January 5th 2015
Is your ugly sin confessed unto God and buried in the deepest sea or waving in your face like a banner?
He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. (Micah 7:19 KJV)
God is always true to His Word the Bible tells us God cannot lie. When He makes promises both to His own spiritual family and those living in enmity against His Word He delivers exactly according to His promises. God’s Word has proven itself over and over again from biblical history of ancient times in the Old Testament to times in New Testament we are living in today. Many of His prophecies and promises have already come to pass. In fact, there is nothing left to happen concerning His prophecy prior to Jesus Christ’s return upon this earth at the God appointed hour in the clouds.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. (Psalms 103:11-12 KJV)
When God stated that he would “throw all of our sin into the depths of the sea” or has cast them “as far as East is from the West” He means just that. He does not allow any person to go deep sea fishing or diving in the waters where He has buried our grievous sin. We cannot go beneath the surface of the water reemerging with any confessed sin in our hand. What God has buried or cast away He has no intention of resurfacing or salvaging to be waved in front of our face ever again.
Man, on the other hand, serving devices of the flesh, often seek to wave past sin like a banner in our face; bringing up past dirt in light of present circumstances. This serves to quench present joy allowing doubt, gloom, and doom to creep into our thinking patterns causing many to lose hope surrounded by desperate or hindered circumstances. This rehashing is not of God.
Averting one’s attention away from circumstances placing it intently upon the things of God immediately serves to usher in peace and joy as we allow our confessed sin to remain buried in the depths of the sea.