“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” Ephesians 1:7
LIGHT FOR NOW: Our redemption is by the blood of Jesus which was shed.
In Christ, we have our redemption. It does not matter what ugly situation surrounds you presently, if your belief is in Him, He will cause you to triumph over it. Redemption in Greek is translated, ‘aphesis’ which means ‘remission’, ‘blotting out’, ‘total removal’ of sin. God did much more than to forgive us, He blotted out our sins. In Christ, there is no trace or record of sin. It is as if you had never sinned before. This is why it is wrong for a believer in Christ Jesus to be sin-conscious. As a believer in Christ, you must consciously stop praying and asking God to forgive your sins because the Bible never asked us to confess sins. This might sound controversial but it is the truth. You might want to ask about 1 John 1:19 which says, “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. What this means is that if we acknowledge our sins, God is faithful and just to put them away; to blot them out and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. When you come into Christ via redemption, there is an automatic cleansing going on.
God blots out, takes away and separates us from sin. He wants you to walk free from any guilt or condemnation. He wants you to walk in the light of your savior, your righteousness, your justification, your holiness and your sanctification which is Christ Jesus. God does not take pleasure if you are engulfed or overwhelmed by guilt or sin consciousness.
INSTRUCTION:Don’t be sin conscious. Embrace the finished work of Christ on the cross.
PRAYER: Father, I rid myself of anything that is not consistent with the gospel. I walk victorious, conscious of my right standing with you in Christ Jesus, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Redemption is God’s perfect plan for man.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: LEVITICUS CHAPTER 9; EVENING: 1 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 5