He Remembers Them (our Sins) No More

Corrie ten Boom was seething over the hurt caused to her by some Christian friends. Although she had forgiven them, she found herself having sleepless nights over the issue. It was not until she cried to God to renew her mind, that she learned she needed to forgive—most importantly to forget—and to cast their wrong out of her mind.

Following excerpt from 95% into Tramp For The Lord by Corrie ten Boom, Jamie Buckingham
I wish I could say that after a long and fruitful life, traveling the world, I had learned to forgive all my enemies. I wish I could say that merciful and charitable thoughts just naturally flowed from me and on to others. But they don't. If there is one thing I've learned since I've passed my eightieth birthday, it's that I can't store up good feelings and behavior—but only draw them fresh from God each day.

Maybe I'm glad it's that way, for every time I go to Him, He teaches me something else. I recall the time—and I was almost seventy—when some Christian friends whom I loved and trusted did something which hurt me. You would have thought that, having been able to forgive the guards in Ravensbruck, forgiving Christian friends would be child’s play. It wasn't. For weeks I seethed inside. But at last I asked God again to work His miracle in me. And again it happened: first the cold-blooded decision, then the flood of joy and peace. I had forgiven my friends; I was restored to my Father.

Then, why was I suddenly awake in the middle of the night, rehashing the whole affair again? My friends! I thought. People I loved. If it had been strangers, I wouldn't have minded so. I sat up and switched on the light. “Father, I thought it was all forgiven. Please help me do it.''

But the next night I woke up again. They'd talked so sweetly too! Never a hint of what they were planning. “Father!” I cried in alarm. “Help me!”

Then it was that another secret of forgiveness became evident. It is not enough to simply say, “I forgive you.” I must also begin to live it out. And in my case, that meant acting as though their sins, like mine, were buried in the depths of the deepest sea. If God could remember them no more—and He had said, “[Your] sins and iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 10:17) —then neither should I. And the reason the thoughts kept coming back to me was that I kept turning their sin over in my mind.

And so I discovered another of God’s principles: We can trust God not only for our emotions but also for our thoughts. As I asked Him to renew my mind He also took away my thoughts.

Tramp For The Lord

Scripture Testimony Index stories in this book

Corrie's Bible looked set to get confiscated when she arrived the Ravensbruck concentration camp where a thorough search of all prisoners was happening. But in answer to her very unorthodox prayer, Corrie was able to escape with her Bible undetected. And with that Bible, she held clandestine Bible studies that brought hope to many prisoners.
One cold morning during roll call at Ravensbruck, Corrie took the entire three hours to witness Christ, His love and message to the young girl standing beside her. Despite the risks involved, Corrie won young Tiny for Christ as they both stood in the blistering cold.
Corrie Ten Boom was staying in New York City at a YWCA that only allowed rooms to be rented for one week. At the end of the week, the receptionist informed Corrie that her time was up and asked for her forwarding address. Although she knew no one in the city and had nowhere to go, Corrie was not worried since her trust was in God. At the very last minute, the Lord miraculously provided a place to stay, and in such a way that the hotel receptionist could see God's lovingkindness.
Corrie ten Boom helps a man overcome bitterness and unforgiveness by sharing her own, similar experience, and how Jesus delivered her.
Corrie ten Boom shares her testimony of how she overcame bitterness that remained after forgiving her enemies. She put on the whole armor of God to stand her ground against bitterness, fear, and resentment. Overtime, the resentment fell away.
Corrie ten Boom is faced with the most difficult obedience of her life, to forgive the cruel concentration camp guard who tormented her and her sister. Jesus did a miracle in her.
Thomas chose to "do good to those who hate you," at great expense to himself, and won his neighbor to Christ.
Corrie ten Boom helps an African death row inmate find peace through the power of Jesus to forgive his enemies.
God told Corrie ten Boom to go to Argentina for meetings, though she did not know any details. When she arrived, no one was there to meet her, nor could she speak the language. Meanwhile God told a Dutch pastor in Argentina to stop by the airport and look for her.
In an African country, the State was sponsoring the killing of believers. But these believers, "having met a martyr's death, have thus received a martyr's crown."
Tante Corrie was to speak to believers in an African country where a State sponsored religious cleansing of Christians was taking place. To this terrified believers she brought God's word on the joys of sharing in Christ's suffering, bringing hope to a congregation facing martyrdom.
A missionary's wife was greatly displeased when she was found to be pregnant with a sixth child while yet on the mission field in Africa. But she learned a vital lesson in trusting God when the conditions surrounding the birth of the young child proved to save the lives of her entire family.
Corrie ten Boom laid hands on a leprous woman and declared her healed, in Jesus' Name. Years pass by and the same woman meets Corrie ten Boom again, but this time, she was completely whole - fully free from leprosy.
Corrie Ten Boom testified how the Lord used her to heal a sick lady at a Chinese Pastor's house.
When an Indian companion shared his struggles to win souls to Christ, Corrie Ten Boom shared the story of her encounter with a University Professor. A story that demonstrates how dependence on God is more important than eloquence in winning souls for Christ.
Although Corrie Ten Boom had preached about living as "living sacrifices" that Sunday morning, she struggled to obey the Lord and climb ten stairs to visit a family. Unknown to her, she was sent on a mission to lead a whole family to Jesus. It ended in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord.
Corrie ten Boom writes about the early years of her parent's life as a couple; their happiness and contentment with the little they had. Their happiness wasn't dependent on the happenings but on the relationship they had through those happenings.
When a Russian woman who worked as a cleaner at the hotel where Corrie and Conny were lodging rejected the tract Corrie handed out to her on their way to get breakfast one morning, Corrie prayed to God asking that this woman still be reached with the gospel. When Conny and Corrie heard a knock on their door that same day, they had no idea that God was about to answer their prayer!
Corrie Ten Boom is convicted about her falling off and turning away from her first love - Christ. Here she describes the great joy and renewed strength she obtained upon confessing her sins and seeking God's forgiveness.
Conny learns that to truly walk together in the light, the Lord expects that she be honest with Corrie Ten Boom. In spite of Corrie's maturity and long walk with Jesus, Conny must correct her in love when need be.
Corrie ten Boom shares the story of her failed attempt at love to a young missionary -who was frustrated at her being unmarried. Corrie spoke of her pain, her eventual resignation to the will of God - and the peace that decision brought her!
The ten Booms' were a genuinely Christian family and they opened up their home hospitably to receive many fellow believers and strangers alike. They didn't have much yet, joyously, they shared the little they had with others.
Many people had prayed for Mary, yet she was still experiencing horrible dreams at night. But as Corrie spoke with her, she found that Mary had been harbouring hatred towards her own mother. Mary's freedom and liberation came only when she confessed this sin, asked God's forgiveness and received same from Him.
Corrie and Ellen visit an old Christian woman in Russia. She was afflicted with multiple sclerosis and could control nothing on her body but her index finger. But with that one finger and with the help of her aged husband; she typed every day; translating the Bible and Christian literature into Russian and Latvian, and she prayed for the authors while working. Like the poor widow in the Bible, she had given her all to the Lord!
Corrie ten Boom uses the beautiful analogy of a belfry to explain to a girl who had repented and received deliverance from lust and impurity. Even though she sometimes may still be tempted by her old ways, her deliverance in Christ is undoubted, because Satan's hands have been removed from the bell rope.
Corrie ten Boom was seething over the hurt caused to her by some Christian friends. Although she had forgiven them, she found herself having sleepless nights over the issue. It was not until she cried to God to renew her mind, that she learned she needed to forgive—most importantly to forget—and to cast their wrong out of her mind.
A young man approached Corrie ten Boom and scoffingly described as foolishness, all talk about Jesus coming again. But Corrie calmly showed him, that by his derisiveness, he had proved to her that the position of the scripture is in fact, right!
Corrie ten Boom was travelling to Russia with a suitcase full of Bibles and needed help avoiding the customs officer who was checking suitcases. In her moment of fear she prayed to God for help and just then saw with her own eyes, angels surrounding her suitcase. Not only did she escape without getting searched but was helped to carry her luggage by the very officer assigned to search it.