by Tammy Phillips
March 20, 2021
I, even, I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And will not remember your sins. (Isaiah 43:25 NKJV)
As I rested my head on the pillow, I heard a question rise in my spirit. “Do you remember the first mistake you ever made? Do you remember the first time you sinned? Do you remember the first sin your kids committed?” My answer to every question was, “no.”
The Lord said in Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am He that blots out thy transgressions for mine own sake and will not remember thy sins.”
Blot out is the Hebrew word, machah, which means to stroke or rub over; to wipe away; destroy; erase.
I am so glad my God has a BIG BOTTLE OF WITE-OUT!
God is not a liar. He says He doesn’t even remember them! It was Jesus that whitewashed us! No words can express my gratitude to my Heavenly Father for His Word and for His, Son Jesus who paid for our sins with His blood.
I have missed the mark. You have missed the mark. Our spouses have missed the mark (although they believe that they are perfect). Our kids have missed the mark. Our parents have missed the mark. Our friends and enemies have missed the mark. Who do we think we are to keep track and remember our most recent sins when God said they are blotted out and that He forgets them? Who are we to keep record of others most recent offenses, when God said He has erased them and that “HE WILL NOT REMEMBER THEM?”
The Holy Spirit answered my questions with Acts 3:19. He broke it down like this for me:
REPENT (change your mind for the better, think differently).
NOW! BE CONVERTED (turn around, return to God)
THAT YOUR SINS (where you missed the mark; where you made a MIS-take; where you wandered off the path, and where you just did wrong.) may be
BLOTTED OUT (anointed; washed in every part; wiped away; obliterated; erased;white-washed; “whiteout”)
SO THAT TIMES OF REFRESHING (revival, catching and recovering your breath,) SHALL COME FROM THE PRESENCE (face) OF THE LORD.
In case you need more encouragement, He says it again in Hebrews 8:12,
“For I will be merciful and gracious toward their sins and I will remember their deeds of unrighteousness no more.
For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” (Jeremiah 31:34 NKJV)
Need one more encouragement?
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. (Psalms 103:11-12 NKJV)
I enCOURAGE you to embrace the Lords BIG BOTTLE OF WITE-OUT! You easily forget the first sins. Forgive yourself and others. Forget the sins of yourself and others. God did. Who do we think we are?
PS… Just learned that “wite” means blame or reproach. Reproach means shame, disgrace; charged with fault. God is a God of “wite-out.”