|"...and all our righteousness is as|
filthy rags...(Isaiah 64:6)
I'm from a generation in which there was a shame that haunted you, if you couldn't pay your bills. That's not necessarily true in our current society! The reasons for filing vary and are often not preventable.
Notwithstanding, for some, it's a perfectly legitimate way to get over a financial hump and in many cases get a fresh start. Even with its drawbacks, the outcome for a few people have been quite lucrative.
Still, I'm not here to discuss your finances. I want to tell you about another kind of bankruptcy. One that has an eternal effect! You can't bounce back from this one and it doesn't matter if you can pay your bills here or not, because the debt you owe can only be resolved in one way...through faith in Jesus Christ...IT'S THE DEBT OF SIN!
Spiritual Bankruptcy is a term that regular church goers hear quite frequently but may not really know what it mean! I say that because many confuse it with those uncomfortable ranges of emotions or feelings of disconnection we get sometimes in our Spiritual lives. Many equate it to the times we think we have failed God in the performance of some Christian obligation or character standard. It has nothing to do with any of that.
Spiritual Bankruptcy is our spiritual condition apart from a faith in Christ! Because we inherited from Adam and Eve, the legacy of sin and with it God's wrath and condemnation, we are born Spiritually bankrupt! (Ephes 2: 1-10) We have no resources, no assets, nothing of value to build on; no tools to barter with when summoned to the Court of Righteousness ...not our good deeds, moral life styles, generosity, or faithfulness. (Isaiah 64:6). And here's a heart clutcher...We are without hope and DESERVE to die! (Romans 6:23)
But if we humble ourselves; admit our inabilities --and declare Spiritual Bankruptcy, that's when we catch our first break! Here's all you need to do:
- Admit you are a Sinner with a debt you cannot pay (Rom 3:10; 23)
- Confess and forsake your sins (Rom. 10:9-10)
- Trust Christ in faith (Acts 16:31)
- Accept His forgiveness and start your new life (2 Corin. 5:17)
Then begin a Life of Spiritual Prosperity (Ephesians 1:3-14) with benefits better than any Debt Counselor can guarantee:
1. You're no longer an Enemy of God but His friend!
2. Your debt is eliminated, immediately, completely, and permanently!
3. No need to worry about rebuilding your Credit Score -It's Solid Gold!
4. No stigma is associated with the filing - You'll be celebrated not condemned!
5. No threats of liens, foreclosures on your future home - It's secured in heaven!
SO COME ON...DECLARE SPIRITUAL BANKRUPTCY AND LIVE SIN DEBT FREE IN GOD'S GRACE!!
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