Red Letter Diary

Reflections on the words of Jesus (in red)

Archive for the month “January, 2012”


Matthew 4:17

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 

Here’s your chance.  Everything that holds you back or down, everything that separates you from the Messiah, all the guilt and doubt can evaporate right now!

Repent and throw all those guilt inducing, fear generating actions into the furnace once and for all.  This opens the door.

You can see through the door the Kingdom of Heaven, the unimaginable gift that God prepared for you before you were born.  It’s here!
God’s reality is just in front of you, ready at hand.

God’s reality is this:  He loves you so much that he died to be with you now and later.

Open the door!  He’s right behind it!


“Be gone, Satan…”

Matthew 4:10

“Be gone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.'”

Don’t disconnect from the Messiah.  Don’t plug into anything else.  You’ll only get sputtering and jittery.  Don’t unplug yourself from what you already know to be true.  The other fake power sources will leave you hungry.

Since everyone you meet yearns to be connected to the Messiah, everything you do can help them connect, everything you do serves a purpose right down to offering a glass of water or finishing a letter.

This is what God wants you to know and believe:  Everything is supplied.  Everything is supplied by Him, there is no reason to turn anywhere else.

God is not the accuser or the adversary.  Remove these thoughts.  God creates you for good and recreates you for better.  You are fearfully and wonderfully made and remade!

Be gone accusing thoughts!

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