This is JESUS
Let the cross be a constant reminder and symbol that:
(1) The debt of your sins, have already been paid.
(2) You owe no debt; they are all covered by the Blood of the Lamb.
(3) Gods Love for you is ETERNAL and REAL.
(4) You belong to JESUS, the Shepherd of your Soul.
Wear the cross and show the world that you belong to Jesus.
Dont be ashamed to show the world.
TRUTH OVERCOMES CONFUSION
Confusion and fear is overcome by the Truth that God Loves you.
The cross is PROOF that God Loves you.
The cross is your protection from every spirit of confusion.
The cross protects you from fear and guilt- it gives you Peace.
If your mind is attacked by thoughts of your past sins, dont panic or be afraid; just think of the cross that you are wearing- Then say, "ALL THOSE SINS ARE COVERED BY THE BLOOD".
If in the future, you say something or do something, and you feel guilty, dont panic or be afraid; just think of the cross that you are wearing-
Then say, "THAT TOO IS COVERED BY THE BLOOD".
All sin, past or future- is covered by the Blood of the Lamb; Meaning paid for and you owe nothing.Now you have peace, knowing that you owe nothing.
The debt of us all, was paid for on the cross. Thus, you are debt free. We died with Jesus on the Cross
Romans 6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him:
2 Timothy 2:11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him.
Your sins are therefore ALL forgiven and covered by the Blood of Jesus
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through His Blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the Light, as He is in the Light, we have fellowship one with another, and the Blood of JESUS CHRIST his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Revelation 7:14 And I said, unto Him, Sir, Thou knowest. And He said unto me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the Blood of the LAMB.
Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
1 Peter 2:24 Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1 Peter 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
What is sin?
Everyone has hidden things that they have done and thought.
This is because we are afraid that God and our brothers will disapprove of us and dislike us.
Little children sometimes hide things they do, in order to stay out of trouble. No one likes to get into trouble. But their memory bothers them.
When we are told "NOT" to do something, and we secretly do it anyway, then we try to hide it from others, to stay out of trouble; wanting them to continue to like and love us.
Spiritually and mentally, the things we try to hide from God and our brothers are still within us and continue to "trouble" us.
All the things that we hide from others, are still with us. We try to hide things, but they are not hidden from our own minds. Because we retain the thoughts of them within us. We believe others don't know how "bad"- we have done. We believe that others don't know the "lies"- that we have told; and others don't see the things we have hidden from them, and kept secret.
Have you ever heard the old saying, "Everyone has skeletons in their closet". This means: Everyone hides the bad things they have done and thought.
We all want to be admired and loved, and therefore we hide those things that would cause others to look down on us, or be unhappy with us.
We even try to hide the things we have done from God.
We want to be loved.
All the sins that we have done, are like haunting memories, which continue to haunt our minds and spirits, unless they are dealt with.
Troubling memories will make us miserable, as long as we try to hide them. By hiding them and concealing them, we are being deceptive. We are trying to deceive others, and God.
Even "bad" thoughts trouble us, because when we try to conceal negative thoughts from others, we cause more trouble within ourselves.
As long as we conceal the Truth from God, it makes us feel unclean. This feeling of uncleanness is like haunting memories.
Spiritually speaking, this concealing and hiding and being deceptive, lets unseen spirits of fear, anxiety, worry, deception and lying- to enter us, and make their abodes with us.
If you don't want to think of spirits of fear and deception within you- then just think of haunting memories. It is really the same effect.
The bottom line is that "they" must be dealt with, and removed from you. They meaning; "Spirits of fear and deception, which you have let enter into you- by being deceptive", or "Haunting memories of your deception"; however you want to look at it. Maybe even both.
These troubling "things" must be removed from us- so that we can have Peace. Yes, peace of mind and heart is what we all need. We need to be free from fear. We need to rest and be calm, and not continually worried or troubled by these things, which are within us, and we have tried to hide from others.
How do we "deal" with secret things within us, which we have hidden from others? How do we remove the "spirits of fear and deception", which have entered us, or haunting memories that trouble us?
How do we become "free"? How do we become "clean"?
Why is confession of sins necessary?
All the things we have tried to hide from others and from God, will continue to trouble us, until we are set free, or delivered from these terrible things.
If "spirits of fear and deception" and haunting memories are not removed from us and "dealt" with- then we have no rest or peace. We continue to feel "unclean". We continue to expect, "bad things to happen to us".
Look at it logically.
These terrible things started troubling us when? When we started concealing our thoughts and actions, and tried to hide what we have thought or done. At the moment we tried to hide them, then they started to trouble our minds and spirits.
Therefore, the solution to the problem is this: Stop hiding things, and start revealing them to God. Uncover them, expose them, and let God forgive you. Are you afraid that God will not forgive you? Are you afraid to reveal something, afraid that you have done "terrible" things that cannot be forgiven.
Talk to God and tell God what you have done, and what you have concealed. Tell God about all the things you have hidden. Tell God everything!!!!
This is called confession. When you tell God everything, then you are confessing your sins. You are uncovering the things that you have hidden.
The light of God's Love will heal your mind and spirit. God's love will remove all those "spirits of fear and deception", and haunting memories from you.
How can you tell God all these things, if you don't believe in God or in God's love and forgiveness?
My friend you have no choice. This is the fundamental thing that every man must do. If you don't believe in God and God's love and forgiveness, then you will continue to retain all the "spirits of fear and deception", and haunting memories within you. You will not be able to find peace. Your mind will not rest.
My friend you must come to believe in God's love and forgiveness. If you blame God for anything, or think God is not good to you or to others, then you have to change your mind. You have no choice. There is no other way to be "saved" from your sins (the things that trouble you).
You can try many other things to find peace. You can: study books, meditate, listen to music, travel to enchanting places, attend church, and try many other things, but nothing you try will be able to help you. Maybe you have already tried everything else. Maybe you are tired of trying to free yourself and maybe you have come to the end of the road.
Good, maybe now you will do the thing you have needed to do all along. Talk to God and tell Him everything and seek His forgiveness. He will forgive you. Believe in God's Love and goodness.
God's love and goodness and forgiveness is revealed to us by Jesus. Yes, Jesus was sent down to earth to reveal God's infinite love and forgiveness. So that we would believe in God's Love and talk to God and be free from the things that we have concealed within us, and hidden and made us troubled.
Talk to God and tell Him everything. Even if you are having trouble breaking a bad habit, or you can't stop doing something that you believe is wrong, tell this to God also. God will help you to overcome everything that troubles you.
Be sincere and honest and "come clean".
Look at these wonderful Words of Love:
Leviticus 5:5 - And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing: Psalm 32:5 - I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah Proverbs 28:13 - He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Daniel 9:9 - To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against Him. Daniel 9:20-23 - And whiles I was speaking and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the Holy mountain of my God; Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am come forth to give thee skill and understanding. At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision. Luke 17:3-4 - Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. Acts 13:38 - Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man (Jesus) is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. Acts 26:18 - "To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are Sanctified by Faith that is in Me". 1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 2:12 -I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His Name's sake.
It's so easy, my brother, just confess everything to God. Talk to God and ask for forgiveness.
Pray this prayer sincerely:
Dear Father in Heaven, forgive me of all my sins.
I believe in your Love. Help me to do good.
Remove all things from me that trouble me and cause me to do wrong.
I confess to you everything and I am sorry for everything I have ever done wrong. I'm sorry I have been deceptive.
I'm sorry I have thought unclean thoughts and done unclean things.
I'm sorry that I have gone astray.
I confess and ask for complete forgiveness and ask you to restore to me a clean mind and a clean heart.
I believe in Jesus. I believe that Jesus died for me.
Protect me from all things that would harm me.
Thank you Father in Heaven. Amen