Summary: We believe Jesus forgives, we must let Him. Come and let us cast the problem into the sea of forgetfulness.
BURY THE PAST, OR IT WILL BURY YOU!
GOD FORGIVES, LET HIM...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
1 Timothy 5:24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and
some men they follow after.
I HAVE IN MY HAND A FISHING ROD AND A REEL...
1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may
exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about,
seeking whom he may devour:
MY SON WAS SPEAKING AND HE USED THE ILLUSTRATION OF A PICK UP TRUCK.
If you loaded 14 tons in the bed of the truck the tires would go flat and the truck
could not hold up under the weight.
But if you loaded the same amount on a heavy duty trailer, the truck could pull
The design of the truck could not support the heavy load...
THERE CAN GROW A THROW UP SPIRIT---
WHERE YOU REFUSE TO LET GO OF THE NEGATIVE PAST AND YOU KEEP
HITTING YOURSELF IN THE HEAD AND HINDER YOUR PROGRESS.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son
into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
I heard a little story of real life.
Two kids went every summer and spent some time with the grandparents on a
farm out in the country.
One day the Grandfather gave Johnny a neat sling shot that he had made.
Johnny would have a pocket of small rocks and he would practice shooting stuff.
He rarely hit what he was aiming.
One day Johnny saw his Grandmother's pet duck. He took aim and on his first
shot the duck fell down dead.
Johnny knew his grandmother loved that duck and he would break her heart.
There was a big wood pile where the wood for winter was stacked.
Johnny hid the duck's body under a pile of wood.
WELL, TO JOHNNY'S SURPRISE HIS SISTER SALLY WAS WATCHING AND
SAW THE WHOLE EPISODE OF THE SLING SHOT.
So sister Sally used the dead duck to blackmail her brother.
The family finished supper and Granny said: Come on Sally let us do the dishes.
Sally told her Grandmother, Johnny wants to do the dishes tonight.
Sally pointed to the pile of wood. Johnny said sure, I want to help you, Granny.
Grandpa said: Come on Johnny let us go fishing.
Grandma said: I need Sally to help prepare dinner.
Sally just looked over to the wood pile and Johnny said, Sally, you go fishing
and I will help cook.
Every night when they were praying Sally would whisper: Johnny remember the duck.
After a week of Sally throwing up the dead duck, Johnny was helping his Granny
do the dishes and he bowed his head and said: GRANDMOTHER, I HAVE SOMETHING
TO TELL YOU, I WAS PLAYING WITH THE SLINGSHOT AND I KILLED YOUR PET
DUCK. GRANNY, I AM SO SORRY.
GRANDMOTHER SAID: JOHNNY, I KNOW ALL ABOUT IT. I WAS LOOKING OUT
THE WINDOW AND SAW THE WHOLE THING. I SAW YOU KILL THE DUCK AND
THEN I SAW YOU CARRY IT OVER TO THE WOOD PILE. JOHNNY, I LOVE YOU,
I FORGAVE YOU RIGHT THEN BUT YOU NEEDED TO CONFESS. I WONDERED
HOW LONG YOU WOULD LET SALLY BE MEAN TO YOU AND USE YOU AS A
SLAVE BEFORE YOU WOULD COME TO ME.
How many of us allow the enemy to remember our past and the failures & guilt load
we carry IS DESTROYING OUR VICTORY?
WHY? CAN WE UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE TRAVELING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH
VS. TRAVELING FROM EAST TO WEST?
Psalm 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them
that fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions
from us. 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
Come visit with me, I live 70 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. So let us travel NORTH.
Our journey can only go so far NORTH, we will hit the NORTH POLE and visit Santa Claus.
Now what, our journey will start SOUTH. You can only go so far NORTH and then you will
be headed south.
NOW, LET US TRAVEL FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST?
You can travel your whole live from east to west, and you will still be going EAST.