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I stand accused
There's a list a mile long
Of all my sins
Of everything that I've done wrong
I'm so ashamed

There's nowhere left for me to hide
This is the day
I must answer for my life
My fate is in the Judge's hands
But then He turns to me and says

I know you, I love you
I gave My life to save you
Love paid the price for mercy
My verdict not guilty

How can it be?
I can't begin to comprehend
What kind of grace
Would take the place for all my sin?

I stand in awe
Now that I have been set free
And the tears well up
As I look at that cross
'Cause it should have been me

My fate was in the nail scarred hands
He stretched them out for me
And said

I know you, I love you
I gave My life to save you
Love paid the price for mercy
My verdict not guilty

I'm falling on my knees to thank You
With everything I am I'll praise you
So grateful for the words I heard
You say

I know you, I love you
I gave My life
I know you, I love you
I gave My life just to save you
Love paid the price for mercy
My verdict not guilty

Love paid the price for mercy
My verdict not guilty, not guilty



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    Natasha AllwaltersApr 7, 2013 at 11:31 pm
    Dear lord, these words are for me. Thank you lord, you took care of the price, you paid all: NOT GUILTY
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    UnregisteredJul 10, 2012 at 7:10 am
    God so love the world he gave his son jesus to save us. And no matter what you dun the blood of jesus cover thim all. For win you go to judmint day thrue eaceping the blood of jesus. God know you
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    UnregisteredJun 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    Not guilty is a song that tells us that we do not have to be afraid that god will not love us because of our sins. God loves every single person. He might not love their sin, but if you ask for forgiveness, god will wipe your slate clean and let you start over. He will not judge you from your sin. "for all for short of the glory of god! "
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    UnregisteredJun 16, 2012 at 2:11 am
    It means to me jesus dropped the charges so go and sin no more. That's what kind of god we serve he can look pass all our sins yet still love us. Glory to your name jesus.
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    UnregisteredMay 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    Romans 3:9 what then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both jews and greeks that they are all under sin.

    10 as it is written:

    “there is none righteous, no not one;
    11 there is none who understands;
    there is none who seeks after god. 12 they have all turned aside;
    they have together become unprofitable;
    there is none who does good, no, not one. ”[b]
    13 “their throat is an open tomb;
    with their tongues they have practiced deceit”;
    “the poison of asps is under their lips”;
    14 “whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness. ”
    15 “their feet are swift to shed blood;
    16 destruction and misery are in their ways;
    17 and the way of peace they have not known. ”
    18 “there is no fear of god before their eyes. ”

    19 now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before god. 20 therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in his sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

    Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of god,

    Romans 6:23 for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of god is eternal life in christ jesus our lord.

    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in christ jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit. Romans 8:1

    The book of acts was the the begning of the first church after the gospel of jesus christ. The promises god had given and prohpetic words both in the old and new testament were fufilled at his death buriel and ressurection.

    Humanity disobeyed god and the covenant god had with mankind. We are all sinners and worthy of death.

    Yet:

    John 3:16

    King james version (kjv)

    For god so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Many confuse jesus and god as two seperate beings but scripture tells us

    10 verily, verily, i say unto you, he that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

    2 but he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

    3 to him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

    4 and when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

    5 and a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

    6 this parable spake jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

    7 then said jesus unto them again, verily, verily, i say unto you, i am the door of the sheep.

    8 all that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

    9 i am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

    10 the thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: i am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

    11 i am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

    12 but he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

    13 the hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

    14 i am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

    15 as the father knoweth me, even so know i the father: and i lay down my life for the sheep.

    16 and other sheep i have, which are not of this fold: them also i must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

    17 therefore doth my father love me, because i lay down my life, that i might take it again.

    18 no man taketh it from me, but i lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and i have power to take it again. This commandment have i received of my father.

    19 there was a division therefore again among the jews for these sayings.

    20 and many of them said, he hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?

    21 others said, these are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

    22 and it was at jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

    23 and jesus walked in the temple in solomon's porch.

    24 then came the jews round about him, and said unto him, how long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the christ, tell us plainly.

    25 jesus answered them, i told you, and ye believed not: the works that i do in my father's name, they bear witness of me.

    26 but ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as i said unto you.

    27 my sheep hear my voice, and i know them, and they follow me:

    28 and i give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

    29 my father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my father's hand.

    ?>30 i and my father are one.

    31 then the jews took up stones again to stone him.

    32 jesus answered them, many good works have i shewed you from my father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

    33 the jews answered him, saying, for a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself god.

    34 jesus answered them, is it not written in your law, i said, ye are gods?

    35 if he called them gods, unto whom the word of god came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

    36 say ye of him, whom the father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, thou blasphemest; because i said, i am the son of god?

    37 if i do not the works of my father, believe me not.

    38 but if i do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the father is in me, and i in him.

    39 therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

    40 and went away again beyond jordan into the place where john at first baptized; and there he abode.

    41 and many resorted unto him, and said, john did no miracle: but all things that john spake of this man were true.

    42 and many believed on him there.

    The lord god almighty took on a robe of flesh concieved both by the virgin mary (flesh) and the holy spirit his divine nature. He came to die for our sins... So that we may enter into the kindgom of heaven.

    This revelation is fufilled all throught the book of acts.

    Acts ch. 2 * verse 38: repent and be baptized in the name of jesus christ for the forgiveness of your sin and you shall recieve the gift of the holy ghost.

    We were condemned by our own flesh but jesus paid it on calvary for you and me. There is a cross that we can go to to crucify our fleshly desires and live in the holiness god has called of us.

    Thank you jesus for the power of your redeeming blood> it was not the wooden cross but the blood of christ shed on that cross that paid for our sins!!

    He was the perfect sacrifice! I pray you search the scripture! The church of the apostles was god's church established and that you may come to know the truth of god's word and the love and power god is!!! Live for him! He died so we might live for him. The power in jesus on the third day he rose! Glory to god!!!

    One day the devil and his demons (fallen angels) will pay for the sin that entered through their disobediance of god. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: mathew 25:41

    He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:19

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    for he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 1 corinthians 15:27

    God bless you

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