February 3, 2015
In today's qt, Jesus says "I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins"
Some people might take that as him saying something like "I'm going to kill you if you don't believe me," but that's not what he's saying at all. What's he's saying is more like "Your sins are going to kill you, and you are trapped by it yourself, and you can't set yourself free on your own, so you are going to die in the trap, but if you believe me and what I'm saying, then you will be able to free yourself from that trap of sin, which is killing you."
We are all sinful. Sin is within me and around me. It is killing me, and it is always trying to create distance between me and God. It is a spiritual and emotional battle, and I don't have the power to win on my own, but Jesus opened a way out, and through believing in him and what he's saying, he gives me the power to break free from Sin and Death, and lead me on the way towards God and Life. This is what I am seeing and experiencing.
Application: reread Zechariah