They Are Gone
I want every child of God to realize the fact that at this very moment all of his sins are gone – effectually, completely, perfectly gone – through the great sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. All of your sins, from the cradle to the grave, sins before conversion and sins after conversion, and sins of every kind are washed away in Immanuel’s precious blood.
Since Christ has died in our stead, under the sentence of God’s law, we shall never be charged with sin. God has removed our sins from his book, from his memory, and from us. In Christ we have been freed from sin. “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12).
Stephen Charnock said, “When sin is pardoned, it is never charged again; the guilt of it can no more return than east can become west, or west become east.” Spurgeon said, “Our sins are so effectually removed that we shall not ultimately suffer any loss or damage through having sinned. That detriment was laid on Christ. His was the loss: ours is the gain. His was the suffering: ours is the unutterable joy.” And God himself says, “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins” (Isaiah 43:25).