Live free, ask for forgiveness

By Jim Witcher: First Christian Church

The Blood of Christ covers, nullifies, atones for, does away with, every sin except one and it isn’t yours. 1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

[The Greek word used in 1st John 1:9 is (aphiemi) which means. to send forth, in various applications (as follow): – cry, forgive, forsake, lay aside, leave, let (alone, be, go, have), omit, put (send) away, remit, suffer, yield up] That is the primary reason Christ came to this earth. To give His own blood to forgive your sins. Your sins are forgiven. No matter what they are. If you believe Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God.

That’s right all you have to do is believe. Yes there are other things that naturally follow. Like studying the Bible, praying, getting closer to God, learning His ways and trying to follow Him. But your salvation comes the moment you believe. Made Alive in Christ Ephesians 2:1-10 (NIV) 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you ollowed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at oneime, gratifying thecravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. 4 But because of hisgreat love for us, God, who is richin mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Therefor we should all live in the freedom that we find when we are forgiven.

Jim Witcher