I have been known to preach about forgiveness once or twice!
My usual point is that we have all already been completely and unconditionally forgiven for all our sins.
I can say this, as this is my understating of Scripture.
We are told we have already been forgiven through the blood of Jesus (Ephesians 1 v 7 and Colossians 1 v 14).
We are told Jesus dealt with all sin for all time once and for all at the cross (Hebrews 10 v 12 and 14).
Now, nearly every time I preach this I hear the same comment, and that is, “are you telling me I do not need to ask for forgiveness anymore?”
The answer to this is yes!
You do not need to ask for something you have already received.
Every man has been forgiven for every sin.
I am not saying every man has been saved, but all have been forgiven (and reconciled) thus opening the way for salvation.
So, we do not need to ask God for forgiveness, it is a done deal and something we already have.
We should thank Him and enjoy our forgiveness!
Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord that I have already been forgiven for all my sins through the shed blood of Jesus”.
Ephesians 1 v 7…..In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his glory