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“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3, KJV) I was recently speaking with someone who had made some pretty big mistakes in their life. These mistakes had huge consequences which included a considerable amount of prison time. During this time, they developed a deep relationship with Jesus and led many people to the Lord. The time has been…

“He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west” (Psalm 103:12, Holy Bible, New Living Translation). A questionnaire lists options to circle or check physical ailments. “Have you or anyone else in your family ever had. . . ?” followed by medical conditions. A driver’s license application questions, “Have you ever lost consciousness except during surgery?” Financial forms demand an answer to “Have you ever filed bankruptcy?” Employment applications include “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” EVER! Ever becomes forever―never to be erased―always demanding a response. When Jesus forgives your sins,…