Time to stop straddling the fence.
Time to stop dancing around the Truth
Time to stop needing approval
Time to stop fitting in
It's time to stand up and stand out
It's time for citizens of the Kingdom of God to rise up like the yeast they were created to be and change this dying world!
When the United States legally recognized same sex marriages, there was a public outcry from the church against it--rightly so. It is leading our nation to destruction. It is one more step of our nation turning our backs on God. But my focus here today is on all the believers who hide their own sin while attacking the sins of this world. Their words fall weakly onto the ground and they set themselves up to be "outed" for their own sin that hides in their hearts and minds. Do not believe the deception that your secret sin won't be revealed. There comes a time when God draws back His hand of protection and we face the harvest of seeds we have sown.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
The Ashley Madison scandal is just the tip of the iceberg. It has destroyed marriages, caused people to commit suicide and brought church leaders to resign. But hackers making people's names and information public is not the cause. The cause is the people who thought their secret desire for an affair would never be found out. They believed the lie "No one will ever know, so no one gets hurt"!
Only you know what is buried in your heart and mind. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
There is a shaking coming to the church and His people. It has already started. Search your heart, root out that secret "pet" sin that you enjoy too much to give up. Repent, give it ALL to Him. There just may be some contact info you need to delete--some accounts you need to close--some websites you need to remove from you bookmarks--some places you don't need to go--some clothes you need to throw out--some entertainment (movies, music, magazines, etc) you need to burn. Pray about it. God will show you exactly what needs to go.
Once you have cleansed yourself of all the trappings and temptations of your "pet" sin, fill yourself with God's Word and His presence. Never leave yourself empty and vulnerable. Seek Him. He will cleanse you and remove all of that from your heart and mind when you diligently seek him. I can testify to that!
“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.”
God is calling His people to walk and speak in His supernatural power. It is time to get serious. That supernatural power only comes from being obedient and filled with God's Word. Rise up out of the mire and go forth in power!
Galatians 5:16-21 ESV Jeremiah 17:9-10 NKJV Luke 11:24-26 NKJV