'if we say that we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us' 1John 1:8
We proceed from yesternight. One other area we must not engage in self deception is in the area of sin. Sin is a matter that affects all, some deny it others live in it and claim self righteousness and some others flee from its snare by the Spirit of Grace which has already been given.
It is the goodness of God that leads us to repentance and salvation. Without it we are doomed for Hell. One thing you must realise is this: When the truth of God's Word is unveiled to you in the face of Christ, you begin to realise your own sinfulness.
The more of God that comes in you the more you realise that there are things in your life that constitutes sin.
The thing is Holiness is Progressive, its like a ladder you climb. Hence, whenever you come to the point where you say you're perfect and without faults, You Lie and simply means God's truth abides not in you. Despite the great depth of Paul the Apostle and his great revelationof Christ he write emphatically that he counted not himself to have apprehended or reached the end, he kept progressing in God until the final day.
When you continue in fellowship with brethren the blood of Jesus cleanses you, the question that comes to mind is if we are stainless and without sin, why do we need continual cleansing. However, this does not negate the fact that Christ has become sin for us that we might be made the righteousness of God.
Nevertheless,the Liberty in Christ is not an excuse for sin.
Are you continually exposing yourself to the Word of God? or you're among those who just make bogous confessions and speak in
tongues when you know that there's still a matter of sin in your life. Be not deceived your sin would find you out. THe more truth you know the more you realise how dirty and unclean you are. Isaiah the Prophet who was anointed of God and was about the mandate of God in his days, when he saw the glory of God he cried out saying: Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
If you're so comfortable with your life at the moment it must mean that you've settled that that level of truth you are presently on is your Final Destination. WATCH IT!
PRAYER: Lord, expose me to a greater level of truth that i might see my true state and progress in my walk of Holiness in Jesus Name. Amen
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