I went on a personal retreat today... it was filled with a time of prayer... thinking over my life... self examinaning questions... thought provoking answers.
"I, I am He who blots out your tansgressions, for My own sake I will not remember your sin." Isaiah 43:25
"I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more." Jeremiah 31:34
"It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus calling out with a loud voice said, "Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit!" And having said this he breathed His last." Luke 23:44-46
Those first two verses are possible because of what Jesus did on the cross! We are complete sinners in need of THE complete Savior! Because of Jesus perfect obedience in taking on human flesh... living a perfect life... then taking all of God's wrath reserved for our sin, we can now enter into His presence. 'And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.' That curtain was a huge thick curtain... but what was behind it was the 'holy of holies'. The curtain was torn in two... Jesus made it possible for us to enter into that covered by the blood of Jesus Christ!
"Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water." Hebrews 10:22
Our God is completely Sovereign over all of our lives... He knew before time and while He died on the cross of all we had done and what He was going to do and did for us! He thought of you when He died on that cross... He knew each and every one of us. He felt our pain... He experienced it all. So now, we can enter in with full assurance!!! Our hearts are sprinkled clean! Oh, to know that our evil hearts are clean by the blood of the perfect lamb of God!! To know we no longer have to deal with guilt (an evil conscience) because of what Christ did! He died, was was crucified and now because of His death, we live again!!
"Oh the depth of the riches and widom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways." Romans 11:33
Why He did it was a mystery... but we do know that He did it for His own glory... and for our good!! What a loving God!! We did not deserve anything but the complete wrath of God and hell for all eternity. But we live! We breath through the Spirit in us! We will live in Paradise with our Father forever! He is Sovereign over all!!!
Living life knowing I, a complete sinner, have THE complete Savior!