Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Voices- Part 2"

"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before." Philippians 3:13

Yesterday when we talked about all the voices that are out there, we neglected to talk about the voices from the past. None of us are perfect, or have lived perfect lives. I am sure that we all have done things in the past that we shouldn't have done, aren't proud of or regret. Because the devil is the accuser he often brings up our past and tries to use it against us. He reminds us of the mistakes we made. He reminds us of the thing that haunts us. He won't let you forget it. He comes to steal, kill and destroy. He wants to destroy your peace of mind and your future by not letting you forget "what you did".

If you know Jesus as your Savior, your past is forgiven. It doesn't matter how bad you have been, how much evil you have done, what horrible thing lies in your past. I am not saying that you may not be having to face some consequences for what you did, but Jesus washed away the guilt and condemnation of that thing, and all your sins. So don't let the enemy try to put it back on you.

The Lord's plan for you is to give you a hope and a future. Living in the guilt of the past will rob you of that future. It will rob you of abundant living. It will keep you defeated-- and the enemy knows that. He wants to stop you so that you can't go forward. But you don't have to let him. If you have been "tormented" by those "voices from the past", it is time today to get free from their guilt. Give them over to Jesus once and for all. Receive His word that says you are forgiven instead of the word of accusation from the devil.

Have a great day. Don't listen to the voice of accusation concerning your past- they are lies. Listen to the voice of Jesus- His words are the words of truth.

For further reading:
Psalm 103:12
Romans 8:1
Jeremiah 29:11
John 10:10

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