19 October 2016


By John Ollis

I have been mediating afresh on the Book of Romans and  have recently  written 2 blogs on Gleanings from chapters 1 and 2. There is simply so much in chapter 3  virtually every verse seems full of exciting truth, so I moved onto chapter 4 and noted Paul quoting King David in Psalm 32:1-2. I have included Romans 4:6-8 in 3 translations to help us understand these important trutsh Paul is expressing. God’s justice needed to be fulfilled, so the Father poured His wrath out on Jesus, and instead of our sins being attached to us, God removes them and puts in us His righteousness. All our sins were placed behind God’s back, or in another illustration they were placed they were placed  in the sea of God God’s forgetfulness, and there is a big sign on the shore NO FISHING .OUR PAST IS FORGIVEN AND FORGOTTEN. All this is totally undeserved, but GOD SAID IT, I BELIEVE IT AND THAT SETTLES IT.
6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. KJV.
6 Thus David congratulates the man and pronounces a blessing on him to whom God credits righteousness apart from the works he does:
7 Blessed and happy and to be envied are those whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered up and completely buried. Blessed and happy and to be envied is the person of whose sin the Lord will take no account nor reckon it against him. AMP
6.David confirms this way of looking at it, saying that the one who trusts God to do the putting everything right without insisting on having a say in it is one fortunate person. 7 Fortunate those whose crimes are carried  off, whose sins are wiped clean from the slate. 8.Fortunate the person against whom the Lord does not keep score.MESSAGE
The big problem is that many Believers do not understand this awesome truth, or foolishly listen to the voice of the evil one and this causes confusion and doubt. I am reminded of the words of Warren Wiersbe  the American Pastor and scholar who said this.


probably most of us have regrets about things we have said and done, pre and post conversion. I am sure we have asked for forgiveness and the slate is wiped clean. Regrets and worries are thieves that rob us of our peace and joy, let us reject the voice of the evil one, and believe what God’s Word says. Paul tells us, that what is not of faith is sin, doubts fears unbelief and negativity  are all tools of the enemy let us reject them, cast them down and out in Jesus name and confess who we are in Christ.

Many of us need a greater revelation of the Sovereignty of God. If we are walking in the Light of God’s Word, then whatever comes our way is with God’s permission, and He has permitted it for a purpose, we are not to worry about what might happen today, tomorrow or next week, God is in control and we must learn to trust Him, and maintain His peace and joy in our hearts.

may this simple meditation be a blessing and encouragement for you. Have a great day.