From Raskolynikov@21:1/5 to All on Thu Mar 31 23:33:37 2022
I guess poisoning and assassination of people makes one pretty much
paranoid, whether it was a direct order or "the sin in members" (things
that happen despite our best efforts to prevent them).
However, confession can remedy that. Not without a price.
Psalmist David had done a very devious plan and had his best soldier
Uriah murdered at the hand of the enemy to get hold of his charming wife (though he could have the best virgins in Israel at his command).
But this did not pass before the LORD and His prophet Natan. However,
unlike the other kings, David did not dare to raise his hand on Natan
the prophet, but he chose to confess his fault instead.
And he found forgiveness. If he did not do that, we would never read
his Psalms today as encouragement in faith.
4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer.
5 I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I did not hide;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”;
And You forgave the guilt of my sin.
From Raskolynikov@21:1/5 to All on Fri Apr 1 21:29:36 2022
Eventually, one can choose between the faith that saves and the dead and empty religion that will eventually give you only child baptism and the last rites.
But to really give birth to a holy nation in Christ, one needs to unload the burden
of sins and crimes at the cross of Calvary (Golgotha).
Deny Satan and the Beast and accept Lord Jesus as Saviour and Redeemer
of your sins. As Jesus is "the author and the finisher of our faith" (Hebrews 12:2),
it is His responsibility to complete it until the Day as long as we deny Him. For if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for He cannot deny the Faith, Himself
(2 Timothy 2:13). We are supposed to implement His commandment and statutes
and moral principles in our lives, in order not to remain fruitless and spiritually
I am confident that the Kingdom of Heaven will not start with a purge, genocide,
or witch hunt. It had all been tried and failed miserably.
I admire the Russian people for Russia is serious. If they lie, they do it convincingly
and convinced. If they tell the truth, they die for it in Siberian gulags.
Errare humanum est. Even in the West, now a cult of inerrancy of commercial leaderships is in power, and a notion that admitting error is somehow a sign of weakness. But considering the enemy's backlash, it takes courage to admit error or confess sin. It is no longer just going to the priest and confessing "Father, forgive
me for I have sinned!" For it is not the man (priest) who gives absolution, but the Man
who died on the cross for the sin.
However, God had promised to forgive us sins we confess for He is faithful and just (1 John 1:9). This isn't always going straightforward and without the resistance
of the motivated adversary. For we know the intentions of the Enemy of our souls.
The sins involving Satan and Satan's possession can also be forgiven by the grace
of God and the blood of the Lamb of God who died on the cross.
The good news is that all is already forgiven. The Lamb of God died for the sins
of the world (John 1:29). The quality and intensity of His suffering on the cross was
far above what a mortal man can endure or imagine.
Concealing errors brings bad luck (Proverbs 28:13) and it can make a system paranoid about its errors being discovered, and murderous about those who dare to do it. The solution is simple: confess it, admit it, and you will see that it wasn't
that bad. Fear is the enemy.
As the sins of the "Christian nations" have increased and enlarged, the grace of God
had to increase as well to save anyone at all (Romans 5:20), or even the righteous
would perish with the wicked. But forgiveness doesn't come easy, it is like for a man
who is indebted in debt slavery. If he continues to irresponsibly spend on luxuries
and pleasures after his debt is cancelled, he will soon end up in the same or worse
The Law of God allows for the provision to make amends for fathers. This is something
that is still preserved in many cultures, and it should not be considered as a burden
but an opportunity (Job 20:10).
Confessing mistakes and errors is not weak, it is wise and prudent, and sometimes
an inevitable step and phase in a birth of new future and hope. It's never too late,
until man is dead and gone.
in the Lord
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them
shall have mercy.
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.
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was
set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
2 Timothy 2:13
If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded,
grace did much more abound.
His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods.
and they shall make amends for their iniquity, because they spurned my rules and
their soul abhorred my statutes.
From Raskolynikov@21:1/5 to All on Fri Apr 1 22:11:52 2022
If these words made you want to be strong in spirit and not a toy of people and circumstances, you can say a simple prayer with me:
Dear God Creator, the Father,
Please forgive me for all my errors, mistakes, wrongs and sins.
I deny Satan and accept Jesus as the Saviour and Redeemer.
Please bring me in Your heavenly Kingdom and make the salvation of my soul secure.
in Jesus name
You can find a Bible-based church so you can be strengthened. Don't expect everything to be flower-based or rose garden there either. Find a copy of the Holy
Scripture and learn what is really written, so you'd be guided by the Scripture,
and the Word of God, not human teaching that cannot save.
From Raskolynikov@21:1/5 to All on Tue Apr 5 05:01:45 2022
Eventually, confessions serve to make amends once a man is determined to
stop doing sin, mistakes, evil or wrongs, if it was stronger than his own powers
or he decided he will not do so again under no circumstances. This is the meaning of "repent".
Religions were often blamed for going with the armies to ease their conscience about killing that is about to happen in wars. To wash soldier's hands whenever they are dirty.
There are various interpretations about how far the grace of God goes in these circumstances, but some say that both will go to Hell, the one who kills and the
one who is killed but planned to kill (murder).
I doubt that believer's place is in an unjust war notorious for killing of civilians,
murders and rapes. This is not the Kingdom of Heaven I preached in this line
of meditations. Even if the mainstream religion says so.
There is a price to pay for each crime, and there is a proverb:
"Run not too far, for thou must return the same distance."
If you do not return, confess and make amends, you will probably have to take that with you. And this is something most people instinctively avoid.