Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:53 AM

March 11, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:53 AM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:53 AM

Psalm 79 

Do not remember against us the iniquities of our forefathers; let thy compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.  Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name; deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name's sake!
Psalm 79:8-9

Is it possible for true Christians to suffer because of sins of our forefathers, or have an opening to demonic influence in their lives? Through Jesus we can be delivered from all such things, but does the mere fact that we are committed Christians always make deliverance automatic?

Owning a car would mean that you would always have a mode of transportation, but it would still be up to you to keep gas, oil and schedule maintenance checkup on the car.  Similarly, being spiritually united to Jesus means we need never suffer from sins of our forefathers or demonic interference in our lives; but are there things we must do to ensure that we live in the freedom that Christ has won for us? Our responsibility in our partnership with God is something we readily acknowledge in other aspects of the Christian life. For example, the instant we are born again, we receive power over all sin, but does this mean we instantly discover this and live a sinless life? There is an enormous gap between the life Jesus has made available to us and the life we are currently living.

Dear God,
I want to be committed solely to the Lord Jesus Christ, trusting in him alone for my salvation and blessing. Jesus alone has all power over evil, and all power to bless me, protect me, and give me a glorious future.  If at any time I have deliberately or unintentionally opened any door of my life to spiritual influences not from the true God, then I ask your forgiveness and I repent of it.   I praise you for loving me and for being more powerful than anything evil. I look to Jesus and him alone for my full protection. 
In Jesus name I pray this prayer, Amen.

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