Yesterday we saw that God has already reconciled us to Himself through no work of our own but through the finished work of Jesus.
This has huge implications for us, not least of how God sees our sin.
Yes, we have all fallen short of the glory of God and indeed were all born sinners.
Yes, we are all still prone to falling and doing stupid things in our current lives.
We all had sin on our lives that separated us from God the Father.
However through the finished work of Jesus all our sin (indeed the sin of the whole world) has been paid for and dealt with.
God is not holding our sin against us any more.
This is what the word imputing means; He is not counting our sin against us, He is not looking for any further payment for sin.
He has chosen to forget about our sin; the Word says He will remember our sins and iniquities no more (Hebrews 10 v 17).
Many think that if we sin we need to ask for forgiveness, we need to get that sin “under the blood”.
This is not a Biblical attitude, as all sin (past, present and future) has already been dealt with on the cross and forgiveness and reconciliation has already been provided.
God is no longer imputing any sin against any man.
Now that is not an excuse to sin; if you think like that you really have not grasped the significance of your forgiveness and reconciliation.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you are not imputing any sin against me now thanks to the finished work of Jesus”.
2 Corinthians 5 v 19…..To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them: and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation