Quiet Time with Jesus – Affirmation

Monday, 2 April 2018

The Lord says, 

I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
— Ezekiel 36:25-27

God is calling all His people who are aware of their sin nature, their weaknesses in resisting temptation, their struggle against committed sin, their self- condemnation… 

You might have slipped, or fallen from grace, or walking in darkness; You might be backslidden and are struggling to bounce back to life again, there is HOPE!

Come to the altar. Our ABBA FATHER is waiting. His Blood is shed for us. His Blood is sufficient for all of us. Just a drop of His Blood is sufficient to wash off all our sins – past, present and future. He is NOT giving us a license to sin again. He is giving us a license plate (unblemished) - a white plate with the letter ‘L’ in red on it, just like a license plate to learn how to drive. God the Holy Spirit is our driving instructor. He is patient. He is LOVE. He will teach us how to love. The red letter ‘L’ stands for LOVE. He is giving us a license to love again, to love like never before, because we never knew what LOVE is all about until Jesus died on the cross. We only knew how to love ourselves.  Loving oneself is NOT love. 

The Greatest Commandment

“LOVE the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Jesus said that this is the FIRST and GREATEST commandment and the second is: “LOVE your neighbour as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-40.

What has happened to the human heart that LOVE has created? It was contaminated by a creature who rebelled against God, who wanted to replace God, who is telling people that he is more powerful than God, who blinds eyes, deceives hearts, and turning human hearts into stone.

God is able and willing to turn our hearts of stone back into flesh, wash us clean with His Blood, consecrate us with His Word, fill us with His Holy Spirit thus giving us NEW LIFE in Him.

God asked my brother-in-Christ, “Can Saul become Paul?” Immediately, my inner spirit answered, “Yes, of course!” (Read Acts 7:14 to 8:8)

My Prayer

Dear Father God,

When I see the effect of the glorious sun, I know You are SHINING over us. When I see birds flying in the sky, my heart leaps with joy because I see FREEDOM in Christ.

The freedom I perceive is NOT the freedom that the world gives. The freedom that You give is wonderful and powerful. You give us the freedom to LOVE.

Help us discover LOVE and learn to LOVE. We surrender ourselves to You. Have Your way with us. Amen!

Lam Yee Ling