Yes. Forgiveness is found and experienced.
How does one find personal forgiveness? By trusting the redemptive work of Christ on the cross.
Trusting Christ brings forgiveness from all past sins. Forgiveness from God gives man a clean conscience. Forgiveness from God gives man a pardon from all past sinful conduct. Forgiveness from God is known and realized by the believer.
Forgiveness is an act of God’s Mercy given to a believer in Christ. Forgiveness is not granted to you just because you asked. Forgiveness is granted to you because you trusted what Christ did for you personally. God forgives and Saves people when they trust what a Savior did on the cross at Calvary.
A saved man “knows” every sin is forgiven in God’s Mercy. A forgiven man is a man blessed man because the burden and weight of sin is lifted from the soul. The sense of Eternal condemnation is removed from the conscience and overtaken by peace, joy, and righteousness. The conscience is freed from guilt caused from the past life of sin. Forgiveness is the beginning of a new life and holy life found in Christ. Forgiveness is the channel for God’s Holy Spirit to come in and replace sinful living. The slate is wiped clean. A pardon has been granted. You know where you stand. Forgiven in the eyes of God.
Through Christ is preached the forgiveness of sins. Forgiveness from the person of Christ is preached and ministered to the lost world. God through the power of the Gospel message has a way of calling men sinful men to forgiveness and pardon. The Gospel is so powerful that is can lead sinful men to repentance. It can take sinful men to the turning point of brokenness. The Gospel is so powerful that it can show sinful men the way out of misery and destruction. The Gospel reveals Christ in power and Glory.
The way out of sin and guilt is to experience personal forgiveness from Christ. The way out of sin and guilt is to know that Christ took away and forgave me for every sin I ever committed in the past. Christ gave me a chance to live right and to do right! I’m forgiven! I’m saved! Now the power of Salvation is given to me to prove it!
Forgiveness changes your attitude about sin. Forgiveness constantly shows me what I used to be. Forgiveness shows me what I am today in light of a Savior. I’m not a sinner anymore. I’m forgiven. I’m a child of the most high God. I’ve been born again! God didn’t forgive me because I’m me. God forgave me because of His Son who suffered, and bled, and died for me personally. Thank You Jesus!
Forgiveness is not blanket coverage for Salvation. Forgiveness is not an excuse to continue in sin. Forgiveness is something I received from God because I accepted and trusted what Christ did for me personally. What Christ did for me personally allows me to have God’s Mercy and pardon today. Forgiveness isn’t automatic coverage if I commit another sin in the future. Forgiveness is God’s way of showing me the right way not the wrong way. Forgiveness should never be taken for granted or as an excuse to sin. Forgiveness should never be taken lightly. God gives a forgiven man a clean heart and power to do right.
You can deviate from God-given forgiveness. Then you are unforgiven. The state of unforgiveness means you are in sin with need of forgiveness. An unforgiven man is without mercy and future hope. The Bible says, “That in Christ we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins”. Without forgiveness from sin there is no redemption.
Often people get into the repetitive and dangerous mode of sinning and then asking for forgiveness, over, and over, and over. This worldly way of thinking deducts from the actual meaning of what forgiveness found in Christ really is. Forgiveness found in Christ is known and experienced through belief and trusting in Christ for redemption. Not just asking. In forgiveness from sin a realization of right-standing with God is made known to the soul. Not because you asked to be forgiven but because you trusted Christ for personal forgiveness. Big difference. Asking for forgiveness is because of “you”. Trusting Christ for personal forgiveness is because of “God”. Forgiveness from God comes to humanity because of Christ…because of a Savior…because of God’s love for fallen man.
Forgiveness is granted to a believer in Christ as a result of God’s Mercy. When God’s mercy touches the heart of man a realization of the truth is found. Only the death of Savior can offer the blessing of forgiveness from sin to the human soul. There is no other way to find forgiveness. There is no other religion in the world that can make forgiveness known in the heart of man. Only through the person of Christ can forgiveness be found, experienced, and made known within the human soul.
Colossians 1:13-14…Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Acts 13:38-39…Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Note: God has blessed this preacher/writer for over 25 years in the name of Jesus. It gives me joy to share and publicize these words for the cause of Christ. I preach the same messages I write; and, I write the same messages I preach. God Bless you all. With love…