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Vanquishing Your Past Sins!


Your Past is in Your Past! Deep Six This!!!!!

Get it?

Does the Bible tell us to forget? And if so, what are we to forget?

What does God’s Word tell us to do with our past?

Many wallow in the guilt of their past when there is no need to. Our Maker and Redeemer made for us full provision to be cleansed, washed, and cleared in our conscience!

What does God’s Word tell us to do with our past?

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14

Did you catch the instructions in this passage?

  • Forget
  • Reach
  • Press

We cannot move forward until we have captured this truth of our God …. EXCUSE ME, DID HE STUTTER? WHAT’s that say? Philippians 3:13-14 is a divine COMMAND! Obey God – by forgetting, releasing, putting behind you your past – all of it, the good, bad, and ugly! Assignment: Get before the LORD privately today, seeking His face, confessing Jesus afresh and all your sins… be washed, refreshed and blessed by the fount of His precious blood!

There are a myriad of biblical examples of how our LORD freely forgave, cleansed, and restored precious souls who turned to Him in repentance.

“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3

Where are your past confessed sins?

“Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. 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.” Micah 7:18-19

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

The true believer is to “go and sin no more” and so we do not have a license to sin. We are called to confess them and turn from them by His blessed, infinite power – “He giveth more grace” to the humble (James 4:6-10).

When the born again believer confesses his sins, what happens? What TWO things does God do?

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

Never discount the mighty working power of Christ’s blood – to reach where no man can reach – into the very conscience of men.

“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” Hebrews 9:14

The LORD made full provision for man’s sin – before and after He saves that person.

There are different emphases and imbalances among some who call themselves Christians. On one hand, some claim it’s okay to sin and just confess later. Not true. Then there are the self-righteous among us who feign to live in sinless perfection. They scoff at, ignore, and purposely neglect the whole counsel of God’s Word on this topic. The modern Pharisee, in his pride, is self-righteous and will not acknowledge his present need for God’s grace and mercy. No, instead, he finds an evil joy in using the past sins of others against them. There is no hint here of sin being okay or necessary – it’s not (Rom. 6:1. 2, 14). We have been given His full ability to choose life and live pleasing to the LORD in all things. We are commanded to be holy as the LORD is holy and also told that God’s grace and mercy are abundant towards His children – if they will return, repent, and forsake their evil ways (Isaiah 1:18-20). Go read Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:24-26; 1 John 1:3-2:2, etc.

“For in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.” Isaiah 60:10

Charles Pray writes: “The eye is the window to the soul. I think that Christian Believers need to wear blinders like horses do? So that they might not be distracted by what’s on their left or their right. But remain focused on what’s in front of them and never worry about what’s behind them because what ever is behind them has already been passed. It’s what is in front of is that matters. The Word tells us to press on to the high calling and finish the race before us. We cannot do that if were are continually looking behind us or to our left or right. We must always be looking forward in our race to win that promise in the end, Amen!”

Is it not high time to freshly apply the precious blood of Christ to our lives? Are you ready to be freshly cleansed – all the way to the conscious level?

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” 1 Peter 1:18-19

Your prayer of consecration and for cleansing and deliverance….

Father, I come to you in the Person, the blood, and name of Jesus Christ. Thank You for sending Your only begotten Son to die for me and all my sins. Right this moment, if never before, I call upon You Jesus to apprehend me afresh. I turn my life fully to You LORD Jesus and ask You to deliver me from all sin and inroads of the enemy into my life. I openly forgive all who have wronged me in any way as I submit my life to You Jesus. LORD Jesus, thank You that Your sinless blood washes away all my past sins right this moment and touches to the depth and core of my conscience, cleansing it perfectly. Thank You LORD that Your banner over me is love. Please multiply Your grace to my life and cause fruitfulness to abound to Your blessed glory. Deliver me from any influence of sin and Satan. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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“This was good to read. Woefully, I find that other Christians that I knew in my past, before salvation, have a pesky habit of reminding me of or holding my past sins against me. Some Christians do not honestly believe that you become a new creature in Christ and that old things pass away. This is one issue that stunts us from growing in love toward one another. The true love of the brethren is a glorious thing and shines as light before the whole world. Let us have unfeigned love for each other. This is the mark of a Christian.” Jill J.

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