February 5 4.....3....2....1 Lift Away!

Psalm 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

Yesterday we expressed the truth when God forgives our sin He forgets it too. (Isaiah 43:25) That’s worth a shout - Alleluia! We’ve also discussed recently the Old Testament sacrifices which were offered to cover sin for a year. The blood would cover up sin only until the next day of atonement. But the sin was still there

Let’s point our attention to verse 12 above. It doesn’t sound like “a cover up“ job according to this verse - and its not. The word “removed” in this verse means forgiven but it’s not typical Old Testament forgiveness. Praise God that when Jesus came and sacrificed himself on the cross - our sins were forgiven in a brand new way.

Three words in Hebrew indicate forgiveness. One is “ Kaphar” which means to cover. That’s the cover up job. But this word “removed” is the word “nasa” - to lift away and send away. As far as the east is from the west (infinity) he has lifted away our transgressions.

NASA has wasted trillions in the space above us when their rockets “lift off“ from the earth. I’m glad the God of heaven “lifts away” (Nasa) our sins through the blood of Christ.


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