TREM Devotional 17 June 2021 Daily Devotional By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – In Christ, Your Sins Are Forgiven
TOPIC: In Christ, Your Sins Are Forgiven
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” Ephesians 1:7 KJV
It is an abnormality for any born again believer not to have confident expectation. No matter what you went through before, always wake up in the morning expecting good because your sins are forgiven. As a believer, you must understand what God means when He says: “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity…” (Psalms 32:1-2 KJV).
God does not impute sins on you because you are His. In other words, stop worrying about sin. You are not a sinner! Stop waking up in the morning and trying to find out what mistake you have made again. 1 John 3:9 says, “Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin.” This is because you don’t have the seed of sin inside you. Rather, it is the seed of God that you have. That’s what you should be concerned about.
When Jesus died, He died once to take away sin. So, sin has been taken away. There is therefore now no condemnation because you are in Christ Jesus. You know the problem we have? Some of us think that if God wants to answer you, He will answer you based on you. Truth is, you don’t have anything to offer. Even your best is still the worst; that is why God gives to us based on Jesus. Any time He looks at you, He looks at the qualification of Jesus; so, if Jesus is qualified, then you are qualified.
Therefore, you must never doubt the power of God to lift you up. I don’t care where the devil has relegated you, you will bounce back. There is a comeback spirit upon your life. Believers have a comeback mechanism. We don’t accept anything less or “no” for an answer. Jesus Christ refused to accept “no” for an answer. They locked him up in the grave but He broke through the grave triumphantly. You are next in line for a testimony!
1 John 3:1-10
DAILY BIBLE READING:
Morning – Nehemiah 7-9
Evening – Acts 3
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.