Leave it All Under The Blood Once and For All.
Published by Deborah Negron – Child of God. August 30, 2022
In the past they may have been unprofitable. They may have failed you. They may have let you down. Yes, that very person you seem to have something against may have been that one who caised harm and hurt.
I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten while in my chains, who once was unprofitable to you, but now is profitable to you and to me. I am sending him back. You therefore receive him, that is, my own heart, For perhaps he departed for a while for this purpose, that you might receive him forever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave—a beloved brother, especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.
Philemon 1:10-12, 15-16
You may say, no one sees their past. They hurt me. They were sinners. They did this or they did that. They are evil and undone. They are not of God. They are sinners. You may continue to retell their many faults and this festers deep within you.
Beware my Brother. Beware my sister. I pray this does not continue. For this sin is the sin of pointing the finger. This is the sin of murmering.
For this very sin many of the children of Israel died before ever seeing the promised land. They Did Not make it In.
God does not look lightly on those who hold offenses. You see, Christ’s Blood was shed. His sacrifice on the Cross was sufficient to restore and to save, to renew and to make a sinner and a slave free eternally.
They sinned, we have all sinned….
But the Blood…
They blood of Jesus cleanses.
But the Blood of Jesus brings healing.
But the Blood of Jesus gives newness of life.
They have been restored. The Blood of rhe Lamb has made them a new. They are not that same person who did what they did or said what they said.
Their past sins are under the Blood.
Yet, now, you judge them as if, they were still in sin.
You despise the very thought of them.
You act as if, they had some personal issue against you.
They are not in condemnation any longer. They are set free.
But I plead with you, for your own soul. I pray for your own heart.
How can it be, that unforgiveness has clouded your judgement and you truly believe the Blood of Jesus no longer has power?
You say you live for God, yet your heart is hindered with unforgiveness.
We cannot enter in, if, we hold grudges.
We cannot say we are His, if we do not forgive.
The Lord is clear.
Love the Lord your God…
Ans love your neighbor as yourself.
But that person is not a neighbor…
They are not even considered as brother or sister in the Lord.
You have condemned them. You have stepped on the Blood of Christ as if, it has no power to save.
You have equated their sin to eternal condemnation.
Richard Rohr’s describes Christ’s sacrifice.. How God “condemned sin in the flesh” on Jesus’ cross (Diana Trautwein shared this on facebook).
“The significance of Jesus’ wounded body is his deliberate and conscious holding of the pain of the world and refusing to send it elsewhere. The wounds were not necessary to convince God that we were lovable; the wounds are to convince us of the path and the price of transformation. They are what will happen to you if you face and hold sin in compassion instead of projecting it in hatred.
Jesus’ wounded body is an icon for what we are all doing to one another and to the world. Jesus’ resurrected body is an icon of God’s response to our crucifixions. The two images contain the whole message of the Gospel.
A naked, bleeding, wounded, crucified man is the most unlikely image for God, a most illogical image for Omnipotence (which is most peoples’ natural image of God). Apparently, we have got God all wrong! Jesus is revealing a very central problem for religion, by coming into the world in this most unexpected and even unwanted way. The cross of Jesus was a mirror held up to history, so we could utterly change our normal image of God. [Dancing Standing Still: Healing the World from a Place of Prayer,”
pp. 73, 76-78]
God is not some punitive all powerful angry, spitefull God. He is a loving example of mercy and grace forgiveness and love.
You judge another as if, there is no hope for them.
Yet, before God their sins are past away. Before God they have been clothed in righteousness.
Everyone who knows them, loves them and a blessed in their fellowship.
They even have become honorable in God’s eyes.
Their prayer life and walk of faith has years of a life lived for the glory of God.. They show the evidence of a Christlike spirit.
But you stand in judgement.
Like the pharisee that did not even bow but, standing claimed, he was so devout and so holy. Yet he did not please God.
The sinner, that old tax collector, on his knees, cried out, and the Lord said of him…
“And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner! I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
Come on. Examine within your own heart. Come under the flow of grace.
Let your heart be softened by the mercy God can give.
Let go of a past that you have kept vivid in your own mind and heart.
Christ calls us to let go. To surrender our hearts to his will.
That will is, that none should perish.
His will is, that reconciliation comes.
The result of not forgiving is, being lost and undone before God. The result of holding bitterness within our hearts is a spiritual death. God won’t hear your prayers. He will not cover your sins, when you continue to uncover the sins of another, who has been already washed in the Blood of the Lamb. Look how harsh unforgiveness is treated by God.
Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me. Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’
“So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”
Matthew 18:32-33, 35
God is the God of reconciliation. He is the God who tells us to forgive seventy times seven. He is the God who chooses to throw our sins in the depths of the sea of forgetfulness.
He reminds us of our sins no more.
The devil however, is the accuser…
Remember for yourself the precious sacrifice and gift of God. He is our Saviour. He is able to restore us all.
You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, And set him over the works of Your hands. You have put all things in subjection under his feet.” For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying: “I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.” And again: “I will put My trust in Him.” And again: “Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.” Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.
Come let us reason together. It’s time to let go of the hurts and memories of what was done. Remember that the Blood of Jesus is able to give us all a fresh start.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17
You may at last, have your peace, when you forgive. The Lord wants to have us all, restored.
Let’s look within and repent of this sin of unforgiveness.
I pray for myself, Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way. Psalm 139:23 – 24
Let us search out and examine our ways, And turn back to the Lord; Let us lift our hearts and hands To God in heaven.
Come its time to make things right. Let’s forgive one another and live.
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