Father lead me, as you lead your people through me. Hallelujah
Dear friends in Jesus Christ,
Hear what father has to say today in Hebrews 2 “We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2 For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.”
And thus I ask you friends as we explore through the power of father’s love for us though our daily life we often feel blue feel like God has forsaken us,
Have you ever felt blue? Are you depressed? Are you feeling anxious?
What I mean is that, you have prayed, you have kept the commandment of love as much as you can, you was obedient to father’s will most of the time & you have experienced the risen lord our brother Jesus Christ ,but yet you feel that your life is not going anywhere its stuck, you feel that there are forces which are trying to make you feel afraid so as to reduce the fear you might sin again?
Am I right friend? Because while I was speaking to you for a few days, I’ve felt that way, I’ve felt fear, other than the fear of God the father, and as I’m writing to you now, I was afraid too, but then I asked father for help and he told me this “18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”Hebrews 2:18
Can you see friends? That he is with us, to help us through these troubled waters of time.
And as I pray for you in the beginning today so that you can see the light of Christ what I saw, please do pray for me, for my protection with that light and that I can tell you all of it.
In our daily struggle to become righteous and to present our bodies to father, that he can use it to bring glory for himself on earth, first of all we have to be sin free. I already told how you can be free from sin, and how sin can never dominate you again, once you worn the precious Armor of God and the helmet of Salvation and take up the shield of faith and his heavenly words, as your sword.
But my friends, I’m not saying that when you have met the lord your sins are not forgiven.
All I’m to say that the evil always tries to tempt us in an never-ending way, in our imagination, or whisper us in our ears, make us proud, make us dominant, tell us to do the wrong things, it can be very simple from a lying to getting angry to argument to anything else that does not bring glory to God the father, that before we can understand what is actually happening we are involved in an act of actually committing a sin.
In my personal life too friends, I also struggle to keep my sanctity intact, for after all I’m also built in flesh and blood and I do fall, at the hands of these temptations.
When you pray from tonight I want to help you as I was helped today by our father, on how to be strong, because I believe that in Christ we are all warriors, who keep on the good fight to destroy sin from our own lives on one hand and to help others who are in sin, so as to show them the light of the word.
As the scripture says,
“6 My friends, if someone is caught in any kind of wrongdoing, those of you who are spiritual should set him right; but you must do it in a gentle way. And keep an eye on yourselves, so that you will not be tempted, too.” Galatians 6:1.
But please do not get me wrong, I’m in no way telling you to Judge a person according to his or her sins, as John Chapter 8 says
“2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! 10 For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ
12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—
13 To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.
15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
18 Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
20 The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ
6 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he8 lives, he lives to God.
11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
Slaves to Righteousness
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Released From the Law, Bound to Christ
7 Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives? 2 For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him. 3 So then, if she has sexual relations with another man while her husband is still alive, she is called an adulteress. But if her husband dies, she is released from that law and is not an adulteress if she marries another man. 4 So, my brothers and sisters, you also died to the law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God. 5 For when we were in the realm of the flesh,the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in us, so that we bore fruit for death. 6 But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.
The Law and Sin
7 What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.” 8 But sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, produced in me every kind of coveting. For apart from the law, sin was dead. 9 Once I was alive apart from the law; but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life and I died. 10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life actually brought death. 11 For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death. 12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.
13 Did that which is good, then, become death to me? By no means! Nevertheless, in order that sin might be recognized as sin, it used what is good to bring about my death, so that through the commandment sin might become utterly sinful.
14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. 15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? 25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!
So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin.
Life Through the Spirit
8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.
9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba,Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
The power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation: Going for confession
So all I’m trying to say to friends that all of you are called, chosen and set apart by Christ Jesus and that his blood flows in you, cleansing all the negativeness in you, that his spirit abides in you and leads you in your journey to holiness and that he has set his angels in charge of you that no harm shall come to you.
And I also want to remind you that if you have committed an act of sin, do not be disheartened and feel that there is no redemption for you, and so that you may go back to sin again. I’m trying to say that you can say sorry to father and turn him at anytime, anywhere, with a broken and a contrite heart as the Psalm 51 says.
The best thing you can do is to go now is to a priest and avail the amazing grace that is available to you and me, through the Sacrament of Reconciliation or more commonly known as Confession. (This is an amazing guide I found just now that may help you out if you going for the first time or you have forgotten how to do it.)
And don’t be disheartened friend, you and I are called to confess our sins as James 5:16 says “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”.
And I tell you what, there is no fear, no shame in going for a confession, because it is not the priest who sits and listens to your confession, it’s our loving father who does.
And how can a father reject his sons and daughters who he loves so much, that he asked his only Son Jesus Christ to die for them? Have you not heard the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32)?
Our father is like that friends, he waits with hands open wide just for you and me, so that we can be set free, and It is so because father wants us to be united as one through his son Jesus Christ as John 17:21 says“that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me?”
“We have a father who waits for us. In the midst of our worldliness, He calls us his children. We are not orphans”
It doesn’t matter if you can’t tell all your sins in one or two attempts, I’m well aware of our human limitations, but let me tell you once you start going for confession on a regular basis, you will get an amazing power, an amazing grace, and the best part is it will become a habit for you.
And if you think people are watching you, going to confession and passing comments or maybe asking you why are going to confession so frequently? Or if you are hurt by their look that they think why commit sin so much don’t worry friend, don’t feel bad. I can assure you that they are no more holy that you or me.
And for show me one example when going to father talking to him, is bad, I tell you today, that it’s a grace that father is giving you and me, it’s a privilege.
And I tell you what, a time will come, when you will feel that your sins are gone, no longer will they have the power to hold you down, that day you will soar around, with God the father and his son and his spirit, just like eagle, like the hymn says in power of your love .
I take pride, in telling you that our father is so much loving that when I fell for temptations today, and sinned against him, the first thing he told me was “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.) (Proverbs 3). Now how great our father is that he can say that. I mean that is my friend his love for us.
Remember I am no one, just like you friend, one of servants, one of so many who are called to serve our father, and he is calling you too, and he will help you more as you come nearer to him in every single breath of your life.
And once you’ve received the amazing love of father, I can guarantee you, you will never look down on the material things the temporal things those which bring small time pleasures, and the best part you will never sin.
For God’s love is immeasurable it’s unimaginable.
And as I say this to you friend, my heart is at peace, for I found some prayers, some truths that I wasn’t aware of.
And I encourage you to pray them as you go through your healing,
From the book of life the bible do Psalm 51 for asking for forgiveness, Psalm 91 for God’s assurance and protection & Psalm 42 when you feel blue.
Do the Rosary of Liberation, if you are struggling to keep your sanctity because the sin has a very deep hold on you.