What is it like for Jesus Christ? When Christ met a sinner, what did He do? “Oh, you sorry sinner. You’re going to hell–” He wouldn’t whack them on the side of the head. He loved the sinners. He rushed to forgive them. He rushed to meet them where they were at that particular junction in life. And that’s what we must do as Christians-meet them where they are. Judicial forgiveness. Now, we also have something called relational forgiveness. What’s that? That’s our relationship with Jesus Christ, our daily relationship with Him. Judicial forgiveness. I received that when I received Jesus Christ, but, guess what? Pastor Ed sins; we all sin every day. And when I sin, I erect a barrier between myself and the Lord. There’s a barrier there. There’s a big barrier. Every time I sin-small sin, large sin, whatever it is~there’s a fence between my life, your life and God.
What does the Bible say? The Bible says we must keep short accounts with God. Every day if you say, “God, forgive me for that sin. I want to turn from that sin,” the barriers come down. And then, we have to have the right fellowship, and have a right relationship with Jesus Christ. And I know a lot of people, they have some type of sin they have not confessed, and there’s a big barrier when they talk to God and God says, “What’d you say?” You say, “God, I can’t see you,” and the problem is there’s a sin in the way. Forgiveness. Forgiveness.
And the Bible says, “Forgiveness us”~we’re talking to God. “Forgive me, God of my debts, of our debts.” There’s a gentleman by the name of William Justice.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine