Bless the Lord, O my soul. And forget not all His benefits Psalm 103:2 NKJV
What Jesus did, wasn’t scheduled to last for a short while and who we are in Christ is not guaranteed by us. If forgiveness of sins rested on our abilities, Jesus’ death would have been in vain. I remember when I was meant to stand as a guarantor for someone; I was advised against it and told the full import of my proposed action. It means that if that person ever falls short of that agreement, I was going to be held liable. Thus, I was going to be “the backbone” of that particular transaction.
The dictionary defines a guarantor as “a person that makes or gives a promise, assurance or pledge typically relating to quality, durability or performance” and in Hebrews 7:22; “Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant”. This covenant is the new testament, where all our sins are forgiven: past, present and future. So, being forgiven doesn’t rest on man, but on our Lord Jesus. Once you believe and are born again, you are guaranteed.
Whenever this truth is mentioned, some individuals oppose its dissemination. They feel that this will lead believers to live licentiously, but this is not true. When you know how much you’ve been forgiven, you’ll love much. The more you know that you are forgiven of all your sins and that you are the righteousness of God, not by your doings, but because of what Jesus did, your heart is filled with hope and love and you’ll want to live in total freedom, for Christ. And guess what will happen when your conscience is cleared of sin? You will walk more in divine health, free from anxiety, stress or condemnation.
*To be continued*
Prayer: My heart is full of hope, because You, Jesus are my Guarantor. I am at peace.