Summary: I think that if your going to try and dig up something on a person from God's pond that you are fishing from a private pond, you are on private property.

No Fishing Allowed - by Bishop Charles C Jones

Micah 7:19

He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities;

and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

When we “we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). When we seek forgiveness, the God we serve is quick to “blot out your transgressions for [His] own sake; And [He] will not remember your sins” (Isaiah 43:25). When we need mercy, we can “come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

So how much more assurance do we need that we are forgiven? The answer should be a resounding “NONE!”

My brothers and sisters, if we take God at His Word (and we should) and believe that “God is not a man that He should lie, nor the son of man that He should repent or change His mind” (1 Samuel 15:29), then we need to stop fishing for and digging up those things that God has already forgiven us for! It grieves the very heart of God and delights the devil that His children continue to fish out and to beat themselves up for the things from which they have already been forgiven and washed clean.

When you ask God to forgive you of your sins, your wrongdoings, your short-comings, your missteps, and your missing the mark, He does!

At that moment, those things are put in the past, they are cast into the sea of forgetfulness never to remembered again (unless you bring them up, because God doesn’t), and you are made new, washed clean in the Blood of Jesus. So stop grieving the heart of God and giving the devil something to dance about because you insist on going fishing in your past! Then there are those who are always trying to fish in God's pond by trying to catch something from your past so that they can try to hold something over you by trying to make you constantly feel guilty. (Quote Romans 8:1) I think that if your going to try and dig up something on a person from God's pond that you are fishing from a private pond, you are on private property.

Private Property is land or belongings that is owned by a person or group and kept for their exclusive use. Well since the Sea of Forgetfulness is exclusively owned and used for God's use then whoever is trying to fish and catch something on you is liable to be placed under arrest because you are trespassing. To commit criminal trespass, one must knowingly enter or remain on private property without license or privilege to do so from the property owner.

The devil nor his nemesis have any authority to fish in God's sea! Have you ever noticed that when satan appeared in the presence of God concerning Job that he never bought up his past? why is that? because God said that Job was a upright man that feared God and hated evil. He didn't have a case on Job and neither does he have one on you.

The whole of our text verse reads “He will again have compassion on us,and will subdue our iniquities.You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.”

God will subdue our iniquities! Now watch this because this is so powerful! The word “subdue” is such a powerful word. In the Hebrew, it is the word “kabash” (kaw-bash) meaning to “tread down, disregard, conquer, bring into subjection”. The Hebrew word for “cast” is “shalak” (shaw-lak) which means “to hurl, to throw away”.

What an amazing assurance! When we ask God to forgive us, He takes whatever sin, whatever iniquity, we are bringing with us to present before him, He takes those things, conquers them for us and brings them into subjection, then He throws them away into the depths of the sea never to remember them anymore! Amen somebody!

Now that is something to get up and shout about! God throws our sins away as trash! So stop plucking! Stop trash-picking! Stop dumpster-diving! Stop going back to the trash!

The Bible say's, "God casts our sins into the depths", the “tsuwlah” (tsoo-law) which is the Hebrew word for abyss. An abyss is “a bottomless gulf. An immeasurably deep gulf or great space.” Considering that the gulf is so immeasurable i dare you to dive in it and expect to come back.

It is time to truly forget what God has already forgiven and forgotten. God yearns for you to remember those things no more. If He doesn’t, then neither should you.

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