You Are Righteous

 Dear Oscar,

I read this portion of psalm 18 this morning. How amazing it is! David was far from being sinless, in fact he sinned often. Yet he is able to say honestly, ‘I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin’. What an incredible statement for him to make. You and I know that Jesus died for our sins, that we might approach the Father secure in the knowledge that our Saviour has paid every ransom. David was writing many centuries before Christ was born, yet he knew his Saviour intimately. He knew that if he confessed and came before God with a truly contrite heart he would be forgiven, and received once again into the Father’s intimacy. Extraordinary! I know that I have been forgiven, that Jesus is my righteousness, but so many times I find myself thinking, ‘Have I done enough? Does Jesus still love me? Or when I approach him in Heaven will He say, “I never knew you”‘?!

The forgiveness of the Lord is total. David again tells us, ‘He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.’ P’s 103 v 12. Jesus’ work is complete in every way. But we have an enemy who does everything he can to make us forget that. Always he is reminding us of those things we did. For myself, so often when I get memories of my failings, I am covered again with the same guilt and shame I felt when I first did them. It happens almost without my noticing. I spiral downwards so quickly, condemning myself and feeling worthless. It takes a conscious effort of will to remind myself of what Jesus did for ME when He died that terrible death. I have been set free from the curse of sin and death. I no longer have to berate myself and constantly feel guilty. Guilt for new sins is good, of course. But if we instantly take it to the cross we are instantly forgiven, just as if we never sinned. Oh, Oscar, what a wonderful thing! What a wonderful gift Our Lord gave us!  

I pray today that The Lord would remind and refresh you with a new and inspired knowledge of what He did for YOU on that cross. You are free, my friend.

Romans 8, 1-4
“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.” Amen!

So much is being thrown at you right now, so many lies spoken over you and labels attached. I don’t need to list them, you know what they are. Many of us are breaking their power daily. I simply ask you to remember who you are in Jesus:

You are saved, forgiven, justified by faith; Jesus is your righteousness. You are a child of the Father and beloved by Him; He sent His only son to be a sacrifice for you. You are free from condemnation. You can approach God with freedom and confidence. You can find grace and mercy to help you in time of need. You have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and sound mind.
These are just a very few of the things that scripture says you are in Christ. These words are the Truth. Nothing can take that away, my friend. This is who you are.

Much love and prayer.

Julia Owen, UK

The Sun Will Rise Again

My dear boy – my friend,

You know I’m still here, supporting and caring for you. My thoughts are with you and I’m wondering how you are doing during all this time of waiting … how do you cope from day to day?
Oscar, when I look at pictures from your childhood – I see a happy, smiling little boy, full of energy and confidence. Those days are long gone, but how I long to see you that satisfied and happy again. I’m sure this little boy is still there somewhere, just waiting to come back. You will never forget what’s happened, but you will learn how to live with your scars. I am sure you never will reduce this tragedy, but perhaps it will fade a little bit and you won’t let it totally break you anymore. The anxiety will not paralyze and take over your life completely – you will take control again. You have been trough the worst thing that ever could happen to a man and you have managed to stay alive … and not being insane. You are one of a kind, my boy!

Now we are all waiting for the CC to entertain your appeal. I’m a little bit worried about this, because I don’t trust the legal system in your country (you know about that). All this waiting must be killing you. I long for that day when you could put your allegations behind you and finally move on. This whole circus is not about justice (it has never been) it’s about prestige. You are a victim too, in this sad, sad story and you have been sacrificed. I pray that truth will prevail and justice will be done. I would like to hold you – hug you, like a mother holds her child and whisper to you softly – “everything will be alright”. Don’t loose faith, my boy, because miracles is still happening!

God bless you my son!

With much love
Ulla
  

Candles

Oscar, we supporters will light a million candles for you in these dark hours. We are here scattered throughout the world. Courage and strength.

Love, Tessa

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Keep Climbing

Ozzie… in life we meet the people we need to form us as a person and make us the person we were meant to be… so never dwell on any negativity from those meetings… every experience and meeting in life is just another step towards reaching your dreams and goals… keep climbing and reaching for the top… it may get harder but the view at the top is beautiful… never look back! We love and support you all the way…

Nicky Killian

Strength Within

Dear Oscar

I hope you are continuing to grow in strength every day as you heal. I hope you draw strength from the everlasting support you find here to shield you from the sad ignorance and hatred of others but I also know you have the spirit inside you to break through into new life.

Katie, Uk