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A Sinner-Defeated? Or A Saint-Completed?

Oh, please!
Listen to what I am saying.
You are deceived as I once was.
For me to be a “saint” was a lost
a hopeless cause.
Satan badgered me,
belittled me,
and blamed me for each infraction
large or small,
until he had thoroughly convinced me
that I wasn’t a righteous saint at all!
My thoughts and my emotions were puppets in his scheme
to persuade me
that a life of victory was an elusive dream.
“Me? A new creation? A saint?
Oh sure! The day I die.
But for now I’m doomed to know defeat
no matter how hard I try.”
“I just can’t do it!”
“I am so unhappy.”
“I’m so far from what He intends me to be.”
These thoughts kept running through my brain and
Satan was controlling me.
How it must have grieved my precious Jesus
to know I listened-I believed.
When “in Him” I have been made righteous-a saint!
But I was so deceived.
Praise God! At last I’ve seen! I know!
I am a saint, clean and forgiven!
I am accepted in the Beloved and seated in God’s heaven.
I am beyond reproach. I am holy.
I’m altogether lovely, redeemed, alive in Him!
It’s true!
I know that I’m blameless, righteous, and complete.
And my dear Believer, so are you.

About the Author

Anabel spent decades teaching in many contexts through Lifetime Guarantee Ministries. She has taught countless others how to have a genuine intimate faith and a sound marriage. She shared from her heart about living from the heart. Lifetime’s beloved founder and mentor passed away November 7, 2010. Her legacy and influence are timeless and priceless.