The Message-He Forgives our Sins, May 2020

Sometimes God brings rebellious people to the end of themselves, by allowing them to experience their own brokenness, and their own inability to make their lives work. He humbles them. This is what allows them to cry out to God for mercy.

God will use this Pandemic, the world is going through to touch us where we need it. It may be financially, spiritually, health issues etc. He will get your attention. Has the current state of your life brought you to the end of yourself? If so, you are able to consider Jesus’ love and forgiveness.

As long as you still think your way is better than God’s way, that you can do it all on your own, He can’t help you. That pride will keep you from Him. You have to yield to Him. Cry out to Jesus and allow Him to help you, comfort and strengthen you, in all of your needs.

Jesus wants to heal, and provide forgiveness for all sinners. No matter how far someone has fallen, no one is beyond Christ’s love and redemption of sins. Everyone has the potential to receive Jesus’ forgiveness and salvation.

1 John 1:9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.

Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me Lord and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

It isn’t enough to heal the body if you are still broken on the inside. Jesus wants to heal your body and all those wounds inside of you as well. All the hurt, disappointment, rejection, shame and guilt.

Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up all their wounds.

In the Bible, Jesus was always helping the weak, hopeless, lost causes, helpless, and outcasts. He looks at the way we treat them, as the way we also treat Him.

Matthew 25:35-40 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me  drink, I was a stranger and you took me in, naked, and you clothed me, Sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then shall the righteous answer him saying, Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed you, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.

Hebrew 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them, and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

Jesus wants to set all sinners free from their bondage of sin, rebellion, and bad choices. Sometimes He sets them free from their physical prison as well.

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek, he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.

Some of us used to be those people spoken of in 1 Corinthians below. Others were murderers, addicts, liars and deceivers etc. But, when you accept Jesus, you are cleansed. Washed, white as snow, by the blood of Jesus. All your sins are forgiven. He puts our sins away. He died for us so we could be forgiven.

I Corinthians 6:9-11 …Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Psalm 103:12 He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.

Isaiah 1:18 Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow though they be red like crimson, they shall be like wool.

God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.

From Sarah Young’s Jesus Lives-Brokenness 

Written with Jesus speaking to us.

 I am the high and exalted One who’s Name is Holy. I know how prone to pride my people are, so I provide a variety of circumstances to humble them. Be on the lookout for what I am doing in your life and yield yourself to My ways. Your focus should not be on how humble you are but on how you can please Me in the present moment.

 Being contrite, repentant for your sins is another matter. You do need to examine yourself and become aware of your sins, so you can confess them to Me and enjoy the freedom of forgiveness. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you to see what is sinful. As you face your flaws, open your heart to My loving Presence. I am near to those who have a broken heart and a contrite repentant spirit. In this humility and repentance is a path of intimacy with Me. As you walk trustingly along this path with Me, My unfailing love surrounds you.

 1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves, therefore under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.

 Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.

 Isaiah 57:15 …I dwell on a high and holy place and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.