“A BROKEN SPIRIT AND A CONTRITE HEART…”
…IS WHAT GOD DESIRES TO HEAL OUR CONDITION.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked:
Who can know it?”Jerimiah 17:9
No other person in Biblical history can better share this example of a broken heart and contrite spirit better than the one who understood the sin he committed and tried to hide within his heart other than King David when he felt the hand of God pressing upon him…”the man after God’s own heart”…when he wrote in PSALMS 51; “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” (Please read the rest). Psalm 51 is marked by true characteristics of repentance such as:
- Appeal to the mercy of God
- Understanding of the severity of sinning against God
- No excuses or justification
- Desire to reform
- Recognition that forgiveness is not deserved but by grace alone
So we see here that giving more in church, more community work or volunteering our time, IS NOT what God requires of us as though it was by our deeds, (as the enemy would have us to believe, but God’s grace.) We tend to think if we just repent and move on as though it’s ok, we’re safe and right with God again, but warning against such thought, (one could be easily influenced by Satan to think all is fine, besides others do the same, right?) because the Word of God does states; “But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” 1 John 1:9… this stands true however, the kind of repentance we offer is something else. (The enemy fails to mention this part.) The Apostle Paul confirms that; “For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.”2 Corinthians 7:10. What did it say…? There’s no regret. Amen. Meaning now, you are of a clear conscience before God, and Satan cannot use this “sin” to continue to accuse us or make us feel guilty for falling, if indeed there are some of us unsure about what we have done and just for some reason can’t find “peace of mind” with it, this may be the reason. It need to be laid bare before God in all honesty and poured out…then we can tell those demons; “Silence! I’m already forgiven for that by the cleansing of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by the washing of His blood.” Amen. The Kingdom of our Lord’s has an order and we as children of the living God live by that order; to worship our Father through our Lord and Savior in “Spirit and in Truth” and there is no other way…that’s law. My point in sharing is that we are merely passing through completing a work given unto us, and therefore we are living sacrifices, living by kingdom standards (spiritual) while in the flesh of our bodies (physical) our minds are still trying to grasps the depths of God’s wisdom as we grow from faith to faith and glory to glory. There is a difference between“I’m so sorry for sinning against you and my God…forgive me (from the heart), than “I’m sorry…for getting caught”, kind of attitude as we all know. We will stumble, fall, bump our heads, etc…, but what better way to practice such a repentance and grow up in spiritual maturity now, than to continue to get knock around by the world from lack of Knowledge and destroyed by the enemy because of spiritual ignorance of who we are in Christ and the requirements of our Lord and God in heaven? Therefore let us be reminded of whom we serve; the ALL knowing, ALL powerful, King of Kings and Lord of Lords…the first and the last, the same God yesterday, today and forever, be ALL glory and praise and honor. Amen. May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob watch over you, protect you and keep you and your household from ALL seen and unseen danger and continue to bless EVERYTHING you may do and touch in this life. Amen. God bless.
REMEMBER!!! Go take a peek at the novel if you haven’t yet. “Battlefield of Angels” It’s a glimpse at spiritual warfare around us and rate this. Though fictional in content many of the events are realand a shadow of my life.