The Oil Of Joy - Our Advocate
1 John 2:1
1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name's sake (1 John 2:12). Feelings of guilt and condemnation does not benefit God because it makes us run away from Him. It makes the devil happy because whilst we are hiding from God, he is able to come in and operate freely in our life issues. However if we sin we have to operate in conviction which makes us repent quickly and move on with God. Because our relationship with God is the most important thing we need in this end of age to have victory in a world where the devil has launched an all out war on believers.
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). The attack on our mind is coming from everywhere around us. Especially using anxiety, worry and depression. We cannot use anything else to fight it apart from the word of God. It is the only standard that helps us to filter out the wrong thoughts so we do not even allow it to take root. Because the longer it stays the more time it takes to pull it out. As long as we do not give up we will eventually see the victory. When the devil tempted Jesus one of the thoughts was a suicidal thought. He told Jesus to throw Himself from a mountain. But the word made the enemy move away and wait to see if he can get another time.
ANYTIME YOU SIN REPENT AND DRAW CLOSER TO GOD
Prayer: Father, thank You that Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us in Jesus Name. Amen.
( Hebrews 9:24 paraphrased )
HAPPY NEW YEAR: FORGIVEN IN THE YEAR 2018
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