Beloved, we are no longer under the Old Covenant. We are under the New Covenant, your sins have been forgiven and forgotten. Here’s the promise that proves it:
“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” (Hebrews 8:12)
Because of the above promise:
You can face the future fearlessly. Someone said it best when they said, “There’s nothing to fear, but fear itself.” As forgiven people, a beautiful future awaits us and by the grace of God we will not be robbed of it.
You can forgive others easily. As forgiven people, we are called and commanded to forgive others. It becomes easy to forgive others of their offenses against you when you remember how much God the Father has forgiven you.
You can walk with your head held high. New Covenant people don’t walk with their head held down. You belong to the King of the universe. You are His child and He has crowned you with glory and honor. My friend, you are WALKING ROYALTY! So, hold your head high and be proud of who you are in Christ Jesus.
You can pray with assurance that God hears you. Isn’t good to know that God hears our prayers? But not only does He hear them, He delights in them. Our heavenly Father LOVES when we talk to Him. It brings Him great joy and pleasure to hear your voice especially when you mix it with thanksgiving and praise. :-)
You can live free from condemnation. Martin Luther King, Jr. ended his, “I Have A Dream,” speech with these famous words, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we’re free at last!” This is not only true for Black Americans; this is true for all believers in Christ Jesus. The Bible says, “Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”(Romans 8:1, NASB) It goes on to say that we’ve been made FREE from the law of sin and death. There’s no more spiritual bondage. There’s no sentence of death against you. You are no longer guilty; you are no longer a carrier of shame. You are FREE!!! Shout, “Yeeeeaaahhhh!!!”