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Cartoon 11 - Forgiving Ourselves by eJcalado Cartoon 11 - Forgiving Ourselves by eJcalado
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"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9

Often it is difficult to forgive ourselves for things we do, especially if the consequences affect others and are irreversible. However, Jesus did not care about this when he sacrificed himself for us on the cross to be punished for our sins. The sacrifice of the Son of God is big enough to cover even our darkest sins. And if God Himself, who is pure and holy, righteous Judge, who hates sin and wickedness, who gets deeply offended by sin, He chose to forgive us our sins, then why we still insist on not forgiving ourselves? We must love each other as ourselves, and if we do not love ourselves we're unable to fulfill God's commandment to love everyone. So I do call anyone who sees this cartoon to give your life over to God, trust that the sacrifice of Jesus is powerful enough to cover ALL your sins, and after that, I invite you to forgive yourself.

"[...] Saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow. [...]" Isaiah 1:18
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:iconmokiminis:
MokiMinis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it, beautiful :)
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:iconmijina:
mijina Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww tht's so nice :aww:
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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:iconmijina:
mijina Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
X3
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:iconinsanityhearts:
InsanityHearts Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Made me cry. Thank you for making this. 
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:iconmadame-music:
Madame-Music Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
That is a good question to ask Why can't we forgive ourselves?
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe it is because we do not fully understand the greatness of Jesus' sacrifice. When we see that he had no reason whatsoever to forgive us, but gave us the most precious thing in the universe so that the believers would be forgiven, I believe that's when we are able to forgive ourselves.
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:iconyagamiseven:
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
This is good
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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:icongcarolineu1013:
gcarolineu1013 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is true and sweet and stuff
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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:iconmjponso:
mjponso Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I've struggled with this myself, being unable to forgive myself for some bad decisions on my part. :hmm:
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've done some seriuously messed up stuff too. But now I believe that Jesus' sacrifice was great enough to cover even my darkest sin. Jesus Christ is the Son of the Almighty God, through him the world was created in six days, and this is BIG. It was GOD'S perfection which was punished in that cross. It's great enough to cover it, surely it is!
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:iconmjponso:
mjponso Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
In the words of a Phillips, Craig & Dean song, "I'll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross."
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Eu nunca saberei o preço dos meus pecados lá na cruz"
That's how he sing it here in my country
^^
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kns10430 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This really hit home...I struggle with this too and I tend to blame myself for every mistake and it's been rough, so I must always be reminded of God's grace and mercy, which is greater than all my sins, and of 1 John 3:20 as well. God bless and I pray that all be well with you in Jesus' name.
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amem!
It's our blame, but the price has fallen upon the shoulders of Jesus! He paid it for us! There's no more condemnation for those who are in Jesus Christ! Yay!
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:iconchchcartoons:
CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Jesus will never forgive me.
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Bible teaches that ANY person who repents and confess his/her sin is forgiven. Jesus grants eternal life to anyone who is in him, no matter how dark are the sins the person commited. Just go onto him, confess your sin, ask for forgiveness, for changes in your charachter, ask for salvation and he will listen to you :D

"If we say openly that we have done wrong, Jesus is upright and true to his word, giving us forgiveness of sins and making us clean from ALL evil." 1 John 1:9
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:iconchchcartoons:
CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
But Jesus hates me.
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:iconmike-obee-lay:
Mike-Obee-Lay Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
What makes you say that?
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:iconchchcartoons:
CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Because he does. 
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:iconmike-obee-lay:
Mike-Obee-Lay Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Could you please elaborate?
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, he loves you so much he gave himself to die in your place!

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for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" Romans 3:23-24
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Gotappenname Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
I love this picture and it's message , It is so beatiful
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! The message is God's! Let Him be praised!

Thanks for caring to comment!
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:icongotappenname:
Gotappenname Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Your'e welcome
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:iconwinterleave:
WinterLeave Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Jesus' love for us sinners is truly beatiful!
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:iconkyrokyt:
Kyrokyt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
As a Christian, this has to be my greatest problem.
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, that's your solution. I had this issue too. But when I fully understood that Jesus' sacrifice was powerful enough to cover ALL my sins, and that the HOLY God has already forgiven me, I have no other option but forgiving myself too and moving in the direction of the Lord!
Pray for help and God will answer!
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ShyHowl Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Wow this came at the right time. I was just meddling in bad memories when I decided to check my devianart  message. Master is so amazing!:worships2: 
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eJcalado Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus is just great! I've never had an unanswered prayer. It might have taken a while sometimes, but He always answers to my calls for help!
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:iconlive-laugh-read:
Live-Laugh-Read Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I struggle with this all the time and I feel that God just spoke to me through this. Thank you.
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Kieth-Wolfe Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is something i need to remind myself, i hate myself, knowing the sins i have and will do, but i need to remind myself that i shouldn't dwell on those, but to rejoice in my constant salvation :)
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eJcalado Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! I struggled with that a lot! But now I kinda like myself, because I know I'm so valuable Jesus died for me. And he loves me despite my sin, so I can love myself too. Actualy, the Bible tells us to love eachother not only as Jesus loved us, but also as we love ourselves. So I had to learn to love myself in order to fulfill Jesus' commandment of loving eachother!

^^
Thanks for caring to comment!
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:iconkieth-wolfe:
Kieth-Wolfe Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm, i'll think about that, and hopefully i'll learn to love again :)
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:iconblue-rose98:
Blue-Rose98 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always like to ask myself:
Who asked u to? Nobody. God has forgiven you. Go in peace. ;)
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! They say once Luther was called to cast a demon away from somebody. The demon started saying all of Luther's sins.
He replied: "I'm aware of this. All you said is true. I did it all. But God has already forgiven me of each of them."
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep! They say once Luther was called to cast a demon away from somebody. The demon started saying all of Luther's sins.
He replied: "I'm aware of this. All you said is true. I did it all. But God has already forgiven me of each of them."
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:iconno-gunz-outlaw:
No-Gunz-Outlaw Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist
So glad for God.  WIthout Him, there would just be emptiness and crime.  
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Without Jesus' redeeming sacrifice we'd be completely cast away from him, with no chance of salvation by our own works. We're saved b grace alone, through faith. That's the only chance we've got to be truly FULL and complete.

^^
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:iconno-gunz-outlaw:
No-Gunz-Outlaw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Most agreed, my friend. :)  Most agreed.
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:iconflorendo09:
florendo09 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
:iconcryforeverplz: So true!
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:iconejcalado:
eJcalado Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta love that gif!
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:iconflorendo09:
florendo09 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
;w;
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:iconironspark98:
IronSpark98 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
haha! ill confess. im goin to hell! there aint one ohnest soul on this earth! if im going to hell. and ive been told im goin to hell. ill see evreyone els there! XD
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eJcalado Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's exactely the idea. No honest so could be found but Jesus, the son of God. Nevertheless, he was punished in our place in that cross. He took the weight of the sin of all mankind. So, because of his purity we can be saved. He paid our debt. All we have to do is just have faith in this, believe that He was risen from the dead and so will we be risen to eternal life in the judgement day! This is Christianism, being saved by the free grace of God, and becoming perfect to please the one who gave himself for us!

^^

"For all have done wrong and are far from the glory of God;And they may have righteousness put to their credit, freely, by his grace, through the salvation which is in Christ Jesus;" Romans 3:23-24

Feel free to talk to me if you want a prayer :)


(but as of now, good night cuz it's really late!)
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:iconironspark98:
IronSpark98 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
it is here to. and i have no religon. i just refuse to hate on others for their baleifs cuz im better than that. good night my friend
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