Do you believe you can have sin in your life and not see it or know it? Gerri and I can answer that question with a resounding ‘YES’! Having recently received a wonderful love gift from Father exposing sin in our lives that we didn’t see, we were totally surprised by the revelation and truly grateful to Him that our sanctification continues. As usual His gift came wrapped in love, not judgment or criticism.
Because of this experience I began thinking about this issue of sin unseen and how many of us are adversely affected by it. Do we believe we still have sin? Do we care? Are we comfortable with ourselves as we are today, or are we hungry for more of God? Could unseen sin be a hindrance to the depth and quality of our relationship with God? Has our transition from being a normal human being to being a child of the Most High God stalled? Do we feel like we have arrived, and we are ok now? Questions! Questions! Questions! In reality our heart has to answer these questions. Fulfilling our purpose and destiny in God depends on it!
Some of us may believe the lie that we aren’t called to do anything special in this life! You would be wise to renounce that lie and repent to Father and ask His forgiveness. It’s time to wake up to the fact that as a child of God we are called to special assignments with responsibility to properly represent God to this lost, dying and sinful world! We must transition from normal human life to supernatural human life. It is our privilege and our responsibility! The deeper we are connected to God, the more of Heaven we can bring to earth and freely give to others. If we are born again, living a normal, worldly human existence is unacceptable and a complete failure to our privileged position as a child of the Most High God!
You may be one of those who believe that only apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, and evangelists are responsible to do the work of the ministry. You would be wrong! That lie and deception is promoted by satan to keep the Body of Christ stymied and ineffectual! The Scripture actually says that the duty of the five-fold ministry (apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists) is to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry! That’s right! They are to teach, train and equip all children of God to do the work of the ministry that God assigns to each of us. This means you too! Many of us have incorrectly placed responsibility
for ministry on those who are to teach us the how-tos of ministry. Ministry is our responsibility not theirs!
Do you think maybe it’s time that we each re-evaluate ourselves and reconsider our beliefs, opinions, and position as a child of the Most High God? It’s not too late, you know. All of Heaven is available to help us fulfill our purpose and destiny assigned by God.
After Holy Spirit revealed our unseen sin, I began to see a sheet of paper divided down the middle. On the right side was listed attributes of the Kingdom of God and His law of love. On the left side was listed attributes of the kingdom of satan and his law of sin. I then sat down and began to write it out. Seeing it helped me evaluate the difference and the separation between the two kingdoms. I then thought to myself how much do we as God’s kids participate in both kingdoms. Remember the Scripture that says, “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways”? James 1:8. Could unresolved sin cause confusion and be a stumbling block to us? I think so. I believe sin always brings a negative consequence with it and we suffer for it!
At any rate, I’m including here my partial list of attributed for the two kingdoms. Perhaps you’d like to add to them and make them more complete. Hopefully, with prayerful consideration, revelation may overtake us, reveal sin we are unaware of, and may Father’s gifts of love continue for us to reveal how special we are to Him.
SEE THE CHART BELOW
SATAN’S KINGDOM VALUES (The law of sin)
Hate, Hostility, Anger, Rage, Violence, Murder
Lying, Cheating, Stealing, Deceitful
Fear, Anxiety, Stress, Guilty, Shame
All manner of lust and addiction:
Adultery, Fornication, Perversion, Money,
Food, Position, Drugs, Alcohol, Sex, Work
Covetousness, Envy, Jealousy
Gossip, Backbiting, Talebearing
Being a taker
Unforgiveness, Bitterness, Resentment
Low Self-Esteem, Self-Criticism, Self-Hatred
Vows and Judgments
Hardness of Heart
Cursing, Blasphemy, Foolishness
Love of the world
|FATHER’S KINGDOM VALUES
(The law of love)
Love, Joy, Peace, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Meekness, Self-control
Love of God’s Kingdom
Thanks for the reminder of these words. You have spoken recently about this very word, on our purpose in this life.
I still struggle with the thought, that it’s too late in my life to make a difference. But, since I have.been trying not to sin with this thought, I believe it was right under my nose. I spent a lot of time with my granddaughters.
So, I am an important role model for them. So, not only do I need to pray daily over them but realize that Rob and I are here for a reason in their lives!
This is my focus!
Thanks so much for taking time to let us know that this post has blessed you, encouraged you, and given you some insight about your purpose. Father always has more for each one of us, so be looking to be surprised by the power of the Holy Spirit as He brings new revelation in the days to come concerning your purpose!
Love and blessings,
Roger and Gerri