Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hidden Sins Part V

“ are not yet spiritual. You are jealous and argue with each other. This proves that you are not spiritual and that you are acting like the people of this world”.        I Cor. 3:3  CEV
Physical sickness and trouble is often a sign of God’s displeasure for our sins.    In I Cor. 11:27-32 there were many who died and others who were sick and weak as a result of God’s judgment on their sins.   Though they were Christians they were not prospering and it was because their sins were hidden and unconfessed.
James 5:16 tells us to “confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.”
Other Scriptures also indicate that sickness is often the natural result of sin.   Prosperity can be hindered by hidden and unconfessed sin.
Revival is hindered when the power of God is blocked by hidden sins.
Unconfessed sin in the hearts and lives of God’s people ….sin in the churches….sin in the preachers….sin in the elders......sin in the congregation will stop the flow of God’s power and presence.
If hearts are not being broken and lives are not being changed, then sin is the reason.
Far too many people and churches have covered their sins and consequently there is no change and no growth.
There are times God demands action instead of words!
“So if you are about to offer your gift to God at the altar and there you remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar, go at once and make peace with your brother, and then come back and offer your gift to God”.     Matt. 5:23-24   GNT

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