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The Freedom of Forgiveness

Ephesians and Hebrews

Freedom of Forgiveness

Ephesians 1:7-8 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace

8 which He lavished on us.

Hebrews 9:22 22 And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

Guilt is a horrible feeling whether real or false. It puts a heaviness on your life that can dog you all day and night. It makes you insecure and fearful, always looking over your shoulder, and questioning your self-worth. Coping with guilt can lead to substance abuse, conflicted relationships, and even thoughts of suicide. What if you could be forgiven with the mistake completely wiped away, and you made clean by God? You can!

If you will believe in Jesus, receive Him as Savior, declaring Him Lord of your life, He will apply His blood to your heart and God will declare you righteous. Jesus shed His blood on the Cross of Calvary and that makes your forgiveness possible. Just imagine being free again. I’ve often compared the feeling with being a kid in fourth grade who wakes up on Saturday morning with no guilt, nothing hidden, nothing to do for the day.

Now you can wake up to that freedom, but it only lasts about two minutes then reality settles in, and with it guilt. Bring it to the cross and leave it there with a prayer like this: “Lord Jesus, I have sinned these sins, I’m guilty, but I now repent of them and agree to hate them as You do. I believe you to wash me clean in Your blood. Thank you for redemption, forgiveness, and cleansing – thank you for freedom from guilt. Amen.”

Think about this:

1 John 1:9 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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