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One feeling condemned or
in the pall.of negativity cannot have
confidence that he is in good stead with God, that he is a son of God,
a member of the family:.Psalms
27:3-6. But, when you know you are fully accepted by God for all time
(how do you know when?), then
you have total confidence:.Isaiah
50:8 "He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? Let
us stand together. Who is mine adversary? Let him come near to me.".-.an
expression of confidence.
8:33-35 "Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is
God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died,
yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God,
who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love
of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution,
or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?" Matthew
10:28 "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill
the soul....." Hebrews 13:5 ".....for
he hath said, I will never
leave thee, nor forsake thee."
Guilt causes us to feel
undeserving of any good. If we don't believe that we are righteous, we
must believe then that we are unrighteous. And if you believe that way
a little now, for sure, that's pumped
to increase. What do you believe about yourself? If Christ is in you,
what is righteous about you is unending. God just does not say anything
that is untrue. If He calls you righteous, well, what do you think? You
have God's approval and are His friend, His son, His daughter if you
have accepted (believe) Jesus Christ, meaning
you know He is real, lives now, is aware of you personally, and you
want Him to be in charge of leading your life from now on towards good.
Make a decision to accept that.
you are 'dead':.Colossians
3:3 "For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God."
you are now Christ's workmanship:.Ephesians
2:10 "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Isaiah
64:8 "But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou
our potter. And we all are the work of thy hand."
Realize you are now blameless
in the Father's eyes:.1Thessalonians
3:13 "To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness
before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with
all his saints."
Notice that your heart becomes
established ('stablish' is old english) when you realize that you are unblameable,
where nothing can be blamed against you ever again, where nothing can ever
again separate you from a relationship
with the Father. At His coming, your heart will still be that way.
The mind off of Philippians
1:6 is headed toward alienation. Then it's just
a short step to doubting your joy in God.
ridden mind can have no confidence (1John
2:28) and believes that he is cut off from God.(though that is never
how God sees it.Psalms
does not believe the scripture about God's grace:.Romans
casts away confidence (Hebrews 10:35)
and in our minds takes away our participation in Christ:.Hebrews
3:6,14. You can't be strong around someone who you think is not sure
of you. That's why God wants us to be fully confident in that He accepts
whether or not we still have faults:.Colossians
2:2; Hebrews 10:22,23.(thanks
devil's main trick is to get you against yourself.