by Sandy Kirby Quandt
If we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are no longer slaves to Satan’s power to accuse us before God, the holy and righteous judge. Our sins have been forgiven. We’ve been washed whiter than snow through the sacrificial blood of Jesus on the cross of Calvary. Glory hallelujah!
That means we need to shut our ears to the great deceiver’s lies that we are unlovable.
We need to stop listening to him when he brings up all the times we’ve tried and failed in the past.
In contrast to the devil’s lies, as followers of Jesus we need to listen to the truth he tells us.
We are loved.
We need to get back up when we fall, and keep our eyes on the one who saved us.
God took away Satan’s power at Jesus’ triumphant resurrection.
Like a snake whose head has been separated from its body, Satan still writhes around, lashes out, and tries to inflict as much pain as he can. The final victory, however, rests in Jesus.
Here it is a week before the day we call Good Friday. Seven days before the Friday we recognize as the day Jesus willingly paid the necessary price to cancel the debt that listed all the rules we failed to follow. The day we remember Jesus took away that record of our transgressions and nailed it to the cross.
We have been delivered from the clutches of Satan.
There is no longer any need to fear because of what Christ did on our behalf.
We belong to him.
He loves us with an everlasting love.
We’ve been adopted into the family of God. Joint heirs with Jesus.
Now that’s something to shout about, is it not?
What do you do to shut your ears to the great deceiver’s lies?
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In this way God took away Satan’s power to accuse you of sin, and God openly displayed to the whole world Christ’s triumph at the cross where your sins were all taken away. Colossians 2:15 (TLB)
I wish you well.
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