Reading from 1 John 1:6-7

6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

 
Satan forgets our name anthe-blood-of-jesusd calls us by our sin while God forgets our sin and calls us by our name. My sins are plenty and I’ll bet yours are as well. But we have the sublime blessing of knowing that all our sins are under the blood of Calvary. When Jesus Christ died on the cross over two thousand years ago, all my sins were, at that point in time, still future. I had not yet been born. I had not yet committed any sins, yet, when Jesus died, he died for all the sins of mankind. He did not die only for those who sinned against God up to that point. He died for the sins of those who were yet to be born. He died for future sins, which means he died for my sins; all of them. Many people believe he died on Calvary for their sins and trust in Him for salvation, but they have a difficult time believing that sins committed after salvation will not condemn them. Many believe they must earn God’s future forgiveness, and so they spend their Christian lives trying to measure up, never realizing the fullness of joy that comes from an understanding of full salvation. Jesus died for past sins, present sins, and future sins. If he didn’t die for future sins, then he didn’t die for any sins. If his precious blood shed 2,000 years ago didn’t have the power to wash away all the sins of the world, then it had no power at all.

The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ satisfied the demands of a holy God. Mankind’s debt has been paid in full. The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. No further payment is necessary.

 

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