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Jesus Forgives Us

My friend, to know that Jesus forgives us is one thing, and to receive His forgiveness in your heart is another. I know many folks who are walking around today that have not taken Jesus' forgiveness into their hearts and really are believing that our Savior has given them freedom from the burden they are carrying in the forefront of their minds.

We may declare to Jesus that we want forgiveness and He gives it right to us because we are sorry for our sin. And as we have bowed our heads before His amazing grace we experience that forgiveness and at that moment we are free from that sin that held us back. What is next? Jesus tells us to stand up, gather what we have brought (our purse, a Bible, or perhaps papers), and go home.

Home is where we finish putting things right for Jesus. We clear away bad language, unholy music, and anything that is contrary to Jesus' loving Presence. Home is a blessed place to be when we put Jesus first and take action to clear away that which is unholy. Our freedom found in forgiveness gives us back a healthy body, a clean outlook toward situations and problems, and home is blessed by Holy Spirit's Power to keep us safe in Jesus.

Jesus said: "For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk’? But so that you may know that the Son Of Man has Authority on earth to forgive sins”—He then said to the paralytic—“Stand up, take your bed and go to your home.” And he stood up and went to his home. When the crowds saw it, they were filled with awe, and they glorified God, who had given such authority to human beings. Matthew 9:5-8

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