August 12, 2014
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Classic Tuesday – The Joy of Being Forgiven: Loved with Everlasting Love

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Today begins a series on Classic Tuesdays called The Joy of Being Forgiven. The message is timeless, and we hope that you’ll be blessed by the Lord as we share from our archives.

As originally stated when the series first appeared on Meet Me in the Meadow, there are three main reasons for this series:

  1. To help those who are burdened by sin to enter into the joy of being forgiven.
  2. To remind those who have been forgiven to live each day in thankfulness for the gift of His forgiveness and the joy it has brought your heart.
  3. To provide for those who know the joy of being forgiven, a way for them to share the message of God’s forgiveness with others.

Please feel free to print out these postings or share them online as the Lord may lead you.

Grace and peace to you,
Marina

Loved with Everlasting Love

Jesus loves you as no one ever could. His suffering, His sacrifice, His death, and His resurrection demonstrate that love. When you look at the cross you will never need to question if He loves you.

He came for you, He died for you, He lives for you.

When you look at His shed blood you will never need to question how much He cares for you. What a tremendous price He has paid for you, more than all the riches, of all the kingdoms, in all the world. It is because of Jesus’ shed blood that we can be forgiven and know the joy of that forgiveness each day.

Darkness

Sin brings darkness. It is the world of darkness within us that the light of Jesus Christ seeks to invade.

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. To open their eyes, and  to turn them  from darkness to light, and from  the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the DaySpring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in  the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

 1 John 1:52 Corinthians 4:6Acts 26:18Luke 1:78, Luke 1:79

Spiritual darkness is the presence of sin and the absence of truth in our hearts and lives. We can have an education and still be in darkness. We can study philosophy and religion and still be in darkness. We can go to church or do social work in our community and still be in darkness. We can be sincere or be tolerant of others and what they believe and still be in darkness.

Darkness is deception, keeping us from the knowledge of God; Darkness is separation, keeping us from the fellowship of God; darkness is isolation keeping us from the presence of God.

Darkness is something we should treat as an enemy, yet many treat as a friend. We like darkness because we feel it hides us from being exposed for who we really are. The sin in us runs deep. The darkness is our cloak and covering from being found out.

Jesus seeks us out in our darkness. Although we may be hiding from Him, He is not hiding from us. He is standing near us—clothed with white garments…covered with glory…reaching out with arms of mercy…inviting us into the marvelous light of His forgiveness and love.

Lord, deliver me from the darkness of my own way. Place Your truth within me so that I may know You and Your ways. I want to come out of my hiding and walk with You in Your light. I know that nothing is hidden from You and that You know me inside and out. I let go of every lie and deception that has kept me from You. Thank You that You can take me from the kingdom of darkness and place me into the kingdom of light. I welcome Your light and love into my life.

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6 Responses to “Classic Tuesday – The Joy of Being Forgiven: Loved with Everlasting Love”

  1. Sharon August 12, 2014 at 9:30 PM #

    Thank you for reminding me! I am so thankful for His forgiveness and the joy it brings.

  2. Anita August 12, 2014 at 10:01 PM #

    This is a wonderful meditation. I really am inspired and motivated by this. The light of God surrounds us all, but sometime our actions and words brings darkness. Forgive us, Lord Jesus. Amen

  3. Sarah.Kelley August 13, 2014 at 5:14 AM #

    I’m eternally grateful that He has led me in the way of peace. The joy of His forgiveness brings a comfort to my heart both day and night! The light of His love both guides my path, and warms my heart with its eternal flame!

  4. Dorothy August 13, 2014 at 8:20 PM #

    It a very inspiring message as sometimes I go through all these but HE is always there to guide and lead me.Amen

  5. Eve August 20, 2014 at 2:33 AM #

    Roy,

    Just loved the prayer. Will try and recite it as often as possible.

  6. Ronnie Jeane Lee August 22, 2014 at 6:47 AM #

    What is darkness? The absence of Light! Even a small light in the darkness can offer such Hope! JESUS is the bright Light and He shows us the way to overcome the darkness. Thank God for the light He sent to us so that we may never be overcome by darkness!
    Your ministry helps me so much when my light starts to flicker. It reinforces my faith & stirs up His life within me.

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