Many Christians don’t fully grasp the power of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, to completely take away ALL of their sins.
I know, because I was one of them and as they say, most of us are like the rest of us.
I spent years, actually decades, knowing God forgives sins and accepting this forgiveness for MOST of most past sins. But there were a couple of things I’d done that I continued to feel really bad about.
Periodically, they would come to mind and I’d go confessing and repenting again… and again, and again. This went on for years. I knew that the Bible said Jesus was sent by God to die for the sins on the whole world, but I couldn’t seem to be free of an ongoing sense of guilt.
I am so thankful that one day, it was like the Lord turned on the light while I was reading Colossians 2:13. Suddenly, I understood that through Christ, God had already forgiven ALL my past sins.
Every single sin had been forgiven and God didn’t remember any of them. So who was I to keep bringing them up? That day, I realized that the Son had truly set me free!
On the cross, Jesus said, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).
We don’t need to revisit our past sins over and over – they are paid in full.
2 Corinthians 2:17 tells us that, ‘If anyone is in Christ, he/she is a new creation. The old has gone and the new has come.’
Hallelujah, it is finished!