Thursday, 16 June 2022
“Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” – Luke 7:47-48 NKJV
Sin needs to be confronted with the same mercilessness that it shows when it comes to destroying a child of God. In John 8:44 Jesus tells us that satan is a liar and the father of all lies. One of the first things that sin does is that it turns one into a liar. When trapped in a sinful lifestyle, you are forced to do things in hiding and you become dishonest, not only with yourself but even to those around you. Because sin is such a spiritual cesspool, it drags you deeper into darkness and convinces you that the further you go, the more you’ll come out on the other end looking and feeling better than you think. When GOD finally pulls us out of that pit, we can confidently say that it is because of His love that He has shown us mercy and sometimes that love can look like humiliation and embarrassment. It can look like a light exposing our secrets and can also come across as a deep breaking of the soul, either way, these are clear demonstrations of the love of GOD for His children.
There will always come a point where even Jesus says ENOUGH!!! Not with My child. It is at this time that humility takes over and we can finally weep at our mistakes and see clearly where we really were. Finding ourselves facedown in repentance at the feet of the Father is the greatest place to be. Mary in the above Scripture was at the end of herself. Her current self was not someone she was proud of or the version she wanted to continue being. So it is only when she washed the feet of Jesus with her tears and anointed them with oil that her forgiveness came and healing began. We serve a GOD whose love truly knows no limit. Satan traps believers in sin so that they can turn their backs on GOD. The plan is to take as many of God’s children down with him as possible but we need to know and believe that there is a mercy seat and the One seated on it is long-suffering and will leave the 99 for us. Our own strength can never get us out of the webs we find ourselves entangled in. We need the Holy Spirit to intervene “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6 NKJV
At what I call my rock bottom, I remember getting to a point where I even made a vow to GOD saying “Father if you get me out of this trap, I will serve you like I have never served You before”. What that point taught me was that sometimes GOD will allow situations that are meant to destroy you to happen in order for you to be elevated to the next level of your purpose. GOD used the past mistakes of people such as Apostle Paul, Peter, and David as a propeller to their next level of serving GOD. This is by no means an encouragement to continue in darkness but a ray of hope that our worst mistakes do not have to be the end of us. The devil is a liar and he will have you believe that what you have done is too big for GOD to redeem. That would mean we serve a limited GOD and I hope we all know that has never been further from the truth, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our LORD. ” Romans 8:38-39 NIV.
Sometimes GOD will allow situations that are meant to destroy you to happen in order for you to be elevated to the next level of your purpose