Enter In

Enter in

Into the presence of your heavenly Father – your Lord and Maker

Even though you know you’re not good enough

And are fully convinced you’re terribly short of the mark

Your memory is your judge – kept accurate records of all your wrongs

Your guilt crushes your soul beneath its heavy weight

But God has sent me to remind you: enter in.

He sees you standing at the door, hanging around the corridor

Tentatively. Wishing, but uncertain. Hoping, but afraid

Waiting till you do enough to feel like you have the right

But you are not getting any better at being good, it seems

He says to enter in through the open door. In fact, He says to open up

Because He’s been knocking, waiting to come in and dine with you

To make you His treasured vessel and special dwelling

But you must open up and agree that no price will ever be enough

To pay off your sins and unload all of your guilt

Except the life of the Son, who was the perfect sacrifice

The Son has shed His blood; you can come in on His account

The covering of blood is enough; the price was paid on the cross

Do not despise the cross in pride. Rather, accept the price paid

Once for all on your behalf, and enter in to His presence

It is He who purifies and perfects, empowers and transforms

Only in His presence will you be made whole and fulfil purpose

But first, you must enter in.

A Guilty Conscience

They said to one another, “Surely we are being punished because of our brother. We saw how distressed he was when he pleaded with us for his life, but we would not listen; that’s why this distress has come on us.” Reuben replied, “Didn’t I tell you not to sin against the boy? But you wouldn’t listen! Now we must give an accounting for his blood.”
Genesis 42:21‭-‬22 NIV

A guilty conscience weighs heavily on sinners; there is no forgetting of their sins. Every evil is perceived as punishment for their sins; they are afraid as they turn every corner.

But when atonement has been made for sins, a sinner’s conscience is cleared of his sins. He can live as though he never sinned; because his sins have been paid for.

Jesus died and shed His blood for sins of the world. He was the spotless Lamb of God, a sinless man sacrificed for a sinful world. He took the punishment for our sins.

Whoever believes in Jesus has his conscience sprinkled clean by the blood of the atonement, shed for removal of sins, and clearing of the conscience. No more guilt!