AMP:For I do not understand my own actions [I am baffled, bewildered]. I do not practice or accomplish what I wish, but I do the very thing that I loathe [which my moral instinct condemns].
Romans 7: 15
This was Apostle Paul talking, he was talking about what majority of Christians are passing through then , now and even in times to come, some more than others, but all the same we passing through it…. I am passing through it, and trusting God to come to the stage “where I do that which I ought to do and not do that which I ought not to/hate to do.”
Do I have a formula to it, nope!!! I’m still at the feet of the Master waiting/ learning, some times rising and falling and trusting that in due season this tests will turn to testimonies, but I will tell you what I have learnt and still learning….
1) God loves us sooo much… It’s overwhelming… and our deeds does not reduce His love for us.
2)Our sins and misdeeds only disconnects us from our Father as He cannot stand/behold sin, but it does not, and I repeat IT DOES NOT stop His love for us, HE really doesnt’t care about the Depth or strength of the misdeeds… He misses you and longs to fellowship with you .
3) The devil’s strategy has always been to break of the fellowship between man and his Creator… I was taught in school of discipleship that the BATTLE CRY OF THE DEVIL is to break the fellowship.. … Now knowing that this is what the devil desires……….
4)When you fall/ if you fall… fall to the Father of light, don’t be like Adam who hid himself from the Father when he fell…. no no no!!!, run back to the Father, no matter what happens, do not run from the Father…
This is what the Father is saying to you..
AMP:Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]
Hebrews 4: 16
I just love the amplified version… Do you see that this verse is not referring to unbelievers but to us who have been saved… (I am dancing in the spirit)… Oh trust me Jesus Christ knowwwss, He knows and He is telling you, come BOLDLY, COME TAKE WHAT YOU NEED TO HELP YOU EVEN IN TIMES TO COME… HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT…
5) Develop your relationship with. The Father…. I’ll give an analogy and wrap up.
Two sons and a father…….
FIRST STORY: Joseph and Benjamin are the sons and Jacob is their father, now Joseph developed his relationship( I will post a blog on how and what to do, to develop our intimacy with God the Father) with his father and he was his father’s beloved, they were soooo close.. And one day Joseph took his dad’s money without permission…. When his dad returned home, Joseph ran to his father so remorseful and blessed for mercy, now even though his father felt hurt, because he ran back and confessed he was forgiven even though greatly chastised …. Now on the other hand Benjamin was not close to his father, he had an illusion that his father was a strict man, now whenever Benjamin did bad, he would be so scared, he would run and hide… And when his dad would find out… He would be sooo upset and punish him so hard…. making his already existing illusion of a wicked and strict father stronger than before….. thereby pushing him further away from his father (the devil’s battle cry)
SECOND STORY: are we familiar with the story of the prodigal son?!! Like 15: 11-32!… Have you ever wondered the type of relationship between this father and son to give the son the IMPETUS to request for his share of his father’s wealth? Even while his father was alive … They must have been really close… Now the other son was basically in the background through out the story and to me he was not close to his father either… Back to the prodigal son, he had done a great wrong.. But He knew his father, he knew the relationship he had with his father, and that gave him the boldness to run back to the his father to receive mercy .
The summary of this stories is that when you develop your intimacy with the Father, when you understand that He understands and wants to help you.. When you really come to the understanding that He gave His only begotten son… That your Father who is slow to anger…. It gives you the boldness to run to HIM
DO NOT GIVE THE DEVIL THE FOOT HOLD HE DESIRES IN YOUR LIFE.
Hey guys this message is for me too, and I hope and pray as you read this, God’s Spirit will Minister to your heart.
I love you guys but God loves you so much more.
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