Archive for the ‘Sin’ Category

Sin Removed

May 20, 2017

If you have trusted Jesus as your Savior your sins are forgiven. What a wonderful Bible promise.

Pilate 

April 12, 2017

Pilate tried to prove his innocence by washing his hands, but his sin could not be taken away by washing. The only thing that can wash away sin is the blood of Jesus and trusting in His death, burial and resurrection. Pilate was guilty of helping to send Jesus to the cross, but God used him to fulfill prophecy.

Matthew 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

Abortion Statistics 

November 3, 2016

Isaiah 44:24 Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

God’s Forgiveness

September 28, 2016

“When God forgives He forgets. He buries our sins in the sea and puts the sign on the shore saying, “No Fishing Allowed.” Corrie ten Boom

Psalms 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Nobody

July 16, 2016

There’s nobody so bad that they can’t be saved and nobody so good that they don’t need to be saved.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Weeds In Your Garden

July 15, 2016

Do you have weeds in your garden? Some are very tiny and the roots have not taken hold. Others have a large root system and are almost impossible to pull up without the ground being softened by rain. The large ones when pulled up leave a bare spot in the lawn or your garden. If all the roots are taken up the weeds die but, if some of the roots are left behind the weeds will spring up again.

The weeds are like the temptation to sin in our life. The sin starts out very tiny, maybe just a thought that is not acted upon. But if we do not kill that thought before it grows, soon it will become a large and it will be much harder to get rid of because that sin will be rooted deep into a hardened heart. In order to completely remove that sin, our heart must be softened by the Holy Spirit and then the roots must be removed when we ask Jesus to forgive our sins and cleanse us. If we do not for sake the sin in our life it is like that little weed that root was not completely removed and we can once again be caught up in that same sin.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

 

Creator

April 15, 2016

Our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made by the Great Creator, God himself. As I sit by the bedside of my very ill spouse I can view with wonder how our bodies react to heal themselves. The doctors have even given God the Glory for the resilience in the body. We have seen many small miracles.

Just think, when you cut your finger or maybe break a bone in your arm or leg then a few weeks later everything is back to normal. You may have a scar from the cut or a slight limp from the break but you are back to being able to function normally.

Sin is like that. When we sin and ask forgiveness, God forgives completely, however, there may be a “scar”. A broken marriage leaves children with only one parent in the home, theft may bring jail time, drinking may cause illness or death and on it goes. Are we forgiven? Absolutely! God not only created our wonderful body He made a way to be forgiven of all our sins through trusting in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

I Am Dying

October 13, 2015

I would like you to know as I write this, I am dying. But the most amazing thing, so are you. When we are born, every day we get closer to death. The BIBLE says murder is a sin. However,Planned Parenthood is killing little babies. That is called MURDER which is punishable by GOD. I cannot imagine after they murder the baby they cut the baby apart. What do you think about that? 

Everyone, the Supreme Court, the PRESIDENT, the people who are appointed to lead our country will be accountable. No one is being punished by man. There is a judgement day coming when all mankind will face God. There is only one way to escape the punishment for sin, (murder or any other) is to repent and ask Jesus to forgive, accept His death, burial and resurrection.
Tick, tick, tick, the pendulum of the clock of time is swinging rapidly.

2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

God’s Forgiveness

August 9, 2015

Forgiveness is based on the atoning work of the Cross, and not on anything we do. God’s forgiveness does not depend on our confession, nor does His fellowship. Confession is a means for releasing us from the tension and bondage of a guilty conscience.”Dr. Charles Stanley

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Noisivelet

May 31, 2014

I am the mirror of the world. No one can match the usefulness I serve.
I am a babysitter, I am an escape from the world, I am a child’s playmate and I am a tool of Satan.
Who am I? My name is Noisivelet.
I in myself am not bad.
In fact I was created for man’s benefit, but somehow all that changed. Where it began I don’t know, but my morals went downhill swiftly.
Once a little sin began being part of me it was as if I dam burst I and my whole being was affected by sin.
I am used by Satan to confuse Christians and to tempt them into longing for worldly pleasures.
Christians can be such hypocrites. They disregard what they call a very important truth in the Bible.
In Matthew 6:33 it’s says: “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”
When they watch me they are not seeking God’s kingdom.
What is my effect on the family?
I, Noisivelet have drawn them apart and caused many disputes.
When I am present within a room I command attention. A family can spend an entire evening together in the same room and not once talk to each other. I take the place of importance in children’s lives rather than their parents.
I take priority over a husband or wife in the spouse’s eyes. When I am not in top condition the whole family mourns. Some people go as far as to worship me.
Whatever I say must be right! Others are addicted to me like a drug.
The apostle Paul says in first Corinthians 6:12 “all things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”
But they are under my power. Their whole life revolves around me and my time schedule. I prevent them from being effective for God by taking away their precious time.
Another of the many useful purposes I serve is to condition people to except immoral relationships and murder as a fact of life which is nothing to be alarmed about. The more Christians see these things, the less it shocks them and the easier they accept sin.
Satan is delighted at the purpose I, Noisivelet, have served to turn you away from God. You may be wondering who I am.
I look very innocent to the unsuspecting person so you may not yet have guessed. “I don’t know you” you say to yourself. But you do know me, better than you think. I am such an intricate part of your life that you just don’t realize the amount of control I have over you.
“Well,” you find yourself arguing, “you can never be used to attack me or my family.” You see you have become very apathetic. Do you know about the things I tell your children? When you leave me alone with them they are fair game for me!
I inform them that their parents don’t have to be obeyed. Obedience is a very old fashion concept that is as out of style as going to church.
They also learn many other useful things from me. “There is nothing wrong with swearing children, everyone does it.
Haven’t you heard your friends, (or even your parents) say a few bad words?”
“Drinking is commonplace. The only way to have fun as an adult is to get drunk or be rich, and you know you’ll never be rich.”
I’ll bet you never realize that I, Noisivelet, was telling your children these things, but I do, and you allow it.
How can you trust me alone with them?!
What about your husband or wife? What do I tell them? It is such fun for me to captivate them with thoughts of immorality and unfaithfulness in marriage.
I tell them that no one is faithful to one person anymore.
Society has moved away from the rigid standards it once had.
Today is a day of openness and freedom in relationships. You must be the only couple in the United States that still follows those old-fashioned ways. What a disappointment you are to your friends. After all you don’t accept the things they do.
What about you? What do I tell you.
“Noisivelet, I don’t know you and I don’t want to” you say. But let’s face it, you do know me and I know you, and what you want to hear what I tell you.
“Your something special you deserve a break, you’re worth it.” All these things I tell you and more. I tell you how much you’re missing in life because of your Christianity.
Why, you don’t even drink a little bit of wine. In Colossians 3:2 it says to set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth, but do you do that?
No, because when you watch me I tell you of all the people in the world that are having more fun, are richer, more famous, better dressed, eat better and live in nicer homes then you do.
I, Noisivelet, fill your mind with thoughts of greed and dissatisfaction with what your life is.
Why don’t you do something about me while you still can? You can make me quiet, you can even remove me from your home. The question is…..are you willing to do this? Can you take the pressure?
Up to this point I have not revealed to you my true identity. You see, I wanted you to think that I don’t sitting your home and tell you and your family lies, but I do.
Take the word Noisivelet and say it backwards, it’s pronounced television. Here is a good illustration of how I see you.

The television is my shepherd, my spiritual life doth want.
It maketh me sit down and do nothing.
It’s seateth me beside men of no faith.
It restoreth my desire for worldly pleasures.
They requireth with all my spare time and keepeth me from doing the will of God, because it presenteth so much foolishness which I must see.
It increaseth my knowledge of nonsense and keepeth me from the study of the word of God.
Yes, though I live to be an hundred, yet the viewing of my television shall have first place in my life as long as it doth operate, for it is my closest companion.
It’s sound and it’s picture, they comfort me.
It presenteth foolishness and folly before me continually and keepeth me from surrendering my whole life to God.
It anoints my mind with seeds of corruptions, and fills my head with vanity, which profiteth me nothing; my cup remains empty.
Surely, no good thing will come of my life, because I am devoted to my television, which leaveth me no time to serve God acceptably; Thus I will dwell in the house of confusion forever.
1983
Stephanie Curtis Dieter
The above was copyrighted 1983 by Stephanie Curtis