Monday, October 23, 2017

Forget

Father God wiped out our sins from His memory, but we keep the old fires burning. (Hebrews 10:17) Isn't it time that we got with the program? If He can forgive why can't we? If He can forget, why can't we? ~ DickEvans.org

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Grace and Sin

Hebrews 8:12 NIV
For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.

Our sin is forgiven forever. Grace covers us when we sin. And yet our lives are to be holy as He is holy. How can that be if we continue to sin? You see, Jesus went to the cross so our sins would be forever forgiven. He did not go to remove all sin. Sin is still here and it is our choice to walk in sin or in righteousness daily.

As we walk with Christ we build our relationship with Him. There is no sin in Him and when we continue to walk in sin we do not get as close as we could to Him.

He is looking for a pure clean bride. As we sin we remain dirty. He still loves us. He still covers us with His blood. He still protects us. We still walk in His grace. Yet we know we want to be closer to Him. To do that we cannot continue to walk in known sin. To walk as a carnal Christian instead of who we are in Christ, instead of walking in the spirit, in our renewed mind.

What we look at on our computers may be hidden from the world but He knows. It is sin. What we do behind closed doors may not be visible to others. But He knows because He is in us. He forgives our sin and yet He knows our sin.

Lord help me to be a pure bride. Help me to not remain in the sinful positions I have allowed in my life. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Visible

The Internet is a great way to communicate today. But we must stop hiding behind it because God wants us visible to His people. The world needs more than what they can see on Facebook. They need flesh and blood to disciple them. It is time to move out into the world among the people as Jesus' disciples did. Go out two by two and touch the people one at a time. Go outside of your comfort zone. ~ DickEvans.org

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Meat

How often do we attend church service on Sunday expecting to hear a message that digs deep into us; a message that is a catalyst for growth? And how often do we feel comfortable with the milk that is served instead? To get meat we have allow Holy Spirit to take us out of the box, out of our comfort zone. ~ DickEvans.org

Monday, October 09, 2017

His Word

As each believer reads the Word of God it speaks to him or her to communicate a need for the present time. It opens up things occurring in us that need to be worked on, need to be judged by us and taken care of. As we read the same passage over again at a later date it may open up an entirely different issue in us to be exposed and dealt with. ~ DickEvans.org

Sunday, October 08, 2017

His Promises

2 Corinthians 1:20 NKJV 
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

I recently saw this quote on Social Media: "It is impossible to walk with God without patience. It is required to receive His promises."

First of all, I believe that patience is not about waiting. It is about what we do while we wait. And the Great Commision does a good job showing us what we are to do. We are to go... (Mark 16:15-18)

I believe thinking we are required to wait to receive His promises is old covenant thinking. Under the new covenant, all His promises are yes and amen. The only work is to believe in the one the Father sent. (John 6:29) There is no longer any "if" to walk in any promise. Jesus fulfilled it all at the cross.

No longer are we burdened with having to "do" to receive. We walk in the age of grace not law. The promised inheritance is ours. The only thing stopping us from receiving every promise is us. Nothing is impossible with God. (Matthew 9:26) Just receive. (Matthew 21:22) Walk in it.

Father God, thank you for sending Jesus. Thank you, Jesus, for all you have done for us. Thank you for fulfilling the law so we would no longer be under its burden, For paying our sin debt and freeing us forevermore.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Warned

We are to encourage others every day in their faith. We are to warn them not to turn away from God; not to fall into the traps of evil that are set for each of us daily. We are to warn each other so that none of us will be deceived by the enemy. ~ DickEvans.org