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Monday, August 8, 2011

What Have You Been Saying - A facebook note by Joseph Prince

Bezalel // 4:19 AM //
Do not ever let the devil deceive you into thinking that he has the right to harm you because of your past sins. We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. There are no past sins. #AllGone.

I found this on facebook thanks to my sister: A note by Pastor Joseph Prince.
The note makes so much sense to me. It's what I'll title a message from God to us based on Proverbs 18:21 (Death and life are in the power of the tongue) and Proverbs 23:7 (As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he).



Here's a snippet of the note: (Read the full note on facebook)


Many things in life can cause us to fear — losing our jobs, deadly diseases, terrorist attacks and so on. When these things confront us, we tend to give in to worry and fear, and start talking about our fears.
Job was no different. He constantly feared that God would punish him and his family because he kept thinking that his sons had sinned against God. He would get up early in the morning to offer burnt sacrifices, saying, “It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” And the Bible tells us that he did this “regularly”. (Job 1:5)

So Job kept confessing the sins of his sons and fearing that something terrible would happen to him and his family. In fact, his sin-consciousness didn’t just produce fear, the Bible tells us that he “greatly feared”. (Job 3:25)

It is important that we understand that it was Job’s sin-consciousness that opened the door to Satan. His preoccupation with sins that his family may have committed gave Satan the opportunity to bring death and destruction into his life. God had a hedge of protection around Job. But when he started being sin-conscious and having a fearful expectation of judgment, the hedge was removed and Satan could attack him. (Job 1:9–12)

My friend, today, if you have sinned, don’t say ... Continue Reading this note on facebook.


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Grace and Peace brothers and sisters.


Pastor Joseph Prince

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