Friday, August 3, 2012

David Wilkerson Today Devotional, Confirmation On Last Post, A Hard Word And Truth

David Wilkerson Today










by David Wilkerson


[May 19, 1931 - April 27, 2011]




Repentance means more than saying, "Lord, I am wrong."
 It also means saying,


"Lord, You are right!"




Repentance means facing the truth about your sin — 
the truth that it must end


now. It is a crisis moment of truth, a place of recognition
 where you admit, "I


cannot continue in my sin and have the Holy Ghost living in me. 
If I do, I will


lose everything. Lord, You're right about sin bringing
 death upon me.
 I see that


if I continue in it, it's going to destroy me and my family. God,
 I make no more






Simply put, repentance is a confrontation with your sin.
 The battle
 is fought


before you get to the cross — it takes place as the Holy Spirit
 deals with






The same is true of self-denial. In short, self-denial is a confrontation that


says, "Sin ends now — at this point!" Contrary to what many 


preachers" say, self-denial is not some heartache you have to bear,
 or some


infirmity of your flesh. When Paul said, "I die daily," 
he meant simply, "I


have to deny that I can continue in sin and still have 
Christ's favor. I don't


have a special dispensation from God to hold on to a pet 
sin just because I do


good works. No! I agree with the Word of God and I deny
 all my rights to


continue in sin."




The glorious truth of the gospel is that if we die with Jesus,
 we also come


into the glory of His resurrection and into newness of life.
 His cross is our


cross, His death is our death, and His resurrection is our resurrection,


through our identification and union with Him.
 That is the real cross we bear.




Yet this is the cross that many so-called ministers
 of the gospel have done


away with. The real cross is not about lovely words 
describing our Savior's


suffering and bleeding on Calvary. No, the true meaning of 
the cross is that


Jesus bled and died to bring our sin-sick souls into
 glorious liberty and


freedom — to break every chain of sin that binds us.





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