HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” —Psalm 103:12
The paralyzed man, who was brought by his friends to Jesus for healing, had been lowered through a hole in the roof (Luke 5:17–26). He was lying there on his bed right in front of Jesus. Jesus looked down on him. Every eye in the room was on this man. Then he looked up into the very eyes of God incarnate. I believe Jesus looked at this man and smiled.
Then Jesus told him, ” ‘Man, your sins are forgiven you’ ” (Luke 5:20). I believe when this man looked into the eyes of Jesus, he knew those words were true. He knew Jesus had taken away his sins. He wasn’t afraid any longer. The verb used here for the word forgiven has the basic meaning of sending or driving something away. “Your sins are driven away from you,” is what Jesus essentially said.
Can you look a preacher in his eyes and believe every word he says? I do believe that we are much further from the principles set forth by Jesus Himself. There are no depths in the ministering of the word like in the old days. everything seems to be a joke and the preached word in more of a gossip nature than the seriousness that men of old.
King David wrote, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12). Are we in any position to clarify the words of David to be the truth in our time? Very few can give that testimony.
I want to say to you in the same way, you have nothing to be afraid of. You can be forgiven, too. When you come to Jesus, He will remove your sins from you as far as the east is from the west! Hallelujah
Thank you for your patience and may Almighty God bless and keep you. Amen