"But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and that he will stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God! I will see him for myself. Yes, I will see him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at the thought!" (Job 19:25-27)
I know my Redeemer lives. Whom am I talking about? I know and trusted God.
We all see things dimly with our spiritual eyes. There is not a way we can fathom all that God is, but we will one day. That is the day we will see Him face to face. What a glorious day that will be!
Some of us physically see things dimly or not at all. I tell people that what I see with my eyes is like looking through a piece of opaque or frosted glass. I know that Jesus Christ can heal and He has healed me. We have accounts where he made blind eyes to see. Some were blind from birth and some had lost the sight that they once had. Jesus does not heal everyone here on earth. We don't know why but one reason might be to be a better witness for Him in the condition we are in. I have been blessed to have been healed from paralysis, but what I will experience when I get to heaven will not compare to what I have seen here on earth. I, like Job, am overwhelmed and you too can experience your healing!"
"Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your compassion blot out my transgression." Psalm 51:1 (NIV)
As I pressed the backspace bar on the keyboard while writing, I watched as the words I had just typed disappeared before my eyes. I thought, "Oh no, what have I done! Whatever words occupied that space are gone forever." My self talk continued on as I said, "I am glad I did not want to keep that sentence." Then a thought occurred to me.... That is how God blots out our mistakes. He gently touches the space bar and they are gone, never to be traced again.
It is a comfort to know that God is doing the same thing, as, He writes in His book of life. All the days of our lives are being carefully recorded in His book. We are told that, He blots out our sins never to remember them again. I am glad that as I ask forgiveness of my sins, He is placing His fingertips on the spacebar, carefully blotting them out. It is being immediately erased by the hand of God Himself.
The other part of God's removal of our sin is our part. Once God erases those sins from His sight, we must erase them from our minds. God doesn't want us to hold on to those unhealthy thoughts of guilt and condemnation. If we have asked Him to forgive us, then we are to believe it has been done. I remember many times I was feeling unforgiven, until I learned that it is the enemy of our soul that wants to hold us in guilt....Not God.
Set yourself free from any unnecessary guilt you are holding onto to. Remind yourself that God blots out our sin. Visualize Him carefully placing, His fingers on the backspace bar to blot out your transgression. Then take the time to thank Him, for using His eternal eraser – the Blood of His son Jesus Christ; I John 1: 8-9.
Rev. (Dr.) Theresa Ayertey, DCP; IACP