Monday, February 23, 2009

It Is Not Your Past Any Longer

We all have done or said things in the past that we wish we could take back. We can not take back our past. As a Christian, once you have accepted Christ as your Savior, and asked for His forgiveness of your sins, you can no longer claim that past. It is no longer yours. It has been wiped out by the blood of Jesus. When you keep trying to claim it and take it back, you are as good as denying the blood of Jesus over your life.

I know you are saying but I can't just forget what I have done. Why not, Jesus has. Why should you be trying to remind yourself of something that Jesus has already said doesn't exist any longer. You know who it is trying to remind you of your past. It is the enemy. Because if he can get you thinking on your past, instead of your future with the LORD, then he can worm his way back into your life.

Our Pastor said something this weekend that really caught my attention. It was some words from one of Carmen's songs. 'When the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.' Those words speak volumes. Those words tell you how much power you have over the enemy and how little your past really means.

Hebrews 8 v 12....."For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more."......

You see the devil knows his time here is short, and he knows he will be burning in hell for all eternity, and he can not change that, so he is trying to take as many of God's children as he can with him. He tries to deceive them into thinking they are rejected, he tries to make them believe they have no future. He will throw your past at you and make you want it back. But your past is gone, it is no longer. Jesus says, you are a new man in Christ. He has forgotten your past, He is not picking it back up to throw in your face. So leave it alone. Walk away from the enemy. Take control over your life. Remember you are the one with a future with the LORD, you have the power of CHRIST in you. He has already fought the battle for you and won. Share in the victory. It is yours. He won the battle for YOU!

RTB.....LUKE 4-6........

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