The Scriptures are all powerful in breaking down strongholds, raising up those who are pressed down, and guiding us into experiencing the Lord’s victory over all things. In this segment we set forth a series of subjects with appropriate Scriptures that strengthen faith, and lead to overcoming in the Lord.
Subject areas will be changed regularly, and previous scriptural readings and commentaries may be accessed by clicking different weeks in the calendar below.
“I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, and like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.” Isa 44:22.
Again, this is an assurance to those who think that their sins are so bad that they have created a barrier that God cannot overlook. This reading tells us to remember our redemption, and that the blood of Jesus never fails to proclaim our righteousness on the heavenly altar. Return to God, knowing that the blood of Jesus has cleansed us from all unrighteousness.
“Return to Me; and if you will put away your abominations out of My sight, then you shall not be moved.” Jer 4:1.
We put away our abominations from God’s sight standing on this promise.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9-10.
We have the further promise that “we will not be moved.” That is, no matter how hard the suffering and warfare, we will not lose the peace of God.
From the parable of the prodigal son: “I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Make me like one of your hired servants.” Luke 15:18-19.
The prodigal son realised that he had detached himself from his father by his sinful living, and vowed to return to him in repentance.
“And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.” Luke 15:20.
This parable intends to show God’s reaction to those who return to Him in repentance. The father was looking out for him and saw him when he was still far off. Before the son could confess his repentance, the father embraced him.
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