It is hard to imagine the sin bearing event of Christ on the cross. I mean I am just thinking of the many times I as an individual have already sinned and it is not unreasonable knowing I will sin in the future.
I mean not just sins of commission and omission.
Thought, word attitude. It must be in the millions. He bore my sins on the cross. Then the countless billions of others…Jesus has to be God in the flesh we could never be saved because no one could bear all that filth.
Satan is always trying to make you feel like a LOSER. After all, we do so many things wrong. That is why there are three components to your testimony.
THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB
THE WORD OF YOUR TESTIMONY
LOVING NOT YOUR LIFE EVEN TO DEATH.
IT IS ABOUT HIS TESTIMONY IN YOU! Remember: you are going to have to wash your robes all the time. When you blow it-GO TO God and ask his forgiveness. He delights in repentant hearts!
YOU ARE A VALID WITNESS. It is not about how people can preach or talk better than you. You are a person that God is working for, in and through. You are strategically placed where you are so you can be a light for the gospel.
YOU NEED GRIT IN YOUR TESTIMONY. When you say, no matter what I will serve the Lord even if I die in the attempt. It makes you near unbeatable. That is a radical witness.
In order to have faith you must PAINT A TRUE PORTRAIT OF CHRIST.
The scholastics caricature Christ into a JUDGE AND TORMENTOR.
But Christ is NO LAW GIVER.
He is THE LIFE GIVER.
He is the FORGIVER OF SINS.
You must believe that CHRIST MIGHT HAVE ATONED for the sins of the world with ONE SINGLE DROP OF HIS BLOOD.
INSTEAD, HE SHED HIS BLOOD ABUNDANTLY in order that He might give ABUNDANT SATISFACTION for our sins.
Here let me say, that THESE THREE THINGS:
FAITH, CHRIST, and IMPUTATION OF RIGHTEOUSNESS are to be JOINED TOGETHER. FAITH TAKES HOLD OF CHRIST.
GOD accounts THIS FAITH for RIGHTEOUSNESS.”