Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Devil is Preaching the Song of the Redeemed

The band, Shane and Shane, is one of my favorite bands. Their lyrics pierce your heart. One song, "Embracing Accusations", is a must listen for anyone who does not hear the "Your sins are forgiven" part of "Your sins are forgiven, now go and leave your life of sin", as spoken to the women caught in adultery in John 8.

The lyrics:


The father of lies, coming to steal kill and destroy
All my hopes of being good enough.
I hear him saying, “cursed are the ones who can’t abide.” 
He’s right, hallelujah, he’s right. 

The devil is preaching the song of the redeemed,
That I am cursed and gone astray.
I cannot gain salvation
Embracing accusation. 

Could the father of lies be telling the truth of
God to me tonight?
That if the penalty of sin is death, then death is mine.
I hear him saying, “cursed are the ones who can’t abide.” 
He’s right, hallelujah, he’s right. 

The devil is preaching the song of the redeemed,
That I am cursed and gone astray.
I cannot gain salvation
Embracing accusation.

The devil’s singing over me an age old song
That I am cursed and gone astray.
Singing the first verse so conveniently over me,
He’s forgotten the refrain...
Jesus saves! 



Take the time to listen to the song. We cannot gain salvation- praise God. Because even though we cannot gain, Christ has come and offered salvation- and we can receive. And for those of us who have chosen to receive- what freedom! 

1 comment:

Audrey said...

AMEN sister. i love Shane & Shane :) and you.