Stand Tall and Firm In The Shadow of Your Past

Who is he that condemns you? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

Romans 8:34

Do you stand accused of something you did before you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior?  I someone constantly bringing your past up to you, even though you had asked them to forgive you?  Do they continually holding the offense that you did over your head with venom in their accusations?  Or maybe we should look at the other side of the coin.  There are many of us, than even though we are forgiven from the Lord and/or others, we cannot forgive ourselves.  Therefore, we are forever holding ourselves over a barrel and suspended in a cloud of guilt.  We can’t ever seem to stop thinking about the horrible things that we have done in the past.  It could be as simple as taking part of a high school prank that hurt someone’s feelings; or harsher offenses such as a lie that cost someone their job; or maybe some kind of accident that maimed someone severely.  Whatever or whoever that may be that persistently holds those transgressions is not working in the light of the Lord.

When you accepted Jesus and began your life in Christ, the scriptures are clear that you are a NEW creation.  (2 Corinthians 5:17-19)  And Romans 8:1-2 says that we who are in Christ are no longer subjected to condemnation.  We are made FREE from sin and eternal death.  Sin has dominion over us no more. (Romans 6:14)  So it is time that when we are faced with someone who is constantly reminding us of the terrible things that we did from our life before Christ; or even if you did something AFTER you found Christ and REPENTED for it, then we need to tell them we are forgiven and they have to let go of their anger and spite.  However, if it is the memories of our own that keep plaguing and tormenting us, we must learn to forgive ourselves.  It says in Ephesians 4:30 that we are not to grieve the Holy Spirit because we are SEALED into God’s grace until we are taken into God’s kingdom.  Hallelujah!  Don’t allow your flesh or the devil to keep lying to you by telling you that you are GUILTY of acts you have done in the past.  Once you repent for something, you are forgiven by God.  Whom the Son sets free is free, indeed.  (John 8:36)  The Lord is THE FINAL authority.  Period.

Be Blessed,

Cindy Simpson~Hembree

Power In the Name Of Jesus

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