Monday, July 25, 2011

GOOD NEWS! YOU ARE FORGIVEN!

by Aziza Uko

“AZIZA, A PROPHET told me that why I am suffering delay in marriage is because of a sexual relationship I had in the university before giving my life to Christ in 1994. I have been plagued with guilt since hearing this. Sometimes I am sure I am forgiven and on other times, I am not so sure.” 

This is the ultimate trick of the enemy. He is envious of us because God made a way for our redemption while he is condemned so he comes up with these silly stories reminding us of sins that God doesn’t even have on record. 

2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." That's the Word of God. The Bible says that we are washed clean and pure without any spot or blemish - sparkling, pure.

Jesus Christ’s obedience was complete and the Bible says that we are made righteous through his obedience. (Romans 5:19). When Jesus Christ died on the Cross of Calvary, there was a divine exchange. Jesus took our sins and in exchange gave us His righteousness (1 Peter 2:24). If a person confesses and believes that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead, she automatically receives the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:9 -10

Anyone who confesses and believes that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead receives the righteousness of Jesus Christ. When a person received Christ’s righteousness, then there is no more sin found in her. So when all sins are washed away and forgotten, it means that the person stands as one who never committed a sin, all sins, including sexual sin.

Romans 8:1 "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." If God does not condemn you, you should not condemn yourself.

Learn to see yourself – and your fellow believers – through God’s eyes. God sees you as forgiven, restored, redeemed, and pure.  


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(c) 2011, Aziza Uko. This work is the original work of the author and copyrighted. It may not be reproduced in part or in whole in any form without the permission of the author and proper acknowledgement.

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