The Truth About Sin

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If people truly knew the devastation of their sin, they would never “mess around”, “try it once”, “just have a little bit more”, say “it was just one time” or “it’s just a little lie.”

For those who have been burned by the sin they are in, or as a result of the sins of others, it’s just that, a painful fire of agony and devastation. It’s prison bars of hard labour and slavery to an unrelenting master.

Sin is woodworm. It rots the human soul at the roots, devouring all peace, joy, love and truth, leaving a putrid smell of rotting flesh.

Sin consumes and destroys. It destroys you and those around you. Like an uncontrollable fire ranging on a hot dry day. It devours everything that is set before it.

How poignant the picture of Jesus hanging on the cross. He who knew no sin. He never expressed, gave way or made provision for any vile thing. Even so, He choose to take the penalty of the sin we so readily invite into our lives.

The violence of sin ravaged His body, tore His flesh and disfigured the one and only God who came to earth as a human. For sin is the heart of violence, cruelty and malice.

Jesus hung on the tree to free us from our prisons, our own deplorable lifestyles. Our beautiful Saviour’s face dripped with blood and grimaced in pain.

The reality of sin laid bare. The result of sin is death.
Jesus took that death so we could be free from our own sin and the sin of others.

He bore our sin and shame. Jesus laid down His life and rose from the dead to break the curse humanity has been subject to since the garden.

He did not die to merely forgive your sins but to remove your sin.

He died not only to remove the cost of sin in our lives.
He died and rose again to restore us to our created value, like a great artist restoring His masterpiece.

Jesus meticulously removes the grime, dirt, mire and mud, revealing His original design.

The colour and depth of His creation lay hidden under the darkness of sin. He could not leave His art work hidden.
He needed to restore us!

No matter how deep and dark the sin. No matter how “far gone” you think you are, you’re not beyond the blood of Jesus Christ. You’re not beyond the loving gaze of the original artist!

He paid the ultimate sacrifice to restore you to who He created you to be.

His blood flowed to wash all your sin away. Your addictions, your fetishes and perversions; your lies and your cruelty.
Jesus’ blood was shed for all that has marred you, all that has crushed you, disfigured and twisted you.

Turn to Jesus and come into your designed purpose.
Come to Jesus and begin to live out the destiny He has had written for you before the foundations of creation.
Follow Jesus and enter into your true identity.

“There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”– Acts 4:12

Blessings

Raising The Standard

“But this is not the way of life that Christ has unfolded within you. If you have really experienced the Anointed One, and heard his truth, it will be seen in your life; for we know that the ultimate reality is embodied in Jesus!

And he has taught you to let go of the lifestyle of the ancient man, the old self – life, which was corrupted by sinful and deceitful desires that spring from delusions. Now it’s time to be made new by every revelation that’s been given to you.And to be transformed as you embrace the glorious Christ-within as your new life and live in union with him! For God has re-created you all over again in his perfect righteousness, and you now belong to him in the realm of true holiness.”

Ephesians 4:20-24

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The Cross of Christ

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

Remember what I told you: I am going away, but I will come back to you again. If you really loved me, you would be happy that I am going to the Father, who is greater than I am. I have told you these things before they happen so that when they do happen, you will believe.

I don’t have much more time to talk to you, because the ruler of this world approaches. He has no power over me, but I will do what the Father requires of me, so that the world will know that I love the Father. Come, let’s be going.

-John 14:27-31

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Rest, Work and Being Rooted in Jesus

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
– Matthew 11:28-30

 

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The Fire Of God

“In a short time God began to manifest His power and soon the building could not contain the people. Now the meetings continue all day and into the night and the fire is kindling all over the city and surrounding towns. Proud, well-dressed preachers come in to “investigate.” Soon their high looks are replaced with wonder, then conviction comes, and very often you will find them in a short time wallowing on the dirty floor, asking God to forgive them and make them as little children.”
– William J.Seymour

“On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability.

– Acts 2:1-4

 

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Freedom From Guilt And Shame

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.“- 2 Corinthians 7:10 

Godly sorrow = conviction 

Worldly sorrow =guilt and shame

When you are in Christ, He leads you to repentance because His Holy Spirit brings conviction which leads to a changed life. 

When you are of the world there is nothing but guilt and shame which leads to death, for the wages of sin is death. When you are guilty, you have no hope, for you feel the weight of judgement. 

Guilt leads to shame, which leads to a lifestyle of wrong doing. 

When you feel trapped with no hope of escape, you stay where you are. You do not change because you are imprisoned in your situation.

A man walking to the gallows is on the path of death with no hope of life.

That is the situation without Christ. Hopelessness!

We are condemned! We are guilty with no hope of life.

Jesus has come to take away all guilt and shame, He offers freedom from the burdens of a guilt filled life.

For Death is final without Jesus. He came to beat death by dying on the cross, paying the price for all of our guilt and shame, taking our condemnation on Himself-proving this by resurrecting from the dead.

We then can live free from this life sentence of staying in our sins, from the prison of guilt and condemnation where there was once no escape.

We can have the Spirit of Christ live within us!

We then are transformed into the very image of Jesus. Perfected and transformed by God given conviction.

Guilt and shame was nailed to the cross. Condemnation was put to death.

We are guided by conviction!

We are resurrected into a new life where the Holy Spirit guides our lives to glory after glory. And new life after new life.

Love Letter

The reason for the cross is simple.

The reason for the cross is for you!
Even if you hate me.

The reason for my blood shed is to purify the hearts of man.

The reason for the cross and the blood poured out was to draw you close to me.

So you can know me!
Your Creator!

So you can know Me
and find your purpose.

So you can know Me
and become NEW,
whole!

So you can walk in freedom.
So you can walk freely.
So the chains that bind you can be broken!

So you can walk with me.
So you can abide in me and I in you.

So you can know true love.

Which is me!
I AM the purest form of Love,
by the Cross this proves true.

I call out to you through My cross,
even when you deny my name and laugh at the mention of Jesus.

Yes! You! I did this for you!
Even if you didn’t ask for it.
I know what is best for you.

I am God.
I created you from the bottom of your feet to the very last hair on your head.

My beloved!
I loved you and cared for you when you are at your worst!
When you don’t even love your self!

The cross is to draw you close to me.
The blood is to draw you close to me.

Until the very day you realize your need for me.
I wait!
My cross was for you!

I paid it all so we can walk as one together.

I am resurrected so you can rise to life with me!

For I Am the ONLY WAY!

I Am the Truth!

And now you can live in Me because of the finished work on the cross.

I am waiting my child.
I love you with my life.
I paid it all just for you my love.

Love Your Father
Your Creator

Author: Jasmin Frank