FAITH within Forbidden Territory
One of the Pharisees desired Him that He would eat with him; and He went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. Behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping, and began to wash His feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, this man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that touches him, for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. He saith, Master, say on.
There was a certain creditor which had two debtors; the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty; and when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. He said unto him, thou hast rightly judged. He turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, see thou this woman?
- I entered into thine house, thou gave me no water for my feet, but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
- Thou gave me no kiss, but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
- My head with oil thou didst not anoint, but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Wherefore I say unto thee, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much, but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.
He said unto her, thy sins are forgiven. They that sat at meat with Him began to say within themselves, who is this that forgives sins also? He said to the woman, thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace. Luke 7:36-50 (KJV)
Have you been forgiven for your sins?
Humble yourself and seek YHVH’s forgiveness in the Name of KING Yahshua. Ask Him in total sincerity of heart and press your way through troubling emotions, negative feelings, grieving heart turmoil, mind battles and pour out your heart to Him, and repent of your sins, ask for a clean heart, a clean mind and a righteous spirit.
Ponder what Yahshua stated to His followers and disciples
Note: After reading the scriptural verses below, read the whole chapters.
- Matthew 7:7
- John 14:13-14
- John 15:1-8
- John 15:16
Note: The woman in the above passage of scripture overcame tremendous odds to obtain forgiveness blessing. First of all, she realized and recognized that her life was not pleasing to the LORD, and she sincerely desired a change of heart, mind and behavior; but how could she ever hope to attain these desires? Evidently, she could not place her trust in the self-righteous religious leaders. She already knew and acknowledged that she was a sinner, however, she needed divine comfort, a soothing comfort that would take away her pain and bring about miraculous changes within every facet of her being.
Somehow, she learned that Yahshua was in town, and now was the time for her to repent and seek forgiveness, whereby her spirit would be righteous in the sight of the GOD. She sought Yahshua who was having a meal within a Pharisee’s (religious leader) house. She knew that she was taking a chance of being scorned, criticized, rebuked and possibly thrown out! However, she pressed her way through the chaos, and the battle within her mind and humbled herself at the feet of Yahshua! She began to cry and her tears fell upon His feet, she dared not ask for a towel, but utilized what she had, which was her hair and wiped His feet.
Yahshua knew that her heart was grieved, and that she was within a sincerely repentant mode, and forgave her sins. He said unto her, thy sins are forgiven. They that sat at meat with Him began to say within themselves, who is this that forgive sins also? He said to the woman, thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace. Luke 7:36-50 (KJV)
Read & Keep within your Heart & Mind at All Times
GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
GOD sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of GOD.
This is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. Every one that does evil hates the light neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved, but he that does Truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in GOD. John 3:16-21 (KJV)