Archive for the ‘Forgiven’ Category


Monday, December 6th, 2010

Day 266

“You have been given fullness in Christ,
Who is the head over every power and authority”
Colossians 2:9-15

You are complete in Him and out of His fullness you receive grace upon grace. You have everything when you have Christ. He is the Source of your blessings, provision, strength and all that you need for this life. And above all, He is a Provider that will never fail.

Christ cancelled and blotted out the charges against you. He took your list of sins and destroyed it on the cross. Then He disarmed the powers and authorities and took away Satan’s power to accuse you of sin. The victorious Christ became the head over every power and authority.

Listen, Saint; Jesus is God and He surpasses all created beings. He adopted you as His sons and daughters and as such share in His high position. He has blessed you in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing. Your enemy has been defeated. He no longer has any power over you. You are free in Christ. Rise up and praise Him and declare His glories.

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated
at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
Colossians 3:1-2


Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Day 247

“Christ reconciled us to God by dying for us, surely now that we are reconciled we may be perfectly certain of our salvation through His living in us” [vs 10, J.B. Phillips]
Romans 5:6-10

Christ stands at the center of God’s redemptive divine plan. It is through His sacrifice that we live. His death and resurrection has made it possible for us to be cleansed, saved and translated into the kingdom of God to become a child of God.

Jesus Christ, Son of God, Second Person of the Holy Trinity, our Savior, gave Himself so we may live and enter into an eternal relationship with Him and His Father. He is our Helper and now through Him we receive deliverance from the power and dominion of sin. He has made every provision for us to live in holiness and enjoy a joyful relationship with the Father. We “have been set free from sin and have become slaves of righteousness” (6:18.

There is “much . . . much more;” our sins are forgiven for the past, the present and the future. Paul declared, “…it is no longer I who lives, but Christ who lives in me” (Galatians 2:20). What more could we ever ask? We have been richly and deeply blessed by a loving Father who freely gave of Himself. True love is the voluntary placing of other lives ahead of one self. It is an action, not an intent or sentiment.

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us!”
1 John 3:1


Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Day 246

“…it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved [daily delivered from sin’s dominion] through His [resurrection] life” [vs 10, Amplified]
Romans 5:6-10

At one time, we were enemies of God. Our life now is in Christ as His friend. While we were God’s enemy, Jesus died for us. How much more now that we are His children and friend will He do for us? Now we are objects of God’s love [Ephesians 5:2];

  • God’s grace [Ephesians 2:8-9];
  • God’s power [Philippians 2:13];
  • God’s faithfulness [Philippians 1:6];
  • God’s peace [John 14:27];
  • God’s consolation [2 Thessalonians 2:16-17]; and,
  • God’s intercession [Hebrews 7:25].

There is more:

  • He lives in us;
  • He has blessed us with with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3)
  • He continues to deal with sin in our life by delivering us daily (Romans 5:6-10);
  • He meets us each day with grace and mercy Lamentations 3:22-23);
  • He has established us in Him (Ephesians 1:11);and,
  • He has sealed us for our inheritance in Him (Ephesians 1:13-14).

All praise and glory to Him who has rescued us.

“If God be for us, who [can be] against us?—Who can be our foe, if God is on our side? He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?” Romans 8:31b-32, Amplified


Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Day 132

“How blessed is he whose transgression
is forgiven, whose sin is covered!”
Psalm 32:1

It’s amazing to see the mind set of the world. Sin and unrighteousness is not an issue and the philosophy is ‘as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone’ it is acceptable. It is even not unusual today to see the person who commits great offenses being treated as a ‘victim.’ And repentance; forget it, there hardly is even worldly sorrow expressed.

How radical Christianity is! We are called to be mourners. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn” [Matthew 5:4]. Simply put, it means the person who mourns over their sins will be happy – happy are those who mourn. Actually, the word carries far greater depth than just ‘happy.’ ‘Blessed’ speaks of God doing something to and for man. Because we humbly recognize our sinfulness, God gives us joy and rest.

God is holy and the more mature we become in our walk with Him, the more we see our own sinfulness. Holiness does that – the light becomes powerful and we see ourselves for who we really are. We mourn over our corruption, the continuous sins we commit against our Holy God, the many offenses, and the wretchedness of our flesh. But, contrary to the world, mourning, through repentance and faith, leads to happiness and eternal comfort. We have One who represents us in the heavenly court declaring us forgiven and covered by His Blood, making us righteous in Him!

“Thou dost surround me with songs of deliverance”
Psalm 32:7


Monday, April 5th, 2010

Day 48

“We have One who speaks to the Father in our defense”
1 John 2:1

A person accused of a crime in the United States and having to appear before a judge must have an attorney to represent him. If he cannot afford one, the court will appoint one to defend him. The state will pay this attorney’s fees. Thus, the USA affords citizens this right of protection.

We also have an Advocate as Christians and He is Christ. John gives us a great understanding of our God in the opening verse. Our Advocate is “one called to your side,” or “one who undertakes and champions your cause.” He is your friend, called as a character witness, called to entreat the judge on behalf of you, the accused. Yes, even when you sin, Christ your Advocate speaks for you.

What does He do as your Advocate? He doesn’t plead you innocent as it is in our earthly courts. No; He acknowledges your sin and guilt before God. But as your Advocate, He stands in the Court of Heaven, as the Lamb that had been slain [Revelation 5:6], and presents the marks of His passion, His shed blood and vicarious work as the grounds of our acquittal. He makes the appeal as One who has suffered death for you, declaring that He has taken your sin on Himself and cancelled all punishment due. You stand forgiven.

“Who is that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died –
more than that, who was raised to life – is
at the right hand of God and is
also interceding for us”
Romans 8:34