Why do people and or churches tend to put one sin over another. I sensed the Lord saying to me that no sin is worse than another for the simple fact that all sin is of the devil. All sin has the same origin, the devil. He is behind it all.
1John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
No matter which sin, the person had to yield to the devil. The word tells us that if we do one sin we are guilty of all of them. So because we have yielded to the devil then we are not yielding to the Lord. That is the greatest problem or the root of course of all sin. The real issue is that man wants to be in control just like the devil did and still does. Until man has his eyes opened that He is not God and that God did create him, he will continue to try to run the show. God made a way for us to come back to him if we sin, The devil has no way back.
Unregenerate man and the devil have one thing in common. First of all they are both rebellious. It seems that God placed this ability in both to want to be God. Both seem to believe that they donít need God and can run things. I believe that we call this a sin nature. It is interesting to me that even though we are created beings, we seem to think that we donít need the one that created us. We seem to think that we know better. Why does the world promote that we are not created or that there is a God? Why is there such a battle in schools trying to keep creationism out of the classroom? The reason is that it rains on our self-centered parade. It calls the lie of the devil, true and the belief that we can be God and in control. These are the blinders that the devil has on manís eyes. Man is unaware of the fact that we are created and need God. Satan blinds mankind so that they unknowingly remain a servant to him. This of course is the biggest lie of all. Without God we are nothing. Until a person can grasp this and surrender to the one that created Him, then he will continue to be as satan, and want to be God and in control. The blinders keep the person from realizing that it the spirit alone that gives to us life.
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Obviously this lie has not worked. Look how bad things have become because man is still running things his way and in charge? He is still trying to do things out of his flesh. Yet this cannot please God.
Romans 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
2Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Unlike satan, man has a way to be redeemed. Satan fell and can never come back to God. He is eternally doomed to hell. Man has been given the opportunity to return to God.
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.
Man can come to God as their eyes are opened. Praise God that many do come to God and are forgiven. Thankfully forgiveness is ongoing during this process of submission to the Holy Spirit, as he gives place to the devil and sins while learning. I think that the real root problem is that man perishes through a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). If man truly understood where sin came from and why that we yield to it, many would never fall and die. Until the blinders of the enemy come off the eyes of mankind, they can never understand the real problem and truth. Man must be able to admit that they are created and realize that God is actually a good God, contrary to the belief of many. If he is a good God and wants only good for His people, then why would we not want to submit to Him? God gives life. Satan brings death (John 10:10).
2Co 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
We have in the natural tried to force people to believe in creationism through legal methods. The problem is that there are blinders on their eyes. I have said often and say this again. We cannot fight a spiritual war with carnal weapons. The fight is a spiritual one. Until we use our God given authority over the devil and command the blinders off of the peopleís eyes, we cannot win this war. We have authority over the devil. We can use this to demand that he loose his hold off of the people. We cannot force people to believe but we can do warfare and remove the strongholds of the enemy that have kept them in bondage believing the lies of the devil. Did not the above scripture tell us that once the blinders are off, that the light of the glorious gospel would shine unto them? The people are not the problem. The blinders of the devil are the problem. The people are ensnared and trapped spiritually and canít see the truth.
Until we can truly grasp the sin concept and understand that we are not fighting people or self, we cannot gain true victory.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
2Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
The battle is a spiritual battle. We must use spiritual weapons of war to win this battle. God gave to us the weapons that we need to fight and win. We have not for the most part used them. God gave to us the keys of the kingdom. How long before we will use them? When will we use them instead of giving them back to the devil or just throwing them on the ground. We must take up our spiritual weapons of war. We must get intimate with the Holy Ghost and allow the anointing to flow through us in word, prayer, and spiritual warfare. There is no other way to win. We keep asking God to do this or that, but we reject his way of bringing the victory. We must fight Godís way instead of our own. He is God. He knows how to win this war, we donít!
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