There is an old Arnold Schwarzenegger movie entitled, “Eraser.” His job in the movie is to “erase” a woman who was running from the bad guys; erase her so they couldn’t find her.
He erased her by deleting everything about her in the every system – her driver’s license, birth certificate, records of any sort. He also took everything away from her that represented her old life, things like credit cards, jewelrys, clothes, home, furniture, and pictures.
He gave her a new name, job, documents, and credit cards, then he moved her to a safe location to start a new life. She was erased as if she never existed in her old life.
Her job was to be so aware of her new life that she quit being aware of her old life. She was supposed to completely forget her old life things, her old life ways, her old life, period. It was erased.
She was to develop a new-life consciousness – to be aware she had a new life and her old life was gone.
Through the Word of God, as Christians we are supposed to be so aware of our new life that we quit being aware of our old life. We are to quit doing the things we used to do. We are supposed to completely forget our old life things, our old life ways, our old life, period. Erase it.
We are supposed to develop a new-life consciousness – to be aware we have a new life and our old life IS gone.
Even Jesus is on-board with erasing. The Greek word used to describe what Jesus did for us on the cross means “to remit, to do completely away with it as if that sin had NEVER existed.”
One by-line from the movie reminds me of Jesus, “He will erase your past to protect your future.”
God is saying your past is forgotten – erased. He immediately forgets that sin (Hebrews 10:17). He remembers it NO MORE. It is as if you never committed that sin – you are clean, pure and have a fresh slate.
When God looks at you, He sees you free from sin, as if your old life never existed.
Righteousness = innocence. You are innocent. Instead of thinking about everything you ever did that was wrong, think about everything Jesus did that was right. Erased.
Erased – never to be seen or thought of again by God. If God forgets it, don’t you think you’d better forget it, too?