This happened a few nights ago and didn’t share, but when I received more today, I decided I better share with you.

The answer to sin is turning to Jesus.

We think the answer to sin is to stop sinning or to try to be better. But in our flesh we cannot. Jesus took all our sins, all of them. There is not one he left for us to manage or conquer. We do not get the luxury of feeling good about ourselves because we conquer sin. ONLY JESUS gets the glory. Give him all the glory and run to him.

Thursday during prayer group…

Becky taught us to pray the “Our Father” when we are tempted to give up or give in to sin. Becky told us she was about to eat cake and she heard God tell her to pray the OUR FATHER instead and she did not want the cake anymore.

I woke up in the middle of the night with a stuffy nose and instead of immediately fighting it in the mighty name of Jesus like I usually do, I started to think about how I deserved it. I ate and drank poorly the day before. “I deserved to be sick.” BUT I RECOGNIZED THE DEVIL.

I immediately turned to my Father.

I immediately thanked him for the healing that is mine because of Jesus and said “I trust you, By His stripes I am healed.”

So this is what I heard from the Holy Spirit, or I believe was the Holy Spirit–you decide. If it agrees with the Bible and the church teachings it is probably the Holy Spirit.

The answer to sin is turning to Jesus.

There is nothing you can do to rectify sin. You can’t fix it or amend for it. You can’t go back and undo it. You can’t make it not count against you. HEAR THIS! You can do nothing to get rid of the sin or the consequences you deserve. NOTHING.

But Jesus can, and did. It is done and It is yours always and every day. God is not done with you. He hasn’t quit on you or given up on you no matter how many times you quit on him or sin.

OKAY READY FOR MORE.

This came to me that same night.

We feel that we deserve to remain condemned at least for a while. We believe we need to feel it to somehow experience this condemnation and maybe even the sickness that comes with it. REMAINING CONDEMNED IS NOT THE ANSWER. Hear this! I hope I am communicating this correctly. You cannot pay for sin. SIN IS WAY TO HORRIBLE.

Your FEELING condemned is not enough to cover sin or forgive sin.

Your being sick is not enough to forgive sin. NOTHING YOU CAN!

Nothing you ever do or feel or experience can do away with sin or cover it or pay for it. It will not, nor can it satisfy God. Only Jesus’ death satisfied God and he took the full payment for our sins.

He bore the full brunt of God’s wrath for us.

God poured out ALL his Wrath on Jesus for our sake. He took it all, even the consequences. I KNOW, too good to be true.

That is why it is called good Friday. That is why the Gospel means the Good news. NOTHING BUT DEATH satisfied God. Your feeling condemned can’t come close. Only death pays for sin. Your sin and mine. It’s paid for.

You deserve death

The Bible says that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). Which is why we don’t come to God for what we deserve but for the grace and mercy Jesus won for us at the cross.

Jesus did it for us. It feels good to believe you did something to earn it of pay but sorry, Jesus get all the glory. Anything we add to it is simply a slap in his face. We have to just receive his forgiveness and healing.

Psalm 103:2-3‬

​“Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.”

Sickness is here on earth as a punishment for sin

But God delivers us from BOTH.

Just like Jesus took away our sins, HE TOOK AWAY OUR SICKNESS AND DISEASE.

  • Just like you can’t get rid of sin without Jesus, you can’t heal yourself without Jesus.
  • Just like you can’t earn salvation, you can’t earn healing.
  • Just like you have to receive salvation, you have to receive healing.
  • Just like Jesus died to free you from sin, he died to heal you.

Matthew 8:16-17‬

​“When it was evening, they brought him many who were possessed by demons, and he drove out the spirits by a word and cured all the sick, 17 to fulfill what had been said by Isaiah the prophet: ‘He took away our infirmities and bore our diseases.’”