It is a wonderful thing to know that you are forgiven of all of your sins, isn’t it? After all, Jesus suffered and died to make it happen. The best part is, he did it because he loves you!
Created: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
STM Bible Snack
They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” 8 Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. 9 When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman.
10 Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” 11 “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” John 8:7-11 (NLT) [read John 8:1-12 (7-11)]
You Are Forgiven, Wonderful, Now Go And Sin No More
God made a new covenant (agreement) with you. Under the new agreement, gifts and blood sacrifices are not required [read Hebrews 9:6-28 (9)]. In fact, the Law (of Moses/the first agreement), is now old (obsolete)1.
Jesus, the new High Priest, became the final blood sacrifice2. As a result of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ your sins can be forgiven.
In fact, Acts 2:38 (AUV) tells us, And Peter replied, Every one of you must repent3 [i.e., change your hearts and lives; symbolic of death] and be baptized [buried in water; symbolic of a burial] in the name of Jesus Christ. So that your sins will be forgiven [by God] and then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit [to live in and help you]4.
In like manner, Jesus said, in Luke 24:47 (RKJNT), And that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
- 3 Repentance; A Change of Life That Leads to Salvation! – an estimated 23-minute read. Read Acts 2:14-39 (38) and Luke 24:44-49 (47).
You Are Forgiven
Yes, God does forgive you when you admit to the Lord Jesus (your High Priest) you are guilty of sin. But you must understand, His forgiveness is applied when you repent and are baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. It is at that time that you are forgiven.
But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” John 5:13-14 (NKJV) [read John 5:1-15 (5 and 13-14)].
It seems apparent that this man had sinned and as a result, he suffered for 38 years (John 5:5). I say this because Jesus told him to stop sinning and warned him that if he did not stop something worse would happen.
As a final point, you are forgiven if you have obeyed the Word. But please do not overlook the facts—repentance and water baptism in the name of Jesus are essential for God’s forgiveness. When you meet God’s conditions for forgiveness He—God—who is faithful and just will forgive your sins.
So, even if the phrase “you are forgiven” is not found in the KJV, it is still wonderful to hear it, as is the phrase “I forgive you”! I pray that you have enjoyed and will make the most of this Bible snack. Blessings to you and your loved ones—♥ Tim. ☺
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♥ Question for ‘You Are Forgiven, Wonderful, Go And Sin No More’: Do you believe God has forgiven you?
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