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Do You Know God Overlooks Offenses?
by Cassandra Plummer
04/17/07
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When we first get called into this

relationship with God, we do not know God as

being merciful. We think becoming a Christian

means our days of making mistakes have to be

over. We think we are making a commitment to be

100% sin free. We know God is giving us a white

robe and we think it was our job to keep it

white forever.

We are called into this relationship to

follow Jesus and to get to know God. Jesus came

into this world to give us eternal life. God's

word tells us that eternal life is to know God.

(John 17:3 NIV) One thing we must come to know

about God is that He overlooks offenses and He

desires the same of us. (Matthew 9:13 NIV) We

must witness through our trials that God's love

covers a multitude of sins. (I Peter 4:8 NIV)

The white robes we are given when we

first believe and are baptized is kept clean,

not by our never making any mistakes, but by our

faith in Jesus' blood to wash our robes again

and again. (Revelations 7:14, 22:14 NIV) Jesus

teaches us we are to forgive seventy-seven

times. (Matthew 18:21,22 NIV) It is by faith in

Jesus' power to save us from sin that we can

pick up our mats and walk, when we fall from

grace and find ourselves caught up in sin. (Mark

2:9 NIV)

In our walk with God, there will be

times when we go to God confessing sin, only

to find right away forgiveness and restoration

for our souls. God's Holy Spirit will not allow

us to feel any condemnation, because we have

been faithful to confess our sin and believe in

the power of Jesus' blood to forgive us. (Romans

8:1 NIV) Then there will be times we will hide

ourselves from God, failing to believe the

present sin is forgivable.

Then we will feel the condemnation,

wallow in our feelings, become depressed and

feel anxious until God's Holy Spirit restores

our faith in Christ. (Romans 3:22,23 NIV) Then

we will go to our Father and confess. He will

instantly relieve our minds and restore the joy

of our salvation.

As we grow in the grace and knowledge of

our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, there will be

times when we will go to God confessing sins,

but the Holy Spirit will stop us. (I Peter 3:18

NIV) We will hear God's voice say, "Put me

first, Praise me and thank me for all the good

things I put in your life." When we do, God will

change our thinking completely. This is how God

shows His glory, by overlooking our offenses,

continuing to supply all our needs and some of

our wants everyday. (Proverbs 19:11 NIV)

Because our old selves (false self

resulting from Adam and Eve's eating the

forbidden fruit), are prone to making many

mistakes, we must put on our new selves

(true self resulting from Jesus living in us)

which are prone to forgiving many mistakes.

Through the trials and test of our lives God

will show us time and time again His readiness,

willingness and ability to overlook our

offenses, which is His Glory. He will show us

His Glory is also our glory. He will help us to

not even see our own offenses, when we overlook

the offenses of others.

When we get to know God we are really

getting to know our true selves, which

were created in His image and His likeness, in

the beginning. (Genesis 1:26,27 NIV)


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