When Jesus went to the cross, He took our sins onto His own body.  When we come to Him and ask Him to be our Savior, we are forgiven of all sin.  He makes us righteous in His sight, and this righteousness gives us the right to come and stand in the presence of our Heavenly Father without sin.

Not only are we forgiven, but Jesus took all those sins and blotted them out as if they never existed ... as if they NEVER EVEN HAPPENED!

Colossians chapter 2 verses 13 and 14 in the Amplified Bible say that all of our transgressions (sins) have been cancelled ... blotted out ... wiped away.  They can't be any more gone than that!

Jesus erased the handwriting of the note which was against us and cleared it completely out of our way by nailing it to His cross.  Our sins were nailed to the cross at the same time He was nailed to the cross.

1 John 1:9 tells us that Jesus is faithful and just to forgive us when we confess our sins to Him, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  At this time, we are both forgiven and cleansed.

So by this, we can be assured that we are forgiven, and have the right to stand clean and pure before our Heavenly Father as if we had never sinned.

We ... after we're born again ... should never call ourselves "sinners" anymore because we are not "sinners".  We may sin at times and have to ask the Father for forgiveness, but we are no longer sinners.

1 John 1:9 ... If we confess our sins (to Him), He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

We were sinners when we were yet unsaved, but when we got saved, we are the "righteousness of God".  We are His children, born of God, saved, and forgiven.  This is SHOUTIN' GROUND!  HALLELUJAH!   

Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler

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