I am “Forgiven“.
The day I accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, I repented of my sin, and was covered by the blood of Jesus.
I had been “Justified“.
It is Just As If I Never Sinned. My sin is as far from me as the East is from the West.
Am I sin free?
No, I wish I was, but I need to continue to recognize, and repent of my failure to reach, the mark of His high calling.
Forgiven isn’t the end of it though.
Jesus promises to “Sanctify us wholly“.
1 Thessalonians 5:22-24
King James Version (KJV)
“Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”
We need to be wholly “Sanctified“.
Set apart, unto God for His service. We determine our direction and God will do the work in our hearts.
We will be “Blameless” in Gods sight.
Again we determine our direction, always walking toward the Lord, seeking His face continually. Obedience to His will.
It is not us, but Jesus who presents us “Blameless“, to the Father.
What a blessing, now, we are like Adam, the Lord would walk with us in the cool of the day. We are able to enter into the Holy of Holies, to find grace and mercy in our times of need.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21
King James Version (KJV)
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
We are the “Righteousness” of God in Him.
Jesus is the all in all. He has done it all. Our job is to reconcile those we meet to Him.
He came not to condemn, but to save the world. Our lives should be an invitation to those we come into contact with.
A welcome center, providing information, direction, comfort.
Unfortunately, some us take the verses about foolish and peculiar to heart and scare away, rather than welcome to the Kingdom.
Allow Jesus to shine through. Be a light in the darkness, peace in the storm, joy unspeakable and full of Glory.
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Know you are loved.