EVEN IF SOMEONE MORE THAN CAPABLE FULLY PAID ALL YOUR DEBTS AND YOU ARE INDEED DEBT-FREE, BUT NO BODY TOLD YOU ABOUT IT, YOU WILL STILL MAINTAIN A DEBT-CONSCIOUS MENTALITY.
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IS THE PREVAILING MENTALITY IN MANY OF OUR CHURCHES TODAY. THEY ARE UNAWARE OF THE FACT THAT CHRIST FULLY PAID ALL THE SINS OF THEIR ENTIRE LIVES ON THE CROSS. AND FOR THIS REASON, IN CHRIST, GOD NO LONGER COUNTS SINS AGAINST THEM. (2Cor 5:19a) “That God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.”
AND WHAT GOD PROMISED HE WILL DO UNDER THE NEW COVENANT IS NOW IN EFFECT: “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities I will remember no more” (Heb 8:12-13).
BECAUSE MANY OF OUR BRETHREN WERE UNINFORMED OF THE FACT THAT IN CHRIST, GOD HAS FORGIVEN THEM OF ALL OF THEIR SINS, THEIR CONSCIENCE WILL ALWAYS BE FULL OF GUILT AND SHAME. SATAN TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THIS SITUATION AND USES CONDEMNATION TO RENDER THEM POWERLESS AND DEFEATED IN THEIR CHRISTIAN WALK.
MANY GOOD, WELL-MEANING AND SINCERE BELIEVERS TODAY ARE DEFEATED BECAUSE OF THEIR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE BENEFITS THAT CHRIST HAS PURCHASED FOR THEM UNDER THE NEW COVENANT.
IT ROBBED THEM OF ENJOYING THE FULL BENEFITS OF CHRIST’S FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS AND THE TOTAL REST HE OFFERS.
(Mat 11:28) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
(Mat 11:29) Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
(Mat 11:30) For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”