September 8th, 2018
Indictment for Sin Has Been Blotted Out
Colossians 2:13-14 (KJB) And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross.
Many of you are perhaps at least familiar with the word indictment as the term is used in our court system, but what does it mean?
However, perhaps you do not fully understand it, especially when thinking of it in biblical terms as is the case in this verse. If you are like me, this word is familiar because you have heard about criminals being indicted in court. This simply means they have been formally accused or arraigned for their crime, whether it be heard on a criminal television drama, in a setting of a movie, or as found divinely recorded in God’s Word.
Placing the word indictment within the parameters of scripture might cause you to stop and further consider its meaning. Do you understand that you and I, and every person, would certainly be prosecuted for their sin against God’s moral law if Jesus Christ had not gone to the cross to blot out the penalty for all sin? Each of us has been formally charged guilty of having a sinful heart condition, and to naturally face the consequences of our fallen nature.
The natural consequences of a sin-filled heart condition is both physical and spiritual death. However, your life does not have to be eternally snubbed out both physically and spiritually. God sent His Only Son to die for the sin nature of every man, woman, and child bringing the possibility of eternal life to every repentant person.
Yes, it is true, you have been formally charged, or indicted for your innate sin nature. However, God did not place a period there. Through His Son, God has given each of us an opportunity to remain alive now and forever through the spiritual fuel of faith in the finished work of Calvary.