God’s forgiveness is as real as you and I. In fact, it’s more real. The Bible says, “He is faithful and just to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.” The question then becomes “Will God forgive me for repeating the same sin?”
The short answer is, yes.
Yes He will. Although, the first place in scripture my mind goes is to Hebrews 10:26, “26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.”
By this verses’ account it is an extremely dangerous place to be in a place of entertaining sin knowing it’s wrong. Now, the trouble is we cannot be free from sin on our own accord, or at least by our own strength. It has to come by the power of the Holy Spirit which is made available by the Cross of Christ.
I covered this in a couple posts ago regarding how to be free from sin, but the truth is we have all been subject to habitual sin at some point in our lives.
How Many Times Does God Forgive Me?
In the book of Psalms the Bible says that, “God’s mercy endures forever.” His mercy if sought is never ending. In fact the Word tells us that Hell itself was not made for any of God’s children only for the angels that betrayed God when they threw their lot in with Satan.
As a child of God sin will do its best to keep tripping you up. It could be a multitude of things. Bitterness, hatred, lust, drugs, pornography, and the Lord knows any true believer does not want to fail God.
It can almost feel like at times that we have a split personality, when the temptation comes it looks amazing. But then when we fall into it we hate ourselves knowing the wrong we have caused. This is what I call the cycle of sin.
We love the Lord dearly but continue to fall into temptation and we wander why? In fact, in Romans 7 Paul had this same question, “I know to do good but evil is present with me, therefore I know not how to perform to do good.”
God will forgive you until you breath your last breath, but it is not wise to continue in sin. The word says in Romans 6:1-2, “Are we to continue in sin that grace may about? God forbid.”
The question then becomes how do I break free from this pattern?
God’s Forgiveness, Breaking Free From the Cycle
God’s will is for no on to perish so we know it is not His desire that we fail him. He states in Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus and walk not after the flesh.” He doesn’t condemn you for giving your sin to Him. The last thing we should do is hide it from God.
God wants to expose the darkness of our sin by His heavenly light. If we confess our sins to Christ He is faithful and just to forgive. And after we come to Him let us always come to Him and He will change the pattern of our lives. He died so that we can be free from sin. It is His will that we would overcome sin at ever stretch.
We are made over-comers by the blood, if we continue to place our faith in Christ He will always provide a way of escape. He has given us all the power and authority over sin as we are now identified in Him.
Repenting for “God’s Forgiveness”
Repentance is a gift from God. It is the opportunity to make a decision to follow Christ. It is a decision to turn from our wicked sins and give Christ our lives. God’s forgiveness undoubtedly comes whenever we choose to serve Him. At the moment of salvation the grace of God infiltrates our hearts to bend us to live for Him.
You desires from living in the world begin to pass away and you desire the things of God. This is called sanctification, we are being transformed into His image. God desires for us to be close to Him, His will is to replace the desires for sin with the desires for Him. He is willing for us to live a life dedicated to Him.
God’s Forgiveness is 7×70
How many times will God forgive you? The easy answer is infinite… But God’s forgiveness is not an opportunity to live any old way. Rather it is the power of God to overcome future acts of sin. His grace is used for us to live lives of holiness, separated unto God.
God’s forgiveness is for us to live free from sin and alive unto God. I pray for anyone battling any kind of bondage and want you to know that the battle is mine thus saith the Lord. You are victorious in Christ today!!