By Starla Ward Karnes
I am so thankful that whenever God looks at me he doesn’t see me & label me for my past sins.
Jesus said if anyone looks after a woman with lust, he has committed adultery with her in his heart. The bible also says if you have hate for your brother, you are a murderer at heart. I know I am guilty of lust & hatred, but because of God’s great mercy he has lavished on me, I am covered & forgiven. When he looks at me, he does not see me for my past sins. He sees me as his holy princess, pure and spotless. Now that is amazing and that is love.
He commands us to forgive. God himself “forgets” our sins..he remembers them no more. That means he doesn’t continue to bring them up, think about them, condemn me for them, or label me for the sins I have done. When he looks at me, he doesn’t even see them because they can’t even compare to the brightness of Jesus’ glory that I am covered with.
We are followers of God, we are to be imitators of God. That means what he does, I do. What he says, I say. That is exactly what Yeshua said he did.
Satan is the accuser of the brethren. We have to be aware that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and the rulers of this dark world. Instead of shaming one another for our past sins, we should be prophesying words of life & edification over one another; speaking all the potential we know God sees in them and sings over them. We have authority to speak those things into existence!!
The bible says in 1 Peter 4:8 that “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves (love one another deeply): for charity (love) shall cover the multitude of sins.”
Our greatest commandment is to love God and to love one another. If we are in Yeshua, we are actually one with each other & should not be divided. Satan is trying to steal, kill, destroy, and divide our family. He always has and always will try. The real question is will we let him. Will we let him conform our thoughts about one another? Or will we choose by faith to believe the best about one another and look at others through the eyes of Love (God)?
I love how Yeshua chose to eat with sinners and tax collectors instead of isolating himself from them because of their wretchedness. I love how he chose to stay by my side while I was rejecting him and spitting in his face. He knew what he saw in me. He believed the very best in me and kept pursuing my heart. He never wrote me off or gave up on me. He died just to have a chance of me choosing him.
I love how Yeshua didn’t stone that woman. He didn’t condemn her. Her life was radically changed by his love.
I believe we can change other people’s lives by our radical, unconditional, unrelenting love.
I believe when we start praying for people we have problems with and speaking prophetically over them, God starts changing our hearts towards them.
I proclaim and declare that our family will be united. That perfect love will cast out all division, strife, unforgiveness, and hatred. I shatter every evil stronghold the devil has gripped us with, in our minds about one another. No weapon formed against us will prosper in Jesus mighty name.
Double Talk Quote: I love all of you with all my heart ❤ I am believing the best in you.
Word that has lost its meaning: unforgiveness
Bible Verse: Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions. Proverbs 10:12
Relateable Lyrics: Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North
“So you thought you had to keep this up, All the work that you do
So we think that you’re good, And you can’t believe it’s not enough…
Sparks will fly as grace collides, With the dark inside of us
So please don’t fight, This coming light, Let this blood come cover us….
This is where the healing begins, oh
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you’re broken within
The light meets the dark”