Remember no more
“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Hebrews 8: 12
Can God forget something? Can the God and Creator of the universe Who knows all things, has all power and is everywhere present, not remember all things too? According to today’s scripture, He can and does forget somethings and that is our sins and lawless deeds. This is very good news to me because I do not want to have to revisit the sinful and lawless ways of my past when I meet Him face to face. My Father in Heaven chooses to remember no more the messes I have made in life.
There is one stipulation, though. This verse is connected to the previous verses that say you have to be part of His new covenant that He gave us in Christ Jesus. It is not an automatic thing, you have to come to Him through the blood and sacrifice of Jesus and give that sin over to God for Him to be able to remember it no more. Psalms 103:12 says: As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Micah 7:19 says: He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. He will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. The way to have your sin remover and cast into the sea of forgetfulness is to give it to God for Him to put it there. It must be an intentional thing.
It means that you must confess your sin to get rid of it. 1 John 1:9 says: If we confess our sin He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse (wash us clean) us from all unrighteousness. Our Father does not want to hold anything against us, He wants a clean and unbroken relationship with us. Holding onto secret sin, puts a barrier between your loving Father and yourself. His desire is to remove it all from the both of you never to be brought up again.
After you confess your sin, if it come back to your memory, recognize that it is not God reminding you of your faults and failures. It is the enemy of your soul trying to cause you to stumble and fall back into that pit. When that happens, go ahead and tell him that God, Your Father has buried that sin in the bottom of the ocean and removed it as far as the east is from the west and it no longer exists to you. Then go ahead and thank your Father for cleansing you from all unrighteousness.
Today I want to encourage you to get rid of sin and lawless deeds in your life by confessing them to your loving Heavenly Father. Ask God to remind you of any unconfessed sin and when you remember them, go ahead and turn them over to be cast far from you. Do not try to justify or make excuses for why you did something, just go ahead and admit it, quit it and forget it with God’s help. He will make you whole and pure, simply by turning all things over to His hands.
Today’s scripture reading: Hebrews 8:7-13