WISDOM FOR TODAY Heb. 10:11-18 BY THE SACRIFICE OF JESUS, YOUR UGLY ...
WISDOM FOR TODAY
BY THE SACRIFICE OF JESUS, YOUR UGLY PAST IS FORGOTTEN: ONLY BELIEVE IN JESUS
Beloved in the Lord, one of the tools which the devil uses to hold children of God captive, is the thought that their sins can never be forgiven. When you come into the presence of God, the devil will keep reminding you of your sins and making you think that God can never forgive such sins. Even sins which you have confessed and repented of, sometimes you find yourself re-confessing them again and again. As such, some people continue to live in the bondage of their past and not being able to experience fully, the joy which their new life in Christ brings to them. That devil is a liar!!! The sacrifice which Jesus offered once and for all on the cross of Calvary, is able to purify you of all your past errors and make you perfect. His sacrifice is effective for ever, so long as you keep believing in Him and depending on Him to lead you in the way of righteousness. As you go to Him for mercy daily, He deals with the matter of that sin and He will forgive you as He has promised.
Don't be deceived to keep living in that ugly past. His sacrifice has made perfect forever those who are purified from sin. This is according to God's promise of putting His laws in the hearts of those who believe, and writing His laws on their minds. God made a promise that He was not going to remember our sins and evil deeds any longer. Hallelujah!!
What is that sin which you committed in the past but are still suffering from its guilt though you had repented of? What is it that the devil keeps reminding you of which is breaking you down spiritually? If you confess your sins to God, trust that He has forgiven you and start living in the light of the new life in Christ Jesus.
As you step out today, do not let anyone judge you by the mould of your past, for anyone in Christ is a new creation. Old things have passed away and behold we are made new creation. Let us not go back to the past ways which are disgusting in the eyes of God. The sacrifice of Jesus, purifies you from your ugly past so that you can live a new life. Just as Jesus has been given a place of honour, seated at the right hand of the Father, and waiting for God to put His enemies as a footstool under His feet, you too can be given a place of honour if you please God with your life. God will put your enemies as a footstool under your feet, if you live by His commands, obeying His word.
By the sacrifice of Jesus, your ugly past is taken away. So, live by faith in Him. You don't need any other sacrifice or offering to take away your sins, just believe in Jesus Christ and live for Him.
Thank you Lord, for the perfect sacrifice on the cross of Calvary to cleanse me from past and present sins. I surrender to you Lord, and pray that I may live everyday in your presence, in obedience to your word and according to your will. Thank you for cancelling off, my ugly past with your precious blood. May I never be a slave to my past any longer, in Jesus' name. Amen
Rev Mrs Ntsam Emelda Bih