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Weeping bitterly

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Matt 26:75
And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

I always read this verse and I think, wow, how Peter must have felt to hear those words from Jesus and to look in His face as He said them. And then to realize that after all the big talk about never denying Christ and even saying he would die with Christ, he denied Him the first time someone accused him of knowing Christ! I guess I would have cried my eyes out too!

But how about you my friend? Have you promised to never deny Christ and to stand with Him and to even die for Him, but at the first sign of upsetting someone or being made to look silly you forget that promise and you turn your back on Him? I know I have from time to time. Maybe it was when the Holy Spirit told me to witness to someone and I didn't because it wasn't PC to do. Or maybe when someone said something about Christ and I didn't stand up and proclaim why I have faith in Christ and explain what the Gospel means to me. Maybe I committed some sin and didn't fully repent of it. There are many times in my life where I have denied Christ and afterward wept bitterly.

But just as the Word of God shows us the weakness in man, it also shows us the power of God's Love! Even after Peter denied Christ, when Christ came back three days after being hung on a cross for us, He restored Peter and told him to feed His sheep. The man that said he didn't know Jesus is now being told BY Jesus to lead and tend to His flock Now if that is not love, I don't know what is!
Christ knows that we have so many issues in our lives that causes us to deny Him on a daily basis but through repentance and Christ's Love, we are forgiven. I know I have to go to Him everyday because of sin, but I thank Him for His Word in 1 John 1:9: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

So when you deny Jesus or grieve the Holy Spirit, remember, Go to God in prayer and ask for forgiveness and know that Our Father will forgive you because of His Son Jesus Christ and your faith in Him!

Have a bless week in the Lord my friends
In Jesus Name, Amen
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  • BIGDAD1211
    Good morning! What an inspiring word! Thank you for sharing.
    549 days ago
    Thank you for this powerful statement of faith, brother. We all fall short of the glory of God no exceptions !
    But does this alter His love for us, His mercy, His grace? Does He say enough of this sinner and He forgets us and walks away? NO ABSOLUTELY NOT ! Gods love for us, His mercy, His grace is all present, never wavering for His beloved children.

    As God spoke through Paul, His solid truth:
    Rom 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    So when we fall to sin, we have to humble ourselves with an broken heart and confess our sins to our Lord and Savior, as for His forgiveness and show we stand by what we say and do to honor Him and be mindful and put our words into action and change our path towards and with our Redeemer Christ Jesus

    Using His written word , place them in our heart and drive all our actions, all our words and all our deeds to bring honor, glory and praise to Our LORD, God and King of Kings Christ Jesus

    1 John 1:8-10
    8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
    9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    10 If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and Hiss word is not in us.

    Gods blessings, peace, hope and steadfastness s to all who read this words and place them into their hearts and share them with all their friends and family show His light will shine in this world. AMEN !

    550 days ago
    emoticon for coming back with an inspiring message. -- Lou
    2867 days ago
    Beautiful, just beautiful. I'm glad I took the time from my hectic day to read it... God is the God of another chance! emoticon
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    2868 days ago
    Thank you for this reminder and how good your timing is since Easter is just a few weeks away. Can't help but think of how sad Peter was on the day Christ was crucified or, how wonderful it felt that Christ forgave him. I am thankful everday for God's grace.
    2868 days ago
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    Awesome message!
    2868 days ago
    What a WORD! emoticon
    2868 days ago
    Brother Greg, this is a great blog & thank you for sharing this with us....God Bless,


    2868 days ago
    Glad you're blogging again.
    Thanks for sharing this message, and yes we have to go to God often.
    2868 days ago
    2868 days ago
    Yay! I love that you've posted a blog for us. Bless you, dear Hawt. And what a great message you've shared with us. Just like Peter, we are friends with Jesus, intimate friends, close friends. He knows us through and through, knows we will fail Him, and still, STILL, calls us into service to advance the kingdom of God. Isn't that amazing?!! It is so refreshing to wallow around in the washing of the water of the word that you have brought to us. Love you much, my friend.


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