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May 2, 2019, 12:00 PM

5 Things God Will Never Say to You in This Life #2



 

God wants to reveal Himself to you and speak to you personally.

 

That is amazing in of itself...that the God of the universe would want to speak to me/you!

 

Another thing that is amazing is that you and I can know the and hear the voice of God as He speaks through His Word and through His spirit to our hearts.

  

While there are some general things that are true for every believer, no one can tell you everything He specifically wants to say to you.

 

What I can do is tell you a few things that I can promise He will never say to you in this lifetime.  

 

Yesterday we shared:

#1 thing God will never say to you is:  I Don’t Love You

 

Today we want to share this:

 

#2 - I Won’t/Can’t forgive you

 

As we have already seen, because God loves us so much, He sent His very only son to die in our place.  His Son Jesus Christ, died in our place to pay our price.  

Jesus died in our place as our substitute because of our sin.  Because of our sin without Jesus sacrificial death, we would have to die.  

 

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

 

Now, because of the sacrifice of Jesus, all we must do is believe that what He did was what we needed to pay our price, and repent from sin.  Which means to be sorry and turn away from sin, and He will forgive us for our sin having accepted the payment that Jesus made on the cross in our place.  

 

I John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleans us from all unrighteousness.”

 

Now all we have to do to be forgiven is to accept His sacrifice by believing in Him, and repenting of our sin.  

 

 

This is  wonderful news!  

 

Some might say, “I can’t believe that a loving God would send anyone to hell.”

But if Jesus death on the cross was not necessary to pay our price, why would a loving father send his son to die? The answer is that a loving God made a way to pay your price, and paid that high price with His son, because He cannot tolerate sin.  

 

But others might think, “you don’t know what I have done, how could God ever forgive me.”

 

While it is true that our sin is wretched and vile in God’s eyes, and is in fact far worse than we can ever realize, what is also true is that if we accept what Jesus has done for us, then God sees us just as if we have never sinned.  

The Bible teaches us that God forgives and forgets our sin.  Now, how an all powerful all knowing God can forgive and forget might seem illogical and impossible to our human way of thinking, it is none the less true.  

 

Hebrews 8:12 says: “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”

 

We must understand that God does not think like we do, and that He does not even forgive and forget because of anything we have earned or could do to earn it.  It is mercy and grace and He forgives and forgets for His own sake.

 

Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am he that blotter has out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember your sins.  

 

When you have received forgiveness through confession of your sins, He will never remember your sins, or bring them back up again as an accusation against you.  

 

Micah 7:19 “He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”

 

And perhaps one of my favorite passages refers to the fact that he removes us from our sin’s debt.  

 

Psalm 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”

 

Why did God say he would remove us from our transgressions as far as the east is from the west and not the north from the south or some other direction or illustration?  Because the East from the West is symbolic of the one end of eternity from the other end of eternity. 

 

Why?  If you take a globe and start where you live and head due north, you eventually hit the North Pole.  If you keep going once you reach the North Pole you start going south.  In other words, North and South meet.  But, if you take that same globe and begin to move east from where you live and go all the way around the globe, you will eventually reach your starting point.  If you keep going once you reach your starting point, you keep going east...you never go west.  East and West never meet.  God knew what He was saying when He inspired the Psalmist to write that verse.

 

Why does God do this?  For His own sake.  

 

How does God do this?  Because when he looks upon one who has trusted in the saving work of Jesus Christ who shed His blood on the cross, then he does not see the sinner, He in essence sees His son and the blood that has washed them clean of all sin.  

 

God is faithful.  He will keep His word.  While His eternal forgiveness is sure, that does not mean that we have license to keep on sinning.  On the contrary, His faithfulness to forgive our sin and forget our sin aught to motivate us to live for him and know that when we do fall and fail (as we at times will) we can trust that our sin has forever been forgiven.  

 

Praise God He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  But understand this.  If you want forgiveness from God in this life you may have it.  But do not wait until it is too late.  God came the first time as a loving Savior, but He will come the next as a righteous judge.  Forgiveness is a gift for you.  It is for eternity.  But you must claim the gift.  

 


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