"This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more" (Heb. 10:16-17).
When God looks at you, He doesn't remember that you have any past - so why should you remember it? It can hinder your faith.
In talking with people, many have told me, "Brother Hagin, before I was ever saved, I lived such an awful life." Then they have told me they don't believe the Lord will do anything for them, such as heal them, or answer their prayers, because they lived such sinful lives before they were saved.
They have a complete lack of understanding concerning the New Birth, and concerning the new creature they have become.
When the sinner comes to Christ, he receives remission - a blotting out - of sins.
And after a person is a Christian, he can receive forgiveness of sins that he may commit: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).
How long do you think it takes God to forgive us? Ten minutes? Ten years? No, God instantly forgives us! And He instantly cleanses us when we come to Him according to this scripture.
Confession: My Father God does not remember my sins and iniquities. Neither do I remember them. I stand in God's Presence as if I had never sinned.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )