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Pastor Jason Logan
Elm Haven Fellowship S.D.A. Church
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Sabbath School: 9:30 AM
Worship Service: 10:45 AM
Sabbath February 22:
Brother Ray Garcia will present the Sabbath School Lesson
Pastor Ray Garcia will present the worship message
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Below: Greeley Adventist Christian School Program December 19:
Above 4 Pictures: December 19 Greeley Adventist Christian School Christmas Program
Devotional February 20, 2020
It seems that Christians today are more often forgetting or even rejecting the fact that there are consequences for past sins. Don’t misunderstand what is being said here. It doesn’t mean that those sins aren’t forgiven by God, but that there are still consequences. The thought pattern today seems to be more along the lines that God forgives and that the sinner moves on and those sins are all in the past never to be mentioned again.
This all can be a bit confusing because Heb. 8:12 tells us, “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” However, this is more from a legal standpoint. Those sins will no longer be held against you in judgment for salvation. On the other hand, there might still be some consequences that have to be meted out in this life.
I’ll give you two obvious examples of this. They actually could probably be lumped into being one example. Anyway, in Numbers 20 the Israelites are closing in on the border to Canaan after the 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. In verses 22-29 we are told about the death of Aaron, but there is something specific mentioned concerning Aaron’s death. Verse 25 reads this way, “Aaron shall be gathered to his people, for he shall not enter the land which I have given to the children of Israel, because you rebelled against My word at the water of Meribah.” Did you catch that? Aaron cannot enter the promise land (that is the earthly promise land) because of a sin that was committed many years earlier. Does that mean he hadn’t been forgiven? Of course not, but there was a consequence for what had been done.
If you recall, the same thing happened with Moses (Num. 27:12-14, Deut. 3:23-27, Deut. 34:1-8), the only difference being that Moses was allowed to go up “to the top of Pisgah” to see all of the promised land (Canaan). If two of the greatest men of God paid consequences in this life for sins that were committed in the past, why would we think that we will never have any consequences for forgiven sins in our lives? One beautiful thing I’d like to point out is that God did not keep bringing their sins up before them throughout their lives. No, He never really mentioned it to them again until the very end and it wasn’t in a condemning way, but rather an explanation of why what was happening (their deaths) was happening.