KEEP ON BEING FILLED
Ephesians 4:13, "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ."
GOD WANTS US TO BE FILLED WITH GRACE AND TRUTH
John 1:14-16 says, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)full of grace and truth...And of his fullness have we all we received, and grace for grace." Jesus was full of grace and truth. But the amazing truth is that we have received of his fullness. Because Jesus lives in us by His Holy Spirit, we too, can be full of grace and truth.
Jesus never compromised truth, but he ministered it with grace. There are many who do not believe or understand God's truth. We must not hold back speaking the truth to them, but we must share it with love and compassion, remembering that we too were once deceived and are still learning each day.
GOD WANTS US TO BE FILLED WITH MERCY
God's wisdom is filled with mercy. (James 3:17) God Himself is filled with mercy and He wants us to be the same.
GOD WANTS US TO HAVE FULL ASSURANCE OF FAITH
Hebrews 10:22 says, "Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water."
Have you done things in your past that make you feel unclean? You feel you are not worthy? Do not undermine the power of the cross of Jesus Christ. When Jesus died, He did not die in vain. He died to completely free you from the guilt of your sin. When you come to Him in contrition and repentance and confess your sins, He promises to forgive you, cleanse you and make you clean. When you have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus, you are totally cleansed. God sees the blood of His beloved Son and no longer sees your sin. This is what God does:
- He cleanses and forgives you totally. There is no sin that is too hard for God to forgive. The death of Jesus was not in vain. Read 1 John 1:7, 9 and Hebrews 7:25.
- He never remembers your sin again. It is buried under the blood of Jesus. Read Hebrews 8:12
- He removes your sins as far as the east is from the west. Read Psalm 103:12. Back in the time of the tabernacle in the wilderness, once a year Aaron, the High Priest, had to take two goats. One was to be a sin offering. The goat was slaughtered and the blood was taken into the Holy of Holies. After this he had to lay his hands on the other goat's head and confess over it all the sins and rebellion of the Israelites. A man was chosen to take this goat, carrying all the people's sins upon it, into a desolate land. It was called the scapegoat. It reminds us of how are sins are taken away, never to be recovered again. I have a picture of the scapegoat on my computer screen as a reminder of this wonderful truth. You can read about it in Leviticus chapter 16.
- He blots out your sins like a thick cloud blots out the sun. Read Isaiah 43:25 and 44:22.
You can come into God's throne room with full assurance of faith.
Next week will be our last message in this series.
Love from NANCY CAMPBELL
"Lord, I thank you that your death upon the cross and your precious blood you shed is effective to cleanse me from all my sin. I thank you that I am cleansed and come into your presence with full assurance. Amen."
I'm tired of being half-filled; I want to be filled to overflowing.
GOD IS FULL OF COMPASSION:
Psalm 78:38; 86:15; 111:4; 112:4; 145:8.
THE EARTH IS FULL OF THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD:
Psalm 24:1; 33:5; 50:12; 89:11; 119:64; 1 Corinthians 10:26.
THE EARTH WILL BE FULL OF THE GORY OF THE LORD.
Numbers 14:21; Psalm 27:19; Isaiah 6:3; 11:9; Habakkuk 2:14; 3:3.
THE EARTH WILL BE FULL OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD.
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