(This is a powerful Psalm full of God’s wonderful promises in every verse) PLEASE READ IT SLOWLY and meditate on each verse.
A Psalm of David.
Bless the LORD, O my soul:
and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits:
who forgiveth all thine iniquities;
who healeth all thy diseases;
who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;
so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The LORD executeth righteousness
and judgment for all that are oppressed.
He made known his ways unto Moses,
his acts unto the children of Israel.
The LORD is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
He will not always chide:
neither will he keep his anger for ever.
He hath not dealt with us after our sins;
nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth,
so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
Like as a father pitieth his children,
so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
For he knoweth our frame;
he remembereth that we are dust.
As for man, his days are as grass:
as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;
and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the mercy of the is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
to such as keep his covenant,
and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens;
and his kingdom ruleth over all.
Bless the LORD,ye his angels,
that excel in strength, that do his commandments,
hearkening unto the voice of his word.
Bless ye the LORD all ye is hosts;
ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion:
bless the LORD, O my soul. (Psalms 103:1-22)
(THIS IS AN EXCELLENIT CHAPTER TO MEMORIZE! It is also in the “CHAPTERS TO MEMORIZE AND LIVE BY” in www.answersintheword.com)
“but your iniquities have separated between you and your God,
and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:2)
First of all let us define sin. It comes from an Old English Archery Term Meaning “to Miss the mark.” Jesus never sinned, he said “ And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. “ (John 8:29). “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48). This is what we need to strive for. To please him first of all. “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:14-16)
“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17).
“whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (Romans 14:23b). “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23). “For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23). God knew that Adam and Eve would sin before they ate of the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil”, and disobey God. In fact the Lord knew that they would sin even before he created them. They could have eaten of THE TREE OF LIFE instead and live forever, but no not them they listened to the devil and brought sin upon all of man kind just like you and I would have done if we were them. “And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”(Genesis 3:22-24). “why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:” (Acts 14:15). The reason the Lord made us with a freewill instead of ,making us a mindless robot is because he wanted us to learn the great Eternal Lesson That We Need Him and could not make it ourselves to Heaven. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9). “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” (Romans 7:19-25). “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2).
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: “(Romans 5:12) “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” (Psalm 51:5). So to get right with our Heavenly Father and Jesus God’s son and the Holy Spirit and make and find peace with them we must come through Jesus Christ, God’s Only Begotten Son and sacrifice for sins. “For God so loved the world that he gave his Only Begotten Son that whosoever beliveth in him should not perish but have ever lasting life.”(John 3:16). “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”(John 14:6). Beloved God loves you so much that he gave his only begotten son to die for you! Wow such Love I can’t hardly comprehend how he could do that, for you and for me,can you? Would you give your son to die for some bad guy? Claim 1John 1:7, “but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6). Jesus also said; Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand. The word Repent comes from the Greek word Metanoya which means To Turn Around and go a different direction. The Bible says to bring forth the fruits of repentance. “Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:” (Matthew 3:8).“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” (Galatians 5:22-25). Do these things for Jesus because you Love him and want to show him that you are sincere and truly sorry for your sins, not that your trying to be self righteous or work your way to Heaven. “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;” (Titus 3:5). “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.“(Isaiah 1:18). “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.“(Philippians 4:7).
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins, and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen