Greeting from the Netherlands.

I believe the Lord wants to deal with our un-confess sins over the Easter period. This is tough! However, it is a worthy action as it will open up our heart to the heart of Christ and facilitates the awesome glory of God into our lives. Historical experience has also indicated that there is no revival in a church or community without repentance. The intensity of revival is directly proportionate to the depth of our repentance.

We all wanted to live a life that God is fully involved in order that our family and we will enjoy an abundance life – Children, financial, career, marriage, etc. There are so many friends who are exactly enjoying such a wonderful relationship with the Almighty God and are blessed by God grace. This might sound too good to be true in your situation. But it’s a fact that God turns things around for us. So I would earnestly encourage you to work through this article and have the courage to face our own sins & demons.

Now let begins by acknowledging that most of us know deep inside our heart of un-confessed sins. However, we choose to continue to live such life as if nothing is wrong. This can be a tragic situation in longer term. Christ has promised us a victorious life but we have decided to hide them knowing that it is eating us up.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor who wrote, “Sin demands to have a man by himself. It withdraws him from the community. The more isolated a person is, the more destructive will be the power of sin over him, and the more disastrous is this isolation. Sin wants to remain unknown. It shuns the light. In the darkness of unexpressed it poisons the whole being of a person”. Sins inhibited us from realizing our spiritual potential.

Psalm 66:18 stated that, “If I regard wickedness (un-confessed sin) in my heart, the Lord will not hear”. Prayer prevents us from sin, and sin prevents us from prayer. There is a saying: “It is just a matter of time the debtor will collect the debt (our sin)”. It could be very painful to wait until such time. So act now.

Jeremiah 31:34 stated that, “For I will forgive their wickedness (UN-confess sin) and will remember their sins no more”. This week, our prayer will focus on dealing with ourselves: Our personal wrong doing, our sins and our masquerade:

  1. God is Omniscient. He is all knowing. He is never surprised by what we do, so be honest: You can’t keep anything from God, and you certainly can’t hurt His feelings by telling God your mistakes, so you would better be honest with Him. When you aren’t, you are only fooling yourself and hindering your relationship.
  2. God is Omnipotent. He is all powerful. He will always tell us when we have done something wrong: If we have a genuine desire to confess our sins and ask for forgiveness, God will tell us when we have done something wrong. No honest Christian ever has to worry about unknown sin in his or her life.
  3. Confess sin immediately: Un-confess sin drives a wedge between God & us, so the sooner we confess it, the better off you are. Seek counsel from Godly friend and share your challenges, and confess.
  4. Never allow your position to keep you from confessing sin: No matter whom you are, what you do, or what your position is in the church, you are never above the need to confess sin and pray for forgiveness. If you ever think you are, you are in really big trouble.
  5. When sin is tolerated, it increases: Any time we don’t seek forgiveness, and we allow sin to remain in our lives, it increases and continues to do further damage. Sin left unchecked for a long time can eventually consume us.

Confession has wonderful benefits. It clears the air with God and allows you to communicate with Him without encumbrances. Jesus Christ has set me free.

Both Gren & myself are available to assist you and to work out the above situation. It’s just a phone call away and we are here to serve you.

God blessings are awaiting you.

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