by Tammy Phillips
November 16, 2020
He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it out of the way by nailing it to the cross. (Colossians 2:14 NLT)
Why do we hang on to the mistakes of our past?
Why do we keep bringing up our sin?
Jesus took them.
Why do we try to keep them?
When we confess our sins and surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, 1 John 1:9 states: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Forgive is the Greek word, aphiēmi, meaning to let go, send away, and to leave. Jesus paid for them and let them go. Why can’t we do the same?
Not only did Jesus let them go, he cancelled our stack of sin tickets. He made them disappear. He removed, took them and carried them. It is not our job to carry what he took. Get this point. He took it, our sins, out of the way! Ways is the Greek word mesos meaning middle. He took our sins from:
- the middle
- the middle of us
- the middle of our mind
- the middle of our heart
- the middle of our journey
- the middle of the road we must travel.
- the middle of our life
If we truly have made Jesus, Lord of our life, our past sins mistakes, and wrongs, should no longer cause us problems in life!!!! He removed the obstacle of our sin from our way! They are not there anymore!!! They are gone!!! They are not in our way. Jesus cleared our paths. He cleared the path, so that nothing would stand in the way. Why do keep trying to put it back when he took it away? Stop it. He is the Way. Follow Him.
I enCOURAGE you to walk in the freedom of knowing that your sins are not in your way. The only thing in your way is you. Get out of your way. Jesus forgave you. Forgive yourself and forget them. He has.
“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 8:12 NKJV)