Soul Revival: A 40 Days' Journey to the Feet of Christ

Monday, February 28, 2011

Get Out Of Self-Condemnation!

Dear beloved
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!

Thank you, for your sincere honesty. That you are not worthy! Though you have tried with all your mighty to be holy, yet again you came short of the glory of God! Even though you’ve tried all your best, but now you know, your best is not good enough!
Leaving you feeling unworthy, not good enough, runaway from God! Because, somehow, you believe God is angry and disappointed with you. If that’s the case:

It shows that you are growing as a Christian and are ready to enter God's rest.
I truly hear your unspoken words and I understand where you are coming from.
I also felt that way before, that no matter what I did, I just didn't believe, God really loved me and forgave me.
In fact most Christians go through it, if not all Christians.
I also used to live in self-condemnation, until God invited me to enter His Love and rest by faith.

The truth is that, it’s not that God doesn't love us or hasn’t forgiven us, but it’s our guilty conscience that condemns us. We don’t really believe that a Holy and Perfect God can forgive all our sins. We look at all that we have done, and judge ourselves with our imperfect hearts, and think that God is like one of us, not easily forgiving. And the devil recognizes it, and uses it against us, planting guilty in our minds and whispering in our ears all our past sins and bringing us to self-condemnation. And if we believe the devil, we will end up thinking that God is always angry with us, because of our past and present sins. And because of this, we think God doesn’t really love us.
But the truth is, God is not angry with us, but we are angry with God. Because we don’t major up to God's standards, the only way out of this self-condemnation, is through God's forgiveness, and since we don’t really believe God loves us and has forgiven us, we unconsciously resent God.
But this is all the work of satan, with all his stinking lies, lying to us that we are too sinful and filthy to be forgiven, and that God cannot forgive some of our sins. And if we continue to believe in his lies, the devil will hold us captive under his power and we will live a miserable, defeated Christian life.

But, our greatest sin is: unbelief! That’s the really problem. We don’t really believe with all our hearts that God loves us and has forgiven us.
And this gives access to the devil to persecute us with all his lies.
Now my dear beloved, you can decide today who are you going to believe, God or the devil?
Here is what the word of God is saying to you, at this very hour, right now:

“For when we [you] were still without strength [sinner], in due time Christ died for the ungodly [you]. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us [you], in that while we [you] were still sinners, Christ died for us [you].” (Romans 5:6-8) emphasis added.

Beloved, this is what God wants you to believe and know:
Before you accepted Christ as your Savior and Lord, before you believed in God, God loved you! And God demonstrated His love for you by sending Christ Jesus our Lord to die for you before you believed and accepted Him as your Savior.
If God loved you before you could do any good, and before you believed in Jesus, How much more now that you have believed and have given your life to Christ. I tell you the truth, God loves you with an everlasting love, and His love for you is not subjected to any circumstances in your life, whether you fail or succeed, His love for you remain the same. It’s only your heart that condemns you, please always remember this:

“For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.” (1John 3:20)

And about your sins:

“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.” (Isaiah 43:25)

My dearly beloved, if you have confessed all your sins to God, and have asked God to forgive you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and wash you with the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord, God has forgiven you! And not only that, He doesn’t remember your sins anymore!
It’s only the devil, that remembers your sins and he wants you to live in self-condemnation.
So when the devil reminds you of your sins, tell him this:
My sins are under the blood of Jesus Christ my Lord, God has forgiven and forgotten all my sins, I am free in Christ. So get you behind me satan.

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.” (Romans 5:1-11)

My dear beloved, I can assure you with everything in me, that God loves you! And His love for you will never change. However, the way you see God must change, you must believe and accept with all your heart that God really loves you! Not just on the basis that God loves everyone, but that God loves you as an individual.
As you can read from the verses above, we can only access God’s love and forgiveness for us as an individual by faith, which means you have to believe it first, then, you’ll see it in your life.
Therefore, my dear beloved, I invite you to enter into the grace of God by faith in Christ Jesus our Lord! Please accept that God loves you, He loved you before you believed in Christ, how much more now that you do believe?
Therefore, if God has forgiven you and forgotten all your sins, who is the devil or anyone, or even you to condemn yourself?

Let’s pray:
Heavenly Father, we come before You in this hour of prayer in the name of Jesus, we approach the throne of grace by the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord, to worship You, Oh God! To give You the praise and honor and the glory.
Father please forgive us all our sins.
Please forgive us our unbelief : please forgive us, for not believing that You love us, and that You have forgiven us. Please forgive us in the name of Jesus
We hereby repent and confess our sins oh LORD, please forgive us in the name of Jesus Christ out Lord, and please wash us with the blood of Christ Jesus our Lord.
And please deliver us from self-condemnation through the power of Your Holy Spirit.
Thank You Father. For your love, mercy and forgiveness!
We hereby accept Your Love and Forgiveness by faith in Christ Jesus our Lord, Thank You Father.
LORD please help us to walk in freedom from now onwards through Christ who strengthens us, we pray in Jesus name, Amen!

1 comment:

  1. Amen!Hallelujah! Thank you, Thank you, Amen! Amen! Amen!