We are Forgiven!
We are Forgiven!
Jesus paid our sin debt in full
Sin will always be there beacuse in Romans 7:21 it states; When I want to do good, evil is right there with me". In our inner being we deiight in God's law, it is not in our hearts to do evil therefore it was not our intention but it was in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God-through Jesus Christ our lord!
In Romans 8:1 and 2 states that "There is NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Jesus Christ the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death"
A WISE woman once said, "The person I have the most trouble with is the person I see in the mirror everyday. Surely this is an honest admission. What Christian has not sincerely grieved over her own spiritual shortcomings: over "do-ing those things I ought not to have done and leaving undone those things I ought to have done.
No follower of Christ was ever more acutely conscious of this very trait and tendency than the apostle Paul. We might take comfort from this thought. But to allow ourselves to be trapped in Satan's snare-wallowing in despair-is to disparage the limitless, liberating grace of God. Let us not linger in this valley of spiritual desolation. There is a way to get rid of "troublesome you' or "troublesome me" the cry, "Who will rescue me?" (Romans 7:24) echoes to the very throne of God. The reply, ringing with triumphant deliverance, echoes to our very ears. "Therefore, there is NO condemnation fro those who are in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8"1).
Jesus died so that we could be set apart from sin, from guilt and shame. We no longer have to walk or linger in it. We need to let go of the condemnation and self pity that is trying to destroy us. We will not be whole until we release it! Crush it out!!! and be made new/restored in our minds by the love of our Father Jesus Christ!
Isaiah 53:5 "He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed". WE ARE HEALED!!!!
Jesus paid it all. God knew before hand what we were to face in our lifetime, being born into sin and corruption of this world. Satan has power over the earth and is out to kill, steal and destroy all that God has created.
God sent his only begotten Son to give his life on the cross so that we could be saved from Satan's lies and deception. Lies that could destroy us and hold us in bondage and keep us from the love of our father in heaven.
There are many lies that Satan puts in our minds. Satan wants us to believe we are unworthy and that there is no salvation for us. He wants to keep us in his grips. He does this by entering our minds and our hearts to fill us with guilt, hate, lust, bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness. All the things that are evil and that have nothing to do with love. Satan wants to take us as far from love as he can. Satan is the destroyer of love and unity and the master of evil. He is crafty.
But God had a plan. Even though Satan had power over the earth God knew there was still a way for his people to be free from Satan's bondage, so he sent his Son to die on the cross so that we could be saved. God also made sure we had his word to live by through Jesus Christ. Jesus came in the flesh to teach us the way, the truth and the life. God wants us to except his gracious love, for it is by his grace we are saved.
Colossians 1:13 and 14 says "For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins".
Galatians 6:14 says "May I never boast except in the cross of our lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world".
As spoken in 1 Peter 2:11 "Dear friends, as aliens and strangers in the world, to obstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul". So you see, we are no longer of this world but of Christ.
We don't have to be in bondage or captivity. If we believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead we are saved and free from all Satan's traps that he has set for us. Traps like a hunter waiting for his prey. He will do all he can to seperate us from the truth, the truth that will set us free. Free from Satan's strongholds. Satan is the master of division.
God did not leave us empty handed. We can stand against Satan's spiritual warfare by excepting God's love and forgiveness. We are forgiven! God knows what we are up against and he will not leave us nor forsake us! We have a loving God! God makes "all" things new!!! The old is gone away. The only true forgiveness is through our lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus said in John 14:6 " I am the way and the truth and the life, No one comes to the Father except through me". WE can be restored from whatever we have or are going through. We don't have to suffer anymore because Jesus did it for us!!! There is Salvation because...Jesus... Paid it All~! By his wounds we have been healed. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness. He says so in 1 Peter 2:24.
If you have not excepted Jesus Christ as your Savior there is still time! Right now!! Do this for you. Don't live another day with this lost feeling you have inside. Hasn't it caused you enough pain and sorrow? You can be free from it all! Ask Jesus to come into your life and fill you with his Holy Spirit so that you can be FREE from shame, guilt and dispair. It no longer has to control your life. Let it go, let God love you the way he wants to. Come home my child. Take some time right now and listen to this video and come home. Ye who are weary....come home.
There is a wonderful Hub by Judah's Daughter called Walk of shame and Forgiveness. I encourage you to read it here; http://hubpages.com/hub/Walk-of-Shame-and-Forgiveness.
If you would like to read more on Bondage please read my Hub "Freedom from Bondage here at: http://hubpages.com/hub/I-gotta-stronghold-on-me God Bless you!!!