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The prophet Zechariah sees a vision of the high priest being accused by Satan. It has relevance to the believer in Christ today. While we forgive others, we may find it difficult to forgive ourselves for grievous acts, often going back decades. We are accused by the enemy in our minds. Let us recall the words of the Lord spoken to the enemy in Zechariah's vision - we are burning sticks plucked from the fires of sin. We have been forgiven and cleansed by the blood of Christ, free from the assault of the enemy of our souls.
Jesus tells the story of the unforgiving servant who was forgiven much but demanded payment from one who owed him. His master turned him over to the tormentors. Believers in Christ have been forgiven much, obligating us to extend that mercy. Otherwise, we invite the tormentors of bitterness, anger, resentment, and physical ailments as we withhold forgiveness.
After he took the throne of Israel, King David came to the house of Saul looking for anyone who was left that so he can show mercy. This was because of a covenant made with Jonathan. Today the King of Glory, Jesus Christ comes to us because of a greater covenant, the New Covenant asking the same question - is there anyone to whom I can show mercy and kindness?
The religious said they "believed" Jesus' claims, yet he called them children of the devil. What was it about their belief that Jesus didn't accept? God expects a belief far greater than just mental acknowledgment. He expects a belief that is followed by action, an abiding in Him, a commitment of one's life to Him. This is saving faith, the faith that brings salvation. Click on the play button in the bottom left to listen.
God is Holy and His Holiness expresses itself in many ways, 2 of which are His hatred of sin and His divine mercy. He is a God who is perfect in all His ways, yet merciful. A God who hates sin but loves the sinner insomuch that He did not spare heaven's best to provide a way back for sinful man. Click on the play button in the bottom left to listen to this message by Pastor Peter Outar of New Beginnings Church of Astoria.
God's most important attribute is that of Holiness. He is holy. Isaiah saw a vision of Him in the temple and was awestruck at His Holiness. In the presence of a Holy God we too become undone and conscious of that gulf between God and us known as sin, which demands atonement. Listen to this sermon by Pastor Peter Outar by clicking the play button below left.
The people of Israel encountered "giants in the land". David fought Goliath the giant. We too have giants in our lives, issues and situations that are bigger than us that threaten to destroy us. Find your strength in the Lord of hosts, the captain of the Lord's army, Jesus Christ. Just as He empowered David to overcome the giant he faced, the Lord will wage war on your behalf against the giants you face. Victory is certain.