In the secular world people will tell you that what has happened to you in the past is the determining factor for the direction of your future. We are told that if you came from a broken home, a home of alcoholism or drugs, that these factors will decide the future of your life. We are told if we had abusive parents, found ourselves in trouble with authorities as a youth, these conditions and action will determine our future as we struggle to deal with our past. Under the blood these conditions do not apply!
We as Believers, those who have been redeemed by the blood of the precious Lamb, live in liberty and freedom from the conditions of our past because Jesus Christ through His sacrifice has overcome our past. Paul tells us in
2 Corinthians 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
The miraculous event of salvation in our lives means that in the eyes of God the sins we have committed he has completely wiped away they have been totally forgive. This tremendous gift that God has given us through His Son Jesus Christ is so powerful that all our sins are completely removed from the memory and knowledge of our Creator.
Once we are in Christ, our relationship to Him changes; it is entirely new. Our whole point of view, our entire world, changes. We no longer look at life the same. We now see things through the eyes of God, His Word, and His Spirit. We no longer look upon ourselves or other people as we did before.
Before salvation, we had a superficial view of Christ. Now we are redeemed, we now through our spiritual eyes see Him as the Eternal Creator, Lord, Savior, and High Priest who lives in us by His Spirit and with whom we are one and in fellowship. We are in daily communion with Him. This has a tremendous impact on how we live our lives, and how we conduct ourselves on a day-to-day basis, we are changed.
God has created a new race beginning with Christ, the second Adam, borne in His blood. Jesus Christ took man’s place, fulfilling the covenant of works which Adam failed at, and thus Adam is an antitype of Christ. I Corinthians 15:45 speaks of Jesus as the “last Adam.”
Those who are in Christ, redeemed by the Lamb, are a new creation, not merely improved or reformed, but remade, reborn. There is the total removal of sin and enmity with God so there can be a relationship, a fellowship, between God and us that will produce a oneness and total at-one-ment with the great God.
We are a whole new creation that has been created from within, by His Spirit, so we need to make a clean and permanent break from our old life. Our new life now has a new direction and goal and destination toward which we must walk. We have a new relationship, new desires, and new requirements to fulfill in Christ Jesus as we are born again and began life anew.
“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.
We as humans are not able to wipe away the memories of our past as God does, but we are not to be controlled are motivated by the sins or conditions of our past as we are a new person in Christ and our future is filled with hope in Him.
The eyes of the world and the secular community focus on overcoming. We as Believers need to focus on what we are becoming. As we follow Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives we are being conformed to the image of Christ. In Christ as the Holy Spirit works in our lives; all hurts, injustices, pain and abuses of our past will eventually be addressed, healed and comforted by our Lord. What a wonderful blessing this is. As we now walk in Christ our future shines so bright and is full of hope, richness and the excitement. Living a life that has been redeemed is far greater than anything that happened in our past.
God says here in Isaiah our sins are blotted out, gone. Blotted out” is an image from an account-book, in which, when a debt is paid, the charge is cancelled or blotted out. When God forgives, He forgets; that is, treats us the sinners as if we had never sinned, He has forgotten our sins.
Psalm 103:12 He has removed our sins as from us far from us as the east is from the west.
As far as the east is from the west – which means as far as possible; as far as we can imagine. These are the points in our apprehension most distant from each other, and as we can conceive nothing beyond them, so the meaning is, that we cannot imagine our sins could be more effectually removed than they are. The literal meaning of the Hebrew is, “like the distance of the east from the west”.
What the Psalmist means is that, he has put them entirely away. They are so removed that they cannot affect us anymore. We are safe from all condemnation for our sins by the Blood of Christ Jesus, as if they had not been committed at all. There is no greater gift than this than the gift of salvation in Jesus Christ.
If you have problems dealing with and overcoming your past, simply pray and ask the Lord to open your eyes so that you may be able to see the wonderful and incredible future that lies in front of you, here in this life and the life to come. May your vision of your future be transformed and be as Paul’s as he wrote in the beginning of the piece…. Forgetting the past and pressing on toward what is ahead. You are a new person, complete in Christ Jesus….Enjoy your NEW life