Freedom from the Past

Regret is a heavy load to drag around and very difficult to put off. In part, it consist of memories of people hurting us and we hurting others. Past statements and actions that cannot be undone in the present or future. How and who can open the scroll of time and expunge these marks of evil? 

We pray to God lifting up tragedies and oppression done against the innocent and our brothers and sisters. We know He is willing and able to deliver and provide for these, just as He has and does everyday in a multitude of ways and means. Sometimes He acts directly, at other times He uses people to carry out His purposes. I have observed Him using animals in His work, as when He used a donkey to restrain the prophets madness. (Numbers 22:21-35, also see, God’s ways and means are beyond tracing out because He is all powerful, infinitely perfect, loving and good. (Rom. 11:33-34) We connect with God through faith, rather than with physical sensation or mental rationalization. He is invisible Spirit and we must believe He exists, apart from our analysis and senses. (Heb. 12:6) Moreover, we must accept that He is who He says He is, a rewarder of those who seek Him, among other things. These terms are set by God; His demands are just and true. (Psalm 89:14; 97:2) 

A demonstration of this was when God caused time to go backwards and stand still. (2 Kings 20:9-11; Joshua 10:7-14) Physical reality, nature, time and space are subject to God’s will and purpose, put another way, “With God all things are possible.” (Matt. 19:26) Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name) established He was God’s Son and Messiah through miraculous words and deeds, finalized by His resurrection from the dead and ascension into heaven. One of the things Yeshua taught is forgiveness. He said, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matthew 6:14-15) Forgiveness has a reciprocal element, but is available and has the power to purify from all unrighteousness. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:9-10) He proved this by forgiving those who were crucifying Him. (Luke 23:34) By His sacrifice on the cross He secured an agreement for our forgiveness of sins. (Matt. 26:28) Based on Yeshua’s perfect life given as a sacrifice for our sinful lives, we have access to a fountain of forgiveness that never runs dry and only requires that we forgive those who hurt us, in order that we receive forgiveness for the hurts we caused others. When you remember a wound, given or received, confess and forgive, then cast it into the sea of forgetfulness.

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Retired Journeyman
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