Leap of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ (Revelation 20:12)
Chapter: Live for Today (Page 225…)
When we consider God’s outlook on our lives, we must know that we cannot live in the past. We must live for today and in the present. If we allow Satan to hold our sins over our head we are not trusting in God for forgiveness. God wants to forgive. Satan wants us to feel guilty and ponder on our past faults. Do not allow Satan to use this weapon of deception. By trusting in Christ we know that He does not hold sin over our head. He wants us to live. Satan wants to destroy and for us to be dead in spirit….He does this through deception… So, overcome Satan in all attempts to be controlled by past mistakes. God is looking for you and he hears you…. The question is: are you looking for God?
The bottom line is to not listen to Satan in all attempts to make you feel guilty. You are innocent with Christ. Trust in Him for all things. The one truth that I know about Satan is that he will always try to bring up the past in order to achieve the objective of destruction. You are smarter than that. Do not live in the past. Live for now. Do not worry about what society says or what is right in the sight of the world. You focus on what is right in the sight of God.
Mark 3:28-29 (nasb) says, “Truly, I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”
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