“I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.” – Isaiah 43:25 KJV
Our text today says God has blotted out your transgressions for his namesake and that He does not remember them again. He did it for His own sake. “Sins” in this context is not just the nature but also the actions. That is why it is in the plural. God says He will not remember your sins.
You know we have this idea and we preached it when we had little understanding of the scripture; that God has a tape recorder that records everything and when the last day comes he will play your tape. I have heard it and I preached it but you know God’s revelation is progressive. Truth is, God does not have any tape of your sins. He has already erased them and He said, He will not remember.
Jeremiah 31:34 says “And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”(KJV). Iniquity more or less speaks of the sins of generations. So you see that puts a hole on the balloon for people who bring the doctrine of generational curse. The Lord says he will not remember our iniquity and our sin any more. If God is saying to us he will not remember, why are you reminding him? Romans 11:27 says, “For this is my covenant unto them when I shall take away their sins.” If your sins are taken away, it means they are no more there.
Let us take it a bit further as we look at the things that God did about sin. Ephesians 1:7 says, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” Our sins have been forgiven according to the riches of His grace. So don’t let the devil flaunt your sins before you and thereby stop you from receiving from God. His strategy is to rob you of your boldness and make you become spiritually paralysed. Beloved, God doesn’t remember your sins. Jesus did a complete job of redemption.
Further Reading: Jeremiah 31:29-34; Ephesians 1:3-14
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 1 Samuel 4-6; Evening- Luke 9:1-17