“I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.”
1 John 2:12
There’s no reason that can give a believer so great a confidence to approach God, than the knowledge that God has forgiven him of all his sins. Apostle John writes to his “dear little children” bearing in mind that they are shrouded in the gloomy horrors of moral darkness, haunted by the faithful memories of their sins, and enticed hither and thither by the malevolent spirits of evil. He warns them with the most tender and pitiful affection against the wicked one, the world, the flesh, the follies and vanities of the human heart; but first he will show them frankly what he thinks of them, what he hopes of them, the trust he places in them, the grounds which he doesn’t takes for granted in writing to them.
I have met ministers who seem to have a thought that suggests; believers should be taught that God will forgive their sins, instead of telling them that their sins have been forgiven. For them, the idea that one’s sins have been forgiven will encourage people to lead a lawless life.
Beloved, let God be true and every man a liar. If the Word of God says that your sins have been forgiven, who am I to say otherwise.
Ephesians 1:7 says, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”
As long as you are in Christ, you have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. Do you realize that we have the forgiveness of sins in accordance with the riches of His grace and not in accordance to how much we do or say? Child of God, Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
I Love You!