God Will Remove The Reproach Of Your Past
The past can return to haunt you especially one that was filled with pain, tragedy or sinful mistakes. God is faithful and just to forgive us when we repent to Him.
He forgets your past and does not hold it against you.
However, we have an adversary who likes to resurrect your past to inflict a sense of worthlessness on you. Today, I have good news for you because the Lord is telling you right now that He will remove the reproach from your past.
About six years ago I went through some tremendous trials. My marriage was broken, and it brought loneliness, fear, depression, panic attack, brokenness, anger, bitterness, and resentment in my heart. Those are heavy artilleries that the enemy use to destroy us, and that was his intention when he sent them in my life.
My burden became unbearable, and I cried unto God, and He healed and delivered me from those deadly spirits.
I knew that God had forgiven my past mistakes, but now and then the devil would poke me and whispered in my ears, “Remember what happened last time…, remember when you use to…” He forced me to remember the former days of weakness and pain, and I became discouraged and depressed.
One day the Lord said to me quite clearly from my heart, “Bev, I will remove the reproach of your past.” I knew instinctively what He meant by those words and I received them. So whenever the enemy tried to resurrect my past, I repeated those words from the Lord and they strengthened me to move on.
Eventually, the Lord removed the reproach of my past, and I was totally free. As I reflected upon those words, I also remembered the testimony of Hannah (1 Samuel 1-2). Hannah was barren because God closed her womb and she could not have children.
As a result, her adversary ridiculed her night and day. She became very unhappy and depressed, and not even the love of a good husband could console her.
Finally, she reached her breaking point while she attended the sacrificial worship at Shiloh. She fell desperately to the floor before the altar of God and pleaded, “Oh Lord, if you will just remove the reproach of my past if you would just remove my shame and let me have a son I will give him back to you.”
Hannah desperately wanted a child to remove the disgrace of barrenness that society had placed on her life. She was willing to give up the joy of complete motherhood and the blessing of raising her child. All she wanted was for God to open her womb and remove her reproach.
God saw the sincerity of her heart and honored her request. Hannah in return honored her promise to God and gave up her only son to Him. What a sacrifice?
This story reminds me of the ultimate sacrifice that God made for us. He gave up His only begotten Son to die on a horrific cross filled with all our reproaches, diseases, and iniquities. He received the venoms of the serpent. The Son was so marred and disfigured with the sins of humanity that the Father in heaven could not look upon Him.
It cost the Lord His ALL, but He did it because of LOVE. It cost Hannah her ALL, but she gave up her only son because of LOVE. That is amazing!
Love is the motivating force that brought blessings to humanity and praises to God. Therefore, during this Christmas season show your love to someone by a kind word, a gift or simply helping them. Above all give God your full life. He will return the favor by giving you His All.
The Lord will remove the reproach of your past.