As far as the East is from the West

It is the middle of the night, when you are awakened for whatever reason…………and your mind is suddenly and viciously reminded of a sinful event that took place in your life several years ago.  Ugh!  Where did that come from?  Perhaps it was while you were reading from God’s Word that a past transgression  flashed like neon lights upon the screen of your eyes.  These scenarios plaque even the most Spirit filled child of God.  Why?

These discouraging events were most likely experienced by many of God’s Saints in Scripture.  Can you imagine Adam plowing in the field, sweat pouring from his brow, and 20120507-Paul_of_Tarsushaving visions of himself eating the forbidden fruit?  And then there is David and Bathsheba;  how often were there unintentional thoughts of their sins of adultery and murder splattered upon the very hearts?  We most assuredly cannot forget about the Apostle Paul and his tyrannical slaughtering of God’s chosen people. the Jews.  Upon remembrance of these sins he most assuredly cringed.   We can also include Rahab, the Woman of Samaria, and many others whose past lives were infested by sinful activity prior to being wondrously forgiven and saved.

Within our lifetime we have become aware of folk like Norma  McCorvey and others who have committed seemingly unforgivable atrocities.   Now that they have repented of their sin and received Jesus as their Savior, I wonder how often they are reminded of their prior dastardly deeds, bringing tears to their eyes.  My friend, all of these fiery darts are intended to discourage us in our Christian walk.   They are definitely not a reminder from God of the sinful deeds of our past.  When these attacks occur we need to draw the Sword of the Lord and remind Satan that “As far as the East is from the West”, God no longer remembers that sin because it has been forgiven; it is under the Blood of Jesus.

When the child of God falls from grace, the accuser of the Brethren becomes determined to render the believer worthless in Christian Service.  Godly Pastors have fallen from grace, making them unqualified to minister from the pulpit;  the lust of the flesh and the pride of life have rendered once Chirst-honoring believers unsuitable for particular ministries.   We do have the promise in the Word that If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us of our sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. However, Glory be to God, 12118098-bible-verse-psalm-103once repentance is sought, the Lord will open suitable areas of service in which the ‘tarnished’ Christian can serve.  Again, when the god of this world points his accusatory finger at the once fallen-from-grace believer,  the Sword of the Lord can be brandished reminding the evil one that ‘”As far as the East is from the West,” God no longer remembers my sin.  We are so blessed.

There is that Blessed hope for the ‘Saul’s’ of this world. For God so loved the World that he gave his only begotten son to die upon the Cross of Calvary;  that sinners might be saved.  There is not one sin that God will not forgive, save one!  There is not one soul, when once forgiven of their sin who cannot be used to glorify the Lord in Christian Service.  God has said that whosoever shall call upon the name shall be saved.  As for the Saint who has fallen into sin, the Lord Jesus is waiting to bring you back into fellowship with Him that he may use you to further the cause of Christ.  Remember:

What can wash away our sins?

Nothing but the Blood of Jesusjesus-on-the-cross

What can make us whole again?

Nothing but the Blood of Jesus?

About Golden Gems from Grandma

Over Forty years ago, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes that I was a sinner on my way to Hell. The Lord Jesus forgave me of my sins, cleansed me from all unrighteousness, and began a new work.in my heart. I have worn many hats in my earthly journey; being a Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Nurse, WAC Veteran; Sunday School teacher and writer, however, It was God that worketh in me both to will and to do of His good pleasure. My ministry of writing has opened up many opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to teach and encourage the brethren in their walk with the Lord
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4 Responses to As far as the East is from the West

  1. I well remember the day more than 50 years ago, when I realised my sins were completely GONE! As a Roman Catholic, about to become a nun, if I went to confession and had no ‘mortal’ sin to confess, I had to confess a previously confessed ‘mortal’ sin, along with the ‘venial’ sins in order to receive absolution. I knew that even though I had confessed my sin, received absolution, and done penance, that was not the end of it. I would still have to be cleansed from my sin in purgatory.

    Imagine my joy when I found that my sins were completely gone – as far as the east is from the west! If I spoke to God about a previous sin, He would say “My dear child, you must be mistaken. I have NO RECORD of that sin”

    What an incredibly amazing God!

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  4. ptl2010 says:

    Amen He loves more than we can ever know.

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