Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My Sin is Prettier than your Sin

My Sin is Prettier than your Sin.  Can you see the absurdity of this statement? I did.

Read John chapter 8 and consider.  Drop your stones. What is Jesus writing?

"My sin is prettier than your sin".
This sentence was given to me as I lay upon my bed the other night. I was trying to pray, yet I kept thinking of the flood of information, that had been delivered by several people to me over a period of days.
I sorted through the different emotions that were trying to gain ground in my thought process.
"Nothing doing", I thought.  We are called to have the mind of Christ.
That settles it, I will have the mind of Christ.

I was being asked to consider how I view someone else's sin versus my sins. I am asking you, encouraging you to do the same.
Have you ever considered how easy it is to think self righteously about your sin versus the sin of others?
Daily we are given an opportunity to view others and ourselves through the Word of God.
On a personal level, I have had to consider my response to sin.
It is never easy to deal with sin.
Thank God, Jesus has already  made a Way.

Therefore, I am to commit myself unto His tender care. To use His word to admonish myself in this earthly walk of love.
To not view myself better than others.
To recognize that my sin is not prettier than your sin. We have all sinned.
Yet God has made a Way and invites us to come clean. Literally.
To be real with one another.
To drop our stones and for each of us to go and sin no more. John 8

Sin is not pretty. Regardless of the degree of perceived sinfulness, ALL sin is wrong, and we have all been wrong.

In consideration of 1 Corinthians 13, I would like you to consider the statement.
My sin is prettier than your sin.
Humans tend to categorize their sin by their personal perception. Such as....little sin, little lies, small offenses, big offenses...the "But I am a good person" defense.

But God, who is righteous, sees the Truth, and He only, is good.


~Debbie




Mark 10:18  And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but one, [that is], God.

Romans 3:9  What then? are we better [than they]? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;

Romans 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 5:12  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
John 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Isaiah 64:6  But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.



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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shotgun Gospel

Daily I realize the gift that God has given mankind, the gift of choice, the ability to come to Him freely.

He has invited ALL to come to Him. God is an equal opportunity Lord of All.

If your choice is wrong there are consequences. Right or wrong choice, a consequence. But you always have a choice.  God will not force you into a shotgun gospel relationship. Those who come to Him must come willingly. He wants you to gladly come to the Marriage Feast of the Lamb.

But I ask, "How long will you halt between two opinions? Today is the day. He is knocking at your hearts door asking you to be in an eternal relationship with Him. Marry him.  Give yourself and your will completely, wholly to Him.  He will in no wise cast you out.  He will not divorce you, reject you, or look away when you are less than lovely.

He will behold you and say MINE.

Will you say YES to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords? Will you? If yes. There will be rejoicing.
As with any wedding there will be rejoicing.  Angels will rejoice and it will be recorded in the Lambs Book of Life.

A forever commitment.
Jesus, He will never leave you or forsake you.


~ Debbie






Acts 10:36  The word which [God] sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

John 6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

1 Kings 18:21  And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD [be] God, follow him: but if Baal, [then] follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

Hebrews 3:15  While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

Revelation 19:9  And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.





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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blood

The beauty of communion.  I do not like pictures of a suffering Christ, yet I find great comfort in partaking in the Lord's Supper.
I celebrate His victory, His obedience, that bought our freedom from sin and death.

Matthew 26:28   For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

The shedding of His blood bought you and I the beauty of salvation. Jesus has invited us to accept his offer of salvation and afterwards to remember his gift to us through the taking of Communion. We have been entrusted with the privilege of eating with the Lamb of God here on earth and in Heaven.
To eat, drink and remember His sacrifice, therefore I take communion on a regular basis to remember Him as He said.

If you do a study of the word blood in scripture, you will see that God is quite specific about its importance.
There are 447 listings of the word  blood in the bible.
As you read John 6, you will see how blood and its application became a decision point. Jesus was very specific, some would not receive His word.

John 6:66 states that " From that [time] many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him."

Even today, there are disciples that are walking away. 
As for me I will repeat what Simon Peter told the Lord in the book of John.

John 6:68,69 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.  And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.


The world has taken an ungodly interest in blood. Not the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ, but the consumption of real blood and those that drink it.  As you study the Word of God, you can see why the god of this world desires to pervert people's understanding about blood, specifically the drinking of blood by vampires. 
There is no redemption in this.
The only drinking of blood that God approves is the remembrance of celebrating Jesus Christ sacrifice through taking Communion.  Physically partaking of actual bread and wine, spiritually partaking of the remembrance of His shed blood at Calvary

Luke 22:19,20 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake [it], and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup [is] the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

John 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.


Will you also walk away from the truth, back into darkness?  Have no fellowship with darkness.  Walk in the light, as He is in the light.
1 John 1:7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 Thessalonians 5:21-23   Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Worthy is the Lamb of God

Revelation 5:9,10  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Revelation 5: 11,12  And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, [be] unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

~Debbie

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Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011


Today
I saw you for the first time
A small blip
A bud of a child, complete in Him
Yet growing daily stronger

Today
I saw you for the first time
In the belly of your mother,
on a screen that showed the tiniest heart beat
Almost imperceptible, yet beating in time with His plan
His word has declared that you are wonderfully and fearfully made.
I am in awe and grieved all at the same time.

Today
I saw you for the first time.


© 2011 Debbie Turner Chavers




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