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PostSubject: This Is For Everyone   Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:34 pm

What comes to your mind when you think of something dirty? A garbage can? The restroom at a gas station? When I think of something dirty, I think of something hard to clean... something which refuses to become spotless....no matter how hard I scrub. We can all identify with the words I am about to write today. We all have experience at dealing with something dirty.

Our Bible is very descriptive when it comes to describing something unclean. The Old Testament gave detailed descriptions of many things which were considered unclean and gave specific instructions on how to deal with such. In the New Testament, Jesus often referred to leprosy as an indicator of the unclean. The concept of leprosy was easily compared to the destructive damages of sin. Although we might not have the physical symptoms of this once dreaded disease, we have all, at one time or another, had a touch of leprosy. We have all been considered unclean. As a matter of fact, in God's eyes, we will always appear unclean. Even at our best moment, when we are confident that we are living a Godly lifestyle, we STILL appear filthy in the eyes of God (Isaiah 64:6).

WE ARE ALL STILL SINNERS....WE ARE ALL LIKE AN UNCLEAN THING...OUR RIGHTEOUSNESSES ARE LIKE FILTHY RAGS....

This is such an important thing to always remember. Not one of us is better than the other...nor will we ever be! There is no chart to determine which sin is worse. Each person upon the face of this earth is just as important as the next. None of us have any reason whatsoever to look down upon another. In the eyes of God, a sin is a sin is a sin. The ONLY way that we can possibly be considered righteous is through Jesus Christ!

Jesus healed the lepors through His touch. It was the only way to cleanliness then, just as it is the only way to cleanliness now! We must humble ourselves in the eyes of the Lord. We must love in the way that He loves. We must treat one another as though we would treat Him. We must at all times remember that we are no better than anyone else. Each one of us fights our own personal battle....NO ONE IS WITHOUT SIN.

Lord, it is my prayer today that I truly be humble. Let me honestly show love to each person who crosses my path. Let me never forget that I am a lowly sinner, who needs you to guide my every step. Let me not look down upon anyone. Let me encourage others to live by your Word.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God



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PostSubject: Re: This Is For Everyone   Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:15 pm

Good message and one I needed to hear, I feel humbled by this post for I know I've allowed self-righteousness to creep on into my writing. I repent from this and accept your correction humbly, thank you. I'm going out for my fiance's b'day dinner but when I come back I will tend to those posts.
Deeply sorry,
please forgive me any I've offended.
I will pray about this,please pray for me.
God Bless.

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PostSubject: Re: This Is For Everyone   Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:50 am

This is very well said. Many poignant points you have made. I have a few insights if you don't mind. Please don't feel like it is an attack just an alternate perspective to a very powerful view of the truth. I would disagree that when God looks at His children, that He sees our filth ( though we are truly filthy creatures compared to Him ), I would suggest He sees our potential for love, that He sees our pain and compassion, and that He sees us and looks fondly on His creation and the perfection which will be brought out when Jesus comes back. He sees us in the light of His perfect creation, as we were intended not as we are. Don't get me wrong of course He sees our wicked sinful hearts, are truly disgusting nature but chooses to indulge His feelings of love and compassion. Just a thought, maybe I'm wrong. Also once you become a true follower of Christ you are no longer a sinner, but a saint who sins. Please don't be offended, I truly enjoy all your writings that I have read, just felt compelled to speak. All glory to the Father.

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