Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for Your willingness to forgive my sin and for directing the act of repentance. It is a great blessing that You are always ready to forgive me. 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.”
It is important for believers in Jesus Christ who receive God’s forgiveness to repent (change). One way to do this is to ask the Holy Spirit to make a mental picture of a screen to be put in the front of the mind, where all negative or evil thoughts about possible sin will be stopped from going any further. 2 Corinthians 10:5 “Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”
Any thoughts of this kind can immediately be filtered out by the screen. The screen is made up of the power of the Word of God, the cross, and the blood and light of Christ.
God’s Word: Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Cross: Galatians 2:20a “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.”
Christ’s Blood: Ephesians 1:7 “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”
Christ’s Light: John 8:12 Jesus said, ‘”I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
When the thought or temptation is stopped, give thanks and sing a song of praise, such as Father I Adore You, the Doxology, etc. Proverbs 23:7a “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.“
In Jesus Name, thank you for making available these powerful tools to stop the destructiveness of the enemy. Amen.