Dealing with the Evil Twins

Romans 10
8. For salvation that comes from trusting Christ - which is what we preach - is already within easy reach of each of us; in fact, it is as near as our own hearts and mouths
9. For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord, and believe in your own heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved
10. For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God; and with his mouth he tells others of his faith, confirming his salvation
11. For the Scriptures tell us that no one who believes in Christ will ever be disappointed.
12. Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect: they all have the same Lord who generously gives his riches to all those who ask him for them.
13. Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.   LB

The great benefit that God's salvation offers, which none of us can afford to be without, is that He is willing to forgive our sins.

We all know that we have fallen very far below the standard of righteousness in our living. We have sinned in our thoughts, with the words we have spoken and in actions we have taken. We have even sinned with the words we have NOT spoken and with the actions we have NOT taken.

But praise God, the salvation that comes from trusting Christ means that God does not remember our sins anymore. He is able to regard us just as if we never sinned.
That doesn't mean we may not face the consequences of our words and actions from human beings, but where God is concerned, we are forgiven.

But there's more good news:
God not only forgives our sins, but His salvation is able to free us from the Evil Twins of guilt and shame which our sins have brought into our lives.
Do you need freedom from guilt and shame today?
Ask God to make this real to you.

Father, I thank You that since I have trusted in Jesus for salvation, that You look at me just as if I never sinned.
This is so wonderful, Lord, it makes my heart sing Your praises!
But Father, the thought that I can also be free of guilt and shame in Your presence is even more wonderful to me, because guilt and shame have been my constant companion all my life. I ask You to make freedom from guilt and shame real to me today.
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that Satan has no more power to keep me a prisoner of guilt and shame. I declare that freedom from guilt and shame is my right because I have received the salvation that comes from trusting Christ.
In His name I pray,   Amen.

See you tomorrow, God willing,
for more about steady faith!


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