YOU DON’T NEED A DO-OVER 1

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Many people have the idea that their relationship with God is severed once they do something wrong. They think that they have to confess their sins and make up for them before their relationship with God is restored. As a result, many people think they need a do-over anytime they sin. This has led to them thinking that their relationship with God is on and off and dependent on their ability to be perfect. Understand that you don’t need a do-over, your relationship with God doesn’t end or break when you do something wrong.

Sin cannot come between your relationship with God. Because God doesn’t want sin to interfere with your relationship with him, he dealt with it in Christ Jesus.

Christ took away our sins once and for all.

KJV John 1:29

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

Jesus is the lamb of God that took away the sin of the world.

NLT Hebrews 10:11-12

Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins. But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand.

NLT Romans 3:25

For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past,

Jesus gave himself as a sacrifice for our sins. As a result, our sins have been paid for. The debt we owed has been cleared– by God himself through Christ.

We are, therefore, justified in God’s sight. We were justified when we believed in Christ. That is to say that we are not guilty of any sins. It is not because we committed no sins but because Jesus paid for our sins by his sacrifice.

KJV Romans 4:25

who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

KJV Romans 3:28

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

KJV Galatians 2:16

knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

NLT Colossians 1:21-22

This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. 22 As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.

We are righteous in the sight of God. Our sins can’t come between our love relationship with God. We are dead to sin but alive to God…

To be continued…

Sandy Amponsah

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