Tag Archive | redemption

A Feast for the Least

It is pleasant to hear words that are tender and sweet, but sometimes I must speak words that are strong meat!

The days are speeding up, and winding down.

That may seem a contradiction in terms, but it is a sign that the Time is near. Look up at the hills, for your Help cometh, and one Day I will come in the clouds.

“Redemption draweth nigh,” but I AM the Redeemer–even now!

“‘And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.'” Luke 21:25-28

I will come for the redeemed . . .

Will I be returning then for you?

“Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to the daughter of Zion, “Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.” And they shall be called The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord; and you shall be called Sought out, a city not forsaken.” Isaiah 62:11-12

Much sport is made over those ‘set apart.’ It is true that they have My Heart, but do you?

Or are you one ‘making fun’ too?

The Truth has been watered down. An attempt to make it ‘palatable’ for those who have no ‘taste.’ Mere fodder it becomes, no better than waste–and still it is despised.

“‘Salt is good; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill; men throw it away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.'” Luke 14:34

Don’t you see?

The Truth is a banquet–a royal feast for a king!

Man sees no ‘difference’ when offered the ‘floor.’ Why not show them the ‘Royal Staircase’ to more! If you are ashamed, and pretend to not be different, then you are living far below, and don’t even know, your place in My Kingdom.

Come and Dine!

Then you will have food to offer–the ‘offering’ of a King!

You must first be filled–the least shall be first–Come and Dine!

Where are your mockers now?

Oh, now, they’ve ‘watched’ you eating.

Oh, now, ‘you see’ they are hungry–NOW offer them to ‘share’ your FULL plate. You’ll never run out–if you continue to Dine!

I prepare a banquet for you, in the presence of your enemy. But a banquet has many guests, and there’s plenty of room. Why don’t you invite your enemy?

–to Come and Dine!

“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths. As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil your ministry.” II Timothy 4:1-5

“–‘I know your works; you have the name of being alive, and you are dead. Awake, and strengthen what remains and is on the point of death, for I have not found your works perfect in the sight of my God. Remember then what you received and heard; keep that, and repent. If you will not awake, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you.'” Revelation 3:1b-3

“‘Those whom I love, I reprove and chasten; so be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. He who conquers, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.'” Revelation 3:19-22

Announcing A New Published Book!

“His Voice In My Heart”

Listen to His Voice, as He speaks messages to you to affirm, heal, deliver and deepen your relationship IN HIM.

Also Available from Nation of Women Publishing–

“Comfort in the Challenge”

A timely book for this troubling season!

Notice the title. This book was written in dedication to care-givers; created and printed in 2019 before anyone had ever heard of Covid 19. I had a different title planned for the book, but the publisher rejected my title and suggested this title, that the Lord had spoken to her. We didn’t know what was coming, but He did! This book wasn’t written to sensationalize a current event. It was spoken by God in provision for a time to come and that time is now!

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These books are not my words; other than testimony pages, they are all His messages. Listen as He speaks to your heart and takes you on a journey to bring healing and wholeness to your spirit, soul and body. These messages speak His heart, but they are not to replace the Word; they serve to amplify the Word with practical application and insight.

Read the Word!

Scriptures are included with every message. Take the time to look them up and study the Word. It is the Word that Saves, Delivers and Heals. Jesus IS the Word, and He chooses to have relationship with YOU!

All proceeds for ‘Comfort in the Challenge’ go directly to Canaanland Ministries. A faithful ministry devoted to equip men to overcome addiction and find new life in Christ. Both books are $14.00 USD each, plus tax and shipping and may be ordered from the link above.

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Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the Gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus.

Thank you and God Bless You,

Lori J. O’Neil

The Great Exchange

In the ‘exchange’–My Life for you–old life for new, you carry nothing away.

Do you see?

You heaped that all upon Me.

When you believe, you receive, a life redeemed–bought with My Blood, never to carry that pain again.

That life was spent.

Behold all becomes NEW.

I did this for you!

The ‘baggage’ holds you down, as if your feet are weighted to the ground.

You can’t run the race for them–

So why would you allow them to run yours?

Loose the hold that binds you!

No one can do it for thee.

I’ve already released you; you shouldn’t have a care–

you must not carry it there!

Believe Me.

Just Believe!

“If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” John 20:23

“Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” II Corinthians 5:17-21

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. for you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of sonship. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.”

“–let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1b-2

My First Book is Now Available

‘Comfort In The Challenge’

“You don’t have to look far to find someone coping with a challenge. It may be a friend, co-worker, parent or child. Maybe you need only to look within. The list of trials in life is endless–the challenge within. But God knows the need, and He knows the heart of the one you love–He knows YOU!

‘Comfort in the Challenge’ is filled with messages spoken from the heart of God. Inside you will find that God loves you and He cares about you, personally, and what you care about matters to Him. He wants to take that care, in exchange, with His thoughts of Love, Hope, Healing, and Direction. He speaks to the need, He speaks to You, to bring you–‘Comfort In The Challenge.'”

© 2019 Lori J. O’Neil

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All royalties for the life of this book will go directly to the ministry, Canaanland, of Autaugaville, Alabama. Canaanland, takes in men that have lost control of their lives to addiction and crime. Their tremendous (40 year) success rate has often prompted the judges of the surrounding area to offer, Canaanland, as an alternative to jail time. But, Canaanland, is not a bail from jail; it is a golden opportunity for those who truly want a new life! I have met some of these men and they are so full of joy that they absolutely shine–truly transformed by the love of God!

Canaanland charges nothing for a year stay; including room and board for their families as well, if necessary. I find the true dedication of Canaanland, in surrounding these men with love, and the life-changing power of the Word of God, to be unsurpassed. All is made possible through the dedication and hard work of these men, and generous donations of partner support.

It is their vision, to have a ‘Canaanland’ in every state, and my vision for this book, to help them realize this goal. Will you join me in helping these men and their families receive a new life? Will you consider purchasing ‘Comfort in the Challenge’ for your friends, loved ones, for yourself–for Canaanland? The books are beautiful and I am over-the-top excited for you to receive yours!

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Thank you, and God’s Blessing upon you always!

Lori J. O’Neil

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Do You Know?

Chains that bind are not benign, they are like cancer that continues to grow.

Think of what you know.

  • You know that I have come to set you free.
  • You know to put your faith and trust in Me.

So why are you not free?

→You don’t know←

You don’t know the One who loves you so.

You do not ‘know’ Me or you would be free!

For bondage cannot remain in My Presence. And sickness has to flee when you cast your gaze upon Me.

Do you see?

Peter walked on water, until he took his eyes off Me. Likewise, when you look away, you fail to see you are free.

“–So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.” Matthew 14:29-32

Bondage grows when left to linger. You lack authority–given to set you free

→Speak it with Me←

I AM your Word–given for you to command your life as you grow. The power that’s Mine, breaks chains that would bind–releasing you to go–

FREE!

I AM the Word.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.” John 1:14

Do you know Me?

“Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we have not a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sinning. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:14-16

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature.” II Peter 1:3-4

“May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:11-14

“As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7

“The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know thy name put their trust in thee, for thou, O Lord, hast not forsaken those who seek thee.” Psalms 9:9-10

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” Psalms 1:1-3

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1

“Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

 

The Tree Of Life

As you see a clean page before you, waiting to be written upon.–so you see your life.

Much has been done to prepare a place for Me in your heart, that I may begin. You have humbled yourself before Me in repentance, that I may come in.

“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation and brings no regret, but worldly grief produces death.” II Corinthians 7:10

“Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.” James 4:10

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20

It is My Blood given, that I exchanged your life for new. You asked for the Holy Spirit and He was granted unto you. It was His perfect work, revealing in you, what could no longer be…what was not pleasing to Me.

“If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not live according to the truth; but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” I John 1:6-7

“For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:10-13

Through patience and perseverance you have given Me your strife; exchanged it for Love–My given sacrifice.

“For while there is jealously and strife among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving like ordinary men?” I Corinthians 3:3

“Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.” Proverbs 10:12

“May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:11-14

And now you understand fully, what it means to take up your cross. To follow is not easy, and sometimes requires loss. But the love that I give, has not just been given; it gives, and gives more, the more you’ve been living.

“He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:37-38

“And he said to all, ‘If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it.'” Luke 9:23-24

“And every one who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.” Matthew 19:29

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Lifetime Guaranteed

The night is far spent, let all men repent, and see Me for who I truly AM–your Deliverance!

“He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:13-14

The scapegoat was sent out of the camp to carry the sins away.

“But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.” Leviticus 16:10 KJV

I was made to be sin, that you may know no sin…

as if it had never been.

Do you believe?

Then receive.

Understand that you do not carry the sin any longer–I do.

“And you, who once were estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him–” Colossians 1:21-22

The sin of the world was laid upon Me, in exchange–

My Blood

“He entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves but his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.” Hebrews 9:12

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace which he lavished upon us.” Ephesians 1:7-8

So easy for you to do and yet so many fear the exchange, think it strange, and simply turn away. That is simple too–to turn away; to live your life as if I never was. Your pride becomes your cause, with a will stronger than what binds. But when that day comes–when fear strikes your heart–that ending part, yes, the hard part…

Your knee will bow and pride will fall, as you confess–your life a mess. Without Me there’s no future. Without Me, no life-long dream–all gone.

Turn around. Look at Me.

There’s nothing to fear, and I’m still here. Simply repent, for the night is far spent. A simple exchange–Lifetime guaranteed!

“Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn, from my mouth has gone forth in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.’ “Only in the Lord, it shall be said of me, are righteousness and strength; to him shall come and be ashamed, all who were incensed against him.”” Isaiah 45:22-24

“Truly no man can ransom himself, or give to God the price of his life, for the ransom of his life is costly, and can never suffice, that he should continue to live on for ever, and never see the Pit.” Psalms 49:7-9

“And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who has not the Son of God has not life.” I John 4:11-12

“And just as it is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” Hebrews 9:27-28

“See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less shall we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. His voice then shook the earth; but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven.”” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of what is shaken, as of what has been made, in order that what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:25-29

“Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation.” Psalms 91:14-16

“No one who denies the Son has the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also. Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he has promised us, eternal life.” I John 2:23-25

 

 

True Treasure

Every man has a different measure for their treasure. To one a treasure is their things; to another only heartache this will bring. It’s not about the treasure, but the condition of your heart. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be.

If you doubt this, test it and see…

Release what you have–are you still glad, or has it brought heartache to thee?

Your heart will reveal what pleasures it still and this, your true treasure, you’ll see. Be it for yourself, a gift for someone else, or…

if that true treasure is Me.

Come, follow Me

For I Am a True Treasure of delights. My Kingdom is near–in plain sight, for those who have eyes to see.

Examine your heart, be honest from the start, when you offer your sacrifice to Me. For that is true treasure, your heart is your pleasure–the gift you offer to Me. I take this, your treasure, it brings Me great pleasure, to exchange it–My Life for thee!

Every man has a different measure for their treasure

You are My treasure, but am I truly yours? Examine your life, for it is but a vapor in time. For where your treasure is, there will your heart also be.

Come, follow Me

I AM True Treasure, given without measure. Try to measure and see…

I AM so vast it cannot be–no one can measure Me!

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:19-21

“Jesus said to him, ‘If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.;” Matthew 19:21

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” Matthew 13:44

“He is a Jew who is one inwardly, and real circumcision is a matter of the heart, spiritual and not literal. His praise is not from men but from God.” Romans 2:29

“Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace which was given me by the working of his power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confidence of access through our faith in him.” Ephesians 3:7-12

“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” James 4:14 KJV

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity, at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:25-28

“And he told them a parable; ‘Look at the fig tree, and all the trees; as soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all has taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.'” Luke 21:29-33

“But take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a snare; for it will come upon all who dwell upon the face of the whole earth. But watch at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of man.” Luke 21:34-36

“He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and he who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:37-39

“Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble, brethren, against one another, that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the doors.” James 5:7-9

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45

 

 

Don’t Look Back!

Remorse is something that plagues My Body and I would like you to know that it is a lack of faith. For if you truly believe in My forgiveness, and if My Blood completes you, then you will know that you are set apart from your sin as if it never happened.

  • True repentance begins with an awakening to your sin.
  • Acknowledgement that you need cleansing.
  • And a turning away from the sin, never to turn back to it again in action or memory.

In re-visiting the sin through remorse you have not truly received My forgiveness, it is there for you always, but it must be received in faith that My shed blood makes you complete and therefore completely cleansed…

Nothing held against you. To put it simply–

Be free My Body.
Be free My dear one.

I did this all for you; so carry no more guilt, shame or sadness, but…

Smile and move on.

Continue in faith knowing that I love you, and desire that you…

Don’t Look Back!

“For David, after he had served the counsel of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw corruption; but he whom God raised up saw no corruption. Let it be known to you therefore, brethren, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him every one that believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.” Acts 13:36-39

“May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:11-14

“He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor requite us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.” Psalms 103:10-12

“Who is a God like thee, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger for ever because he delights in steadfast love. He will again have compassion upon us, he will tread our iniquities under foot. Thou wilt cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.” Micah 7:18-20

“But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each man teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sins no more.” Jeremiah 31:34b

“For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:12

“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36