April 27, 2016 Word Revealed
The Holy Spirit drilled truth into my block cement pride while reading Colossians. "In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead."
Me: Wait!!!!What???? I did nothing?????
Holy Spirit:You did nothing!
Me: So, let me get this straight, you mean there is nothing that will ever refer to my brilliance, my insight, my knowledge? You've got to be kidding.
Holy Spirit: Not kidding. He did it all for you.
Holy Spirit: Now that's brilliant.
Then came the word picture:
Scene - Caught in Sin and totally embarrassed because my friend is present
The accuser: (glaring) Did you do this pathetic, wretched, sinful crap?
Me: (horrified, I'm caught) uh, uh, well, um...
Friend: I did it.
Me: (side-glancing at friend, my eyebrows raised to hairline) No, you didn't, I did.
Friend: (no look in my direction but staring straight into the accuser's accusation) I take the blame.
Accuser: (glaring directly at me) What are YOU going to do?
Me: (guilty, panicking) uh, uh, well, um....
Friend: I'm cleaning up. I am taking care of it!
Me: No! I did it.
Scene- Holy Spirit explaining the Gospel again
Me: But I did it, Jesus did not.
Holy Spirit: Jesus took the blame as if He did it.
Me: But that makes me look like a jerk. I did it.
Holy Spirit: You are in complete need.
Me: I should take care of it, at least let me do that.
Holy Spirit: Yeah, well, that's called religion. And this is a relationship. You don't even know where to begin to fix your issues, let alone your sin.
Me: But that makes me look like a lazy bum.
Holy Spirit: And that wraps up the gospel.