We shouldn’t allow our past to determine our future.
Nobody ever became successful living in the past.
2Co 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.
The old has passed away;
behold, the new has come.
CONDEMNATION: The expression of very strong disapproval.
“No condemnation” can be defined in courtroom language.
To have “no condemnation” declared means to be found innocent of the accusation, to have no sentence inflicted and no guilty verdict found.
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
By the grace of God, believers in Jesus Christ will not face the condemnation of God. “We have passed from death to life”
(1 John 3:14).
DOES GOD FORGIVE OUR PAST SINS? YES
Psa 103:12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.
DOES GOD REMEMBER OUR PAST SINS? NO
Isa 43:25 “I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.
Eph 4:22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires,
Eph 4:23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
Eph 4:24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
1. Let go of the baggage of the past.
Whether we realize it or not, as long as we hold on to our past, it serves as a heavy weight on us.
Php 3:13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
2. Close that chapter.
Isa 43:18 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.
Isa 43:19 Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
3. Quit talking about the past.
Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.” Every time we talk about the problem or pain, we take what is in the past and bring it back into our present day! God forgets our past . . . so should we.
4. Let go of the shame.
We all make mistakes. 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Even if we have confessed and received forgiveness, we must let go of the shame that may try to linger.
(BBE) Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest.
(CEV) If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest.
(GNB) “Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.
(ISV) “Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest.
(KJV) Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
1Peter 5:7 Throw all your worry on him, because he cares for you.
Rom 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
2Co 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
2Co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;