Everyone has a past. It takes a past to transport us to the present which in turn propels us to the future. We are often molded by our past, but can still be rid of the detrimental part of that molding to prepare for the future. Some pasts are better than the present or so it seems (Job 29:2), some are a mess, some regrettable, some shameful, some are better forgotten and others laden with mistakes we did rather not dwell on. But whatever the shape or lack thereof (amoebic) our past is, it is supposed to be that; the past“…Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.” (Philippians 3:13 NKJV) Only after you have made a conscious decision and effort to depart from the filth of the past, are you now imbued with new life and strength for the future. (Ephesians 2:2 )
Our Faithful and Awesome God knowing we would need a little push to move ahead, gave us this amazing and incredible promise in the book of Jeremiah. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV) Now why would any sane human being, reject the hope in the future to keep grappling with the past? (Operative word is Sane). If God Himself has extended a hand to launch us into those things that bespeak peace and holiness rather than heaviness shame and evil. Therefore; if every free agent desires to step into their future, what lunatic, psychopath or devil can or should hold them back?
The devil knows he has been condemned forever and desires company in hell. So he lies to you that you don’t really have a future, you belong in the past. The psychopath, is fully aware of the difference between right and wrong, and has chosen to do wrong (Clinical definition). In choosing to do wrong, they are very aware of the consequences of their action. But they want a victim to languish with them in their wicked choices (just because, that is what they want). Remember misery loves company.
Let the devil, the psychopath and the lunatic drag out all the dirty laundry they want. Let them pull evidence of the past, or should I say illusions of the past. No matter what is displayed, replayed or relayed from the past, put it right back where it belongs; in the past!!! And then step right on with God into the lovely Future.
PS: this posting is for those who are genuinely oppressed by the hounds of hell. But for those who are just plain devious; ‘be sure your sins will find you out’ from the past.