead.
He sees how the consequences of our sin may make us run from Him for a time. But, at the same time, He sees our return and the embrace that will follow. Here is my point: Our God is limitless! Yet, we continue to drag Him down to our human and earthly level and think about Him like He’s human. Folks, God isn’t human! That is a fact! When He died for us, once for all time, He died to forgive me of ALL my sins.
Verses to Meditate On
Romans 8:1-4 (NLT): “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to Him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death... He sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us.”
Hebrews 10:14–25 (NASB): “For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying, ‘This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My Laws upon their heart, and on their mind I will write them,’ He then says, ‘And their sins and their lawless deeds, I will remember no more. ’ Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin. Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way… and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”
Romans 3:21-24 (NLT): “But now God has shown us a way to be made right with Him without keeping the requirements of the law... We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins.”
Romans 4:5–8 (NASB): “But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him B Who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness, just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works. Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account.”
John 5:24 (NLT): “I tell you the truth, those who listen to My message and believe in God Who sent Me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.”
Colossians 2:13–14 (NASB): “…He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.”
Hebrews 10:14 (NASB): “But He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for ALL time, sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time onward until His enemies be made a footstool for His feet. For by one offering, He has perfected for ALL time those who are sanctified.”
God saw all my sins on the cross and forgave them all–past, present and future. Today God says, “Saw it, knew it, felt it, paid for it and forgave it. It is finished!”Tweet