A reputable Jewish theologian Adolf Saphir, said, “forgiveness of sins is source of all our blessings“. This is absolutely true because it perfectly agrees with scriptures. Paul, the apostle quoted David when he said in Romans 4:7-8 (NIV):
“Blessed are those
whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”
In the old and New Testament this teaching of forgiveness of sins is fundamental. It is truly the source or basis for all blessings. When a believer in Christ is still struggling in guilt and condemnation about his or her past there is no way they can come boldly in faith before God to receive healing, deliverance, a miracle etc. He will always feel unworthy.
“One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that Christ died to take away all our sins–not just part of them, but all of them: past, present, and future” –Billy Graham
As a believer in Christ you’re completely forgiven of ALL your sins – past, present and future. This is what empowers you against every besetting sin. This is what breaks the power of every sinful addictions. This is what makes you come boldly to the throne of grace to receive all your needs met.
All the following scriptures shows you how much forgiven you are:
Psm.32:1-2; Psm. 85:2-4; Psm. 103:3, 12; Isa.53:4-5; Jer. 31:34; Mic.7:18-19; Jn.1:29; Rom.4:7-8; Col. 2:13; Heb.8:12; 10:11-12,17; Rev.1:5 etc
10 Reasons Your Past, Present and Future sins are Forgiven
- What Jesus did (sacrifice for our sin) is eternal.
“And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;” (Heb. 5:9 KJV)
The sacrifice for your sins was offered once and for all time, meaning one sacrifice for sin for all eternity. God does not forgive in batches, he does not forgive in tall mentally. He forgave us ALL our sins. Knowing this truth will free you from guilt and condemnation and release you to bear righteous fruits (Rom. 7:4).
- God is eternal so whatever he does is eternal.
God is the originator and executor of salvation. He is eternal so it’s absolutely right to say all he does is eternal. Salvation is eternal (Heb.5:9) and your sins has been forgiven eternally. In other words, your sins has been forgiven past, present and future. You are eternally forgiven.
- You were in the future when Jesus died for your sins.
You were not born when Jesus paid for your sins on the cross. We were all in the future. So if something that was paid for over 2000yrs ago is still efficacious to a person who gets born again now, it simply means that sacrifice is powerful enough for all the future.
- If He didn’t pay for your future sins it means you’ll have to pay with your life if you sin in the future.
How many of us has paid for their sins today? I mean shed their own blood for their sins. NONE! If you don’t believe that Jesus’ sin offering has covered you fully then prepare to pay for your sins in the future. For there is no forgiveness of sins without the remission of sin (Heb. 9:22).
- If he only paid for your past sins then why did he say ‘It Is Finished’
If Jesus has not fully paid for our sins then it was very wrong for him to say ‘it is finished’ (Jn.19:30). One of the major things that was finished on that cross was the payment for the sin of the world. Our sins have been FULLY paid for.
- The Bible says so.
Nowhere in the Bible are we told our sins were partially paid for and we’ll need to by our efforts pay for the rest. God is a perfect God and he does perfect things only. Whatever he starts he finishes (Phil.1:6). The Holy Bible tells us over and over that all our sins are forgiven not some. See 1Jn.1:7, 9; Col.2:13
- Adam’s sin in the past affected all of us in the future. So Christ’s payment for sin in the past affects us in the future.
This is simple ‘Bible logic’. If you agree that truly Adam’s sin in the past affects men today then why is it so hard for you to believe that Christ’s payment for sin in the past cannot be applicable for us in the future. Or are you saying Adam’s sin is more powerful than the blood of Christ?
- Sin is first of all a nature and Jesus took that nature once and for all.
Sin is first a nature. It is that nature that produces sins. Jesus came to take away that nature (Jn.1:29). When you read the New Testament and you see the Bible referring to sin as ‘singular’ its referring to the nature of sin and when it using the plural its referring to sinful actions.
- If our future sins were not forgiven then Adam did a better job than Christ.
Do you think Adam’s fall is more potent than Christ’s sacrifice?
- The jew’s lamb when sacrificed covered for their future sin,at least for a whole year. The blood of Christ cleanses us forever. Once and for all time.
The Old Testament lamb covered the Israeli’s sins for a whole year. The blood of Christ covers your sins forever. See what your Bible says about this:
Hebrews 10:10-14 (NIV)
10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
Kevin Ashwe is a Pastor, teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is also a man power developer. He has been involved in training the work force of churches and ministries in Nigeria.
He is the husband of Deborah and senior pastor of WORDLife Assembly, Nigeria.
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