David Teems, an excellent writer of devotionals, has presented an intriguing theory concerning God’s ability to throw our confessed sins into the sea of His forgetfulness. He writes that “God doesn’t operate in the the dimension of ‘time’ like we do; that is, linear, sequential “time”. Our experiences are “past, present, future but God operates in eternity and eternity frustrates the order of things we experience in ‘time”, i.e. to look back, or forward or remember or forget something and renders all that a non-issue to God.”
God looks at everything NOW. He is a NOW God. What is happening NOW is existentially HIS realm. Teems says, “Love looks beyond and is capable of keeping no such memories for there is no “time” to place them in.”
God has the capability to see everything all at once (which is most difficult for us to fathom for we are creatures of TIME) from beginning to end and He already knows of our repentance, our accepting the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, and our being a member of the Kingdom of God. He already knows that if we miss the mark and sin and repent, He already knew it before we did. He knows of our sorrow for our sin and He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness by the blood of the Lamb of God. For He saw us from Eternity.
It is our response to the message of the Gospel, that is, receiving Christ as our personal Savior that occurs in “time” that puts us in that ETERNAL MODE of His Kingdom. It is of utmost import that we keep a check on our attitudes, intents and purposes of our hearts and be quick to repent, daily, and turn from the sins that so easily beset us. When we truly repent, He does cast our sins into the “sea of His forgetfulness” and will remember them no more. That is the beauty and the glory of living the consecrated-to-Christ life. We can step out of “time” and into eternity with Christ, even while here in this “time” bomb!