When we confess our sins, we humble ourselves and received deliverance in our heart and in our mind. Our heart is free, our body is healed and our minds are renewed. Our confessions change our destiny. Romans 12:2 says: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect”. The mind is the gateway to our heart. When the enemy tries to attack you by using your mind, you must cast down all his imagination in the name of Jesus. When anxious thoughts arise, we should at that point take that as a warning and deal with them in prayer before they take control over our heart. Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. A wellspring is a source of continual supply — often related to wells and water. We must guard our hearts from being polluted by sin as much as possible, as sin pollutes the living waters which are to flow from us. Jesus is our continual living water.
My brothers and sisters, your joy or your sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer to this question, are you saved? Do you have your salvation ticket yet? If you answer yes, keep running the Race with love, with a pure heart. Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life! The tree represents eternal life, eternal healing, and eternal joy! Thus, when you eat of this tree, whatever hurt you have suffered, whatever pain you have borne, is now healed in the name of Jesus. When you seek the Lord first in spirit and truth he will heal those wounds and never to reopen again!
Are you saved? If the Lord came today, are you are ready to depart with Him? If your answer is no, there is good news for you. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). The Lord Jesus Christ told us in the scriptures that no one will see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. And there is more; once you are born again, the Holy Bible says you have been transformed and made into a new creature. Every sin you have ever committed, no matter how bad, is now completely forgiven by God. He paid the price for your sins; Jesus paid the penalty for us. He wants to let you know how much He loves you and cares for you. Do not wait until it is to late; the time is near!
We are saved by grace; by His Blood. The blood of Jesus covers saved Christians so that when God looks at us on our judgment day, He will not see our sin but will instead see the blood of His Son. Therefore now there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh. God want you to seek Him first, He wants to plant a seed of His word in your heart and be fruitful. I remember when we were living in Huntersville Alabama, my family and I desire to plant corn in our big backyard. We were not familiar with gardening but we were very excited about this. Our daughter Desiree was two years old at that time and we wanted to teach her how to plant corn seed. We went to the store to buy corn seeds, shoves, gloves and all the tools needed to prepare the soil. Before we desired to plant the little crop, we cleaned the ground and removed all the weeds and watered the soil.
We worked hard to soften the soil, it was very hard and dry which was difficult to plant the seed, but our perseverance to see the corn was in our heart even when the soil was hard to continue working in it. The same happens in us; some of us need a lot of work to prepare our heart for the seed of the Word of God in our lives. You will find people very dry and hard to receive the seed of the Gospel of Jesus in their hearts. In order to grow spiritually we need to weed the sin out of our lives. Sin can destroy a Christian just as weeds can destroy a plant. When we open our heart to the Lord, He will remove all the weeds that are an obstacle in our hearts. When our heart is ready to receive, the Lord will plant the seed of his Word in us.
The bible uses tares (weed) to represent sinners. Matthew 13:24-30 said: Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping; his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. “The owner’s servants came to him and said, Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from? “‘An enemy did this, he replied. ”The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up? “But he said, ‘No, he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn. God gave a demonstration to prove He loves you at Calvary; He died, in your place, to set you free. Christ died for the ungodly. He took your place, suffering punishment you deserved. Jesus proved that He loves you more than He loves Himself. He wants to give you a last chance to receive Him. The Lord is a God of opportunities; He is giving you the chance to seek him.
“But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and ALL these things shall be added to you”, Matthew 6:33. When you seek God first, He will supply ALL your needs, He never will say I will give you few things; He says ALL things because He is your Provider. “No harm will befall you; no disaster will come near your tent. He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in ALL your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone” (Psalm 91). Running the race is not easy but God will give you the strength to develop your spiritual muscles to reach the finish line. In other words, we are to fight and resist any obstacles of sin in the name of Jesus. “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight, for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives.” (Isaiah 59:19). God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it). So be subject to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you. Come close to God and He will come close to you.” (James 4:6-8)
A humble heart keeps us close to Jesus. To be close to Him, means that we must get rid of sin in our life for sin keeps us from running His Race; it stops our heavenly rains of blessings. Therefore whatever hinders us, whatever prevents us from running the Race, must be thrown off. We must throw off all the garbage into the blazing furnace. We must empty our vessels until it is pure and then fill it up with the presence of God in our life. Finally guard your heart; God wants your heart for Himself. He asked you to trust him by faith. The enemy despises your heart because it is with your heart that you believe unto righteousness. “For with the heart man believes unto righteousness.”For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10).
As Christians, our faith is going to be put under pressure. We are going to be tested. There will be time where we are going to experience periods of intense spiritual conflict which may challenge our faith but God says to you today; you have not suffered any testing beyond normal human [experience]. And God is faithful. He will not allow you to be tested beyond your capacity, but will give you a way out along with the test that you can bear up under it (1 Corinthians 10:13). And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal Savior is the doorway to your destiny. Without Him guiding you, you won’t reach your final destination to heaven. But once you accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life and begin seeking Him daily, He will begin revealing His purpose that He has for you. Dear brothers and sisters let me say to you that Jesus is no respecter of persons. What He has done for me, He will also do for you, if you will just give Him the opportunity. Won’t you open your heart and your life to Jesus now, and in so doing give Him the opportunity? He is ready and waiting! He loves you so much! Jesus took on Himself every bit of your sin, your past, present, and future. Our sinless Savior suddenly and painfully felt the burden of guilt, the weight of a tarnished soul, and a wretched separation from His Father.
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, or if you have strayed from Jesus and want to get a fresh start and a new beginning with Him, please pray this little prayer with all of your heart. You are encouraged to pray the following prayer:
Dear Heavenly Father….Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life towards you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ who died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, and is alive. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
If you said that prayer sincerely from your heart, we believe you have been born again. Welcome to the family of God! We encourage you now to find a local church where you can be baptized and grow in the knowledge of God through His Word, the Bible.