In times of trouble, it is very easy to allow yourself to become acquainted with sin. Trouble and sin go hand in hand. It is at these times, that we can if we are not careful, succumb to temptation. We can however, beat temptation by claiming our God-given birthright, that we are washed by the blood of Jesus.
It is written John 8:1-12 NKJV “But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say? This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, ‘He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.’ And again, He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it being convicted by their conscience went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, ‘Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?’ She said ‘No one, Lord.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.’ Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
He carries away our sin and leaves it there at the foot of the cross. Yes that’s right! He that died for us at Calvary, has removed our sin so that we may appear blameless before God. He that intercedes on our behalf, presents us to our heavenly Father as free from the burden of sin. Hallelujah! Romans 8:1-3 NKJV “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh.
This is why we must relinquish our ways and live according to God’s Will for us. We must try at all times to maintain a sense of integrity to His mastership over us. Yes it’s true, He has given us a free will to use, and with this we must be truly careful. Many a soul has been damaged by too much liberal use of their freedom!
At times, the misuse of this free gift that has been given us, has led many into the hands of the enemy. Satan is waiting for each one of us to ‘slip up’ and give in to the many temptations that are around us. One only has to look in the cities around the world to discover how this happens. By virtue of a broken heart, these people have turned to drugs and alcohol as a means of escape, and have even ended up involved in crime, gambling and prostitution. Pornography is another.
God knows why this happens. He knows their hearts. And He is waiting for them to cry out to Him for help! 2 Peter 3:9 NKJV “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”
Repentance. There’s that word again, so often misunderstood. God has given us the gift of repentance. When we repent, God is able to help us to undo any mess we may be in. It allows Him to alter the direction of our paths and our entire lives. So many of us are being affected by ‘unrepented sin’. None of us is free of sin. It can affect us on a daily basis. Even our thinking patterns can put us in direct contact with sin. But when we repent, this declares to the Heavens that we are sorry and that we intend to accept correction in the matter. So with that being said, please accept this wonderful and very gracious gift that we have been given and use it! Try it and see! You will be amazed by what happens next! This I promise you! Amen.
PS Revelation 3:18-22 NKJV “I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches.” Amen
All glory goes to the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, whom I believe as always have instructed me with these words today. Amen.