Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo, Saturday, March 2, 2019
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc, D.D ,
RECEIVE GOD’S FORGIVENESS
(Don’t Live With Guilt Or Regret)
TO THE BIBLE 1 John 1:9 AMPC📖
“If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].”
“If indeed I’m forgiven, why am I still feeling uneasy? Maybe I need to pray a little more deeply. Or perhaps I’ll feel better when I fast,” Dave wondered within himself. He often felt this way whenever he prayed to God for forgiveness, yet the uneasiness in him would persist for many days. He would eventually end up crying and begging God for more forgiveness, even when it wasn’t necessary!
If you’ve done something wrong and pray for forgiveness, you may not “feel” forgiven. You may have reasons to think that your prayer didn’t even go beyond the ceiling of your room. But that doesn’t mean God hasn’t forgiven you. What really matters isn’t how you feel, but what God’s Word says. Our theme scripture says the Lord is faithful and just to forgive your wrongs and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
The fact that you feel uneasy after you pray doesn’t nullify God’s declaration. Just accept and receive His forgiveness. Remember, He’s the One who sent Jesus to die for you in the first place. So you can trust His love. Satan may try to make you feel guilty, but he doesn’t count. The Bible says, “…resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). How do you resist him? By declaring God’s Word boldly. As you do this, you put him right under your feet where he belongs.
1 John 2:1
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for the liberating power of your Word. I function above the deception of the devil, living every day of my life with confidence in the Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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Daily Bible Reading📚
Mark 9:33-50, Numbers 9-10
Acts 23:11-21, Psalm 52-54
Meditate on the words of John 3:17: “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”