Rest in My Righteousness
by Patricia Backora
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So many of My precious children live in fear and dread of that day when I shall call them to account for their works on this earth. Even those who have sincerely repented of bad decisions, sins or mistakes of the past toss and turn at night, wondering what stern, heartbreaking rebuke Iíll dish out to them at the Believerís Judgment Seat. Instead of being filled with unadulterated JOY at the thought of my appearing, they shiver with dread like a child on his way to get a whipping.
You await your heavenly Bridegroom Who loved you and gave His very life for you in order that you could be FREE of condemnation and all the depression which goes with it. I have washed your sins away as far as East is from West (Psalms 103:12). The Psalmist wrote this beautiful scripture many centuries BEFORE the Cross. Even he had reassurance of his salvation. Even today, in this Age of Grace, some Christians concede that while I MAY have covered their sins with the Blood, theyíre still there! And someday Iíll rip away the Blood covering to take a peek at the awful things you did and berate you for them in front of assembled saints and angels. What a lie of the devil! How this undercuts My grace and mercy and robs My dear children of rest and peace, how it robs your Savior of glory!
Your sins and your iniquities I remember NO MORE (Heb.10:17). Why oh, why donít My people act like this is true? Satan is a clever deceiver. It SEEMS oh, so spiritual and humble and even wise to tell other Christians that someday youíll have to stand before Me and give account for all the things left undone and things you ought to have done better. But if you have genuinely REPENTED of these sins of omission and commission, I can forgive you and wipe the slate clean. Remember, the definition of sin is ďmissing the markĒ or falling short of My glory (Rom.3:23).
Let Me CARRY you over those rough patches in life where you despair of your own weakness and inability to perform to My satisfaction. Your righteousness is in ME, not in yourself (I Cor..1:30-31; 2 Tim.4:8).
Donít let satan the enemy rob you of your own righteousness, given to you by Faith in Christ (Rom.4:13). Satan is a thief, a robber and a liar.
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This is as good as it was over a year ago when you wrote it. Timeless wisdom inspired of the Father's love for His children. Thank you for this clarification to our Father's glory. The Lord bless you.
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord God for his righteous justifications that strengthen and sanctify His children. The Lord Bless You Patricia.