I Belong to JESUS CHRIST
This week’s lesson comes from a reply that The LORD gave me to a dear soul struggling with the devil. It was on my heart to post this as the lesson for this week because we are tempted about alike and my prayer is that The Holy Spirit will be in every word and help each one reading that they understand that GOD will never leave or forsake us. When we accept HIM as LORD and Savior…HE DOES NOT THROW US OUT! Praise HIS HOLY NAME! GOD Bless you all.
Handout: I Belong To JESUS CHRIST
This week I came across a dear lady who was having problems in her mind. The devil had caused her to have terrible, sinful thoughts and she was having trouble controlling her thinking. It had gotten worse when she had watched a movie on tv that GOD told her not to watch. It was a very violent and disturbing movie that mad her begin to have violent thoughts. She had been saved at a young age and had been praying but still the thoughts were coming. She was afraid that GOD would leave her and her question was ultimately, “Do I Still have GOD in my heart?” This was the reply that The Holy Spirit gave to me to tell her.
As I read your question…and your struggle…my heart cries with you. When a person accepts JESUS as LORD and Savior of their life, accepting HIM as King and Master you become HIS and HE is yours. There is no LOSING HIM, not even if you wanted to!
Romans 8:35-39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulations, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36. As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37. Nay in all these things we are more than conquerors, through HIM that loved us. 38. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of GODD, which is in Christ JESUS!
NOTHING! Once you are HIS…the day you fall in your knees confessing your sins and that you are a sinner and asking JESUS to save you and be Your LORD and MASTER then you are sealed UNTIL THE DAY OF REDEMPTION!
Ephesians 4:30 “And grieve not The HOLY SPIRIT of GOD, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
So many Christians are taught the mindset that we must KEEP ourselves saved…through our “good works” but what did JESUS say?
Matthew 10:18 “And HE said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, GOD.
It wouldn’t matter if you did as good as you could for the rest of your life…you could not be good enough to satisfy the law and holiness of GOD on your own…that’s the whole point of why we need JESUS…look what the scriptures say…
Isaiah 64:6 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
Proverbs 3 says in verses 5 and 6 Trust in the LORD and lean not to your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will direct your paths…
You are leaning to your own understanding about GOD…you are thinking HE is as we are…think about this Beloved…Do you not realize before the beginning of the earth…GOD knew you and planned you and HE knew EVERYTHING YOU WOULD DO WRONG…every thought you would think?
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
Do you think your thoughts and sins surprise or disappoint GOD? In order to disappoint someone, they must first not know what is going to happen. HE knew what you would be, HE knew who you are before you were born…HE knows you better than you know you!
Psalm 103:13:14 “Like as a father pitieth His children, so The LORD pitieth them that fear HIM. For HE knoweth our frame; HE remembereth that we are dust.”
GOD is not up on His throne just waiting and ready to blast you and throw you away!
Lamentations 3:21-23 “This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because HIS compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”
Yes we are supposed to strive to be perfect, but GOD knows that we are still flesh and that we will not be perfect till we get HOME.
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that HE which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of JESUS CHRIST.”
1 John 1:9 says if we confess our sins HE is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we are all running around in fear all the time that GOD is gonna kick us out…it’s because we lack understanding of how pure HIS love is…He does not love as humans do. That is why it’s so important to really get in GODS WORD and study it for yourself so you start to learn of HIM and develop that intimate relationship with HIM.
1 John 4:15-19 “Whosoever shall confess that JESUS is the SON of GOD, GOD dwelleth in him, and he in GOD. And we have known and believed the love that GOD hath to us. GOD is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in GOD, and GOD in HIM. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love HIM because HE first loved us.”
See the devil knows that once we understand that we are secure in our salvation, he will attack GODS love for us every time because he wants to keep us in torment. He knows he can’t get our souls but he wants to make certain that we do not lift up the name of JESUS! He will try to get into our minds and make us think all sorts of evil thoughts to keep our minds off praise! It takes training! I understand what you are going through.
You have to start to understand that satan has no authority over your mind, no matter what problems you have, CHRIST rules you. So when those evil thoughts come to you…just be ware and start praising the LORD! Start quoting scripture…rebuke him in the name of JESUS! Even if you have to say the name of JESUS over and over in your mind and pray…JESUS….JESUS…JESUS there is no other name given among men whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12)…evil is banished at the name of JESUS, demons tremble at the lovely name of JESUS the darling SON of GOD…cast him out of your mind on the authority of JESUS CHRIST who is YOUR LORD and MASTER and let The HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD that dwells in you take over!
Praise the LORD take control back of your mind…give it to GOD! Pay careful attention to everything you watch, hear, see etc. The devil will use anything he can. Build a wall of prayer around your heart and mind.
Do not follow your heart…the heart is very wicked…who can know it (Jeremiah 17:9)
Follow The LORD and HIS WORD! Day and night stay in it, meditation on HIS word.
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O GOD; and renew a right spirit within me.”
Pray that your mind be renewed! And obey GOD
Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of GOD.”
We will have to suffer consequences of our sin….but understand that GOD is there to forgive us and to help us. He knows your struggles with your thoughts…give them to HIM and stop thinking HE is just going to kick you out. You were BORN into the family of GOD…no matter what you do…you are still HIS child. Your parents…you were born to them naturally…you can change your name a thousand times…and commit a thousand crimes…but it will NEVER change the fact that you are their child! It is the same when we are born from above! Stop fearing that! It is a lie of the devil.
You have confessed your sin and you have turned away from it…don’t stop talking to GOD and understand that HE is there to help you not up there waiting for you to mess up so HE can blast you. Once you understand that GOD loves you…that HE doesn’t just tolerate you…it will help you in your walk with HIM.
I’m praying for you and I would like you to read my testimony…I hope that it will help you. Stay in the word and everyday wake up and pray Ephesians 6 about the whole armor of GOD over yourself and fight the good fight.
Forget about your past sins that you have asked GOD to forgive you for…HE has forgiven you and HE doesn’t remember it! Stop bringing them back up…it is a slap in HIS face as if HE didn’t cleanse you right.
Psalm 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath HE removed our transgressions from us.”!
Philippians 3:13 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which were behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the High calling of GOD in CHRIST JESUS.”
The devil would have you think that he can force you to do things…he CANNOT! You do not belong to him if you have accepted JESUS into your heart…he cannot make you do anything! he has no power over you!
Romans 8:2 “For the law of The Spirit of life in CHRIST JESUS hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”
I’m praying for you…keep trusting the LORD and know that HE understands how your mind works and how your body works and if you keep trusting HIM, and obeying HIM…HE WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THIS!!!
I would like you to go read my testimony how the devil was in my mind and how GOD made me free…I hope it is a blessing to you.
also start doing studies in the word! Beth Moore is a very good teacher of The Bible…it will help you!
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Much Love in Christ JESUS…
Your friend and sister…
Remember dear readers…I love you and more importantly Jesus loves you and there is only one way to The Father and to Heaven…
Revelation 20:15 “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
John 10:9 Jesus said…”I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under Heaven given among men, whereby WE MUST BE SAVED!”
Romans 10:9-11 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the LORD JESUS, and shalt believe in thine heart that GOD hath raised HIM from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; ;and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.”
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of The LORD shall be saved!!!”
Praise The LORD!!! Forever!!! Hallelujah!!!
Dear Righteous, Holy, Heavenly Father…
I’m bowing before You yet again thanking You for who You are. LORD today I am thankful that You love me and that I am safe and secure in Your love. Lord I understand that when I go against Your will, that I will have to bear the consequences for my sin, but I know that You will never stop loving me and that You will never leave me. Lord I’m asking You today to help Your people understand that Your love is pure, unconditional, and that it is forever. I’m asking You to help this dear sister and all those whose minds are being tormented by satan. Lord help us to kick him out of our minds, our houses, and our lives on the authority of the precious blood that You shed so long ago on the cross. Lord help us to understand that we do not have to fear. Thank You for Your great mercies, and Your grace. I love You LORD and I ask You to help this ministry and to be with Mr. Cook the owner of World Sunday School and his family. I’m asking You to send healing and comfort and that love that only comes from YOU! In Jesus Holy, Sweet name I pray.
July 3, 2016