Restored To Your Purpose Part 3
It's Never Too Late
It's never too late to be restored. In fact, there is only one " unforgivable sin " according to God's Word and that is blaspheming the Holy Ghost. ( Matthew 12:31 - 32 ) My definition of blaspheming the Holy Ghost once was after having once experienced the Holy Ghost and His power, someone denies that they ever had it and claims the Holy Ghost and His power are not real but is fake. Recently, I got an even clearer revelation on this and its definition: “knowingly and deliberately attributing the works of the Holy Ghost to the devil.” If you've never done that, ( and few people have ) then there is nothing you have done that you cannot be forgiven for.
Forgetting What Is Behind
" 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, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. "
( Philippians 3:13 – 14 )
" As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. "
( Psalms 103:12 Capital added )
Paul said that the one thing he does is " forget those things which forget those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, he presses toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. " [ 1 Corinthians 6:19 ] and everywhere you go, He goes with you.
David said that God scatters our sins ( that we confess and ask forgiveness for of course ) " as far as the east is from the west." Remember, Paul, once named Saul, tortured and killed believers. If God can forgive Paul for that, can He not forgive you for things you have done? Of course He can! If God doesn't remember
confessed sin, why should you? Confess to God all those times you have failed Him, ask for forgiveness and forget them!
Start fresh and be on guard because Satan will come around to tempt you with those things again! When he does, just remind him that " greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. " ( 1 John 4:4 Capital added ) When Satan says; " Remember when ? " Tell him; " Remember what? " " Remember what? " You ask. Remember what will happen to him at the end of the tribulation! Come clean with God today. Confess sins you have covered up. Ask for forgiveness and walk away clean. Then don't fall into the devil's trap. It feels good to be blameless before the Lord!
Peter, Do You Love Me?
" So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter,' Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me more than these?' He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; Thou knowest that I love thee.' He saith unto him, ' Feed My lambs. '
He saith to him again the second time, ' Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? '
He saith unto him, ' Yea, Lord; Thou knowest that I love Thee.' He saith unto him, ' Feed My sheep.'
He saith unto him the third time, ' Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? '
Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, ' Lovest thou me?'
And he said unto Him, ' Lord, Thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love thee. '
Jesus saith unto him, ' Feed My sheep. '
I believe that there was a reason Jesus asked Peter this question three times. It was to restore him from his having denied he knew Jesus three times. Not only to restore Peter, but to restore him to his purpose which was to preach the Gospel. ( " Feed My Sheep, lambs " ) Put your name in the blank where Jesus asks; "_______, Do you love Me?" And you reply; "Yes, Lord. You know that I love You." and Jesus replies; "Feed my sheep." Right here at Faithwriters is a good place to start feeding Jesus' sheep!
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