White as Snow
Isaiah 1:18 (NLT) "Come now, let's settle this," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool."
Jesus tells us that He will make our sins as white as snow. Though they are red, He will cleanse us and make us brand-new. I believe many Christians can forget that they are forgiven of their past. The enemy plays a little game with us called, "remember," and he reminds us of mistakes we've made, people we've hurt, people that have hurt us, damage we have caused, and tells us that we are terrible. He wants us to believe that we have no hope, someone who is without hope, is very lost and depressed.
This is his goal! To get us distracted from the truth of God's promises so we can only see the sins we've committed. White as snow is symbolizing the purity of Christ, that even though our past was unclean, we have been made new and are forgiven. How many more years do you want the enemy to take from you? Hasn't it been long enough? Aren't you ready to be set free?
We have been made righteous through Christ. There is nothing we could have done to atone for our sins and our behavior but now that we are saved by His grace, we can move forward with the life that He has planned for us. A life that will still face struggles, but we will always overcome and be victorious in the end! I want to live my life representing Jesus, sharing my story with the world so they can have a hope for their future. No matter how far lost you may feel, you can be found and made new in an instant. When you hear the voice of the enemy saying "remember when you…," speak up and proclaim the salvation of Christ! Let the enemy know that you are not defeated, you are a child of the Most High God, you have been forgiven, you are set free, you are made new in Jesus and you will not stop living for the Lord! The decision is yours, put action to your faith and God will use you in mighty ways!
Romans 6:6-7 (NLT) We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin.