LET THE LIGHT OF JESUS SHINE OUT THE DARKNESS – OUR SINS ARE REMOVED

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LET THE LIGHT OF JESUS SHINE OUT THE DARKNESS – OUR SINS ARE REMOVED

In 1922, Helen H Lemmel wrote these words,

“Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.”

In many ways, it tells us two things, the first of which will be addressed in today’s message and the second, addressed in Part Two.

Firstly, when God sees us in Jesus and through Jesus, all our sins are blotted out by Jesus, the perfect Son of God, the light of the world. The light which He radiates, shines with such brilliance that no sin can ever spot it. And we are in that light. Here is why.

“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead, by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
For if we have been united with Him in a death like His, we shall certainly be united with Him in a resurrection like His. We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin. Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life He lives He lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” Romans 6:3-11 [ESV]

What a blessed revelation! We, who believe on Jesus, are now dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Jesus paid for us the price of our sin and so now, when God looks at us through Jesus and when we abide in Jesus, His light blots out all our sins and transgressions. For after the last supper, Jesus did this.

“Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Matthew 26:27-28

Jesus’ blood was shed for the remission of sins. So if we believe on Him, our sins have also been remitted. And that is why the Holy Spirit can say through the apostle John,

“I am writing to you, little children, because for His name’s sake your sins are forgiven [pardoned through His name and on account of confessing His name].” 1 John 2:12 [AMPC]

The apostle Paul also tells us that,

“…He says, “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah – not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them out of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Hebrews 8:8-12

God has said, unequivocally that our sins and lawless deeds He will remember no more! What blessed assurance. God, who is the same yesterday, today and forever, has put in writing that our sins, He will remember no more.

And if you are wondering what you need to do to merit this, 1 John tells us that we have been pardoned through His name and on account of confessing His name. So what do we need to do? Confess His name. Beloved child of God, you who believed on Jesus, you who have confessed that you believe that Jesus died for your sins on the cross, you, in so doing, please God like nothing ever can because you acknowledge the gift which God gave you, His Son, Jesus. You acknowledge His omnipotence and His power and the fact that the very person of Jesus, by dying on the cross for you, became an over-payment for your sins. And because you acknowledge that and that alone, you please the Father and that is all you ever need to do.

And just in case you are unsure if you are in the old or new covenant, read Jesus’ words again,

“…For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Matthew 26:28

We are in the New Covenant!

Beloved child of God, Jesus’ death has removed our sins. The light from His work has blotted out our sins once and for all. There is nothing else we can or need to do.

God is not a ‘batteries not included’ God. When God gives us salvation and sanctification, He does all the work. Note who is the main actor in Hebrews 8. God makes the new covenant. God will put His laws in their mind and write them on their hearts. God will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds He will remember no more. He never makes any demands of us. Except to confess His name and believe on Jesus.

Beloved child of God, claim your righteousness that comes in Jesus and through Jesus. Jesus’ light has blotted out your sins. Do not let the world hoodwink you into thinking otherwise. It is a gift from God and when God gives, He gives completely.

And if by chance you have not made Jesus your Lord and Savior, and would now like to partake of His grace and mercy and enjoy a life where your sins are remitted and you are right with God, pray this prayer with me,

"Heavenly Father, thank You for bringing me to this place of rest where I am finally able to realize the extent to which Jesus’ dying on the cross has made me whole. Father I believe that Jesus blood was shed for the remission of sins. And because of that, I know Father that when you look at me, you see me righteous not because of what I have done, but because of what Jesus has done on the cross for me. I know that the salvation and sanctification which I receive now is complete because it comes from Jesus and His finished work on the cross. And I accept your gift of salvation now, wholeheartedly, willingly and joyfully. Thank You Father for loving me so much, that you would make me Your child. In Jesus' name, Amen."

You are now a beloved child of God. Start living the blessed, rested life, leaning on His love for you and start learning of the wonderful gifts and blessings which Jesus came to give you.

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