Christ, the voice of God’s intimate language, presents the church (his restored image and likeness) to himself, to his delightful approval without any distraction or reminder of a blemished past; no wrinkle or scar of sin’s abuse remains; she stands before him in immaculate innocence. (Mirror Bible, edited)
Are you spreading the joy?
When the enemy reminds you of your past, take his reminder and do two things. First spend some time in praise and worship thanking God for who He is and what He did for you. When you thought, there was no hope for you; the Lord reached down, picked you up and set you on a new path.
Psalms 118:28 The Lord is my God! I will praise him and tell him how thankful I am. (CEV Contemporary English Version)
Psalm 113:3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised. (KJV)
Second, begin to reflect on what God has promised to be your future.
Revelation 21:3-4 and then I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “See! The tabernacle of God is among men, and He will live among them, and they will be His people, and God Himself will be with them [as their God,] 4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be death; there will no longer be sorrow and anguish, or crying, or pain; for the former order of things has passed away.” (Amplified Bible)
You will stand washed, clean, without spot or blemish. You are the church Jesus is coming back for. There will be no remnants of what used to be in your life. No scars that normally remain after a wound is healed. There is a burst of energy you should get just thinking about what God has prepared for you.
Revelation 19:1 AFTER THIS I heard what sounded like a mighty shout of a great crowd in heaven, exclaiming, Hallelujah (praise the Lord)! Salvation and glory (splendor and majesty) and power (dominion and authority) [belong] to our God! (AMP)
Are you able to witness to right now? Yes, you are. So, do it. Make this truth available to as many people as you can so they too can experience this same joy.
Please agree with me as I pray:
My Father and my God, You are Jehovah Tsidekenu, The Lord Our Righteousness. I thank You for washing away all my blemishes. Thank You for removing every reminder of the pain I endured throughout my life. No more scars from trials, tribulations, persecutions, betrayal, grief, nor death. You are Jehovah Maccadeschem, The Lord Who Sanctifies. You present me clean. To say I am completely amazed is not enough. I am humbled and grateful and still those words are not enough. Father, I can’t think of any other appropriate words. I am speechless, which is uncommon for me. The work You’re doing in my life, to clear away all the rubbish, all the hurt, all the pain, so that I am the church You are returning for, is a miracle. Thank You is the best and least I can say…
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