We remember our sins and the sins of others better than God remembers them. If we ask God, “What about Bob who committed adultery?” God replies, “I don’t remember him committing adultery.” God does not remember the sins that are covered by the blood of Jesus. Scripture repeatedly affirms this:
*“As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalms 103:12).
* “I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, And like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you” (Isaiah 44:22).
* “For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more” (Jeremiah 31:34).
* “He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea” (Micah 7:19).
* “By that will [the will of God] we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:10).
* “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more” (Hebrews 10:17).
Some say that when you become a Christian, all your past sins are forgiven. But they go on to say that each time you sin while you are a Christian you must go back to Jesus and ask forgiveness again and again and again. And God forbid that you should die without one of these sins confessed and asked forgiveness for!
When Jesus died how many of your sins were still in the future? The answer is “all of them.” The work He did on the cross covers all your sins, past, present, and future. New Covenant fact.
Getting saved repeatedly
When I was six years old my parents took me to children’s church. The children’s pastor gave us an opportunity to ask Jesus to forgive our sins. My heart was tender towards God, so I went to the altar and prayed the sinner’s prayer. Several days later, I lied to my mother and I felt bad. So, the next Sunday, I went to the altar to get saved again. In fact, every week, I did something wrong, so I felt like I had to get saved again every Sunday.
After several weeks, the children’s pastor pulled me aside. He said, “Daniel, why do you come up front to get saved every week?”
“Because I did something wrong,” I explained, “I need forgiveness.”
The children’s pastor explained to me, “You don’t need to get saved again every week. Once you get saved, Jesus forgives all your sin.”
God lives outside of time. When God forgave your sins He saw everything you have ever done in your life and placed it all under the blood of Jesus. Jesus has “forgiven you all trespasses” (Colossians 2:13). Jesus “bore our sins” (1 Peter 2:24), “gave Himself for our sins” (Galatians 1:3), and “purged our sins” (Hebrews 1:3).
When you sin, God still looks at you through grace-tinted glasses. All your sins were placed on Jesus’ at the cross. “For by one offering He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified” (Hebrews 10:14 KJV). Through the shed blood of Jesus, you are made forever perfect. All your sins are gone. Jesus was punished on your behalf. “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7).