Sunday, 22 March 2015
LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF ROMANS 6:23 (NIV)
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
10 HOLY TRUTHS ABOUT SIN ."PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND OBSERVATION"
1. Sin stinks . It just stinks .period! you never derive any pleasure from it at the end of the day . be it an out burst of anger , lust , lies , fornication , adultery . If you have ever tasted holiness , you will find out , it just stinks . Is not worth the headache !1 peter 1:16(NIV)"for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."
2.Sin is not fun , but acting stupid , when you allow your flesh to rule your spirit .Roms 8:5(NLT)"Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit."
3.Sin will kill the anointing upon your life . how? What reward do you expect from the devil's playground ?.Little did Samson realise that the Lord had left him , because of sin .Judges 16:20 (NIV)"Then she called, "Samson, the Philistines are upon you!" He awoke from his sleep and thought, "I'll go out as before and shake myself free." But he did not know that the LORD had left him."
4.Sin brings pain . Why? God in one way or the other judges our sin . But the key is this , not to conderm us , but to correct us, so we won't go back to that sin again. Example , is like a single brother who has slept with many girls in his bachelorhood days , only to find out now that he is impotent in his matrimonial home . He will really have to fast , cry and pray for God to do a miracle .You don't need to tell the brother to flee adultery on sight , when God gives him a miracle .prov 22:6(ESV)"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Some adults still need to grow up!
5.Sin will always bring into your life things you don't want . poverty , stagnation , delays , lack . Why ? when you break the edge , what do you expect ? .Eccl 10:8"He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him."
6.Sin will always keep you in bondage . No matter how hard you try , it will stop you from moving forward .period. Gal 5:1"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."
7.Sin is born out of liust . So saying we cannot do without it , is a lie .James 1:15"Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death."
8.Sin brings disrespect . when , you see a teenager insulting a grown adult , something is wrong . Nobody respects you when you are a law breaker .Prov 6:26a"For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread."
9.People avoid people who are a reproach to the society . And when a believer is known for dirty habits . other believers stay clear, even the ones that are still engage in it stay clear too . lol, na wah .Eccl 10:1"Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour."
10.God hates sin . period .Isaiah 59:2(NLT)"It's your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore."
PRAYER: Father help me in Jesus name , Amen.(we all know the area we need help ) so tell Him yourself .
You are a winner ! Amen.