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Sin And Repentance

Before God could create this world and all the creatures in it, the first thing He ever created was angels. He created millions of them and He made Lucifer the chief of the angels. The word 'Lucifer'; in the Hebrew means 'the shining one.; Lucifer's job in heaven was to lead all the angels in praising and worshipping God. He was very beautiful, full of wisdom and power and none of the angels were like him. He was the chief musician in heaven. He was just next to God. Besides the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, there was no one above Him. One day, pride came into the heart of Lucifer and he said in his heart, I will rise above the throne of God; I will become God. This is like the table saying, I will become the carpenter. Lucifer rebelled against God and one third of the angels rebelled with him. When God saw the rebellion in the angels, He threw them out of heaven. Lucifer became Satan which means the slanderer and his angels became the demons. Ever since, he hates God and God’s choicest creation, you and me. There are only two scriptures in the Bible that speak about Lucifer before his fall.

Is 14:12-15 How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will make myself like the Most High.” But you are brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the Pit.

Ez 28:12-17 "You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, carnelian, topaz, and jasper, chrysolite, beryl, and onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and wrought in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared. With an anointed guardian cherub I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you. In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire. Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you."

When God created Adam and Eve and put them in the garden of Eden with beautiful fruit bearing trees, the Bible says that Adam and Eve had a relationship with God. They walked and talked with God. God told them that they could eat of all the fruit of the trees in the garden but commanded them not to touch the fruit of the tree that was in the middle of the garden; for the day they would touch it, they would die. i.e. they would be separated from God. Now there came in the garden the enemy in the disguise of a serpent, and he spoke to Eve. Gen 3:1-6 He said, "Did God say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden’?” and the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of trees of the garden, but God said ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate.

Adam and Eve disobeyed the Word of God. Instead of listening to God the Creator, they listened to the enemy, the destroyer and they were separated from God. Sin entered into the human race and you and I became sinners. Our God is a Holy God and cannot associate Himself with sin. We are all sinners without exception.

Is 64:6 We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

The Word of God says that our righteous deeds are like polluted garment. Then how ugly will our unrighteous deeds be before God? God loves all sinners, but He hates the sin in you and me. Sin is terrible in His sight because He is a Holy God. God loves all murderers, but He hates the sin of murder. God loves all disobedient people but He hates the sin of disobedience, God loves all thieves, but He hates the sin of stealing. He loves all sinners, but hates sin. In the eyes of God, we are first sons/daughters and then sinners.

Rm 3:23 Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

I Jn 1:8-10 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.

Sin is like a big thick wall between God and us. If there is sin in our lives God cannot hear.

Is1:15 When you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.

God says "When you lift you hands I will not see or hear because your hands are full of blood, abortion, murder, sin.” Abortion is murder. Whether you kill an adult human being, or a child, or a newborn, or an unborn in the womb, irrespective of whether the unborn is in the ninth month or in the first day of its conception it is murder. Doctors may explain to you a hundred and one things regarding abortion, but God’s word says "it is murder.”

Ez 8:16-18 And He brought me into the inner court of the house of the LORD; and behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men, with their backs to the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east, worshiping the sun toward the east. Then He said to me, "Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it too slight a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here, that they should fill the land with violence, and provoke Me further to anger? Lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore I will deal in wrath; My eye will not spare, nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them."

There is only one God who has created you and me and we need to worship this God, the Creator. You cannot worship the Sun, you need to worship the One who made the Sun. You cannot worship the Moon, you need to worship the One who made the Moon. There are a number of spiritual powers existing in this world and they can work some miracles for you, but you cannot worship these powers, you need to worship the One who made these powers. You cannot worship creatures, you need to worship the Creator.

Is 59:1-2 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you so that He does not hear.

A lot of Christians pray to God for blessings, for healing, for a miracle, they may be are praying for the last five years, ten years and not receiving any answer. If there is sin in our lives, He does not hear. If God has to hear you, then this wall of sin between God and you must be removed. You must come face to face with God. Sin separates us from God and to be separated from God means to have no peace, no love, no blessings, no answers for our prayer.

Ps 66:18 If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

Rm 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

When we work we get wages in return, when we sin we get death in return. There are two types of death, physical and spiritual death. Physical death is when our soul is separated from our body. i.e. when people die, we bury them. Spiritual death is when we are separated from God. The Word of God here is speaking of spiritual death, i.e. going far away from God. It is a terrible thing to be separated from God.

Ez 18:20 The soul that sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.

Sin has some terrible consequences and each person will bear the consequence of his own sin. The Bible gives a list of sins.

II Tim 3:1-5 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of stress. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, inhuman, implacable, slanderers, profligates, fierce, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding the form of religion but denying the power of it. Avoid such people.

I Cor 6:9-10 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Gal 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Rev 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death."

Mal 3:5 "Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow and the orphan, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me," says the LORD of hosts.

Sin is disobedience to God, going away from the true God to the false gods, thinking that they would get some answer from some god, but there is no other god besides the true God. Involvement in astrology, palmistry, horoscope, reiki, vastushastra, pranik healing, occult, reincarnation etc. are sins against the First Commandment. When you involve in these, then you are shifting your gaze from the Living God and making these your gods. This is an abomination before God. The Word of God says, when you go with one problem to another god, your problem multiplies and your condition; becomes worse than before.

Ps 16:4 Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows.

Is 47:12-14 Stand fast in your enchantments and your many sorceries, with which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you may be able to succeed, perhaps you may inspire terror. You are wearied with your many counsels; let them stand forth and save you, those who divide the heavens, who gaze at the stars, who at the new moons predict what shall befall you. Behold, they are like stubble, the fire consumes them; they cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame. No coal for warming oneself is this, no fire to sit before!

Deut 18:10-12 There shall not be found among you any one who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, any one who practices divination, a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or a medium, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD; and because of these abominable practices the LORD your God is driving them out before you.

I Cor 10:19-22 What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?

Heb 9:27 And just as it is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment,

Ez 18:30-32 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, says the Lord GOD. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed against Me, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of any one, says the Lord GOD; so "Turn and Live."

When you walk in the direction of sin, you receive death, but when you turn away from sin, you receive life. God uses the word, ‘Turn’. Let me give you a small illustration, that you may understand this word ‘Turn’. If I am walking with the Sun behind me, there will be shadow in front of me. Every step that I take, I step into my dark shadow. I want to escape from this dark shadow that is ever before my eyes. I take a quick step to the right, thinking that I will leave my shadow to the left, but my shadow also moves to the right. I take a quick step towards the left, thinking that I will leave my shadow to the right, but my shadow also moves with me to the left. I try to take a few backward steps, thinking that I will leave my shadow in the front, but the shadow also moves with me backwards. I take a quick step over my shadow, thinking I will leave my shadow behind me, but my shadow also takes a quick step in front of me. The darkness is ever before my eyes. How can I escape from my shadow, this darkness that is before my eyes? I have to do something very simple, Turn, not 30 º, not 60 º, not 90 º, not 120 º because the shadow will still be before my eyes. If I need to escape from my shadow which is before my eyes, then I need to turn 180 º and face the Sun. When I face the sun the shadow goes behind me and I am in the light, walking in the light. Jesus is the true Light of the world. If you are walking in sin, in darkness, turn 180 º away from the sin towards Jesus Christ and the sin will go behind you. Praise the Lord!

Jn 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Is 55:6-7 "Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that He may have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.

Is 43:24-25 You have not bought Me sweet cane with money, or satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices. But you have burdened Me with your sins, you have wearied Me with your iniquities. "I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”

If you have sinned, gone far away from God, come back to Him. He will not scold you, but forgive you and take you in His arms and fill you with His love and with His peace. Don’t try to explain your sin to Him, just acknowledge your sin and He will forgive you. Jesus died on the Cross for our sins. The vertical dimension of the Cross represents Jesus reconciling us to the Father, the horizontal dimension of the Cross represents Jesus reconciling us to one another. We must make peace not only with God, but also with our brothers and sisters. We need to forgive all our enemies, the living and the dead. The Word of God says that if you do not forgive your enemies, the heavenly Father will not forgive your sins. The measure you forgive will be the measure you will receive forgiveness from God.

Ps 103:12 As far as the East is from the West, so far does He remove our transgressions from us.

Is 38:17 Lo, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness; but Thou hast held back my life from the pit of destruction, for Thou hast cast all my sins behind Thy back.

Mic 7:19 He will again have compassion upon us, He will tread our iniquities under foot. Thou wilt cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

I Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

The Word of God says "that God will forgive all our sins 100% and not 90% or 99.9%. There is no sin that God cannot forgive and however many times you might have committed, God is able to forgive you completely.

Is 1:18 Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”

God says Let us sit together at the table and sort out your sins.”

Ps 32:5 I acknowledged my sin to Thee, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD", then Thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin.

After the fall when God asked Adam in Gen 3:11-13 "Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" The man said, "The woman whom Thou gave to be with me, she gave me the fruit of the tree, and I ate." Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this that you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent beguiled me, and I ate."

Each one put the blame on the other trying to explain the sin to God. The Word of God says, just acknowledge the sin don’t explain the sin to God and He will forgive you.

Do you want God to touch your life and fill you with His deep peace and fulfill His promises? Then say this prayer sincerely.

Father God have mercy on me a sinner, too long have I been away from you, I repent for all my sins and I renounce all my wicked ways. I decide to forgive all my enemies, living and the dead and I surrender my life to you. I am coming home Father, accept me as I am. Jesus I believe you died for me on the cross for my sin, sickness and problem. AMEN.

Close your eyes, repent, forgive, surrender and talk to God in your heart and experience His love and peace.

GOD BLESS YOU.



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