by Carolyn Hope
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (Hebrews 9:22)
He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption (Hebrews 9:12)
We serve a God who forgives and is simultaneously just. The depravity of humankind’s sin needed forgiveness, but justice demanded that a price must be paid for the wrongs of the world. Under the old covenant, God provided a way for the Israelites to be forgiven through the sacrifice of innocent animals. While this forgiveness was real and partially effective, it was also temporary. Sacrifices had to be made often, and much blood was shed. Then God instituted a better covenant through His Son Jesus. The perfect sacrifice shed His holy blood once and for all to pay the full price of sin! And now, every person can be forgiven with a forgiveness that lasts forever.
God has never once turned away a repentant heart. He is faithful to forgive, and as His child, you can rest secure in His unshakeable, complete and fully-paid-for forgiveness. There is no question about whether your sins are forgiven. He forgives every single one of them. Jesus paid a price that went above and beyond your sin, which means that nothing you ever do is too wretched to be forgiven.
You don’t have to (and you can’t) earn your forgiveness. The blood Christ shed for you is more than enough. Your forgiveness has been bought and activated. You are forgiven – it’s a fact, so you can trust Him and be sure that He is faithful to forgive you, no matter the sin involved. Receive your forgiveness today. Let the fullness of God’s faithful love lead you to forgive as freely as He does.Like what you've read? Receive free email updates from The Voice Online: Subscribe