If we do not understand the totality of God’s forgiveness and of the absolute cleansing and justification afforded us by the blood of Christ, the powers of darkness can keep us in dungeons of despair each time we fail (John 17:23; Ephesians 3:18-19; I John 4:8, 16, 19).
God’s love is such that it cannot be comprehended through the mortal and corruptible mind of man. It must be spiritually conveyed. So many believers doubt God’s love in light in sight of their sin and failure; they doubt the restorative power of Christ’s blood to cleanse and justify them unto perfection after each failure in flesh (Romans 5:9; I John 1:7, 9). Because of this, Satan is able to keep their souls in distress and their minds forever doubting God’s promises.
The enemy badgers them with notions of uselessness to God and the hopelessness for ever experiencing victory over their besetting sins. He convinces them their testimony is futile and their birthright in Christ is to no effect. He works on distorting the image of God to such an extent as to make Him seem like a hideous tyrant. He endeavors to steer the thoughts of God’s children toward an abandonment of religion, with full-blown atheism lurking just around the corner upon their intellectual acquiescence. The slippery path for all this begins with a simple doubt in God’s love to the dismissal of sin through Christ’s blood.
Do not allow Satan to distort God’s true thoughts for you. Always remember that, even in face of failure, God’s benevolence toward you is yet unchanged (Luke 15:20; Romans 2:14; Ephesians 2:4-10). God’s love for you during times of defeat is still more compassionate, deeper, purer and higher than the greatest act of human love can ever muster in comparison. The Lord dearly pities you, despite all the false signals of your emotions. He remembers that you are made of dust. Dear saint, accept by faith these true character descriptions of God as you battle temptation in the foxholes of spiritual warfare (Psalm 55:20; 103: 8, 13-14; Jeremiah 29:11; Zechariah 2:8; Luke 12:32; Philippians 1:6; Romans 8:28).
Exercise faith in the fact that Jesus cares for you and always seeks to restore your spirit to the Father (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25); acknowledge that God’s Spirit is always wooing your spirit back to His own through the holy blood of Jesus Christ, back to a perfect cleansing and a precious reconciliation with Himself and the glory of His love for you. Begin to see God’s grace extending to you from within the boundless realms of eternity, through His Son’s shed blood. His Spirit yearns to ever indwell your vessel by faith. Yield to this truth! Be inspired by the fact that from every impulse of ungodliness, the Holy Spirit seeks to realign you from the sinister powers of the air which fuel your flesh to rebel against His grace.
From the unapproachable portals of eternal glory, the blood of Jesus Christ flows with pardoning grace, pleading on our behalf before God’s Face and endlessly confirming by the Holy Spirit our positions of beloved sonship in Christ (Romans 8:15-16; I Timothy 6:16). O, dear saint, pray that God would open your eyes to this life-transforming truth. Ask Him today to show you the tokens of His love through the blood of Christ. Allow this revelation to henceforth propel the resistance to all wickedness found in your thoughts, speech and actions, as illuminated by the Holy Spirit. Learn to walk steadily and soberly with your mind secured in Christ, and with all your affections trained upon His matchless beauty and goodness. And as much as possible, abide each second of each day by faith in the sin-cleansing fountain of the Lord Jesus Christ, and let all your warfare against temptation be done concurrently in this realm through the channel of His grace.