I realize I haven't written anything in a while. I wanted to, but I just get in these lazy spells sometimes where I lose contact with people and feel sort of...Weak. Like I just need to rest. I think everyone who reads this blog knows how easy it is to fall back into the mentality of "I must do something for God" and the accepting the Gospel of Grace in theory but denying it in practice.
There are times when I know the Gospel, but I still feel anxious and I'm not truly submitting myself to the Grace of God in Jesus Christ. I'm accepting it as theory but still denying it in my actions by trying to keep everything together myself, feeling and saying to myself "I have to do this and do that." If I am trusting in anything other than Jesus, I am not trusting Him. The devil accuses us day and night! I used to wonder why he would do such a dumb thing, knowing full well Jesus dealt with our sin. But watching Joseph Prince this morning helped me understand. "It's the only weapon he has!" I believe we hear his accusations in our spirits and have a choice to either believe the words of Jesus who intercedes for us simply by being there or to believe the accusations of satan. "You shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness from Me."
How do we confute every tongue that rises against us in judgment? By being good and pointing to what we did? Absolutely not! We confute every tongue by saying what Paul said in Romans "Who will bring any charge against God's elect? It is God who justified us! Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the One who died! More than that! Who was raised! Who indeed is interceding for us!"
Jesus said, "Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!"
Our garments is His righteousness!!! Being seen naked is being seen without His righteousness and so having your sins exposed. Let's keep trusting Him alone!!! He who promised is faithful and He will surely save us by His own power!