THE MYSTERY OF GOD’S “NO REMEMBRANCE”
“For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more” Jeremiah 31:34
One of the mysteries of God and Christianity is this “No more remembrance”. It’s complex and has difference faces. When God says He remembers no more, He is not pretending or saying it for just saying, it is real, it’s so exactly, it’s a mystery. A mystery is something beyond human understanding, human comprehension, and this no-more remembrance is simply a mystery.
When God remembers our sins no more, the record is deleted from His memory and the consequence is removed. The mystery of “No-more-remembrance” is applicable to human sinful works and as well as good works as the case may be.
The mystery of God’s no-more remembrance is applicable to these two aspects:
(1) Repentant & Confessed Sins
When we come to Jesus Christ with a repentant heart and confess our sins to Him, God forgives all our sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness through the Blood of Jesus Christ. Every man on earth has a record before God; every sin committed is recorded in heaven against the person. But when we are sorrowful for our sins with a broken spirit and contrite heart – that is a repentant heart – the realization of our sins as sins, as terrible and displeasing to God and the readiness to forsake those sins; when God sees these in us, He cannot despise us no matter how terrible or how long the sins have been. When we sincerely realize and really ready to forsake those sinful lifestyles, God forgives us through Jesus His Son and uses the Blood of Jesus to cleanse us from all sins and also cleanse our records from all those sins.
Immediately, He does not remember all our sins any more! This is a mystery, beyond human understanding. How can all-knowing God forget what we did wrong, what we did against Him for many years? He forgets because He has forgiven through Jesus and the Blood of Jesus has wiped them away and that is forever. Those sins can not stand against us now nor forever, we become as innocent as never sinned, the righteousness of Jesus covers us and God sees only Christ’s righteousness. No remembrance, no consequence, no condemnation, but peace from the presence of God follows. Here is what God says, “But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; because of the righteousness which he has done, he shall live.” Ezekiel 18:21, 22.
To have this unspeakable experience, you need to realize your sins both small and great, ready to forsake all, not some, not serious ones, but all and then you confess all and ask Jesus to forgive and cleanse you. You tell Him you want to accept Him as your Lord and ask Him to save you. Thank is all! Read: 1 John 1:7-9 and Colossians 2:13-15.
(2) Going Back into Sin
When a child of God who has been previously washed and forgiven by the Blood of Jesus Christ goes back into sinful life and rejects the calls to repentance for restoration, all his righteousness, services, and labor in the kingdom of God for short or long period will be forgotten and wiped away. God will not remember all the holy living, good deeds, and effort in the services again. This is mysterious, how can God forget all the righteous living of many years, godly life, labor of love, sacrifices and services in the ministry and work of God for many years? The persecution the person endured, the preaching and evangelism the person did for God, the persistence in service, suffering, sacrificial giving, and all the holy and righteous living of the person will be forgotten by God because the person has gone back into sin or compromised with the world, because of un-confessed sin, because of secret sin, because of simple, common sin and because of it-doesn’t-matter sins.
This is really mysterious. God says, “But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All the righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; because of the unfaithfulness of which he is guilty and the sin which he has committed, because of them he shall die.” Ezekiel 18:24. God forget and He doesn’t remember or retrace the righteousness of the person anymore!
The doctrine of once saved is saved forever is doctrine of demons to deceive many to destruction. The doctrine of once saved is forever covered with the righteousness of Jesus without your righteous and holy living is satanic device to dilute God’s word and lead many to eternal doom.
Here is the Word of God, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:1.
What does that means? It means you can only escape God’s condemnation if you don’t continue to walk or work according to the flesh, which is sinful desire and life. The declaration of “No condemnation” is applicable to those who repent, confess and forsake their sins and start to “walk in the spirit”. Walking in the Spirit is living righteous and holy life.
If you have not forsaken your sin, you need to repent now and confess those sins to Jesus, ask Him to forgive, cleanse and save you, and then forsake all those sin as you start to walk in the Holy Spirit by Holy Spirit for holy life. If you have gone back to sin or backslided, you need to run back to Jesus now as a matter of urgency; it is the mercy of God that has kept you from being smitten by Satan, now run back to Jesus before the next minutes. If you have given and re-dedicated your life to Jesus now, then no turning back, no going back into sin and the worldly life a minute for you may not and never have a second chance.
You are blessed as you take the right step for the right stand!
“For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?”
Revelation of Truth Evangelical Ministries, RTEM
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