I'm not sure who said it but I believe it.

"The declaration of God over the life of believers is not that we are innocent but that we are pardoned."

Pardoned. Set free. Released. Let go. No longer condemned.

This pardoning was accomplished through the death of Jesus Christ and God's resurrecting Him from the dead.

This pardon is appropriated by God to those who, by grace through faith, have declared Jesus as their Lord, Savior, and Treasure.

This pardon is experienced by the Christian who lives in freedom from the curse of death brought about by sin.

Some verses to memorize and sink these truth deep into you heart.

Colossians 2:13-15 "God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him."

Ephesians 2:8 "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,"

Romand 8:1 "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."