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Monday, June 15th,2020;
GREATER THAN FORGIVENESS
(The Difference Between Forgiveness And Remission)
TO THE BIBLE
Ephesians 1:7 “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace”
Gerald once said to his friend after a protracted period of not speaking to him, “I’ve forgiven you but I haven’t forgotten what you did!” And that’s about as far as many understand the word “forgiveness.” But that’s not the kind of forgiveness referred to in God’s Word. In many places where the word “forgiveness” shows up in the Bible, it should be translated “remission,” which means liberty, release, separation. Remission means letting the offence or offences go as though they never existed. The error is treated as though it never happened; totally separated from you, and separated from your history. Think about that for a moment!
Someone might wonder, “How can that be?” But that’s exactly what we read in our opening verse: God did it according to the riches of His grace. That means God has the capacity to completely separate someone from his sins as though he never committed them, by virtue of the blood of Jesus Christ! That shows that remission is much greater than forgiveness.
Forgiveness means to pardon. It means you’re released from punishment, even though the record remains that you were an offender. One of the teachings I heard, as a young Christian, was that the sinner gets remission, while the Christian gets forgiveness. That is, when you’re born again, your sins are remitted, but afterwards, if you do anything wrong, you receive forgiveness. But think about it: if the sinner gets remission and his sins are completely wiped out, never to be remembered, why is the Christian having his own sins on record?
The Christian shouldn’t be getting something lesser than what the sinner got. What we have in Christ is remission of sins. What then happens when you do something wrong? You’re automatically cleansed by the Blood of Jesus: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin” (1 John 1:7 NIV). Hallelujah!
Find it! Live it!
Romans 4:6-8; Hebrews 8:10-12; Hebrews 10:16-18
Thank you blessed Father, for your loving-kindness. Today and always, I function with this knowledge and refuse to be held bound by the accusations of the enemy, as I walk daily in your grace and in your righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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Daily Bible Reading
Acts 5:12-42, 2 Chronicles 23-25
Luke 1:57-66, Deuteronomy 13
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Through an anointed ministry spanning over 30 years, Pastor, teacher, healing minister, television host, and best-selling author Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc. DD. has helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s word.
He is the author of the bestseller Rhapsody of Realities, the number one daily devotional around the world. Several millions of copies of the best-selling daily devotional and Bible-study guide have been distributed in over 2010 languages of the world including Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Mandarin, Myanmar, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili…and still counting! New languages are added regularly, making the devotional accessible to many more in different parts of the globe, thus bringing the richness of God’s Word into their lives. Little wonder the devotional, oftentimes, is referred to as the “Messenger Angel”.
Presiding over an ever-widening network of Christ Embassy Churches and campus fellowships on all five continents, Pastor Chris also pastors one of the largest congregations in Africa. He holds massive teaching and healing crusades like the Higher Life conference and Night of Bliss with crowds of over 3.5 million in a single night’s event.
The world-renowned Healing School is a ministry of Pastor Chris which manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ today and has helped many receive healings and miracles through the gifts of the Spirit in operation.
Pastor Chris in the year 2003, pioneered the first 24-hour Christian Network from Africa to the rest of the world, and this gave rise to more satellite stations on other continents of the world, the LoveWorld USA in America, LoveWorld TV in the UK, LoveWorld SAT in South-Africa and LoveWorld PLUS in Nigeria and still counting. Through this medium, millions of people have been reached with the beautiful message of salvation and many lives have been transformed. These stations are also available on the mobile platform.
Pastor Chris is also the host of “Atmosphere for Miracles”, a programme airing on major television networks in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Asia, Europe and around the world, which brings God’s divine presence right into the homes of millions around the world. With a burning desire to bring God’s word to all men in simplicity and with the power of the spirit, the man of God,
Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc. DD, established the International School Of Ministry, specifically to train and equip ministers of the gospel of Christ, building in them the realities of God’s word and empowering them to carry the message of eternal life in Christ Jesus to their world, with a great demonstration of the miraculous power of God.
Pastor Chris also pioneered the establishment of the Inner City Mission of Christ Embassy, a ministry to children living in the inner cities of our world, to give them a hope and a future.