Friday, July 29, 2016

A Clear Conscience!

Christ died once for our sins. An innocent person died for those who are guilty. Christ did this to bring you to God, when his body was put to death and his spirit was made alive.

Christ then preached to the spirits that were being kept in prison.  They had disobeyed God while Noah was building the boat, but God had been patient with them. Eight people went into that boat and were brought safely through the flood.

Those flood waters were like baptism that now saves you. But baptism is more than just washing your body. It means turning to God with a clear conscience, because Jesus Christ was raised from death.  Christ is now in heaven, where he sits at the right side of God. All angels, authorities, and powers are under his control.

1 Peter 3:18-22

When a man says “I have a clear conscience” it usually means that he doesn’t believe he has done anything wrong.  But that is not what is meant  when a man turns to Jesus with a “clear conscience.” 

As a follower of Jesus, you can have a clear conscience because Jesus was resurrected from the dead, not because you haven’t done anything that is wrong.  

In another place the Bible clearly says that “all have sinned.”  So if you try to take care of your “sin problem” without the Blood of Jesus, you will fail and you will fail utterly!

Even today we are saved like Noah and his family were saved from the Flood!  The Grace of God saved mankind from extinction by providing a way for Noah’s family to escape death that was brought by the Flood.   And God’s Grace also sent Jesus to die on the Cross so that we might escape the fires of Hell!

Instead of spending all your time trying to be perfect and never sin, use every moment you have holding on to and loving Jesus with your whole heart!  The best way to avoid temptation when it comes, and it will is to cling to Jesus and never let go!

“Lord Jesus, my conscience can never be clear because of what I have done.  But I can always be totally at peace and am not guilty because of what You did for me on the Cross!  Praise Your Holy Name forever!  Amen.”


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