A Forgetful God

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“And I will remember my covenant.” Genesis 9:15

God can and does forget. This testimony about God’s forgiveness is proof that God can choose to forget:

“I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.” (Isa 43:25)

God has chosen to forget your sins. Not only can God forgive your sins but He can place them in a place that they cannot be rediscovered:

“As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” (Psa 103:12)

It is this power to forget and place our sin in a place that they cannot ever be disclosed again that gives us confidence that God will “remember” His promises to us. God, looking on His creation, was so disturbed when He, “saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Gen 6:5)

An event had happened that had polluted the human race:

“And it came to pass when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them.” (Gen 6:1)

The human race was so corrupted by the co-mingling of the demonic and human DNA that only Noah and his family were found untouched by the depth of darkness that plagued the world.

After the purge of the sin and sinners with corrupted DNA, God made a promise:

“And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.” (Gen 9:15)

God did not forget His promise to His creation and today we still stand in His promise. God’s promises are irrevocable. God has made many promises to His creation and to you. The greatest promise is that of the Saviour.

This promise of the coming Saviour is made through time by the prophets of God. One of the promises of the coming Saviour is:

“For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isa 53:2-5)

Indeed this promise was fulfilled when the Angelic Host proclaimed, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11) This child, born into this world, was God in the flesh. The scripture gives clear evidence of this fact, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” (Col 2:9)

God Himself came in human form to deliver you from the wages of sin. The birth of the child would be the one who would be “wounded for our transgressions.” Jesus lived a life without sin and became the payment for your sin debt.

Jesus suffered and died but He rose from His grave; victorious over sin and death. It is this power over death that God has promised you. The Apostle Paul gives us these words from God:

“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Co 15:55-57)

Just as the flood purged the corrupt DNA from its creation; Jesus purged the strength of sin and the law. You can live a life free from the power that sin holds over you. You can have God’s promise to release your sin debt if you call on the name of Jesus for the forgiveness of your sin.


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