Part of my mission is to encourage believers to live free from their past and release all regret, fear, trauma, unbelief, and rejection. We tend to hang onto some of this, not realizing that the point of Jesus’s sacrifice was so we could live our lives with a clear conscience. God instituted the Day of Atonement to give his people relief, but because the sacrifices were symbolic and only gave them a clear mind for a year, he knew we needed a more permanent sacrifice, so he sent us Jesus. If you are still living in the past, and your mind still goes back to your regretful experiences, you are not living the life God intended for you, and you are neglecting the point of Jesus’s sacrifice. Take control of your mind, and when you begin to reiterate the past, stop it in its tracks! The more you take control, the less you will go down that pathway in your mind. My suggestion is to call out to Jesus. When I see something that makes me recollect my past, I call his name “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!” There is power in his name, so use it, and it will bring back your joy and peace and will direct your conscience onto more delightful things.
For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. Hebrews 9:13-14
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