KEY SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 1:18 KJV “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”.
The Lord Jesus spoke about a second son of a wealthy man who collected the inheritance of his father that will be his. He went to a far country and spent everything on riotous living. He was left with nothing and had to take care of pigs, with no food to take and no one gave to him. (Luke 15:11–32) The Bible said he came to himself and reasoned out. How did he do it? He did so by considering the conditions in his father’s house and his. Out of that moment of reasoning he went back home and that changed his state.
Dear reader you might have made some very bad decisions which has resulted in shameful and deplorable conditions. It may even be death that looms at you. You might have committed the worst of acts. The Lord says it is time to come and reason with Him. How do you reason with God when you’ve made very grievous acts of sin and error.? You do so by considering what God has said. He says, all your sins were placed on Jesus and He does not count any of those sins against you. (2nd Corinth 5:19, Acts 13:38,39)
Acts 13:38, &39 reads,
” Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses”. To reason with Him is to believe in Him, and to accept what he says about your sins. He declares to you that believe in Him that, you are guiltless, justified or just as if you have not sinned before. Don’t let anything keep you back come to Him and accept His great pardon. Jesus death on the cross was God’s judgment for all mankind. It was your offences that was punished on the cross. YOU HAVE BEEN PUNISHED ALREADY IN Christ. Believe it. It becomes real and yours when you believe it. If you don’t accept it, it is not yours. So, believe it and thank God for it.
Heavenly father I know I have sinned against you in a terrible way. I know my Lord Jesus took all the punishment and judgment on my behalf. I believe and accept the forgiveness of my sins. I also confess Jesus as Lord of my life. Amen.
Isaiah 53:5 KJV ” But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed”.
2 Corinth 5:19 KJV “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.”