He cancelled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:14
Have you ever cancelled anything before? Maybe an appointment or a meeting of some kind? What happened? Did you go there, sit through it and then say, “that’s it, I’m cancelling.”? No, at the moment when the meeting was cancelled, it didn’t happen. The only reminder you have of that meeting is in your thoughts. You remember there was a meeting scheduled, but it was cancelled, so it never made it into reality.
That is what today’s verse says. He cancelled my sin debt. He cancelled the entire record of charges against me. That means, when He took my sin on the cross, He cancelled all my guilt, all my shame and all my punishment. He wiped it out and threw it away with the cross. It’s gone. It has been cancelled like it never happened. It’s true, it is just like when you cancelled that appointment. It never happened. Your appointment with sin never happened, because it was cancelled!
I know that it is hard to grasp because even though sometimes we still miss it, Jesus paid the price and that sin never makes it into reality. It has been cancelled before it ever happened. You can think of it this way, your appointment to pay the punishment, carry the guilt and bear the shame of your sin has been cancelled. It will never happen. Glory to God. I am so thankful, I never have to carry the load of my sin because it was carried away with the cross!
Today I want to encourage you to get rid of any guilt and shame you may be carrying. That load is not yours to bear. In Christ Jesus, that doesn’t exist. You are carrying a burden that is not real in the kingdom of Heaven, it is an earthly burden and it doesn’t belong to you. See yourself risen up with Him and unload that cross today. The cross Jesus died on was thrown away 2000 years ago and your sin was destroyed with it. If you have never received Jesus as your LORD and cancelled your sin, do that today by praying this pray of salvation. Jesus will come into your life and save you. He has cancelled your debt of sin as if it never existed.
God in heaven, I know I’m a sinner and I need a Savior. I want to have my sin debt cancelled and turn to the life You have planned for me. Please forgive me for my sins, cleanse me from my past, and make me new. I know your Son, Jesus died for me. I believe in my heart that You raised Him form the dead. At this very moment, I accept, confess, and proclaim Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior . . . to be Lord of my life from this day forward. I now have a right relationship with God my Father. I also ask for Your Holy Spirit to guide me and to empower me to do the things that You have planned for my life in Jesus name, Amen
Today’s scripture reading: Colossians 2:11-15