Tag Archive | sin

1 John 3:7-8

Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
1 John 3:7‭-‬8 NASB

🌹Hallelujah to the Son of God who was tempted by the deceiver, conquered sin, and brought righteousness to those who put their faith in You.
Jesus, You came to destroy the works of the devil. May I not be deceived, having discernment to recognize the one who practices righteousness vs the one who practices sin. Judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out!! The ruler of this world has been judged!!
Jesus, You are the victory!! I know that You are righteous Jesus and I will practice righteousness because I am born of You.
Jesus, thank You for sowing good seed in me.
God I pray You bestow upon me the courage, boldness and perseverance to sow the good seed — Jesus, the Son of Man — in the world, as Your kingdom daughter. Glory, honor and victory to Jesus, my Savior. Amen.
Matthew 4:3/John 12:31/John 16:11/1 John 2:29/Matthew 13:37‭-‬38 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

1 John 3:4-6

Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.
1 John 3:4‭-‬6 NASB

🌹Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Jesus, You are the propitiation for my sin but not mine alone but for those of the whole world. I have been redeemed with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of my Savior Jesus Christ. Thank You, God, for Your law because through it I was made aware of my sin. Sin is lawlessness that brings about wrath. I thank You God for sending Jesus, who knew no sin to be sin on my behalf, that I could become Your righteousness in Jesus. How can I possibly thank You enough for this precious gift bestowed upon me except to practice righteousness in Jesus through Whom I am born again?! I will abide in You and not sin because I am covered in the blood, knowing You and keeping Your commandments and will do good for Your name sake. All praise, honor, and glory to Your name,  in whom I pray.  Amen.
John 1:29/1 John 2:2/1 Peter 1:19/Romans 3:20/Romans 4:15a/2 Corinthians 5:21/1 John 2:29/1 John 2:3/3 John 11 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon 

1 John 2:2

and He Himself (Jesus) is the propitiation (or satisfaction) for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
1 John 2:2 NASB

🌹God, You are a God of love and reconciliation. You displayed publicly before the eyes of the world, Jesus, as a life-giving sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation by His blood and all can receive this salvation through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness which demands punishment for sin. Therefore, Jesus had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. Thank You, God, for making a way, under the new covenant, so the perfection and sacrifice of Christ will cover (atone for) the imperfection and sin of those who identified with Him and accepted Him as Savior. Make my life worthy of the sacrifice You made on my behalf, Lord God, I pray. In Jesus name, amen.
Romans 3:25/Hebrews 2:17 NASBGod, You are a God of love and reconciliation. You displayed publicly before the eyes of the world, Jesus, as a life-giving sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation by His blood and aIl can receive this salvation through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness which demands punishment for sin. Therefore, Jesus had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. Thank You, God, for making a way, under the new covenant, so the perfection and sacrifice of Christ will cover (atone for) the imperfection and sin of those who identified with Him and accepted Him as Savior. Make my life worthy of the sacrifice You made on my behalf, Lord God, I pray. In Jesus name, amen.
Romans 3:25/Hebrews 2:17 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

1 John 2:1

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
1 John 2:1 NASB

God of the written word, Father of my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Honor and praise to You who sits upon the throne! You sent Jesus, the righteous, who is able to save forever all who draw near to You, God, through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for us.
There is but one God, and one mediator also between You O God and men, the man Christ Jesus, Your Son.
I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate me from Your love, God, which is in Christ Jesus my Lord.
The things that are written in Your holy Word are so my joy may be made complete. May I labor with Your children, thankful to be one, until Christ is formed in me.
Christ was risen and sits next to You most holy God, not entering a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in Your presence God on behalf of me. How can I not strive to be sinless and pleasing in Your sight, O God. Thank You, Jesus, for interceding on my behalf when I stumble and sin and not leaving me there but bringing me back to joy complete. To God be the glory for my Advocate, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Hebrews 7:25/1 Timothy 2:5/Romans 8:38‭-‬39/1 John 1:4/Galatians 4:19/Hebrews 9:24 NASB

🌹I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
John 14:16 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon

1 John 1:9

Prayer:
Jesus, Savior, Redeemer! Praise and glory to Your name!! You who purifies the souls of people for Your own possession, purify me for Your glory so as to be zealous for good deeds.
I acknowledge my sin to You, And my iniquity I do not hide. I will confess my transgressions to You, my Lord for You forgive the guilt of my sin. I will not conceal my transgressions for I want to prosper for Your kingdom purpose. Shower Your compassion upon me as I confess and forsake my sinful ways.
God, You are so faithful and righteous to forgive my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Thank You Lord for Your compassion, forgiveness, and clothing me in Your righteousness! For this I am truly grateful. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.
Titus 2:14/Psalm 32:5/Proverbs 28:13 NASB

🌹If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon 

1 John 2:8,10

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
1 John 1:8‭, ‬10 NASB

Holy, righteous, irreproachable, just God. You are worthy of reverent praise for You are sinless, matchless and a faithful God!
Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin”? Certainly not I Lord. Forgive me for every time I think that I am able or the “one” who is without sin, self-righteous in my own eyes and yet deceiving myself. For it is written, “There is none righteous, not even one”. Cover me in the righteousness of my Savior who died for me so that I may walk in righteousness for His name sake. I have received His testimony and set my seal to this, that God is true. Your word is in me and I confess Your righteousness as the truth for all mankind. You are not a liar. Your word is truth! Hallelujah!! Amen.
Proverbs 20:9/Romans 3:10/John 3:33 NASB

🌹Thank you, Father, for the Word, Jesus, living in me through Your Holy Spirit!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon 

Liberties

Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one.
1 Corinthians 8:4‭ NASB

So for the one who knows there is no such thing as idols or gods, that they have no real existence, it is not a big deal to eat the food sacrificed to idols. But what about the brother or sister who has not yet come to terms with eating food sacrificed to idols or hasn’t surrendered their heart completely to the one true God?

It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles.
Romans 14:21 NASB

But take care that this liberty of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak. For through your knowledge he who is weak is ruined, the brother for whose sake Christ died. And so, by sinning against the brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food causes my brother to stumble, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause my brother to stumble.
1 Corinthians 8:9‭, ‬11‭-‬13 NASB

We have a lot more liberality in our times now but what liberties are we comfortable with in our walk with God that may cause a brother or sister to stumble?

God of mercy and grace, forgive me for my insensitivity to the weaknesses and struggles of my brothers and sisters, that I could be contributing to their sin, by misuse of my knowledge from You. Make me aware and conscientiously seek to build them up in the knowledge of You so they may know the freedom found in You, Lord God. To Your glory and praise I pray in Jesus name. Amen.

Continually Seeking Him,

🌹Sharon

Take Up Your Cross and Follow

And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
Matthew 10:38‭-‬39 NASB

What does it mean to “take your cross and follow”?
To deny self.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
Matthew 16:24, Mark  8:35, Luke 9:23 NASB

To “take your cross and follow” is to deny self and take up your cross. The cross which represents death to sin and the ways of the world. It is the freedom from the bondage of that sin enabling us to faithfully follow Jesus.
Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
Luke 14:27 NASB
So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.
Luke 14:33 NASB
But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Philippians 3:7,10-11 NASB

Basically we must lose our life to find it.
He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal. If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
John 12:25‭-‬26 NASB

🌹I am crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. 
Galatians 2:20

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Rescue (Redemption)

When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately.”
Luke 21:9

This world, this earth is not our home. Sin has destroyed and continues to destroy. There is a stark contrast of this world and heaven but remember that God is at work and has a plan. There is nothing that happens that God is not fully aware of and His plan will be played out no matter what because He is God.

God gives all the opportunity to be a participant in His plan. It is our choice to join Him or not.

It will lead to an opportunity for your testimony.
Luke 21:13 NASB

It is during terrifying times that many are searching for answers. It is the time for those who know Jesus Christ to step up so others may know Christ and His salvation.

It is also a time when we should be most hopeful.

But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
Luke 21:28 NASB

🌹 Are you ready to step up to the plate in hopeful anticipation of Christ’s return?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Power

And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.          John 16:8‭-‬11 NASB

O the power of the Holy Spirit. Do we truly believe that He can convict the world concerning sin? Do we believe the Holy Spirit can draw the unbeliever to Jesus? Do our prayers show that we do as we pray for unbelievers in our lives?

O the power of the Holy Spirit to convict the unbeliever to believe in Jesus, the righteous One, even if He is not seen physically in bodily form.

O the power of the Holy Spirit to assure the believer that the ruler of this world has been judged already. He has no power over the believer because Jesus took care of that when He rose from the dead. We have the power of Almighty God living in us. Hallelujah!! Let us live in such a way to testify to His power and glory.

But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.                         John 16:13‭-‬14 NASB

🌹 Is the Holy Spirit alive and moving in you? Surrender, listen, obey. Then you will glorify Him.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon