Shout It Out-Sin and Satan July 2018

Before you became a Christian, sin and Satan owned you. You were a slave to sin. You did whatever sin told you to do.

Sin told you to drink and get drunk and you drank it. Sin said take those drugs and you did and you became addicted and bound to it. Then sin said it’s okay to have homosexual relations and you did it and it is an abomination to God. Sin says to tell those lies, commit adultery, abuse others verbally and physically, watch pornography, steal and kill. All are against everything God stands for.

It is only because of God’s love for us sinners that He sent His Son Jesus to take away the sins of anyone who would believe in Jesus. He is our Redeemer our Savior.

Jesus was stretched wide and hung high on a cross for our sins. While He was on the cross He said Father it is finished. At that time He paid the price for all of our sins. He went down to the pit of hell, took the keys and pointed to us although we weren’t even born yet. He said, these are mine, they belong to me. Yes the broken ones, the lost and hurting, the addicts of all kinds, the homosexuals (lesbians, gays and transgender), the gambler, adulterer, the murderers and thieves, liars and gossipers, cheaters and the rejected ones. I want them all for Myself. He paid the price in full on the cross. He paid with His blood for you and me.

Jesus we give You praise, honor and glory because You are worthy. Thank You Lord for who You are and what You have done and continue to do for us. You alone are worthy to be praised and we magnify Your Name. You are Holy, Holy, Holy.

Let everything that has breath praise His Name. No matter what you are going through, whatever the circumstances right now, you are breathing. Praise Him. Regardless of your needs, Jesus is our Provider, Jehovah Jireh and worthy of our praise. If you are grieving a loss of a loved one, He is the Great Physician and will heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. Praise His Holy Name.

When you are hurting and your heart is in pieces call out to Jesus to help you. Call out to Jesus in your sorrow, heartache and the pain. Sometimes the hurt is so personal you can’t share it with other people, but Jesus is there for you. Waiting. There is power in the Name of Jesus. He said to call upon Him.

Psalm 91:15 He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.

If you don’t know what else to do call upon Him, He is all knowing, merciful and compassionate. If you are in need call upon His Name. He will supply all your needs. If you are weak call on Him and He will give you His strength to endure even the unendurable. If you are surrounded by troubles and the enemy, call upon Him. He is an ever present help in the time of trouble. He said He is our shelter in the storm, our shield and a friend closer than a brother. He is a chain breaker, Healer, Teacher, mountain mover, Comforter, Teacher, the First and the Last. Call upon Him. Whatever you want to happen on this earth, turn it loose in heaven by prayer and God will answer.

Luke 11:9 So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, see yourself as the new creation that you are. You have been washed clean by the blood of Jesus. You are no longer the person you used to be. All your sins are washed away. So leave your sins where they are, in the past! Stop thinking about things that can’t be changed and are forgiven by the Creator Himself.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

If you haven’t asked for forgiveness, do so now. Give it to the Lord, and leave it there. God doesn’t want you continually thinking about your past sins. He wants you to put them to rest. Even He has chosen to erase them from His memory and that is enough reason to lay them down. When we lay them down, we acknowledge the price Jesus paid for our sins so we could be made right with God. We acknowledge the cross was enough, that when He said “it is finished”, we believe it and stand on it.

Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

Philippines 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.

Psalms 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Oh Great are You Lord. Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty. Thank You for breaking the chains of sin that bind us, for moving the mountains out of our way, for setting the captives free and healing the brokenhearted. You make a way even in the wilderness where there seems to be no way. You meet our needs and give us the strength to continue on. You have conquered death hell and the grave. You bought us with the price of Your blood and we praise You. We declare You are worthy Lord, You alone are worthy of praise, honor and glory belongs to You.

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