OUR SECRET SINS SEPARATE US FROM GOD
Isaiah 59:2,12 (2) But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. (12) For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them.
*Our secret sins separate us from God! We KNOW those secret sins that no one else know about, BUT, God KNOWS!! Nothing is hidden from God…we must realize this and it should chill us to the bone! What we do in the dark is not hidden…the darkness is as light to God! Who are we trying to fool? We WILL be found out!!
Psalm 90:8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
Numbers 32:23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.
Daniel 2:22 He revealeth the deep and secret things; he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
Mark 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
Psalm 19:12 Who can understand his errors? Cleanse thou me from secret faults.
Ecclesiastes 12:14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil..
Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? Saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? Saith the LORD.
WHOM WE SERVE IS OUR MASTER:
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one,and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon,
*If we will humble ourselves, God will lift us up:
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
*We ust die to the self,.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Acts 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certail also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring,
*We love Him because He first loved us!
1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
*How do we show our love?
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
*If you have secret sin n your life YOU KNOW IT. You can’t really follow God becausse you are holding on to the flesh. You must decide…God never forces any one. He gives us the FREEDOM to CHOOSE. He says to us, K
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
*God will not cast out any one who comes to him through the Son.
John 16:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me, and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. God has given us a free choice to choose to come to Him or not to come to Him. Those who choose to come to Him will be accepted.
*What if we choose to keep sinning?
Ezekiel 18:4,20 (4) Behold, all souls are mine; and the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. (20) The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
Romans 8:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if e shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
*Why continue holding on to a secret sin? There is no sin that you can have that is not common to man. God understands and will forgive you and make a way out if you repent.There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
If you know you have secret sin in your life, repent of it now. Get rid of it. We are told in Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
*God is not a cruel and unforgiving God. He understands everything about us and He offers us every way to get rid of sin. You can’t hide anything from God.
In Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved,as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
*We must do our part…but God has given us every chance to repent and turn away from our secret sins.
*We are told to go and sin no more. John 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
John 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
*I want to encourage you to examine yourselves to see if there is any secret sin your lives and to repent now! We need to realize that we have no strength of our own. We must fall before Jesus Christ, broken, helpless, naked, unworthy. He is our only hope, He is our strength. We must realize we are unable of ourselves to fight against sin alone. Let the self go…surrender all to Jesus Christ…let Him be the ruler, the master of your life and stop trying to do things your own way…it won’t work. You can fool the people, you can appear to be righteous, but God sees what you THINK you are hiding. He is the one that matters.
*We are the temple of God. We cannot have sin dwelling in us!
1 Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God, as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
*We cannot be obedient to God when we have brought sin into the temple! He will not tolerate it.
1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy, for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
*If there is any secret sin in your life and it goes unconfessed then Satan will use it to destroy you and the work of God that God has started in you. Don’t let pride or anything else stand in your way. Get right with God now, today!
May our temples be made of glass and that we willingly stand before God so that He can shine His light into us and we can KNOW He sees the righteousness of Jesus Christ covering us. No spot, no blemish…with a pure heart, unashamed before our God.
*Let us pray now for God to expose and cleanse any secret sin in our lives, or any unconfessed sin, that our temple may be clean and our joy may be full. Satan is out to kill, steal, and destroy and Christians are his PRIME target. This world has nothing to offer you…don’t cling to it…let it go, let God break any strongholds that it may have in your life.
God loves you, I love you. Be a Treasure Keeper…like King David in Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart: that I might not sin against thee.
God bless you! Mama Jo