No matter where you are in your life at this moment, no matter whether you have accepted Jesus or not, two things are for certain:We are still sinners no matter what!!! Jesus died on the cross to wash away our sins past present & Future, therefore Jesus loves us no matter what.
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Whether you are a believer or not, you still have a lot to learn about faith. Most people are not deep into the scriptures therefore other priorities are more important. No matter how hard you try, we still are committing sins.
Some of the sins you are committing you may not realize you are committing. Therefore, we are going to investigate ten different sins that you may not realize you are committing and if you are aware of you don’t consider them serious,
Well today’s message is titled Breaking the Code.
GOD WANTS US TO BE HUMBLE
Last week we asked the question, “What is holding you back?” No matter whether you are homeless, unemployed, drug addict or an alcoholic, not wanting to admit it or ask for assistance may strip you of your PRIDE.
Pride is defined as feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired. Now don’t get me wrong, it great to have pride if used correctly. An unemployed worker shows pride in his previous work history. However, pride is also a way to deceive yourself into making yourself believe we are not sinning. Proverbs 11:2
The opposite would be modesty. This could be defined as a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness. Modesty allows you to stop and see a view of where you are when it comes to pride. It is the modesty that will take you to God and ask for forgiveness, guidance and strength to overcome the bad pride. 1 Corinthians 6:19–20
GOD IS THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY
Rebellion is the action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention. Setting fire to a garbage can (s) would be considered rebellious just because you were upset by actions of local government whether that action was fair or unfair.
This is different from pride above because here we refuse to admit that we have sinned but question the authority of it. The scriptures tells us to submit to the authorities above us and when we don’t do that we are also closing the door on the highest authority – God. Hebrews 3:15
STOP BLAMING OTHERS FOR YOUR SINS
Blaming others goes all the way back to the book of Genesis where Adam & Eve blamed each other for their sin. How often do we blame someone else for our sins in our own life?
Ok let’s reverse the roles if we may. Yes, you would still be unemployed if you admitted you were late a couple of times. Yes, you would still be homeless even if you admitted you filed the form late or you admitted that the City is trying even if it’s not enough. But you wouldn’t be blaming the wrong person.
So how does this sit with God? It does not because reality says you are only shifting the blame temporarily. Sooner or later that blame will come back to you. Better yet, God knows the truth anyway. God knows everything.
Similar with rebellion, blaming others also blocks the key to your heart which prevents God total access. God doesn’t force His love on us but allows us to make the choice of whether we want His love in our hearts.
Our hearts are sinful by nature but when we believe, our heart is pure enough the let the Holy Spirit step in and convince us there are times in our lives where prohibiting the freedom afforded to us through Christ’s death on the cross. On the other hand, if we blame others are hearts become poisonous and that denies the holy Spirit access. Proverbs 28:13
DENIALS ARE TEMPORARY – GOD KNOWS THE REAL TRUTH
How many times in our daily lives do we deny things? I am not a drug addict, I am just a recreational user……
LEAVE THE JUDGING TO THE HONORABLE HOLY SPIRIT YOUR HEART NEEDS TO BE WITH GOD TOMORROW SOON BECOMES A GOOD OLE DAY IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE GUCCI OR NOT PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
We can all admit that we are born sinners and will always be sinners, but it is hard sometimes to admit sins in our lives. However, when we ignore the sins in our lives, we are closing the door on that close intimate relationship we could have with the Holy Spirit. 1 John 1:9
Let me close with these questions:
Which ones of these sins are you living with? How many of you are willing to admit this today? How many of you are willing to ask the Lord and your fellow Christians for help and to hold you accountable?