OUR SIN IS GONE, BLOTTED OUT, CAST AS FAR AS THE EAST IS FROM THE WEST!
I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. —Isaiah 43:25
I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you, —Isaiah 44:22
Do you remember that playground incident that caused you pain? How about in elementary school— remember any negative incidents that took place there? You probably haven’t thought about those for decades until I just stirred up those memories. It is interesting how negative events can come back to the forefront of our mind after so many years. We still remember them.
Think about how God says He will remember our sins no more. He has blotted them out and will not hold them against us. “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103). Wow, how fortunate we are who have called on the name of the Lord (Romans 10:13). “Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood” (Revelation 1:5). Brothers and sisters we are set free, redeemed from sin to live a life for Him. Let us focus on what He desires us to focus on according to His Word and not be distracted by the schemes of the devil (II Corinthians 2:11). “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” (Ephesians 6:11).
Satan desires us to doubt what God has done in our lives. He also desires us to be fearful. Fear and doubt will affect faith and keep a follower of Jesus from maturing in Christ because they will not step out and do what He desires. This is because they are focused on themselves and the circumstances they are in. But we are to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and not be like Peter who took His eyes off Jesus and focused on the circumstances. He started to sink because of it and would have drowned, but he refocused and called out to the Lord to save him. Focusing in circumstances can be destructive to us and our walk with the Lord Jesus.
Let us not allow the schemer to use false guilt, doubt, fear, circumstances, religious or non-religious people to discourage us from His work. No, let us focus on His desires and those who want to be united going forward to do His will. Dear Father may this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus. Yes, so be it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2JhYMaFlq4