This little verse in Ephesians tells us much about forgiveness, yet it seems to be a verse that a lot of the church does not understand.
If we are asking for forgiveness from God we do not understand this verse.
If we are looking at our sin during communion we do not understand this verse.
If we think we have to do something (like forgiving others for example) to be forgiven by God we do not understand this verse.
Forgiveness from God only comes one way, and that is through the blood of Jesus; this verse is clear on that.
It does not come via religious performance, begging, pleading or “examining ourselves” for sin.
It is a gift from God through His grace.
And the gift was the life of His precious Son Jesus.
The Bible tells us that remission, or forgiveness of sin, only comes through the shedding of blood (Hebrews 9 v 22).
The fortunate truth for us, living under grace and under the New Covenant, is that Jesus has already shed all the blood required.
Forgiveness is a “done deal”, occurring just about two thousand years ago.
We have already been forgiven and do not need to ask God to forgive us ever again.
This is the wonderful truth of the New Covenant!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I live under grace and under the New Covenant and thank you that I have already been forgiven for all my sins”.
Ephesians 1 v 7…..In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace