In God’s Family
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Think of it!
We have an access into the presence of God. “Let us draw near with a sincere heart and full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our body washed with pure water.” Heb 10:22
When we knowingly sin, God wants us to draw near to Him “with a sincere heart” to be honest “in full assurance of faith” that is in what Christ have done by the way of His baptism, death and resurrection. “By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Heb 10:10
God loves us and accepts us. We are forgiven. He wants us to own up to what we have done and thank Him for His forgiveness. If we don’t do this, we will have an evil conscience.
I know one heart breaking story after another of people who have gone into mental illness because of unresolved guilt, others remain reasonably sane but have no power in their lives. They try to draw upon some experience they have had in their past and wonder why they don’t have the same power any more.
How absolutely fantastic to know there is a forgiveness which is guaranteed to us to the once and for all offering of Jesus Christ on our behalf. That’s why it says, “therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost – completely, perfectly, finally and for all time and eternity – those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them.” Heb 7:25, Amp
I am sure that some of you reading this have allowed guilt to tie you in knots for years. You have just been waiting for God to lower the boom on you for some secret sin or for a life lived in open rebellion against His will for you. That very guilt has produced an estrangement from the one person you need to be closest to right now – your loving Heavenly Father. Can’t you see how wonderful it would be to have Him fold His great, strong arms of love around you and comfort and re-assure you of His love and acceptance?
Let Him do it now. He isn’t angry with you – no matter how much you have let Him down. He has utterly forgiven you for any offences toward Him. The only thing that grieves God now is for His children to feel alienated toward Him when He cares for them so much.