You are a forgiven person — period

If you seek to be obedient to God, then you must love Him with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength and you must love your neighbor as you love yourself.  These two commandments are the summary of all of the commandments listed in the Law of Moses.  In your attempt, you must never falter and never veer off course.  You must love God and your neighbor for every minute of every day for your entire life. (Mark 12, Matthew 22, Luke 10)

You know what you must do, and you must do it perfectly.  You should give this your best effort.  Your greatest attempt.

Jesus said, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)

If you fail for even one moment, you are completely guilty; it is as if you failed continually for your entire life.

For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. (James 2:10)

At this point, you should see that you are hopeless.  You should feel the heaviness of ‘the impossible’ weighing you down.  You should embrace the dark enormity of this empty void.  Because simply by knowing what is good and what is evil, you can in no way obey the Law of God. (Genesis 2:17)

Allow the Law to kill you and to bring a complete end to any attempts at obedience.   Afterall, “the Law brings death, but the Spirit brings life.” (2 Corinthians 3:6)

You are now ready for the Good News.  You are now ready to enter the Promised Land of Rest!  You are now ready to acknowledge the complete forgiveness of your sins.

Being set free from the Law allows you to live a life of rest knowing that Jesus Christ has done it all – He has done all the work.  Your only job now is to live in the fulfillment of the Sabbath Day.

Live as a forgiven person!  Give no thought to guilt or condemnation when you sin – He has dealt with your sin.  But do talk to Him about it, of course.  Talk to the Lord continually, and pour out your heart to Him at all times.  Allow Him to teach you that He has no expectations of you; that only He could be a perfectly obedient human.

Live as a forgiven person!  The Law came to an end when Jesus Christ fulfilled it here on earth, so do not think in terms of “sin” and “repentance.”  It is the Law that defines sin, and therefore, you are free from sin, since you have been set free from the Law. (Romans 6:16-18)

Live as a forgiven person!  Grow in the grace that He has for you.  You are finally free to grow as a new creation as you get to know your kind, forgiving and loving Savior.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18)

5 thoughts on “You are a forgiven person — period

  1. Suzette Ducharme

    Wow my sister , i love this truth . this is amazing . and to live like we are forgiven is life changing, such truth here . thank you and im going to read this again ..

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  2. Lee Poskey

    Hi momforfreedom, good mornin sister.

    The subject of this post is basically my burden. I’m surrounded by Christian bloggers who speak about grace all day long, and when I make the case that, we’re beloved, forgiven, holy saints who are the righteousness of God…I just get crickets in the background.

    Calvinists seem (to me) to be among the most prolithic wrecking balls of this message. Because they’re everywhere, and they’re constantly subtly whispering into unsuspecting Christian’s ears that they’re still sinners. It’s their doctrine of total depravity that they’re propping up, I know what their motive is about. But sometimes I feel like there’s only about three of us out here that embraces who we are as new creatures. Do you ever get frustrated about this too?

    I will add one suggestion to this article if I may. I’d delete the little sentence that said something about recognizing our sin (or some words to that effect) because if we don’t curtail our bad behavior, God will chastise us to get us in line as necessary, (Hebrews 12).

    I’m thankful for brethren like yourself, so keep up the great work in reflecting His blessed hope sister.

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  3. momforfreedom

    Thank you so much for commenting, Lee. I feel your pain! Yes, this subject, this topic of forgiveness is the #1 problem within the world of Christianity. And it’s perhaps the main thing that binds us like-minded believers together in God’s love. I am very thankful for warriors like you who are out on the front lines, and please know how much you are appreciated. Your blog site is being used by God to tear down walls: “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Cor.10:4. (I love that whole section in 2 Corinthians 10!). And oh my is Calvinism a stronghold! A pretension! A lofty opinion! . . . . Have you ever heard of the YouTuber “Sin City Preacher”? He did a series on Calvinism once where he argued that it is a cult. Pretty heavy stuff. I am not ready to call it a cult, but it CERTAINLY is a false teaching that keeps saints locked up in bondage — prisoners who cannot draw near to their God because of that nonsense about “Limited Atonement.” Give me a break. It was not atonement and it was unlimited! . . . Lee, I hope you have a great day and can just focus on Jesus and on His glorious good news! (PS: you might like this audio message on HIs propitiation: http://www.livinggodministries.net/living_god_ministries/radio_archive/atonement.htm

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