September 18, 2000
Re: You Must Let Go of the Past
Hi Jane :
You shared with me in your last conversation that things of the past keep
coming to your mind and are depressing you and bringing you down. Well
what is Jesus solution for you concerning this? First, Jesus wants you to
cast these burdens of the past upon Him. He says in His word in 1 Peter
5:7 "Cast all your burdens upon the Lord because He cares for you."
Satan is bringing to your mind things of the past to bring you down. You need to
take these bad memories and give them to Jesus.
Second, You need to
anoint your home. Your not doing this
is part of what is opening you up to these attacks of Satan. You need to
exercise your will, get mad at these feelings and thoughts and make yourself get
up and anoint your home. There isnít anyway your going to know that it will
help you until you do it. To sit there and say "I donít know about this
stuff", is unbelief and is grieving the Holy Spirit and blocking the Lord
from giving you the healing you need. You need to obey the Lord and anoint your
home. You also need to understand that God gave you a free will. He will not
make you get into the
word every day, he will not make you anoint your home. If
you wonít exercise your will and do these things for yourself, God wonít be
able help you because He wonít go against your free will. Also for you to live
by Your feelings is a sin. You need to start learning to base your life on what
God says and commands you to do in His Word, not on how you feel. Your feelings
are your enemy, your bad memories of the past are your enemy, not God and not
his word. If you lack faith, God's stated remedy for you in His Word is to read
the Word. His Word states in Romans 10:17 "Faith comes from hearing
and from hearing the word of Christ."
Understand that Jesus is in your life, but He wonít make you do anything.
He will show you what you need to do, but He wonít make you do it. You must
decide to live for God. If you do not, your feelings will take over and you will
not be able to stop the attacks of Satan or control your flesh. Jesus has saved
you, but you can only experience His full salvation as you obey Him. Isaiah
43:18 states "Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of
the past" (Isaiah 43:18). That is what Godís will for you is concerning
your past sins and past bad experiences, which is to not dwell on them, that is
His command. God tells you in Philippians 4:8-9 what He wants you to dwell on:
"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is
right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if
there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind, dwell
on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in
me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you." (Phil
Again, this is Godís command to not focus on the negative but only on what
is lovely and edifying. This is not a feeling but a decision of the will.
Your feelings will follow later.
If you donít anoint your house and put on the full armor of God, you wonít
be able to stop the enemy from putting sad thoughts into your heart and mind. If
you do not take the initiative, there isnít anything Jesus can do to help you,
because then in disobedience to Jesus you are choosing to focus on the negative
and that is sin in light of what God has commanded you to do in the above
scriptures. What God wants you to do is give these burdens to him according to 1
Peter 5:7 and then focus on what is positive according to Isaiah 43:18 and
Philippians 4:8-9. There is only one way you can increase your faith: by reading
and obeying the Word. If you refuse to do that, that is unbelief and a doorway
for Satan to bring more negative things of your past into your mind. By your
refusing to do these things, your saying "Go ahead Satan, make me feel
God has forgiven you all your sins of the past and you must exercise your
will to accept this by faith according to His word, not on how you feel. You
need to meditate on Godís word and especially the following:
Psalm 103:12 "As far as the east is from the west, so far has He
removed our transgressions from us."
Isaiah 44:22 "I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud,
and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you."
Matthew 6:14-15 "For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your
heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, then
your Father will not forgive your transgressions." (Matthew 6:14-15)
1John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to
forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
What God says in these passages is what is true about your past sins and
failings, not what you feel. As you meditate on the word your faith will
increase and you will believe what these scriptures say. This is because God's
word is Spiritually Alive! and has power to increase your faith and heal
you as you meditate upon it. Note what these passages say are the benefit
of meditating on God's Word is:
Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God is spiritually-alive
and energetically-effective and
sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul
and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the conscious-reasonings
and intentions of the heart."
Proverbs 22:17-19 "Incline your ear and hear the words of the
wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; For it will be pleasant if you keep
them within you, that they may be ready on your lips. So that your trust may be
in Yehovah, I have taught you today, even you."
Proverbs 30:5-6 "Every word of Elohim is tested; He is a shield to
those who take refuge in Him."
Psalm 19:7-8 "The law of Yehovah is perfect, restoring the soul; the
testimony of Yehovah is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of Yehovah
are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of Yehovah is pure, enlightening
If you insist on going by your feelings, there isnít anything Jesus can do
for you. You then become your worst enemy, not Satan. The fruit of the Holy
Spirit is love, joy and peace (Gal 5:22-23). When you dwell on the positive and
obey God and His word, God allows you to experience the fruit of the Holy Spirit
of love, joy and peace. When you donít obey God you grieve the Holy Spirit and
this cuts off His fruit of love, joy and peace. The end result is you will
remain depressed and negative. Therefore to experience the joy of your salvation
and the fruit of the Holy Spirit of love, joy and peace, you must obey God by
doing the following:
Give your burdens to Jesus and stop dwelling on them (1 Peter 5:7, Isaiah
43:18, Philippians 4:8-9)
Increase your faith by reading at least one chapter of scripture each day
(Romans 10:17, Hebrews 4:12)
Anoint your home
and put on the full armor of God at least once a day and every time you
leave your home and come back. This link above will tell you how.
If you obey God in these things, Satan will flee and you will have Godís
peace in your soul and in your home. God bless you.
Sincerely in Jesus,
Dale P. Kruse
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