Are You Scared of God?

Christmas time is here.  I want to put one thing out there.  It’s an excerpt from a daily email I’m subscribed to.  Check it out and tell me what you think.

“Hebrews 10:17
then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

When I was a young Christian growing up in Singapore, I read a little tract entitled This Was Your Life. In that tract, it said that when you get to heaven, God will replay your entire life, including all your sins, on a huge video screen for all the angels and other saints to watch!

The idea that God was making such a video of my life with the intention of screening it for everyone to watch used to make me feel awful and condemned before God. How could I ever stand boldly in His presence? And how was I going to face my loved ones and Christian friends in heaven?

I was a nervous wreck, thinking about all my sins that God was recording down, until I read this in the Bible: “Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.” (Romans 4:8) Hallelujah! I jumped for joy when I found out that God was not counting my sins against me, and that He has given me something called “non-imputation of sins”!

My friend, the reason that God does not impute any of our sins to us is that He has already imputed all of them to the body of His Son Jesus when He hung on the cross 2,000 years ago. Not only that, when God punished His Son for our sins, He caused the curse of the law to fall stroke by stroke upon Jesus’ entire body until every curse had been fully satisfied. That is why we have been redeemed from the curse of the law. (Galatians 3:13) That is why, instead of imputing sin to us, God imputes righteousness!

God wants us to know that our sins and lawless deeds He will remember no more. The words “no more” in the original Greek text carry a strong double-negative meaning. In other words, God is saying, “No way, by no means, will I ever remember your sins again!”

Beloved, since God says that He will remember your sins no more, why do you still remember them? Or for that matter, your spouse’s or neighbor’s sins? God does not want you to be conscious of sins because He is not. So rejoice! Come to Him boldly and expect Him to show you mercy and grace because He remembers your sins no more!” – Joseph Prince

I used to be scared of God.  Even though I called Him Father.  Now I’m not. I just enjoy His love for me. I figure if He didn’t love me, He WOULDN’T send His Son to die for me.  He WOULDN’T bless me, talk to me, send others to remind me that He’s always thinking of me.  Not only that, He sent His Son to die for YOU.  All He wants you to do is accept that.  It’s called Salvation. It’s a gift.  No strings.  You don’t have to change, give up anything, be good enough or put in a certain number of hours. He knows you and loves you JUST AS YOU ARE. And once you receive the fact that He loves you and sent Jesus to die for your sins, you can rest in His love for you. It doesn’t matter what you did, but what you believe. He just wants you happy, knowing that you are loved, protected and there’s nothing you can do to change your status in His eyes.  He’ll never love you any less.  He can’t love you more than He does now.  He sent His perfect Son to die on the Cross to receive all of the punishment for all the sins you’d ever commit.  Just for YOU!  Your “bill” is paid.  Enjoy the fact that you eternally have a clean slate with God.  Don’t be afraid.  Be thankful, be happy, be loved.  Believe.

If you have any questions about Salvation or God, feel free to ask.  But don’t live afraid other day.

Tonya

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