For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day accord the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.
“I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.” Shout for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done it! Isaiah 44:22-23.
I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins. Isaiah 43:25.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Unless you know you are forgiven you do not have the faith to abide with Me and to receive all the good that I have planned for you. You will block it in fear of punishment, rejection and shame. You do not want your sin uncovered and exposed subjecting you to penalty and rejection, condemnation and loss. But love covers a multitude of sins by taking them away. I bind up your wounds and heal you. Love heals. What happens to a wound under a bandage? It heals. The flesh heals as if the wound had never been. If you leave it open and keep picking at it, it keeps festering. Love covers and heals by forgiving and taking the sins away. Love forgives, making it as if the sin had never been.
I gave Jesus to each one of you individually. You can live your life through Him. His Word of power sustains all and it sustains you. He emptied Himself so you could be full of all that He has. He became poor so by His poverty you could become rich. Not just financially, but in everything. He is your shalom. Your wholeness. The chastisement of your peace (shalom) was on Him. He loved you and gave Himself for you so you could live your life through Him, using His merits and all He is and has as your own. In Him you are complete, lacking in nothing. All My magnificent promises are “yes” to you in Him, healing, deliverance, peace, joy, and forgiveness.
You are with Me always and all I have is yours in Him. Use it.
I sealed you in Him and made Him to be wisdom unto you, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. Draw all you need out of Him—joy, peace, patience, love, confidence, purity—just like a branch on a vine. Shaddai.
All you need is in Him. He is your Shepherd. You shall not want. I have qualified you in Him to share in the inheritance (joint heirs with My Son) of the saints in light. I rescued you from the realm of darkness and translated you to the Kingdom of My Beloved Son and in Him you have redemption, the forgiveness of your sins by His blood. In Him you become beloved Sons, My dear children.
Your sins are gone.
How then can you fear mortal men? You do not need to fear punishment or condemnation from Me so why do you fear it from those who are but like fading grass? If I the ultimate Judge have released you from your sins, who are you to hold others bound in unforgiveness? Then you become their judge and you are not the Judge. I am.
Let people go as I have you. Doesn’t it give you great joy that I hold nothing against you in Christ? Give others the gift of reconciliation. If you come to the altar and there recall your brother has anything against you, go first to be reconciled with your brother and then come offer your gift. Give the ultimate gift, forgiveness. It makes the one forgiven whole again.
The chastisement of your shalom was on Jesus. By His bloody scourges you have been healed, made whole, and made complete.
As long as you are under the cloud of unforgiveness you will be in fear of punishment from the one you offended or deprived. But if they forgive, forget and receive you back then the fear is gone. Perfect love casts out fear. You know they will not harm you or turn you in for punishment to the law for they have forgiven and forgotten all.
FORGIVENESS GIVES YOU BACK YOUR DIGNITY. It puts you right with the one you have offended, cheated, or hurt. It makes you whole again.
Know this of first importance, Christ died for your sins so to bring you back to Me. In Him you have redemption, the forgiveness of your sins by His blood. He paid your debt to divine justice and made you whole again. He gave you back your dignity. He took your shame.
THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS IS TREMENDOUS. It creates heaven on earth. I have given you this gift in Christ Jesus your Lord. It is the greatest gift of all. It opens the way to our relationship flowing so that all good things can flood into your life. It removes the division between us that sin had caused. Adam ran to Me till he sinned and then he ran from Me.
Forgiveness of your sins makes you know that you are worthwhile, loved, accepted, and welcome. It makes My home yours.
In Christ I have given you every good thing but the greatest gift of all is total unreserved forgiveness. Your sins and lawless deeds I remember NO MORE. You have passed from condemnation to acquittal, from rejection to acceptance, from death to life. You have gone from being an outsider to being an insider. From being “no people” to being “My people.” From no mercy to mercy in abundance.
The gift of forgiveness gives you the victory over sin and its wages of death. Adam sinned and was condemned, “dust you are and to dust you shall return,” he was told that if he ate, he would receive a double death, the second death. But Christ came and took away your sins so you are pardoned and escape the double death sentence, there is no condemnation now for you who are in Him. Jesus took your condemnation and went down to the dust of death and to the lowest reaches of hell for you, but I raised Him from the dead with all your sins atoned for, paid for and gone.
Forgiveness is the victory over eternal death. O death, where is your victory, O Death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin and the power of sin is the law (it condemns you without mercy when you violate it) BUT thanks be to My mercy in Jesus which gives you the victory. It takes the sting out of death, now you are absent from the body and present with Me. Your flesh, where sin dwells, still must die, but your spirit and soul live and get clothed in immortality.
“But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, Jesus, because of the suffering of death (your condemnation), crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.” Hebrews 2:9. He tasted the death for you and took it out of your mouth, just as He also drank the cup of My wrath so that you will never have to do so.
“Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.” Hebrews 2:14-18.
Where there is unforgiveness on either side love cannot freely flow.
Faith means nothing if you believe you are rejected by the one you are depending on for the answer and supply. Faith works by love. Knowing you are loved and loving in return. Love then consists in this, not that you have loved Me (if it comes only from your side you are not sure that I have forgiven you and love you), but that I have loved you and have given My Son in propitiation for YOUR sins. The sign from the other side that we are united and all is right between us. Established in righteousness, right standing with Me, you are far from oppression. You have no fear because fear has to do with punishment and torment.
You see My love and acceptance and forgiveness and mercy to you in Jesus. My love for you manifests tangibly before you in Christ. He is the sign of My love. And when I am for you, who can be against you? Nothing and no one. Perfect love, My love for you, casts out all fear.
“I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies and of the son of man who is made like grass, that you have forgotten the LORD your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, that you fear continually all day long because of the fury of the oppressor, as he makes ready to destroy? But where is the fury of the oppressor? The exile will soon be set free, and will not die in the dungeon, nor will his bread be lacking. For I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea and its waves roar (the LORD of hosts is His name). I have put My words in your mouth and have covered you with the shadow of My hand, to establish the heavens, to found the earth, and to say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’” Isaiah 51:12-16.
Paul had done many things against My Son until My Son appeared to him, but later he told you that his conscience was clear, why? Listen to what he received, “For I delivered to you as FIRST importance what I also RECEIVED, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures (My promise of the forgiveness of your sins and your redemption is everywhere in the Old Testament and the New for My Spirit testifies to Jesus and testifies to you that your sins and offenses I remember no more) and that He was buried and that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures (every letter of My Word is fulfilled in Jesus, He came to fulfill all My promises to you).” 1 Corinthians 15:3.
I love you. You are forgiven. Know that and walk in newness of life. The more time you spend in the Spirit the more life you will have. The more time you spend in the flesh, the more death you will have. The mind set on the Spirit, My Words of forgiveness and healing, is life and peace. But the mind set on the flesh, fear, condemnation, and lust, is death. The flesh is useless and will perish. It is the spirit that gives life and is eternal. The things you see physically are transitory, but the things of the spirit are eternal. My Words are spirit and life. You have the Words of everlasting life.