I preach and teach that we have complete, unconditional and absolute forgiveness for our sins from God because of the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
I believe that this is what the Word of God says (Ephesians 1 v 7, Colossians 1 v 14, Ephesians 4 v 32, Romans 4 v 7, 1 John 2 v 12)
We have been forgiven of all sins; those we have done, those we are doing and those we will do in the future; forgiveness comes through the blood of Christ so forgiveness was given at the cross.
On many occasions as I teach and explain this truth I have been asked the same questions; “so does this mean I have a licence to sin?” and “does this mean I can live however I want?”.
In a sense the answer is yes, as sin no longer has any consequence on your born again spirit or in the way the Lord relates to you.
However the answer from me (and from the Apostle Paul) is a resounding NO; Paul says “God forbid”.
Sin does not have eternal consequences for a born again believer; we have been born again in our spirit in righteousness and true holiness and that spirit was sealed (Ephesians 4 v 24 and Ephesians 1 v 13).
Sin however has consequences on the quality of life we have here on earth. Our sin affects our lives, the lives of our families and the lives of our friends.
Sin opens the door to the enemy and allows him into our lives (Romans 6 v 16).
An understanding of our absolute and unconditional forgiveness is not a licence to sin, it is a licence from sin. Once you realise you have complete and unconditional forgiveness from a loving and merciful God you will not want to sin.
You will love God so much more once you understand this truth and you will live a more holy life out of that love.
Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord that through the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross I have complete, unconditional and absolute forgiveness”.
Romans 4 v 7 and 8…..Saying, blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin