"And then he adds, 'I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds'" (Hebrews 10:17).
We were seated at the breakfast table, talking about the exciting adventure of the Christian life. Chuck and Mary were just discovering new facets and understanding of the life in Christ.
"Can you tell us in a few words what should be our objective as Christians?" they asked me.
In very brief summary, I replied, "The Christian life is the process of becoming in our experience through the enabling of the Holy Spirit what we already are in God's sight, in order to bring maximum glory, honor and praise to His name."
Christ gave Himself to God for our sins - as one sacrifice for one time. Then He sat down at the place of highest honor at God's right hand. For by that one offering He made forever perfect in the sight of God all those whom He is making holy.
I am perfect in God's sight, because in His sight there is no such thing as time and space. Let me hasten to all: I know that I am not perfect in my experience. That is a process which takes time, knowledge of God and His Word, and growth in faith in order to claim these truths as reality in our lives.
I am perfect in God's sight because He sees me in Christ, and in Christ, who is perfect and without sin. He sees me without spot or blemish. Someone has referred to this great experience of being crucified, baptized and enthroned with Christ as a different life altogether. As we are reminded in 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV), "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
Today's Action Point
Because God has forgiven and forgotten all my sins and lawless deeds. I will now, through the enabling of His Holy Spirit, receive His forgiveness and cleansing and never again be burdened with those sins of the past. I will claim my new supernatural life in Christ for the glory of God. Because this is such great good news, I will not keep it to myself. I must tell others.