Greetings in Jesus name.
I am a New Testament Covenant Christian that knows that God not only forgives me of my sins but He also remembers them no more. I take this truth of the heart of the Father and can abide within His presences for I am in Him and are 1 through Christ, and His heart is now my heart. For He has taken away the heart of stone and giving me His heart. A heart that not only forgives it forgets!
I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh."—Ezekiel 36:26.
I know that the thought of sin has been put away from God's heart and the love of sin has been put away in my heart by the infilling of His love (Holy Spirit). I now live and act and conduct my life before all as a Christ (within). I know when I came to the knowledge of my sins how heavy they were and I was so weighed down by them I thought no god would forgive me. However, I learnt that was not the case with the Father of love who looked past my sins to see one needing His gift of salvation.
It was the revelation of the lamb of God who took away the sin of the world. It was the message of grace and truth that turn my life from darkness to light from hate to love. I now hate one thing and that is sin. I now forget one thing and that is sin. I know the heart of the Father's is consuming me and I am forgiving and forgetting to all I meet.
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Isaiah 43:25
The LORD calls me to forgive my worse enemies and those that have harmed me the most may be the hardest but I am given His heart of love and see as He does and forgives and forgets as He does. When I forgive and forget what my enemy has done unto me I do it from the new heart that has been given unto me … His heart.
I know I have forgiven them, because I have the mind of Christ and desire to live as He in this world I accept the truth of not only forgiving but forgetting. For if do not forget what they did unto me than I do not hold to the heart of my Father who forgets my wrongs and there is a danger in that leading to bitterness and anger against them, causing a root of bitterness to spring forward.
Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. Isaiah 38:17
I know many who say ' I forgive you' yet their fruit of not forgetting does not match up with their saying concerning forgiving, and they are bitter and hostile towards those that have wronged them.
Does this not show their enemy that they have not been forgiven?
For their "not forgetting" still holds them accountable with that horrid memory of what they did to them?
GOD forgets because he forgives unconditionally.
True forgiveness from the heart of a born again child of God is one that forgives and forgets.
"and they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah; for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Jehovah: for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin will I remember no more. Jeremiah 31:34
Living and walking in forgiveness is to be the one that knows "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. They chose to not remember what others have done to them but forgiving and forgetting them of their acts will stop a 'root of bitterness' to spring forward because of a past transgression done against them.
"Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby many be defiled;…" Hebrews 12:15
It's the 'not forgetting' that will feed the bitterness in the heart of the child of God! For Jesus told His Disciples to 'forgive' from the heart and this means to forgive and forget choosing not to hold them accountable after forgiving.
The heart of the Father is a extended hand to mankind. He has no cloud of sin before him for the High Priest entered the temple and washed it clean with His blood, the lamb that taketh away (from God's sight) the sin of the world. There is no sin between heaven and earth just the mediator between man and God. Any person can turn to the LORD and receive the pardon of their sins by calling on His name. The pardon of sin is extended to anyone and God does not see sin but the death of His Son. When one repents God forgives and forgets and gives unto the one the heart of His. A forgiving and forgetting heart.
For to forget is to show to the one that the sin the action never occurred. But to forget not is to hold within the act the memory of the offensive sin.
Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.