As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
You can live without condemnation or shame today because Jesus has removed your sin.
The Power of Sin is Broken
When Jesus died on the cross, He paid the penalty and broke the power of sin.
When you came to Christ through faith, you asked for forgiveness of your sin. At that moment, the blood of Jesus forgave your sin. You were made right with God, and He removed your sin.
The Psalmist says that God removes your sin as for as the east is from the west.
You can measure the distance between north and south. There is a north pole and a south pole. If you travel north long enough, you reach the northernmost point on the earth. When it comes to traveling east, though, you can continue forever and never reach the west. East is an unending distance from the west. God took your sin and placed it at an infinite distance from you. Your sin is no longer around.
Your Sin is Removed
So many Christians still carry the guilt of sin with them. Even though God has removed their sin, they still beat themselves up about past sins and mistakes. They feel inadequate for God to use them, and they never experience the joy of having their sin removed. They come to God, again and again, asking His forgiveness for sin God has already forgiven.
They don’t really believe God has forgiven them. They don’t stand in faith when it comes to their forgiveness. They feel guilty for sins God has already forgiven.
Some Christians believe God has forgiven their sin, but they can’t forgive themselves. They see themselves as second-class Christians because of their sin. They don’t understand that if God can forgive them, surely they can forgive themselves. They can’t seem to accept the fact that God removed their sin.
Are you carrying around a load of old guilt and shame from your past?
Do you find yourself asking for forgiveness of past sins?
If God has forgiven your sin, surely you can forgive yourself.
No Longer Your Own
Your sin is no longer your own. It was placed on Jesus, and He carried your sin to the cross. Your sin has been removed. You don’t have to carry it around anymore because it’s no longer yours. It is time to leave guilt and shame behind. Your sin is gone, and it’s never coming back.
Look at this promise one more time.
As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. – Psalm 103:12
Make these confessions.
In Jesus Christ, my sins have been removed.
My sin is as far from me as the east is from the west.
I no longer live in shame or guilt.
Jesus has forgiven and removed my sin.
In Jesus’ Name,
When Jesus died on the cross, He took on your sin. Your sin is no longer your own. God removed as far as the east is from the west.
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