Under the Blood
"And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat. But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth. But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common."
Acts 11: 7 - 9
King James Version
Someone found out something that I had done in my past many years ago; something that did not make Jesus happy, and this person made this comment to me "If I had known about this, I would never had put you in this place of leadership". When this person said this to me, I was crushed and heartbroken because I love and respect this person very much.
I didn't realize until just recently that not only did this person hurt me and break my heart; this person also hurt Jesus and broke His heart. When we doubt that someone's life has been changed after the person has invited Jesus to be his or her personal Saviour, what we are really saying is "I don't believe that Jesus can change you". I submit to you on the authority of the Word of God that when Jesus deposits His precious atoning blood in our hearts, we are cleansed! How dare you and I question the blood of Jesus!
I don't care what you have done in the past, if you have gone to Jesus and asked Him to forgive you, then you have been forgiven and He will never hold it against you again or remind you about it. Everything that you have ever done in your past is under the blood that He shed for us on the cross of Calvary if you have asked Him to forgive you. It does not matter what anyone thinks or says to you about your past; all that matters is what Jesus thinks about you. Run into the waiting arms of Jesus when people try to put you under condemnation.
March 21, 2007
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