"The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him,
And He will show them His covenant."
Psalm 25:14 NKJV
God promises more in His New Covenant than to cover all our iniquities and unrighteousness. Maybe you or someone you know has loved the Lord for years. They are a praying, faithful, gentle spirit-filled believer, but then one day they are overcome and yield to a powerful temptation. They are now drawn back into an old besetting sin. Maybe it's a raging temper, evil or lustful thoughts, lukewarmness or a sin such as drunkenness, fornication or adultery. They devil now attacks them with thoughts of, 'they have sinned once too many after being convicted', 'they crossed a line and can't get back', or 'there is no forgiveness going forward.'
Here is the "secret" of the New Covenant. When we desire Him more than anything else, the Holy Spirit doesn't condemn but gently whispers "come back to the blood of Jesus". Stay in the love of God. You are forgiven so now walk with me again. When the devil fills you with these other thoughts, this is God's mercy speaking, "I will bring you back into My Grace". The "secret" is a life-freeing revelation of His loving kindness to us at the point of our sin, failures, and bad choices. God says to repent and get your eyes off of your failures and sin. God is saying don't run from me, but run towards me, and my grace laden with mercy. The only thing that can stop you from entering into My Covenant is YOU. The "secret" is that Jesus wants you to rejoice and be glad because your past, present, and future sins have been taken away. Hallelujah!!!
Pastor Michael Garcia
Overseer and Pastor at First Assembly HOEN