Have you ever considered blood to be beautiful? Does the sight of it evoke any feeling of comfort or assurance? Probably not. Most people associate blood with feelings of fear or something going wrong.
Man became sin conscious—they received the conscience—after eating from the forbidden Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. As a result, they realized they were naked and became aware of feelings of fear, shame, guilt, and condemnation.
The word conscience in the King James Version was translated from the Greek word suneidesis, and conscience means “a sense of right and wrong” (American Heritage Dictionary).
In Andrew’s latest book—Who Told You That You Were Naked?—he presents an outstanding study of the conscience that’s sure to set many free! In it he says that “fear and shame are results of spiritual death.” He also explains that “if we are living in shame, if we have insecurities in our lives, if we are fearful, that’s part of death. The problem is spiritual separation from God, and these things are just the physical results of that.”
Praise God for the blood of Jesus! The purpose of redemption was to restore mankind to the state of fellowship that existed before the Fall! Jesus shed His blood to make things right—to give us a good conscience toward God!
Hebrews 9:14 says, “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (emphasis added).
If you’re born again, the blood of Jesus has purged you from all sin and sin consciousness! Isaiah 1:18 (New International Version) says, “‘Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.’”
Place all sin, guilt, and condemnation under the blood, and don’t go peeking to see if they’re really white as snow. One drop of His blood is more powerful than all the sin of the whole world!
If you struggle with accusatory thoughts, realize that they’re not from God. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” The Holy Spirit gently corrects us through the Word. He does not accuse or condemn us.
There is nothing you have ever done or can ever do that remotely compares to the power of the blood. You are saved and made righteous by faith in the shed blood of the Lamb. Magnify the power of the blood above your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Train your conscience to be good by renewing your mind to the fact that it has been purged by the blood, and steer clear of sin.
“ For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace” (Romans 8:6, American Standard Version).
Anytime your conscience (or the devil) tries to tell you you’re naked, declare that you’re clothed in righteousness (Job 29:14 and Psalm 132:9) and approach God’s throne of grace with boldness!
Stand on the efficacy of the powerful, red redemptive blood of Jesus—it accomplished a beautiful thing in your life!
So, who told you that you were naked?
To find out more about how to have a good conscience that works for you, get Andrew’s latest book Who Told You That You Were Naked? from store.awmi.net or call the Helpline at 719-635-1111.
Written by Zoe Isaacs
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