Remember this little child. You are God’s child made in His image, you Do Not Have the Right to Condemn Yourself to Hell in your mind. Self condemnation is a sin don’t do it.
Solutions to a life of Sin
Repentance is a solution for sin use it. The 12 steps are a solution to guilt and shame that will reveal your character defect patterns. You want peace? Pray and use the 12 steps then use step 5 for repentance. Do the 12 steps the way the Christians devised them. Its not just for addicts. One thing I have seen for certain, Christians and addicts are very much alike in their patterns of behavior and thinking. Ouch! you may not like this observation but if you want peace work the 12 steps with your whole heart including Jesus and prayer at every turn.
We are Saved by FAITH, FAITH, FAITH, FAITH, FAITH…..through Grace NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. The book is fallen. Especially KJV is fallen.
The Bible has changed so to me its irrelevant what scripture you quote because The Word of God does not reside on paper it is in my heart and forever fixed in Heaven.
The KJVB is a corrupt pile of garbage with a few deep truths left in it. The greatest spiritual gifts are Faith, Hope, and Love but the Greatest is Love. So, don’t tell me “I Love you.” That would be a contradiction of terms. Love is an action.
Grace is unmerited favor not salvation. Faith without works is dead. Grace without faith is mortal and shallow. Grace is the catalyst by which our faith is gifted, Grace is a bi-product of Faith. Wherein when we were sinners we were not worthy of Jesus or His sacrifice for us. Grace has a part in our salvation but we are saved by our FAITH in Jesus when we believe with our heart. The relationship comes by ongoing prayer. We should listen not just talk.
This “Saved by Faith” is why God doesn’t come down and show Himself to us. This is why people have to read signs and see signs and wonders, faith is why we receive gifts that we may be used of God through faith because we believe in Him….
IF ITS NOT FAITH THEN ITS NOT FAITH. For that which is no longer Hoped for is revealed, shown to us then we have our proof, then God and us are in the same space, realm, dimension, we are like HIm….Spirit.
But now we have the flesh to contend with along with the enemy who by our own mistakes and sin gets access from time to time to our ear.
The atheist always wants proof but if he got his hard proof that his eyes could see his ears could hear and his hands could touch he still wouldn’t believe, he would then say “oh your an impostor”. But if the atheist did get his carnal proof of God coming down and convincing the man He is God then the atheist would NOT BE SAVED…WHY?
Because its not Faith if God comes down and proves it in the flesh, carnally to us.
Granted we have to have our own proof that God exists but proof that still qualifies our belief as Faith. Seems there are rules.
And to him who much is given much is expected. Repetition meditation (step 11) in Jesus should include positive affirmations. Why? Because you have been programmed by the beast system to hate yourself. Repetition can override those negative self condemning thoughts, therefore go through all the good things you have done when you pray and meditate.
How to get REAL with God during prayer and meditation
Say some things like this for confession and positive affirmations.
“I did this good thing today, I am seeking God, I showed Father my whole heart, I told Father I am afraid of trusting Him, I fear the unknown, I confessed to Father that I believe in my heart that I am bad and wrong, I confessed my deepest darkest secret that I didn’t want anyone to ever know, I wrote down all my fears and asked God to removed them instead of pretending I am not afraid, (fear is part of the human condition and not a sin). I became courageous before God by telling Him who a really am at core level.”
Positive affirmations to yourself do these over and over to override beast programming of “I am bad and wrong”.
I spoke kind to myself today, I prayed and spent time listening to God, I fed my children, I treated others well, I wrote an article of what I learned about faith and on and on at least 5 days a week to reprogram from the beast system self loathing that separates us from God by fear.
Go to my https://recoveryfarmhouse.com and .net websites for more recovery techniques because recovery is recovery from the beast system which forms addicts and haters. ITS NOT YOUR FAULT IF YOU SPEAK BADLY TO YOURSELF, YOU NEED RE-PROGRAMMED. It takes time.
Truth takes great effort because of beast system programming that has trained men to take comfort in the lie.