Once upon a time, humans lived according to spiritual principles—indwelled by God’s Spirit and covered by God’s Love, Hope, and Truth. They thought God’s thoughts and lived in God’s Light, uninterrupted by negative thoughts, far-fetched imaginations, and senseless arguments. There was no darkness in their minds and no pain in their hearts. They had LIFE.
FOR WE KNOW THAT THE LAW IS SPIRITUAL: BUT I AM CARNAL, SOLD UNDER SIN
But then the unthinkable happened. We decided to disobey God and listen to a different counsel—the oppressing thoughts of the FATHER-OF-LIES. Our obedience to this new counsel sold us into slavery under the control of the father-of-lies and turned off God’s LIFE inside of us. Thus, we became empty—void of God’s Love, Hope, and Truth.
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE
But, we received a second chance—JESUS! He died to repurchase us from slavery to the father-of-lies and his counsel. Then He became alive to become our LIFE, from the inside-out. Through His Life, we were once again connected to God’s Love, Hope, and Truth.
BUT GOD WILL REDEEM MY SOUL FROM THE POWER OF THE GRAVE: FOR HE SHALL RECEIVE ME
Are you perishing? Your Redeemer came to redeem your life from the pit into which you have fallen. Are you too messed up to be FIXED? He did not come to FIX you. He came to REPLACE your life…with His Life. Are you empty—void of Love, Hope, and Truth? God came to redeem your soul from the power of the grave. All He asks is that you believe in Him.
PRAISE THE LORD, MY SOUL, AND FORGET NOT ALL HIS BENEFITS—
WHO FORGIVES ALL YOUR SINS
AND HEALS ALL YOUR DISEASES,
WHO REDEEMS YOUR LIFE FROM THE PIT
AND CROWNS YOU WITH LOVE AND COMPASSION,
WHO SATISFIES YOUR DESIRES WITH GOOD THINGS
SO THAT YOUR YOUTH IS RENEWED LIKE THE EAGLE’S”
How would you like to take advantage of your Second Chance—Jesus?
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I praise You for being my Second Chance. Come and redeem me from the counsel of the father-of-lies and clothe me with Your Life, from the inside-out.
Maintain an Awareness
How often do we find ourselves doing “good deeds,” just to find out that our “good deeds” were not really good, but merely a reaction to the OLD MAN belief “You are bad”?