Hebrews 9:11-15

11 So Christ has now become the High Priest over all the good things that have come. He has entered that great, perfect sanctuary in heaven, not made by human hands and not part of this created world. 12 Once for all time he took blood into that Most Holy Place, but not the blood of goats and calves. He took his own blood, and with it he secured our salvation forever. 13 Under the old system, the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow could cleanse people’s bodies from ritual defilement. 14 Just think how much more the blood of Christ will purify our hearts from deeds that lead to death so that we can worship the living God. For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins. 15 That is why he is the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, so that all who are invited can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Even though you know Christ as Savior, you may believe that you have to work hard to make yourself good enough for God. But good deeds have never cleansed a heart. Any work done outside of God is by your own power and will not cleanse you from sin. Only sin covered by the blood of Jesus will be cleansed. We can be free from the power of sin and death in our lives only by applying the blood of Christ and “…He secured our salvation forever!” If you are carrying a load of guilt because of what you have done in the past or feel that you cannot be “good” enough for God, understand that the blood of Jesus has cleansed any sin and can heal any heart. We can have wonderful confidence in His saving work for us, doing away with sin, past present and future. And He has given us His Holy Spirit to help us to understand how wide and how deep and how unending God’s love is for us. When you came to Christ believing by faith that Christ paid the penalty for all sin, we do not need to keep going before Him and confess our sin to Him. As Psalm 103:12 states, “As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.” East and west never meet. If you go west you keep going west. But if you go north and get to the top of the earth and keep going in the same direction, you will eventually go south. So the forgiveness given by Christ is forever and your sin no longer exists. His forgiveness is permanent, powerful and sin-destroying forever. We are saints who can sin, but we are not sinner’s. Don’t carry the unnecessary weight of sins that are covered by the blood. All of your sin, past present and future are covered by what Christ did once for those who by faith believe God. Accept that His love for you is what will draw you to Him. So accept the freedom this gives you as a child of God and don’t let your mind pull you back into believing that you have to be or do something to get God’s love. It will only weigh you down and keep you from the task God has set for you to do.

Have a God Day!