All your sins have been forgiven!

 Ephesians 1:7

7In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Sometimes when people read this kind of verses, they often skip and jump to the next verse. Did you know that knowing all your sins are forgiven is going to give you victory in life? It is knowing you are forgiven that gives you dunamis power to sin no more.

”Are my sins forgiven entirely? Are you sure they are? I feel so sad and condemned because I sinned yesterday, I had a bad thought! How?”

Let me tell you my friend, your sins of your entire life not only your past sins but your entire life has been put into the body of Jesus and He paid a perfect price for every speck of dirt(sin) in your life. All your junk(sin) was put in the body of Jesus and God punished them all in His body so that you and I can be pronounced holy, clean and righteous. Feel no more condemned! You are not dirty,  at the cross, God bathed you with Jesus blood so clean that you are now as white as snow(Isaiah 1:18).

”Amen! I dont sin because I am covered with a blanket of forgiveness! Yipee!”

Listen my friend, you STILL sin, and you sin like crazy every day, if you dont sin, why is there a need of eternal forgiveness? We still sin but they are all washed away. There was a prostitue who was brought to Jesus by the pharisees, cut the long story short, Jesus said to her,” Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more. It is knowing that there is no condemnation which gives us power to go and sin no more. Amen?

We must have faith in the right things. I believe much more in Jesus blood than in sin, I believe that even when sin increases, His grace will superabound and swallow sin up!(Romans 5:20) Amen? I believe Jesus blood has washed us too too too clean already.

Now, look at Ephesians 1:17 again, God says that our sins are forgiven according to the riches of His grace. Let’s say a boss tells his assistant,”I am going to increase your pay according to the salary you requested.” The word according is not just blessing you out of something but it means that God has forgiven all your sins as much as the riches of His grace. The day you know the riches of God’s grace, that is the day, you know how much you are forgiven! God also promises redemption! Redemption from the curse of the law. The law curses whenever you sin but God declares that the curse will not fall on you because of His son’s death. In Isaiah 54 God swore He will never rebuke you ever again nor will He ever be angry or mad at you. 2000 years ago, Jesus drank the cup of our sins and there God poured out His wrath and anger at Jesus and God condemned, curse, judged and punished all your sins so that you and I can walk free from the path of condemnation into righteousness! Hallelujah!

1 John 2:2

2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

Here in 1John 2:2, John by the Holy Spirit declared that Jesus Himself, is the propitiation for our sins. His blood has washed us clean. The reason why we are forgiven the moment we were saved was because we believed in the person of our forgiveness. His redemptive work was so that before God, He is our person of forgiveness. He is our mediator. When God sees us, He looks at us as pure people. Thats why the Holy Spirit can dwell in us! Paul always reminded people of who they are in Christ to counter sin in the church.  

Hebrews 1:3 

3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

The bible says that because Jesus has purged our sins, He sat down forever at God’s right hand. It was not because Jesus is God that He sat down, although He could sit down anytime. It was because of His perfect work at the cross, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Denying your sins are purged, forgiven and remitted is denying Jesus rights to sit on the right hand of God. It is denying Him to sit down! Believe you are righteous now! Believe you are forgiven now!

Now, I want to conclude this, how much are your sins forgiven? According to God’s grace. It is our vested interest to study His grace in the bible. See how Jesus blessed people and healed people, thats how much you know that your sins are forgiven!

©Nicholas Tan Ministries 2011

Some of my favourite quotes-Charles Spurgeon.

Of the seven days God gave to us in a week, He said to take six, and use them for our business. Yet we think that we must have the seventh as well. It is like someone who, while traveling, comes upon a poor man in distress. Having but seven shillings, the generous person gives the poor man six, but when the wretch scrambles to his feet, he follows his benefactor to knock him down and steal the seventh shilling from him.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“He bequeaths us His manger, from which to learn how God came down to man, and His cross to teach us how man may go up to God. ”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“He cannot be a glorious God unless His people ultimately are a glorified people.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“[“All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant.”] The original Hebrew word that has been translated “paths” means “well-worn roads’ or “wheel tracks,” such ruts as wagons make when they go down our green roads in wet weather and sink in up to the axles. God’s ways are at times like heavy wagon tracks that cut deep into our souls, yet all of them are merciful.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon (Grace: Gods Unmerited Favor)
“You will never glory in God till first of all God has killed your glorying in yourself.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon

“When we reach the hilltops of heaven, and look back upon all the way whereby the Lord our God hath led us, how shall we praise Him who, before the eternal throne, undid the mischief which Satan was doing upon earth. How shall we thank Him because He never held His peace, but day and night pointed to the wounds upon His hands, and carried our names upon His breastplate!”
— Charles H. Spurgeon (Morning and Evening)
 “God helps those who cannot help themselves.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; a great faith will bring heaven to your soul.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“If Christ is not all to you He is nothing to you. He will never go into partnership as a part Saviour of men. If He be something He must be everything, and if He be not everything He is nothing to you.”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“God has set apart His people from before the foundation of the world to be His chosen and peculiar inheritance. We are sanctified in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit when he subdues our corruptions, imparts to us grace, and leads us onward in the divine walk and life of faith. Christian men are not to be used for anything but God. They are a set-apart people; they are vessels of mercy, they are not for the devil’s use, not for their own use, not for the world’s use, but for their Master’s use. He has made them on purpose to be used entirely, solely and wholly for Him. O Christian people, be holy, for Christ is holy. Do not pollute that holy Name wherewith you are named. Let your family life, your personal life, your business life, be as holy as Christ your Lord would have it to be. Shall saints be shams when sinners are so real?”
— Charles H. Spurgeon
“Is not the gospel its own sign and wonder? Is not this a miracle of miracles, that ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish’? Surely that precious word, ‘Whosoever will, let him come and take the water of life freely’ and that solemn promise, ‘Him that cometh unto Me, I will in no wise cast out,’ are better than signs and wonders! A truthful Saviour ought to be believed. He is truth itself. Why will you ask proof of the veracity of One who cannot lie?”
— Charles H. Spurgeon

ABCs of you in Christ-By Lori Walters

Who We Are
by Lori Walters on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 1:44pm
Are we just, “old sinners saved by grace?”
“As a man thinks within himself so is he.” Proverbs 23:7
The ABC’s of Who God says I am!
Abiding in Him 1 John 3:6, John 15
Abraham’s Seed Gal. 3:29
Accepted Acts 10:35, Eph. 1:6
Adopted by God Rom. 8:15
Alive from the dead Rom. 6:11,13, 1 Cor. 15:22
Alive together with Christ Col. 2:13
Already Full 1 Cor. 4:8
Already Rich 1 Cor. 4:8
Ambassadors for Christ 2 Cor. 5:20
Anxious For Nothing Phil. 4:6
Apple of His eye. Zec. 2:8
Appointed to obtain salvation 1 Thess. 5:9
Aroma of Life 2 Cor. 2:16
Baptized into Christ & Put on Christ Gal. 3:27
Being Transformed 2 Cor. 3:18
Believers Acts 5:14
Beloved of God Rom. 1:7
Blameless in His Sight Col. 1:22
Blessed of the Father Matt. 25:34
Blessed of the Lord Gen 24:31, Gen. 26:29
Body of Christ Rom. 12:5
Born of God 1 John 5:4
Branches of the True Vine John 15:5
Brethren Rom. 10:1
Called of Jesus Christ Rom. 9:24, Col. 3:15
Called to Preach the Gospel Mk 16:15
Called to be Saints 1 Cor 1:2
Children of Abraham Gal. 3:7
Children of the Father Matt. 5:45
Children of the Free Woman Gal. 4:31
Children of God John 1:12, 11:52, Gal. 3:26, Phil 2:15, 1 John 3:1,2,10
Children of the Kingdom Matt. 13:38
Children of the Living God Rom. 9:26, Gal.4:6
Children of the Lord Dt. 14:1
Children of the Light Eph.5:8
Children of the Light, Children of the Day 1 Thess. 5:5
Children of the Resurrection Luke 20:36
Children of Promise Rom. 9:8, Gal. 4:28
Chosen Instruments Acts 9:15
Chosen of God Col. 3:15, Titus 1:1
Christ’s Gal. 3:29, 2 Cor.10:7
Christians Acts 11:26
Citizen of Heaven Phil. 3:20
City Not Forsaken Isa. 62:12
City Set on a Hill Matt. 5:14
Complete in Him Col. 2:10
Confident Phil. 1:6
Crucified with Christ Gal. 2:20
Crucified Unto the World Gal. 6:14
Daughters of Sarah 1 Pet. 3:6
Dead to the Law Rom. 7:4
Dead to Sin Rom. 6:2
Dear Child Eph. 5:1
Dearly Beloved 2 Cor. 7:1
Delivered From the Law Rom 7:6
Disciples of Christ John 8:31, 15:8
Doers of the Word James 1:22
Elect of God Col. 3:12
Enriched in Everything 2 Cor. 9:11
Established & Guarded from the evil one 2 Thess 3:3
Faithful Brethren in Christ Col. 1:12
Fellow Citizens with the Saints Eph. 2:19
Fellow Heirs Eph. 3:6
Fellow Heirs with Christ Rom. 8:17
Fellow Servants Rev. 6:11
Fragrance of Christ 2 Cor. 2:15
Friends of Christ John 15:15
Friends of God 2 Chron. 20:7, James 2:23
Follower of God Eph. 5:1
Fools For Christ’ Sake 1 Cor. 4:10
Forgiven Col. 3:13
Found in Him Phil. 3:9
Free Indeed John 8:36
Freed From Condemnation Rom. 8: 1
Godly Ps. 4:3, 2 Pet. 2:9
God’s Fellow Worker’s, Field & Building 1 Cor. 3:9
God’s Own Possession Ex. 19:5, Ps. 135:4
God’s Workmanship Eph. 2:10
Good Seed, Child of the Kingdom Matt. 13:38
Good Soldier of Jesus Christ 2 Tim 2:3
Great Exploiter for God Dan. 11:32
Heirs of God Rom. 8:17, Gal. 4:7
Heirs of the Grace of Life 1 Pet. 3:7
Heirs of the Kingdom James 2:5
Heirs of the Promise Heb. 6:17, Gal. 3:29
Heirs of Salvation Heb. 1:14
Hidden with Christ in God Col. 3:3
Holy Brethren Heb. 3:1
Holy People Isa. 62:12
Holy Priesthood 1 Pet. 2:5
In Christ Jesus Eph. 2:13
Joint Heirs with Christ Rom. 8:17
Judges of the World 1 Cor. 6:2
Judges of Angels 1 Cor. 6:3
Justified Rom. 5:9, 8:30,1 Cor. 6:11
Judges of the World 1 Cor. 6:2
Judges of Angels 1 Cor. 6:3
Kingdom of Priest Ex. 19:6
Kept from stumbling Jn. 16:1
Kept by the Power of God 1 Peter 1:3-5
Known by God Gal. 4:9
Lambs Isa. 40:11, John 21:15
Led by Christ in Triumph 2 Cor. 2:14
Led by the Spirit Rom. 8:14
Letters of Christ 2 Cor. 3:3
Light in the Lord Eph 5:8
Lights of the World Matt. 5:14
Little Children John 13:33, 1 John 2:1
Living Stones 1 Pet. 2:5
Lord’s Delight Ps. 16:3
Lord’s Freedmen 1 Cor. 7:22
Loved Jn. 3:16
Made Rich through His Poverty 2 Cor. 8:9
Majestic Ones Ps. 16:3
Members of Christ 1 Cor. 6:15, Eph. 5:30, 1 Cor 12:27
Members of One Another Eph. 4:25
Men of God 1 Tim 6:11, 2 Tim 3:17
Ministers of God 2 Cor 6:4
Ministers of the New Covenant 2 Cor 3:6
Ministers of Reconciliation 2 Cor 5:18
More than Conquerors through Him Rom. 8:37
New Creation in Christ Jesus 2 Cor 5:17
New Man Created in Righteousness Eph. 4:24
Not of this World 1 John 4:5
Not Under the Law, but Under Grace Rom 6:15
Oaks of righteousness Isa. 61:3
Obedient Children 1 Pet 1:14
Of God 1 John 4:4
One Spirit With the Lord 1 Cor. 6:17
Overcomers of the World 1 John 5:5
Partakers of the Divine Nature 2 Pet 1:4
Partakers of the heavenly Calling Heb 3:1
Partakers of His Promise Eph. 3:6
People of God Heb 4:9, 1 Pet 2:10
Perfected Forever while being Sanctified Heb. 10:14
Petitioners of Peace Jere. 29:7
Planting of the Lord Isa. 61:3
Precious Isa. 43:4
Preserved Blameless 1 Thess. 5:23
Priest to God Rev 1:6
Quickened Together with Christ Eph 2:5
Ransomed of the Lord Isa. 51:11
Reconciled to God Rom. 5:10
Redeemed Gal. 3:13, Isa. 62:12
Reigning in Life by the one, Jesus Christ Rom. 5:17
Righteous Hab. 2:4
Righteousness of God in Christ 2 Cor. 5:21
Royal Priesthood 1 Pet. 2:9
Saints Eph 1:1
Sanctified 1 Cor. 6:11
Saved Romans 10:9-10
Salt of the Earth Matt. 5:13
Sealed With the Holy Spirit of Promise Eph 1:13
Seated with Christ in Heavenly Places Eph. 2:6
Servants of Christ 1 Cor. 7:22, Eph 6:6
Set Free from Sin Rom. 6:18
Slave of Righteousness Rom. 6:18
Sons and Daughters of the Lord Almighty 2 Cor 6:18
Sought Out by God Isa. 62;12
Temple of the Holy Spirit 1 Cor.3:16, 6:19
Thoroughly Equipped 2 Tim 3:17
Triumphant in Christ 2 Cor. 2:14
Unsnatchable Jn. 10:29
United with the Lord 1 Cor. 6:17
Victorious through Our Lord 1 Cor. 15:57
Vessels of Honor 2 Tim 2:21
Vessels of Mercy Rom 9:23
Washed 1 Cor. 6:11
Wise in Christ 1 Cor. 4:10
Witnesses of God Isa. 44:8
Witnesses of Christ Act:1:8
Workers Together With Him 2 Cor 6:1
Worshippers in Spirit & Truth Jn. 4:23-24
Yeilded unto God Rom. 6:13
Yoked With the Lord’s Yoke Matt 11:29
Yours (His) Ps. 119:94
Zealous 2 Cor 7:11

Side Note from Lori,
I would like to share this wonderful list of scriptures with you that have been a blessing to me. I tell brothers and sisters in Christ, that it is just a list, but if you will study the verses and begin to confess your new identity in Christ; by the grace of God, over time, some miracle happens. Belief in the heart and confession with the mouth changes things!  You begin to see yourself the way that God sees you, triumphant, victorious, an overcomer and more than a conqueror! I had the revelation several years ago that “As a man thinks within himself, so is he.” as well as “A man’s belly shall be satisfied by the fruit of his lips.” I also began to understand that I needed to renew my mind daily with God’s word, but especially about who I am in Christ. This list is marked in my bible, and is a great study with the Holy Spirit. I still study it 5 years later and continue to find more than I can contain. The list hangs on my refrigerator so that I see it everyday, meditate on it regularly and confess them as much as I can.  Confessing them doesn’t make you become, it reminds you of what truly has transpired, who you really are in Christ. Right believing truly produces right behavior. Teachings that only teach right behavior can be taught to the tares as well, but it doesn’t produce the righteousness that comes by faith in Christ Jesus. “What takes more faith,” to say that you are just an old sinner saved by grace, or to boldly confess that you are the righteousness of God in Christ?” These truths have the power to set us free, so that we can walk the victorious walk that Christ’s redeemed are called to and meant to walk in.  Therefore if the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

So next time the world, the devil, your enemies, your boss, your co-workers, your class mates, your teachers or professors, your friends your family, or even a condemning conscious tries to tell you who you are, tell them you know your ABC’s!
© 2005 Lori Walters

Lori Walters is a great friend of mine. She is a great woman of God and I thank God for her.

Nicholas Tan

Welcome Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

Hello beloved child of God!

My main purpose of starting this blog is to spread the good news of grace to the body of Christ and I sincerely hope you will make yourself comfortable and enjoy what we have for you down here.

My believers today are still under the Old Covenant that condemns rather than placing themselves under the New Covenant which supplies every blessing you can ever need! The old covenant focuses you on yourself, it’s all about self, self and more self. However, the New Covenant focuses you on Christ and nothing more than Christ! Your fulfillment and joy can only be found in the person of Jesus. I submit to you child of God, your richest blessings are all in Jesus! It’s not a matter of whether you are obedient or not. It’s not our job to major on it. Now, what matters is whether you are born again and whether you are setting yourself under the right covenant.

”I think I clicked the wrong link! How can somebody say that obedience is not a major matter today!”

My friend, the scriptures tell us that it is the goodness of God that leadeth men to repentance. Repentance will come when the goodness of God is preached. What we have preached today is a hard message that sucks out all the life and joy out of people.

We have ministers standing on the pulpit, bible opened, eyebrows pointing downwards, fiery eyes staring at people, finger pointing and screaming at people,”YOU BETTER REPENT!”

What would people think about God? A God slow to anger, rich in mercy? No way! People will see a compassionate Jesus? No way! For years, ministers have portraited an angry God who wakes up to point out your faults and goes to bed because He doesn’t want to see your face. This is crazy!

If only we had preachers who would stand tall and say,” Your sins are forgiven! God is no longer angry with you! Your Heavenly Father loves you deeply and passionately that He gave His Son as a propitiation for your sins!” If only! If only we had! So my friend, I am not going to write a blog to point out your mistakes and failures. It’s worthless! Let your momma do that! I am going to bring glad tidings of great joy! You and I are going to go onto a ship and we will journey through the scriptures to find out what a good God we have. Is it okay with you?

If you agree with me, lets go!