Sin Separates People from God

Sin Separates People from God

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God and sin are not friends. A person who stays away from sin has automatically positioned himself in the right spot to receive the blessings of God. A person who lives in sin will bear the consequence of his (or her) actions. A sinful activity brings some sort of enjoyment; however, once the excitement is over, the same sin leaves the person to face a bitter consequence that will follow suit.

Sin can come from any source to affect a person or a group of people. In fact, God has labeled nations as sinners in the past, and he punished them for their sins. The nation of Israel is an example. The people who should be God’s “apple eyes” turned their back against the Creator; they suffered a bitter consequence for their action.

Jeremiah, in the Bible, explained the horror that his country (Israel) faced as a result of their sins. The land of Israel that was once considered a center of attraction for their neighbors lost its value when the people sinned against God.

Israelites dropped their love for God and pursued Idolatry; therefore, God forsook them. God suspended his love for the Israelites and make them became subservient to their enemies.

The opposing nations discovered that God’s protection was missing on the Israelites and took advantage of the situation.

Realizing that God was no more in friendship with the Israelites, the enemies attacked them from every side and overpowered them. They destroyed their land and took them captive. Israelites lost their freedom and become the slaves of others.

Jeremiah who witnessed the downfall of his nation lamented,

“How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the provinces has now become a slave. Bitterly she weeps at night, tears are on her cheeks. Among all her lovers there is no one to comfort her. All her friends have betrayed her; they have become her enemies. After affliction and harsh labor, Judah has gone into exile. She dwells among the nations; she finds no resting place. All who pursue her have overtaken her in the midst of her distress” (Lamentations 1:1-3 NIV). 

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God Loves The Sinners, But He Hates Their Sins

Does God love the sinners? Yes, he does. God loves everyone – He loves both the saints and the sinners; however, God does not love sin. The Creator can simply not cope with sin.

Jehovah hates sin. He can’t operate under a sinful atmosphere. That is, God will not be able to relate with us if we entertain sin in our lives.

Anyone who is willing to receive the prime benefit of God must steer clear of sin. Stay away!

How Serious Is The Consequence of Sin?

  1. Sin destroys any good relationship that exists between God and a person.
  2. God’s limit of interaction with a sinner also leads to the withdrawal of his benefits. (A sinner loses both ways).
  3. A sinner will be vulnerable to the enemy’s attack since God’s protection will be unavailable for him.
  4. God has an established judgment for an unrepentant sinner. (God will cast an unrepentant sinner to hellfire on the last day).

God is not partial, he will not punish a sinner and spare the other, Any Christian who lives in sin will not be exempted from God’s punishment.

Every sinner must repent – Without an exception! Everyone must understand that God is not partial; he won’t punish one sinner and leave the other; therefore, both the nominal Christian (A Christian without Christ’s attributes) and the unbeliever should await God’s imminent punishments unless due repentance is exercised.

Are The Consequences of Sin Predictable?

A soul that sins shall die” says the Bible; however, some consequences are bound to follow a sinner before he dies.

The consequences of a sin on earth is not predictable since no one can second-guess God. The Creator mostly take an action that beats human’s imagination. Meanwhile, instead of wasting time on making unnecessary assumptions about God’s variety of punishment in any given situation, everyone should aspire to measure up to the standard of God and serve him in holiness.

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What Should A Sinner Do?

Better safe than sorry, a person who realizes his mistakes should not hesitate to repent from it. Once the person is convicted by the Holy Spirit that he (or she) has transgressed, he should immediately exercise genuine repentance to appease God and avoid his punishment.

Meanwhile, not just an exercise of repentance counts towards restoration, a sinner must also choose to follow the appropriate path that God has created in the Bible. That is, a repentant sinner must pick his/her cross and daily follow Jesus Christ.

A person who has repented of his sins and professed to love God must also make a serious effort to stay away from sin and serve God in holiness.

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What Are The Benefits to Receive When Repentance Is Exercised?

  1. God’s divine blessing will pursue a repentant sinner.
  • An obedient child of God will prosper in whatever he or she does.
  1. A person who repents of his or her sins will have peace of mind
  • The peace of God that surpasses all human understanding will take over the life of a repentant sinner – Since the Holy Spirit will effectively take control.
  1. A person who repents of his or her sin will have an assurance of heaven
    • Heaven is the prime benefit that every repentant sinner will enjoy. God will accept every repentant sinner into his kingdom. He will grant him/her an opportunity to dine and wine with him forever.

Serve God well. Obey his commandments and you shall prosper in all your ways!

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FALSE TEACHERS WILL TURN MANY FROM GOD

FALSE TEACHERS WILL TURN MANY FROM GOD

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Christians Must Be Watchful Of False Teachers

Christians must be watchful of false teachers that camouflage to exploit people for their selfish gains. Some teachers and teachings that are not consistent with bible are out there, and believers must be watchful not to become their victims. Apostle Paul had a similar warning for Galatians’ church when he stated,

“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:6-9).

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Christian To Stay Away From False Teachers

Christians must reject erratic and misleading teachings that lack bases in the scriptures. An heavenly bound believer must not just believe anything that a teacher presents to him or her without establishing facts. Nothing is more factual than the bible, and it remains the basic operation manual for all Christians. Therefore, all Christians must cross-reference whatever they are taught with the bible; a teaching that lacks basis in the bible must be outrightly rejected!

Meanwhile, it is important that Christians pray and ask for Holy Spirit interpretations over all matters. The Spirit of God will shed light on all subjects, and he will enlighten our minds to understand the truth. Also, the Holy Spirit of God will empower us to comply with the scripture.

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Prayer To Be Consistent With God

Dear God, please help me to consistently study bible and listen to leadership of the Holy Spirit. Do not let me be lazy in studying your word. Also, let me prayerfully consider every teaching that is presented to me, and give me grace to reject false teachings. Enable me to accept and celebrate all truth that will liberate me from sin, and make me heavenly bound. Let your word and leadership of the Holy Spirit prosper me now, and always. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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CHRISTIANS OVERCOME THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS

CHRISTIANS OVERCOME THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS

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Christians are not ordinary people. We are spiritual people endowed with God’s grace to do remarkable things for his glory.

Believers have special anointing to uproot the stronghold of the enemies and triumph in victory of the Lord.

It is proclaimed in the scripture,

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

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Lesson on Faith that Overcomes

People who believe in the Jesus Christ are equipped with necessary tools to have victory always.

Truly, believers may not live problem-free lives, but we are powerful in God to triumph in all situations.

The Spirit of God that resides in us will earn us victory.

The Holy Spirit of God that lives in us will give us strength and dynamism needed to overcome the enemies at all times.

Also, the name of Jesus Christ is powerful enough towards earning believers victory in all situations.

The name of Jesus Christ is sufficient for victory at all times!

A battle of any kind – whether physical or spiritual – will fizzle out when a Christian mentions the name of Jesus Christ. Demons will bow, and victory will be won.

People who reserve their trust in Jesus Christ will walk tall and raise their heads. They will have victory and share their testimony to honor God.

Christians are made to overcome problems through faith in Jesus Christ!

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Prayer to Have Faith that Overcomes

Praise God, I am a child of God. Praise God I am not an ordinary person, but a victor in God.

Since the Holy Spirit of God lives in me, I exercise my authority in faith over all situations:
In the name of Jesus Christ I command every stronghold of the enemy in my life to become demolished.

I bind and cast out every demon that may be associated with my problem.

I remove the root of sickness, poverty, failure, and any other through the authority in the name of Jesus Christ.

I replace problems with God’s blessings.

I declare my victory today through Jesus Christ, and I proclaim my triumph forever.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I made my declarations. Amen!

CHRISTIANS OVERCOME THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS

CHRISTIANS TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL OF SALVATION

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Christians are required to proclaim gospel of Jesus Christ. We must do it without hesitation to populate God’s kingdom.

Christians must inform people about Jesus’ gift of salvation. They must also remind people of God’s punishment that will befall them if they refuse to repent from their sins.

The scripture stated,

Blow the trumpet on Zion. Shout a warning on my holy mountain.

Let all the people who live in the land shake with fear. The Lord’s special day is coming; it is near” (Joel 2:1).

 

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Lesson on Gospel Sharing

This present world will remain a temporal home for all people. Everyone will migrate from here to his or her permanent destination.

The permanent destination will either be heaven or hell.

Not everyone will end up in the same destination. Some people will end their earthly race in heaven, while others end up in hell.

People who will qualify for heaven are those who have believed in Jesus Christ. They must have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord, and accepted him as their personal Savior.

Unbelievers will end up in hell fire where there will be everlasting torment.

The scripture declared,

“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41).

Anyone who is yet to establish a good relationship with Jesus Christ should not hesitate to do so – before it is too late.

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Prayer of Grace to Faithfully Spread the Gospel

Dear God, please give me strength to proclaim your gospel and populate your kingdom.

Let the fire of evangelism burn in me to proclaim your good news.

Empower me to ceaselessly proclaim your gospel so that unbelievers can come to the knowledge of your Son Jesus Christ.

Please give sinners a change of mind so that they can escape the punishment of hell, and qualify for your kingdom.

Also, please keep your children throughout the world to remain steadfast in their faith of your Son Jesus Christ.

Please keep your children ever fit for your eternal kingdom.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

CHRISTIANS OVERCOME THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS

GOD DESIRES OFFERING FROM A WILLFUL HEART

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God expects his children to present their offerings to him from willful hearts. The Creator is only interested in offerings that are presented to him from liberal hearts.

He is not interested in receiving anything that comes from a grudging heart!

The scripture stated,

“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:6-8 NKJV).

 

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Lesson on Offerings of Willful Hearts

God will reward people based on the amount of sacrifices that they present unto him.

Since he reserves the storehouses of blessing, the Creator will plentifully reward people who offer him tangible offerings.

Jehovah will sparingly reward people that hold back their resources from him.

Anyone who expects huge blessing from God should learn how to offer his or her plentiful sacrifices to God – without reservation.

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Prayer of Grace to Present Honest Services to God

Dear God, please teach me how to present you my honest sacrifices.

Let my efforts and sacrifice of praise come from open and pure mind, so that they can be acceptable to you.

Do not let me hold back my services from you, but let me use my resources to honor you liberally, so that I can be qualified to obtain your blessings.

Please do these things and many more. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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