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Guilty or Innocent

Hello, today my sister and I are doing our post together on Proverbs 24:23 which says:

“Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent,”
will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations.”

This is more from Solomon’s wise sayings; and it seems inevitable that whoever judges wrongly would be denounced and shunned. This is because a judge decides the fate of someone; possibly even for life, and it is definitely not a laughing matter. But God’s own son, who loves us very much, came down and said that we were innocent. He made us innocent by taking on our sin. He was cursed by God, and the people hated Him, and killed Him.

Jesus Himself was wrongly judged; however this was something that God intended to happen. Jesus, who was innocent and who never sinned,took our sins upon Himself and was killed upon a cross as though He was the worst of sinners. And the reason that He did this, was to save us; He died for us so that we could live.

Now we can say to the guilty, you can be innocent. You can be innocent because of Jesus. Jesus has taken all the sin of the world, so that we may be innocent. He made us Children of God, and freed us from our sin. Praise the Lord!

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland and,
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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Guilty Of A Greater Sin

Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 19:11 which says:

10 “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” 11 Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”

Jesus is being condemned to crucifixion in this passage. The Pharisees had brought Jesus to Pilate and Pilate is continuing to talk with Jesus. When Pilate asked Jesus a question Jesus didn’t answer so Pilate said that he (Pilate) had the power to either free Jesus or to crucify Jesus. Jesus then replied that Pilate wouldn’t have any power if it wasn’t given to him from above. Jesus then said that the ones who had handed Jesus over to Him were guilty of a greater sin.

Pilate said that he had the power to crucify Jesus or to free Him but really Pilate Himself needed to be freed from sin. So do we and that’s why Jesus came down from heaven to die for our sins on the cross. Jesus came down from heaven to die for our sins on the cross so that we could live and so that we could be freed from our sins.

If you are an unbeliever than why don’t you trust in Jesus and repent of your sins? Why don’t you believe in Jesus and live. Why don’t you trust in Jesus and receive eternal life? Why don’t you become freed from your sins by trusting in Jesus who was crucified on the cross. Why don’t you trust in Jesus and live?

As Christians we should share the Gospel with unbelievers so that they can live. We should give the Gospel to those who have not trusted in Jesus so that they can receive eternal life too. We should share the Gospel with unbelievers so that they can become children of God. We should give the Gospel to unbelievers.

Thank You Jesus for dying for our sins on the cross. Thank You Jesus for loving us enough to die for our sins so that we could have eternal life. Thank You Jesus for freeing us from our sins on the cross and for loving us so much to die for our sins. Thank You Jesus for loving us so much that You atoned for our sins on the cross.

Are you trusting in Jesus?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.

Would Not Be Guilty

Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 15:24-25 which says,

24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’[a]”

This passage has a lot in it. Jesus is telling His disciples that if the world hated them they should keep in mind that it hated Him first. Jesus is saying that the world acted the same way around His disciples and around Him. Jesus then says that everyone in the world was guilty of sin because He had come into the world and done things that no one else had done but the world still hated Him. The Pharisees (as an example) hated Jesus and they were sinners even though Jesus could save them, they were guilty of sin.

We were guilty of sin too. We were sinners who needed a perfect sacrifice to atone for us. Jesus was and is that sacrifice, Jesus came down from heaven to be our atoning sacrifice. That is why all who had sinned became convicted of sin when Jesus came down from heaven, Jesus is the sacrifice for sinners and if you do not accept Him then you will become convicted of sin and you will die with your sins on you. Unless you accept Jesus as your sacrifice, He came down from heaven and died for our sins.

If you are an unbeliever then you should accept Jesus as your savior. He came down to die for your sins and for the sin of the world, you should accept Jesus as your savior if you are an unbeliever. Jesus died for you, you will be convicted of your sins if you do not accept Jesus as your savior. Accept Jesus and live.

We should be like the disciples, we should follow Jesus no matter what. Yes we will fail Him but if you ask Him to help you then He will. Even if the world hates us and they persecute us, Jesus is with us and we should continue to trust in Him. Jesus told His disciples that if the world hated them they should keep in mind that it hated Him (Jesus) first. We should do the same.

Thank You Jesus for dying for our sins on the cross, thank You Jesus for loving us enough to atone for all of our sins. Thank You Jesus for atoning for our sins on a cross. Thank You Jesus for dying for our sins on a cross.

Are you trusting in Jesus?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.

Making the Blind See

Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 9:39-41 which says,

“For judgment I have come into the world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.” Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard him say this and asked, “What? Are we blind too?” Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, you guilt remains.”

In this passage Jesus had heard that the man who had been healed was thrown out of the synagogue and He came to the man, Jesus asked the man if he believed in the Son of Man. The man who once was blind said that he did not know who the Son of Man was, and then he asked Jesus who the Son of Man was so that he could become a believer. Jesus told Him that He (Jesus) was the Son of Man. Then the man who once was blind believed and worshiped. Then we come to verse 39-41 where Jesus says why He had come into the world and the Pharisees overhear Him.

But what does Jesus mean when He says that He had come into the world for judgment? What does Jesus mean when He says that He had come into the world to make the blind see and to make those who see blind? Well what Jesus means is that we were all blind in sins, we were going to die because we were sinners and we had God’s wrath on us. But Jesus came down from heaven and He died for our sins so that we could live! Jesus loved us enough to die for us on the cross. What did Jesus mean when He said that the Pharisees said they could see and were guilty because of that? The Pharisees claimed that they were perfect; they said that they kept all the rules but in truth no one could obey the law. But the Pharisees, who were blind just like everyone else (meaning they had sin) said that they could see (said that they were perfect).

That was why Jesus came down from heaven and died for our sins. Jesus died for us because He loved us, He died for us and He atoned perfectly for our sins. We just have to repent of our sins and accept Jesus as our savior, Jesus sets us free from our sins we just have to repent of our sins and believe in Him. We should trust in Jesus, we should believe in Him and live. We should trust in Jesus and be set free from our sins. We should trust in Jesus as our savior. We should believe in Him and be set free from our sins, some people think that we are free to sin if we trust in Jesus but that is not true, we are set free from our sins. We should trust in Jesus and live, we should believe in Him and be set free from sin.

We should also be like the man who once was blind. We should ask worship Jesus! We should worship Jesus, He made us and He died for us (God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus are all three in one). We should praise God for having mercy on us sinners. We should also share the Gospel with unbelievers. We should give unbelievers the Gospel so that they came live, so that they can be set free from their sins. We should worship God and share the Gospel with unbelievers and with believers (so that we can encourage them).

Thank You Jesus for coming down from heaven to die for our sins. Thank You Jesus for dying on the cross with our sins and God’s wrath on You. Thank You Jesus for coming down from heaven to be our atoning sacrifice. Thank You Jesus for rising again on the third day and then ascending into heaven to prepare a place for us and to mediate on our behalf. Thank You Jesus for loving us enough to die for our sins on a cross. Thank You Jesus for all that You have done for us.

Do you trust in Jesus?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.

Guilty because of bloodshed

Hi, God’s word for me today is in Ezekiel 22:3-4 which says,

“‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: You city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood in her midst and defiles herself by making idols, 4 you have become guilty because of the blood you have shed and have become defiled by the idols you have made. You have brought your days to a close, and the end of your years has come. Therefore I will make you an object of scorn to the nations and a laughingstock to all the countries.”

These verses are talking about how Israel was doomed and the reason for that was because they had shed blood. They were guilty because of how they had shed blood. They sinned and because God can’t look on sin He was going to punish them for that, but they weren’t even worshiping God (another sin of theirs) they were worshiping idols. Of course after God would “make them an object of scorn to the nations and a laughingstock to all the countries”, I think that they would start worshiping God. Anyway the Lord was going to send the Babylonians to wipe out the Israelites, then God would have mercy on them and after a hundred years or so they would be set free, but the reason that it all happened was sin.

The Israelites were doomed and guilty because of sin and so were we. The Israelites were going to die because of sin and so were we. The Lord couldn’t look on sin with the Israelites and He sent the Babylonians to take them captive, same with us we were sinners but instead of “Babylonians” taking us captive it was our sin that took us captive. We were guilty of bloodshed, in fact we were guilty of the bloodshed of the one that would save our lives. You see we weren’t perfect and we were going to die because of it, but if there was a perfect sacrifice that could atone for our sins, we would live. But of course there wasn’t a perfect sacrifice on earth, and that is why God had mercy on us.

God sent Jesus in our place. But who is Jesus, and how is He perfect? Jesus was (and is) perfect because He came down from heaven to atone for our sins. Also Jesus was (and is) God (and the son of God). Jesus actually came down from heaven as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. But as always we ask the question why and we also ask the question how, how did He die for our sins? Well we know who Jesus is and the answer to the question how Jesus died for our sins is simple. He died for our sins on the cross, He died a criminals death even though He didn’t commit any crime Himself. He bore our sins though, and that is why God poured out His wrath against Jesus on the cross.

But now we answer the question why. Jesus died for our sins on the cross but why? The answer is found in the Bible,

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV John 3:16)

Jesus died for our sins because He loved us. Clearly we weren’t perfect enough for Him and 1 John 4:10 tells us that it wasn’t because we loved Jesus but because Jesus loved us. What response should we have to that though? Well the response we should have is worship, and not worship like a command but worship that comes from the heart. Jesus died for our sins and we should praise Him for that. Also we should share the Gospel with others, we should want to share the Gospel with others because of how amazing it is. Thank you Jesus.

Are you trusting in Jesus and sharing the Gospel with others?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.

Guilty

Hi, God’s word for me today is in Ezekiel 14:10-11 which says,

“They will bear their guilt—the prophet will be as guilty as the one who consults him. 11 Then the people of Israel will no longer stray from me, nor will they defile themselves anymore with all their sins. They will be my people, and I will be their God, declares the Sovereign LORD.’”

Alright, here the Lord is saying that the prophet (Ezekiel) is going to be as guilty as the one who consults Him. The reason it says that people will consult Ezekiel is that the Lord said they would. Anyway, what is happening is that the Lord is saying that the prophet is going to be as guilty as the Israelites, and because of it the Israelites would turn to the Lord. Even though Ezekiel wasn’t like the Israelites and even prophesied against them, He was going to sacrifice that and become as guilty as the Israelites and then the Israelites would listen.

Along with my last post this verse sound’s very familiar to what Jesus did for us. We were as guilty as the Israelites because we sinned just like the Israelites. We were going to die because of our sins like the Israelites. So like the Israelites, we were completely hopeless. But that is how Ezekiel is a picture of Jesus.

Ezekiel took sin on him and that saved the Israelites. Likewise Jesus took sin (our sin) on Him and that saved us. Jesus came down from heaven, was born of a virgin and lived a perfect life. But more importantly, Jesus died for our sins. He took our sins on Him and died in our place on the cross. Because He was perfect He atoned for our sins perfectly, and we were saved by Jesus.

But why would Jesus, who is God (and the son of God) die for us sinners? He was (and is) perfect, so why didn’t He just stay in heaven? Well like in my last post I said that Jesus didn’t preserve His life to let us die, and instead He died to preserve our lives. The reason He did that is in 1 John 4:10,

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (NIV)

Jesus loved us so much that He died for our sins! He took our sins on Him because He loved us. But if He just died then He would be like a normal man, perfect or not He would still be in the grave. But that is why Jesus rose from the dead on the third day, and that is why we should worship Jesus as our savior. Thank you Jesus.

Are you trusting in Jesus to atone perfectly for your sins?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland