Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Seeds Of Ignorance



Long before I was born again I was trying MY best to find something that made sense...... I came upon a "preacher" and girls I use that term very loosely. His instruction to me (when I poured out my heart to him as to the brokenness of my life) was (your are not going to believe this) You need to go and find your first husband, he needs to divorce his wife and then the two of you marry again and then God can save you. My head is still spinning over that one. I left that office so confused as to what in the world I was going to do with my life and it would be several years before the Father God could push through THAT mess and get to my heart. And due to the utter hopelessness of that day I fell even further deeper into the darkness that surrounded me.
Ignorance gone to seed!

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He was just a young boy around the age of 13 and he very much loved his uncle. His uncle was his friend and mentor and he loved him so. It was early morning and while on his way to work the unspeakable happened. The fog was so thick and the uncle misjudged the curve of the road, he hit the bridge. He died. His uncle was gone, his grief was more than the young boy could voice.

While sitting quiet at the funeral home, wanting to spend just a few more hours before he would be gone from his life forever this young boy of 13 was catapulted into a darkness that remains with him today. Those words spoken out of religious ideology drove him from the room and from God... And it remains today.


"It is such a shame she said, as she stood standing over her son's body, I guess he will spend eternity in hell, I just could not get him to give up that beer."

That was 50 years or so ago, that young boy of 13 relives that voice to this very day. How could a God that they spoke of as that of a loving Father, condemn a man because of a can of beer?"
He has no use for God......

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The ignorance of the self righteous scribes of the times of Christ and the times in which we live, have matured and gone to seed, spreading their words filled with the condemnation that will somehow justify their sin. They spread their seed along the way as they go and somehow their sin is less than mine and they do their good deeds in order to win favor with God.

There is NO justification for sin, if it be stealing a pencil or taking a life. If you have looked for justification in your life or wanted justification for another just to ease your mind or easy your soul then there is none.

I struggled with this for so years and it took my strength and my joy and my hope for tomorrow... I sought the favor of man and wanted to be accepted by "them". I wanted to discard my scarlet letter and pretend that it was not visible to the world, I wanted to be free of the invisible chains that man placed upon me.

I found the release I was looking for in a man called The Christ. I am justified by one minuscule drop of HIS blood. There is no sin that I have committed before I met HIM that HE deems unforgivable, and I am made new and all things have .

11 Coirthinans 5:17 Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
I am in Christ, I have become new.


AND the sin that I have committed since that day HE has made provision for.

1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

He stands before the Father and makes intercession for ME...........

If I believe just one word in the Word of God then I have to believe every word written there in....
I am justified by the shed blood of Jesus and nothing other than that. Whether that sin be divorce or lying, or stealing, or murder and the list goes on and on. I find nothing in the word that separates one person and their sin from another and a different sin. We are all sinners saved by grace.

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This final thought.... I read on the internet a few days ago while studying about this woman at the well.. and I came across this statement.........

If you find yourself in a place where you have married and divorced and married again. When you discover that you need to be reconciled to God then I suggest to you that you seek out the advise of someone that can help you figure out how to you will be able to reconcile yourself to God.........
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Here is my answer to that...............
Mat 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom;

That veil separated the inner court from the Holy of Holies in the Temple. No one could go into the Holy of Holies except the priest and only once a year. It is where the presence was God dwelt. The instant that Christ called out, "It is Finished", that veil rent from the top to the bottom giving all access into the Holy of Holies. Christ just purchased my salvation, I am now justified because of HIS sacrifice. I have access to the throne room, I have access to the Father of the Universe. I need that no man be intercessor other than Christ.


Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin.

Rom 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Rom 3:22 Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

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I think that pretty much says it all...........
I have one more scripture to share with you on Thursday. It is the scripture that I want you to expound on. It is a scripture that is needed by those that are in an abusive relationship and what God has to say about it........ It will be a very short post......... I look forward to your input.


22 comments:

Annette said...

I "Have" committed some pretty nasty sins in my life, some I want to just put on the "back burner" so to speak and I am so Thankful to my husbands sister and her husband for being so, what I thought at that time "pushy" to attend their church, I seriously thought I could not be forgiven but God spoke to me, through interpretation and I know I have been forgiven, and every night when I go to bed I ask God to forgive me for my sins, we sin everyday in our thoughts, actions, and word's, and I don't know if I'm going to wake up in the morning, but I want forgiveness, everyday Satin reminds me of my horrible life style I once lived, and I'm Thankful he does, cause I am reminded of where I came from, and where I'm going to be going one day!!! The things I use to do would make your head spin.... I am so excited that another man named Jesus loves me!!!!
Love,
Annette

Maxine said...

This is such an amazing post. We probably all have a story to tell of words that have stayed with us and been hard to shake even tho we know they're false. But the gospel can break through all that. Thanks for expounding the beautiful gospel once again. We cannot hear it too often or know how the Lord is going to use it in the heart of a needy one.

Mary said...

Denise,

What an inspiration you are. Like Annette, I ask forgiveness of my sins every night. Each morning I ask for strength to get through the day without committing any sins, but as we are human, we do sin.

Sorry I haven't been by. I was missing Meeko and I've been busy trying to get this house in some semblence of order. It got out of hand when I was sick in December and January. It's slowly getting back in shape.

Drop over to my writing nook and see what we got today. God closes one door and opens another.

Love and blessings,
Mary

Hafts Happenings said...

Grace,grace, God's grace, grace that is greater than all my sin! I love that song. Wonderful post, reminds of f the things I heard growing up. I am so thankful I learned the love the Father has for me. Thank you for posting this. Marlo

Hafts Happenings said...

Grace,grace, God's grace, grace that is greater than all my sin! I love that song. Wonderful post, reminds of f the things I heard growing up. I am so thankful I learned the love the Father has for me. Thank you for posting this. Marlo

Denise said...

This was such an inspirational post my friend. Thanks for being willing to share.

Just Joni said...

Sinners saved by grace...such sweet words to soak in...

Tracy said...

Wow! What an awesome post! I really needed to hear some of these words. Even though i finally came to terms and knew i was forgiven for my first marriage and divorce. This was an excellent post my blogger friend.

Hugs.

Shirley said...

Denise, my friend and sister-in-Christ....you have a God given gift of being able to expound on the Word of God so well. He uses your experience to help others. Keep up the good work....He will truly bless you for it. I know that when we are doing a good work for God, that Satan tries to discourage us....that is why I always try to encourage those who are doing a good work for God. Keep it up....you are a blessing to me and others.

Love you girl.

Edge of Design said...

Okay, I'll save my comments until then. :)

ktwalden said...

What a thought provoking post!
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."Isaiah 55:9 What God says should always count more than what man says. I am so thankful I serve a God that judges on the heart and not what can be seen with the eyes as most people do.

Janera said...

Excellent post. Thank you for it!

Donetta said...

Hi, What did you step in????????
the comment you left me...
sorry it went over my head.

Donetta said...

I see I think.
I hope your feet were without shoe as you enjoyed your toes in the sweet sweet grass.
So many need to hear, so many need to know how very much they are truly loved by our Father our forever and ever.
I wrote some on my other blog. Link is on the side bar discrete.

Vicki said...

I'm so behind on your very good posts & hope you'll forgive me...catching up here tonight & enjoying it. Seems I've been dragging for a very long time - well, all winter anyway:-) Isn't the GRACE of God a beautiful thing to behold? Love that scripture - we have been justified freely by His grace through redemption that is in Christ Jesus! Whew! amen!!

JC said...

I grieve for each person that had been misled by self righteous people that don't really know Christ or his love. They haven't taken time to search out scripture for themselves. Praise God you have. He didn't give up on you and you didn't give up on him. Praise the Lord. We are indeed new creations and if God is for us who can be against us for we are more than conquerors through Christ.

BTW, thanks for the comment on my dental issues. I have the same issue as you but I'm going to wait on that until I'm to my goal.

Have a great day.

JC said...

I grieve for each person that had been misled by self righteous people that don't really know Christ or his love. They haven't taken time to search out scripture for themselves. Praise God you have. He didn't give up on you and you didn't give up on him. Praise the Lord. We are indeed new creations and if God is for us who can be against us for we are more than conquerors through Christ.

BTW, thanks for the comment on my dental issues. I have the same issue as you but I'm going to wait on that until I'm to my goal.

Have a great day.

Chris said...

Amen!!! You've made so many important points in this post~~

And I've been told by my Dad that I needed to have my first marriage annulled in order to marry my DH.... My Master has shown me differently. My Jesus blesses our marriage daily~~

Love you!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Denise:
Thank you, dear one. Forgive them, Father, for they have no idea what they are saying when they say the things that they do. They may believe them, but they are wrong. You didn't send your Son all the way to hell and back for me or for my sister to remain as we are. Thank you for your lavish expression of love on my behalf.

Thank you, too, Denise, for expending yourself in such a raw and vulnerable way. Your Father is well pleased. Now rest.

peace~elaine

Hi! I'm Grace said...

It is so nice to be in a blog that glorifies God's name. :)

katie said...

God is good all the time, His love endures forever.
Thank you for helping others as you do.

katie

Sharon Brumfield said...

I probably had a heard time really coming to the relationship with Jesus because of the words of those religious people.
I look back now and I can not really judge them because they didn't know what I know now....their words proved that. And I thank God that each day He is working to open my eyes to lies that I may have been taught that I still believe.
Love ya girl
I am glad you made it to this side.