When I discuss consequence of our sins I get the impression I showing a lack of forgiveness. It true that Jesus forgave us for all our trespass especially in those believe who in atoning His works on the cross and all your past, presence and futures sins are nailed to the cross.
However, there are times when the consequence of our sins will continue to linger or pay price. For example a woman forgave the man who raped her and also decided to testify in court in order to stop him from raping again. Or Forgiveness is necessary for you to be free from the black hole of bitterness
I will tell the story on David and Bathsheba both who committed adultery and David committed murder First what the law states, Secondly on Grace and Forgiveness, and lastly, the consequence of their actions.
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“If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbour, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. Leviticus 20:10
Both David and Bethsheba, by law, should be put to death by stoning. Even David openly admitted that he should put put to death Then David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die, and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.” 2 Samuel 12:5-6 In Psalm 51:4 he states Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.
God display grace instead of the law. If they were stoned no Joseph and no Mary no Jesus and there no hope. Secondly, God made convent with David that his kingdom would be forever without David
When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever.’”God display grace instead of the law.
David knew that God forgive since utter these words Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:1-2,7,9-10
Let us consider David consequences The Prophet Nathan utter these words Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.’” David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child who is born to you shall die.”
2 Samuel 12:9-10,12-14
Bottom line is there consequences for your action yes if you seek forgiveness your sins no longer be remember in heaven, For example the thief on the cross caught forgiveness yet still die on the cross
To me one hardest choice for me make is letting a family member go. Especially if cherish i him go respect him because your are very close.
Especially a parent letting their child choose to rebel especially the mother. Often speak my experience in how I treated mother during my rebelous year I treated her like dog poop and mock her Christian faith in which I came to regret while forgive for action. She was first person told about accepting Christ yet it took her fours months see the fruits of the Spirit and She believes me.
My role is pray for my family member especially since there in hands since they are in hands anger. angry God As Scriptures declares For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer, Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immorality , nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 6:11
For example Tex Watson murder seven people and openly admitted he violate this act is now serving a life section in prison while in prison he accept Christ and sought His forgiveness.Yet still in Prison and like die there yet God forgive him.Yet in his own words he was ultimately responsible for taking the drugs and committing the horrifying murders,
It was a tragedy not only for the victims but for their families, to whom I eternally and humans bly apologize. I owe a debt to society that I can never repay.”
Susan Labianca daughter of Rosemary Labianca who became a Christian started corresponding with Tex through mail, Tex corresponded back thinking she writing to encourage him. She finality came to visited Tex in prison. She finally revealed herself as the daughter of Rosemary Labianca. Tex was stunned, and in tears, Because Susan became a follower of Christ as a Christian she felt obligation to forgive Tex for killing his mother and step dad, because Tex was a brother in the Lord, and has change.
Both Tex and Susan learned over period of time that bitterness is an awful weed that consumed your heart, soul, and mind As scripture states, has changed and became a new creature In Christ he learned to forgive himself as Christ did
On March 29, 1971, Atkins was found guilty, seven murder and was sentenced to death. The California Supreme Court 1972 over turn the deathnow serving life.
First arrived in prison she received a bible toss it aside, but unknown to her, a large number of people were praying for her. She start reading the Bible. In 1974 Susan Atkins became corresponding with born-again Christian Bruce Davis, a clan member. In September of 1974, Jesus knocked her hardened, and she accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord gone was her bitter heart, and replace with soft heart. According to Susan Christ assured her that in the depths of her soul that “old things had passed away, behold all things
Although Susan denies killing eight victims. Yet still was there where she uttered these words she did not stop the murders from occurring, making her equally responsible for her actions. Even Sharon Tate plead with Susan to spare her and the unborn baby she showed no mercury your going die bitch.
Susan Atkins feels asleep while still in prison, and she woke up in heaven. They read Psalm 23 to her, and she recited it back, “ Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me. The evil she committed on August 09 10 1969 will not be remember no more in heaven. She died in prison. Fellow inmate recite Psalm 23 while dying. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
She assures that her sins were forgiven and no longer remembering more in heaven even though she died in prison.
You also include David Berowitz known as Son Sam He the following, “I was involved in the occult and I got burned. I became a cruel killer and threw away my life as well as destroying the lives of others. Now I have discovered that Christ is my answer and my hope. He broke the chains of sin, self-will, and depression that had me bound. He has turned me from a path leading to eternal damnation in the lake of fire tOn o the blessed assurance of eternal life in heaven. God has miraculously transformed “Son of Sam” into “Son of Hope.” He wants to perform the same kind of transformation in your heart and life today!” He wrote this prison when sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison
Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Sean Sellar, and Karla Faye Tucker, committed horrible crimes such as murder sexuality deveinte and eventually excutated but Jeffrey Dahmer was murder in prison. Sean wrote in journal From his Journal Feb 03 1999; God is real. This is not a show. This is no delusion. From the Creator we come, and to the Creator we are supposed to return. But we must return to Him by choice. We must give ourselves wholly to Him. He came to us a man. His name is Jesus. He is real. And to all my friends, all who have loved me, all who fought for the value they saw in my living, Thank you. With all my heart, Thank you. The world is hurting. Be its healers.
Change it. I’m going to spend time with my Father now. I have a short journey to make tonight. His final words were, “All the people who are hating me right now and are here waiting to see me die, when you wake up in the