Forgiven!

Blessed is he who transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit” Psalms 32:1-2.

In his time, King David found something quite remarkable: he found the blessedness of being forgiven. Today, it might not seem like much (but we should remain amazed), but when you consider that David’s tenure as King of Israel was under the old covenant when Hebrews lived under the law, you’ll begin to understand. No one’s sins were forgiven forever under the law; no, their sins were only covered for a year by offering of bulls and goats. There is no remission of sins without the shedding of blood, but the blood (the life) of these animals couldn’t cover or atone for their sins for more than a year. And even then, the blood of animals could not remove sin consciousness.

Again we must realize that as much as David was the apple of GOD’s eye, he was imperfect. This is the king who took another man’s wife and arranged her husband’s death to cover up the affair. He repented, of course, and was forgiven but the fruit of the affair- a child- still died despite repeated pleas from David (bear in mind though that GOD eventually consoled David and Bathsheba with Solomon). I believe David looked prophetically into the future and saw a man whose transgression was forgiven and a man whose sin was covered. He saw a man to whom GOD doesn’t count sin any more. David marvelled and so should we.

You see, in Christ Jesus you are that person that David saw. The blood of Jesus Christ has covered our sins once and for all; the LORD has “...blotted out, like a thick cloud, your sins…” (Isaiah 44:22). The blood of the Lamb of GOD has cleansed us from the consciousness of sin and we are no longer under the power of sin; we’re ineligible for the ‘2nd Death’ and we’re on the right side of the Lamb’s judgement. Understand that once you were the property of satan because of Adam’s indiscretion, but now you are GOD’s property, you’re His righteousness in Christ Jesus. He has paid the price for your freedom (death on the cross), now you should live a godly and holy life as prompted by the Spirit of GOD. He loves you that much.

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