Sometimes we find ourself weighed down by the heaviness of our past. Things we have done, things we regret and things that carries with it consequences into the present. Our sins in the past that has been forgiven, and forgotten by God, is sometimes hard to forget for us because the consequences of them keeps reminding us what we did. 

I find myself in this situation almost every day. I know my wife and I have been forgiven by God a long time ago for the financial sins we committed. But we are still in debt, each time we go to open our mail we are reminded of the consequences of our sins. So even though we know that God has forgiven us and He does not remember them anymore, we have a problem forgetting what we have done. And sometimes it gets hard, because we find ourself weighed down with a guilt we are not supposed to have. 

What if it was possible to erase the past? 

Of course that is not possible, but one other things is possible and even biblical. It is possible to die from your past, and I am not talking about physical death. 

As humans it is so easy to draw the conclusion we are physical beings and nothing more then that, just a body living on this earth. But as christians we know life continues after this body dies and we will either go to heaven or to hell. So we know we are not this body, this body goes back to the ground and we, our true selves, continue on to live forever. 

So its obvious we are a spirit, having a human experience. Every human being is a spirit having a human experience, and one day we will either go to heaven or to hell. Our choice of what we believe in decides where we will end up. 

If we are not this physical body but a spirit laws and limitations suddenly changes. It is not possible for us to go back in time and erase our past. It is not possible for us to wipe away what has happened and begin again. But it is possible to die from our past spiritually. 

What happens if you owed a friend money, but that friend was unable to pay you? Of course you would hold that friend responsible for the money they owed you. Lets say another friend who had not loaned you any money payed the debt. You received the money from somebody who had never owed you anything and that money was used to cover your first friends debt. You would of course count these two friends as one in your mind. What the second friend did would be considered as if your first friend had payed his debt. 

We are a spirit having a human experience. God is a spirit and our spirit and Gods spirit lives in a world governed by spiritual laws. 

When you chose to believe Jesus died for your sins, and you keep on believing Jesus died for your sins you are in fact believing that Jesus payed your debt to God with His blood. Jesus did not owe God anything, He had not done anything wrong. Because of this He was able to pay your debt to God with His blood. When you believe this to be true for you God consider the blood of Jesus as payment for your sins. But it goes even farther then this, in Gods mind you and Jesus becomes one. 

When you believe Jesus died for your sins, God considers you and Jesus as one. So when God looks at your life and sees your continued faith in Jesus dying for your sins He does not see you, He sees Jesus and His blood. 

Because God is a spirit, because you are a spirit, your world is governed and ruled by spiritual laws. So in the physical its impossible for you to go back in time and become one with Jesus on the cross. You cant travel back in time. But because the spiritual laws, and the spiritual world always overrides the physical world, it is possible to be one spirit with Jesus by faith. 

So when you choose to believe, and continue to believe Jesus died for your sins, spiritual laws come into effect and God unites your spirit with the spirit of Jesus. 

But it goes even farther then this, because what happened with Jesus? Jesus died on that cross. So when you become one with Him in His Spirit, you die with Him on that cross. And when Jesus was raised back to life, you are raised back to life with Him spiritually speaking. 

Spiritual laws always override physical laws. 

So if you believe Jesus died for your sins you are dead with Him, and raised to a new life with Him. And that makes it possible to die from your past spiritually speaking. 

We are forgiven by God a long time ago for our financial sins. But every time we go to open our mail we are reminded of what happened. And we are reminded of the consequences each and every time we check our online bank account and see our wages garnished. And I have to admit, even though we know we are forgiven, its easy to come under condemnation and guilt for having sinned financially. 

But everything changes when you remind yourself that you are dead with Jesus Christ, raised with Him to a new life. (Rom 6:8)

Because the one who did those sins, the one who is the true me - my spirit- does no longer exist. I am dead with Christ. So when we go to open our mail, and we check our banking account, the devil comes and accuses us of our past sins. And in ourself we have every right to be accused. We did those sins, but Jesus payed for them with His blood. So when we remind the devil that we are dead with Jesus Christ, hidden in Jesus raised with Jesus to a new life, the devil suddenly has a problem. He can no longer accuse us of anything, because the moment we believe we are dead with Jesus everything lines up with Gods spiritual laws and those sins are gone under the blood. The devil looses legal grounds to accuse us if we who did those sins consider ourself dead with Christ. 

Of course the consequences are still there, but if we are dead with Jesus its no longer a torment to open our mail because now we know its not us opening it. Its Jesus opening our mail, its Jesus checking our bank account, and Jesus has the solution for everything. We know Jesus and His blood has access to all the resources of heaven, and Dad will not allow Jesus to have debt. So now we just have to wait for Dad to make Jesus debt free and then we will become what we already are, debt free. (Rom 6:8)

So it is possible to die from your past and erase your past. And there is a way out of your misery, through your faith in Jesus Christ dying for your sins. 

Because this is what its all about, believing in the cross. This is what happens when we believe in the cross, we believe we where there with Him on the cross and we where there with Him in the tomb. 

God is a spirit, and the devil is a spirit. So they are both operating under spiritual laws created by God, and spiritual laws always overrides the physical laws. So when your faith is focused on the cross those spiritual laws says you become one spirit with Jesus, and the devil has no right to accuse Jesus. (Rom 6:8)

So make sure today you are one with Jesus and one spirit with Him through your continued faith in Jesus dying for you on a cross.