Some of us know the story about Joseph in the old testament of the Bible. Each of us have had many reactions to what happened to Joseph. The thing I appreciate about Joseph’s life is that God kept him, … Continue reading
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
+++God sits on The Throne of Grace. He is Gracious and Merciful unto us.
+++GRACE is God’s unmerited favor and kindness towards us. Grace gives us the goodness of God which we did not deserve and His MERCY spears us from the punishment we did deserve.
+++As long as we did not blasphemed against the Holy Spirit, God will always forgive us of all our repented sins and iniquities. We may feel shame, regret and remorse but never feel condemned.
THERE is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…
…for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.
+++Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!
-Bro. A. Rose
(Rom 8:1 AMP) THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk NOT after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.
+++In Christ Jesus you are forgiven of all REPENTED sins and unrighteousness.
+++You should not feel condemned after the Lord had forgiven you. If you do, its a tactic of the devil to pull you down, get you down and keep you down.
+++The byproducts of repentance and forgiveness are healing, deliverance, freedom, reconciliation and restoration.
+++Get out of that rut and slap the devil.
+++ Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!
-Bro. A. Rose
“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
This entry is part of the “Past Prayer Series” .
Prayer/poem of thanks
November 25, 2010
Thank You, God for forgiving me, and thank You for Your patience with me.
Because I was born again in You I am able to put away my old actions, thoughts, and behaviors. I am able to forgive as You have forgiven me, and I am able to love You as You love me – although not (yet) to the fullest.
Thank You, God for your love that penetrates and heals all wounded, bruised, and broken hearts. Your love God is the strongest there is. It heals past hurts, and present hurts; it softens past and present pains.
You turned my wailing into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to You and not be silent. O Lord, my God I will give you thanks forever(Psalm 30:11-12).
For those of you who don’t know what backsliding as a Christian, it is “… those who have been near to God but have allowed sin to take them away from Him” taken from billygraham.com ( I suggest you read the whole article, it is not long) .
Here are some steps to avoid backsliding when you feel like you are heading in that direction…..
- Examine your faith-life regularly.Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?
2 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV)
- If you find yourself drifting away, turn back immediately.See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
Hebrews 3:12-13 (NIV)
- Come to God daily for forgiveness and cleansing.If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9 (NIV)
Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.
Revelation 22:14 (NIV)
- Continue daily seeking the Lord with your whole heart.And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.
I Chronicles 28:9 (NIV)
This is only 4 of the 10 steps or tips to avoid backsliding. Here is the link to read the rest of the steps/tips(http://christianity.about.com/od/practicaltools/ht/avoidbackslide.htm). I feel that you can also use these steps if you are already in the backslidden state along with additional Biblical godly advice from a Minister, Bishop, Pastor, etc.
I needed this info, found it, and thought about my other Christian brothers and sister who might need this info also if these answers are needed. Especially if you are like me where you felt like you were backsliding or have backslidden more than once throughout a period of time. I hope this helps in your Journey with God.