But God- We are Already Forgiven


The following question is what we will tackle is this issue;

"I ask God for forgiveness when I sin, but I often still feel separated from God. Am I not sincere? Is there more I should be doing?"

But God Image_Color_CrossThis is a common experience and question of many of Abba's children. We will address this ever so briefly. It is a great trick of our enemy to keep us from experiencing forgiveness and intimacy with Abba. The trick is to keep us focused on ourselves. You see, we, as believers, are already forgiven. When Jesus died for our sins, how many of them were 'future' sins? All of them of course. They have been forgiven and forgotten by God! They have been removed from us as far as the east is from the west (Ps. 103:12).

We are never instructed to ask God for forgiveness of our sins once we are saved. Now, I know that in 1 John 1:9, we are told to confess them, and we will go into depth on that verse in the future, but for right now let's see that what that word means literally is 'to agree with'. It doesn't in any way, shape, or form mean to ask for anything. In a very subtle way asking God for forgiveness keeps my focus on myself and my sins. He has already forgiven me for the sins I'll commit tomorrow! As I agree with Him that what I did was a sin and agree with Him that He has forgiven me for it, my focus is now on Him and I become overwhelmed by His love and forgiveness and my response is to thank, love and praise Him more.

The enemy loves it when we wallow around miserably beating ourselves up keeping our focus on ourselves. Our Heavenly Father has forgiven us so that we might enjoy our love relationship with Him. Our sins are never an issue with Him, they have once and for all been dealt with and removed from us.

Let's all be thanking Him for this and enjoying Him forever- nothing, nothing, can separate us from Him (Romans 8:1 and 37-39)!





If you want to know what someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“

Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.

You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?” Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. In every new ScentBlocker jacket there is a laminated waterproof pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.

What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our business!

I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

1 Comment;

  • Dwight Scott

    The Lord just seemed to draw me to your add today and I must admit I don't follow many adds! In the corner I just happened to notice "but God" emblem and clicked it.I have an old scent blocker camo jacket I've had for yrs,it's getting kind of worn and the zipper's been replaced but its like and old friend and I still wear it allot it's been like a good luck charm for me thru the yrs,at 66 I tend to ramble as you can see :) but to make along story short I never realized your companies supporting our Lords word as you do and now I begin to realize why this coat seems like such a part of my hunting and even my regular Life !! Praise the Lord in All Things and may the Lord continue to Bless your witness thru your business!
    Have a Great Christmas :) Dwight

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