Word of the Day, January 29 , 2014
" Then I bowed on my knees and cried, "Holy, Holy, Holy. I clapped my hands and sang, Glory, Glory to the Son of God. I bowed on my knees and cried, Holy, Holy, Holy. Then I clapped my hands and sang, Glory, Glory to the Son of God.”
1 Timothy 5:24-25
24 Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.
25 Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.
This chapter is about ministerial administrations and counsel concerning how we are to act to the old and young, how to be towards widows, the duty to the church elders, the duty of impartial and deliberate actions, not to ordain no one to leadership quickly and how we can apply this to our own personal lives and personal matters.
I got to experience open sin with my trial. My sin of not putting God first and not paying attention to what I was given by God and only caring about my gods, duck hunting and myself first was made public when it made the paper. People either loved me and my family up more than before or looked at me with disguise.
A funny thing happened to me when this trial started in my life, many friends and customers that I have know for a long time, came to me and confessed their sins to me: stealing gas for 4 years, stealing things from work, cheating on taxes for large sums on money, cheating on their wife and addiction to pornography. This shocked me. Why would people confess their sins to me? I pondered this as I sat and pondered my life in Canaan, my sins where open and they wanted to get theirs off their chest or my sin was worst in their minds and they thought they could tell me about their sin which in their mind was not as bad as mine. I watched as I went through my trial that we do not want people to know our dirty little secrets and we believe that we can keep them hidden. Numbers 32:23, “ But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.” We will all go before the judgment and everything will all come out then, even the hidden sins that we buried and hide from everybody. Confess them today to our Father God.
Do you have secrets sins in your life? I was talking to one of our Pastors last night and I talked about a question I sent to all my email contacts from Canaan. The question was, How do we know when we are saved? I got all the standard answers like; “ For by grace are ye saved though faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.” That is correct, but the answer I was looking for was that when you are saved by the grace of Jesus Christ, you have no desire to commit sin on purpose or you know that you have sinned and ask God for His mercy. Your desire is to not displease our LORD and Saviour. I have started to do something that was sin or would be a stumbling block for someone to see Christ in me and the Holy Ghost filled my spirit and stop what I was about to do. I knew what is wrong and I prayed for release from that sin and ask God to guide me away from the darkness. If you think that we will not sin or be tempted, we are in for some serious trouble. LORD, I fall on my knees and ask for my sin to stop, your protection to keep me away from darkness and your mercy upon me.
Whether sin be conspicuous or inconspicuous, God knows and others will find them out. This also applies to the good works undetected by man and will be made know at judgment. The judgment make those that have sinned secretly and gave extreme testimonies of their good works finally right. If we are bragging of ourselves, it is not of God but of us. We need to brag on God! We need to self examine ourselves for either good or bad, known or unknown. As Paul wrote to Timothy, this applies to the church in picking candidates for elders and pastors.
Lets take these verses and apply it to our daily live. Confess our sins, all of them, the hidden ones that only that you and God only know and to keep to ourselves the good works for the kingdoms. Give God all the glory! We need to expose to ourselves and to God all deeds, good and bad, known and unknown. Remember, God already knows.
“ Let the worshippers arise. Let the sons and the daughters sing. I surrender in my all. I surrender to the King.”