Monday, February 21, 2011

Angel Talk

If all of your sins have been forgiven and forgotten by God, then if He were to talk about your past, what would it be about? If you overheard Him chatting with the angels about you, do you suppose you’d like what you heard?

(This has to do with how you view your life: from God’s viewpoint or from an earthly one.)


  1. Lori Simmonsrose9:19 AM

    Good point!!

  2. Lisa Cromwell Smale4:29 PM


  3. John Cook4:29 PM

    For one who has accepted Christ, then the only one who will bring up the forgotten and forgiven past will be Satan. Which reminds me of a true and clever bumper sticker I saw once. "The next time Satan reminds those, who are w/ Christ, of their past. Remind Satan of his future (Revelations).

  4. Conan Barbarian4:29 PM

    So what would Christ have to talk about?? I know, my future!!

  5. Julie Belshe4:30 PM

    He would say remember when... I was always watching you and waiting for you to know me, and now here you are my precious daughter right where you belong, with me now and forever!

  6. Murray Scott4:30 PM

    Hebrews 11 gives us a clue. When God talks about Abel's past, he talks about what he did by faith. Likewise for Enoch. And for Noah. Also for both Abraham and Sarah. Then He praises the faith of Isaac, jacob and Moses. Rahab the harlot is praised for her faith and the final group singled out for faith is Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets

  7. Murray Scott4:31 PM

    God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. (2 Cor 5:19-20)

    Being a trained accountant and also a Christian, this passage makes abundant sense to me. Anybody that has ever reconciled a checkbook should also be able to understand this. Our account with the bank usually looks a bit different than our checkbook for various reasons. Therefore, a reconciliation must be done. Usually we have to reconcile to the bank but it is conceivable that the bank could reconcile to us. Doesn't happen, but it could. God reconciled us to Himself by taking our sins off his accounts through the death of Jesus Christ on a cross. But, we must reconcile ourselves to Him by receiving God's provision for our sins. Otherwise, we will pay for our sins, not having received God's payment for them on our behalf. It would be like the bank putting $100 deposit into our account and us never putting it into our checkbook. The money is there but it does us no good because we never adjusted the account from our side.

  8. Great comments!

    The past of every Christian has been entirely sanitized and made innocent--even yesterday! Further than that, God has given to us the righteousness, the right-doing of Jesus, as our very own. If God were to talk about our past, it would be through the accurate lens of our being in Christ. He has made our past as though we’ve always been in Christ, and have loved God and our neighbor as ourselves.

    Any time you might bring up something that happened “way back when,” the angle God will take on it will be what good you did or what good He did for you and through you. Go ahead—bring up something you’ve been reluctant to talk with Him about, and listen. Really listen. Your Father has been waiting for you to talk with Him about anything and everything. You’ve nothing to fear from Him.