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The Hidden Past That Kills You

I mess up. You mess up. Sometimes we might mess up big, life altering big. But those mistakes do not mean God loves us less than anyone else.

Did you ever hide a sin because you were ashamed? Did you and your parents ever decide to hide your sin?

Hiding our mistakes can be much worse than revealing them.

Life altering mistakes or sins may seem easier to deal with if we hide them, because we think we can minimize the impact or dodge scorn and gossip. Yet the emotional and health related impacts can pile up higher and higher the longer we keep that secret hidden and refuse to appropriately deal with it.

King David messed up big time, several times in fact. He admitted it. He also gave us examples of how we are supposed to deal with our failures and examples of how we should not deal with them. We should learn from the examples we have been given by our Lord through the inspired word.

For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin.
Psalms 38:18 NASB

Don’t pretend you are perfect. Always walk humbly knowing that everyone has sinned. Yet repent of your own sin, which means to turn from your sin. One day all things will be revealed. When you hide your mistake it is a cause of anxiety and will be used against you by the enemy and it can do hold you back from moving on to full life.

Anxiety and fear cause many health issues in life and a full healing can never take place until you open those past wounds that were never cleaned out and remove the infection.

Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of people had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms will be proclaimed upon the housetops. “I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him.

Luke 12:1-5 NASB

Don’t deceive yourself or anyone else. Hiding your past mistakes will not make them go away and it won’t help anyone else learn from your mistake. It also delays the healing and reconciliation process while causing anxiety within you.

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.

1 John 1:8-10

The Night is Almost Gone #OverDarkness

We have a propensity to sin. It is now in our nature. The sin of one man infects us all.

Then Jesus came, born in Bethlehem as prophesied. The Light has come into the world. #Christmas

Eye witness accounts are recorded. Creation stands as His evidence. But darkness is blinding.

Lives are changed every day by the Light who is Jesus Christ.

Is the darkness smothering you? Is it heavy on your chest? Does it feel like it is choking you from the burden and weight of it?

Do you want the darkness to go away?

Put on the armor of light, put on the Lord Jesus Christ.

Call out to Jesus and He will come to you. Believe in Him and receive His forgiveness. His light will destroy the darkness that overcomes you.

There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
John 1:9 NASB

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned- For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.
Romans 5:12‭, ‬19 NASB

The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Romans 13:12‭ NASB

Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts. Romans 13:13‭-‬14 NASB

The darkness can not comprehend the Light or overcome it.

In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1:4‭-‬5 NASB

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”
John 3:16‭-‬21 NASB

Keep Fervent in Your Love

We all need a multitude of sins to be covered. You are not perfect and neither am I. Let love work. Let it help heal. And being hospitable is a compound word in the action. You have to love and do.

The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaint. As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1 Peter 4:7‭-‬10 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/1pe.4.7-10.NASB

“It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.” 1 Timothy 1:15 NASB #ConfessingJesus

“It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.”
1 Timothy 1:15 NASB
https://bible.com/bible/100/1ti.1.15.NASB

While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.”
Romans 5:8‭-‬10 NASB

http://bible.com/100/rom.5.8-10.NASB