Jesus is our Lord, our God, our Redeemer, our Savior, our King, our Messiah, and more importantly, our everything. If He has saved you like He has me, then words can’t even describe how we feel for Him. There is no other person I’d rather rely on then Jesus. I have new life because of His mercy and grace. I would never be the person I am today if He not heard my prayers and changed my wicked heart to know Him. Surely, 2“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13) There is a reason why I am so happy and it is because Jesus gives me breath. He gives me the armor I need to deflect the temptations of the enemy. Sure, I may fall into sin at different times in my life, but the moment that I call upon His Name, does He respond with open arms. I am received with mercy and forgiveness. Surely, His love has no bounds. I may have sinned against Him, but the moment that I look to Him in faith and turn from those things that are holding me back, He is able to do the rest. I could never remove the bad habits and addictions from my heart, but when I turn to Him and ask the Lord to tear those things out of my life, He does it. I am not left trying to make things right on my own, for He is able to do the necessary work in me. In these moments, does He take that shame that is over me and wipes it away clean. I am then free from bondage and the slavery of sin because of His compassion for me. How great is His love! Nothing can match it.
Jesus is the only person that can break us free from our addictions, depression, and shame. So please come unto Him today! There are people that will try to tell you that they have a way out of these things, but nothing can replace God. They can’t remove the guilt and shame from your heart. They cannot give you armor to fight against sin. They can only give you a temporary way to remove something out of your life. However, God wants to remove anything that is evil inside of you permanently. He doesn’t work the same way that earthly people do, for His ways are higher. When He desires to cleanse us from sin and all iniquity, it means to give us new desires to walk, talk and think differently. No evil in our life is permanent, unless we allow it be. So again I ask you to give your life to Christ. There is a promise for everyone that does this and it is better than you could ever imagine. Jesus said, 1“if the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36) This means that you are delivered from sin and are no longer tied down to the bad habits and addictions that are tripping you up now. Doesn’t this sound so good? It should, if you desire true change to occur in your life. So don’t hold back, but come unto Your King. Jesus is our Lord and our God. Will you make Him the Savior of Your life? I pray that you will come to Him in prayer, that He may become Your Lord. Then, will you experience His great love for you and be saved. Run to Jesus, my friends. Don’t delay.
Let us pray:
Lord, I am here now to give You my life and to learn from You, my King. All I desire is for You to guide me and direct me on Your holy path. I know that my ways are not good and I need Your guidance and counsel to be safe in this fallen world. I do not wish to fall back into my wicked ways, so cleanse me now and rip those things that go against you, out of my life. I want nothing to do with the spirit of darkness anymore in my life. In that place, come and make a home inside of me. Light the candle of the Holy Spirit in my soul, that I may live differently. What You have made is good, but what You can remake is amazing. I was lost, but You found me, Lord. Thank You for Your compassion and not giving up on me. Many times could You have simply been done helping me because of all my mistakes, but Your forgiveness and mercy never ends. Till my very last breath do You hear my cries and guide me into safe pastures. You are my Savior and I need You in my life. You are my Redeemer and I am set free because of Your mercy. Thank You for Your sacrifice on the cross. Because You bled and died for the sins of all mankind, I know that my life can be made different also. This gives me hope, for You did pay the price that I could never do on my own. And because You have risen, I can now rise into newness of life through the Holy Spirit, that You put inside of me. Thank You for responding to my prayers and changing me. No longer am I lost, for You have rescued me. Because of You, Lord, I have discovered what true love is really like. Lead me Lord. Always be near me. You are my God and I praise You. All the glory and honor to Your holy Name. I love You Lord. I trust in You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1John 8:1-36 (KJV)
1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
13 The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
19 Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
2Philippians 4 (KJV)
1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.
15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you.
22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar’s household.
23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.