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Sins of silent Lust

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By EMN Updated: Nov 21, 2015 11:18 pm
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Ambrose.J. Chakre

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. John 3:20
Every sin we commit is an act of offence against God and it will not be well for the sinner’s sins to reach heaven. The wickedness of our sins must be condemned and the error of our iniquities must be renounced as we take the steps to heaven. The Scripture makes it clear that everyone has sinned and it also brings to light of the powers of deliverance which God offers. It is to our knowledge that not all are sinners and it is also clear to our conscious mind of the realities of our spiritual state. In the garden of Eden when Adam and Eve sinned against God, they hid from God, covering themselves with leaves to hid their nakedness. However the reality was that they couldn’t hide from the light and their guilt gave them no rest as they tried to shy away from the Word of God. Notice this: It was Eve who looked at the apple, giving in to the ‘foreigner’s’ deception and the error of her ways caused sin’s second history to emerge.The way this is written speaks a language of truth and it is only by the Holy Spirit that sinners can be convicted of their sins and the wicked of their wickedness. The likes of David are a rare jewel and it was not his sins which won him God’s favor but it was his love for God which made God’s light to shine upon him. It is my firm belief that even before David slept with Bathsheba God knew that this man would commit adultery but He also knew of how much he loved Christ. The reality was that in his lust he sinned but it was love which raised him up. Thus the Scriptural account of David’s affair with Bathsheba states “One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful and he sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “ Isn’t this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite? Then David sent messengers to get her. She came to him and he slept with her. ( She had purified herself from her uncleanness. ) Then she went back home. The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, “ I am pregnant”. ( 2nd Samuel 11:2-5 ) This brings to our mind of why he sinned, of how he sinned and it also reminds us of a certain depth of his sins. The events which led to the acts of his sins were gradual and it is also to our understanding that it was in his moments of lust he sinned. In the aftermath of his sins, to hide his wickedness, David tried deceptively to lure Uriah to sleep with his wife but the ploy of the King couldn’t succeed. ( If it had it would have made David a greater sinner but I also trust it was God who foiled it.) The end result of the destructive even was that the soldier who loved God’s army had to die at the frontlines and the acts of his sacrifice also speaks a language of love and commitment.
I trust David might have cried, Bathsheba might have wept but it is a mystery of how Uriah died without even knowing that his own wife had slept with his own king. The events of all these portrays the acts of so many of our ways and the truth is even as we know David’s sins, it is also to our knowledge of what our sins are. The poem “Confession of the Eyes “ speaks a language of our iniquities and it depicts the evils of so many evils under the sun. The contents states

“Thousand languages my eyes speaks,
Millions of sins my eyes committed;
How many have I sinned against?
Must I defile myself by my eyes?
Am I blind like the others?
Or do I see like the one’s who sees;
Must I abuse my eyes by what I see?
Caring not for those whom I love,
Will I be cruel enough to destroy them?
My eyes looks at what I write now
And thinks of what I did then;
Can I say my eyes has not sinned?
Haven’t I seen Eve?
If I had how could I lie?
I cannot lie to the Maker,
Neither can you,
I’ve sinned; so have you
Your sins are not my sins,
Neither are yours mine;
The stains of our sins;
Speaks a language against us,
If our sins are against us,
Who can forgive us?
Only God, Only Christ can:
As we had sinned, we must confess
As we had fallen, we must rise;
This truth is for us,
If anyone has eyes let them see this;
If God is for us,
Who can be against us?
If we are for God

How could we sin against God?
We will either be for Him
Or be against Him:
The language of God
Is the Holy Spirit,
We are a picture of the Language of God.”
These sacred contents teaches us of the realities of love and devotion and it also depicts God’s hatred of sin and hypocrisy. As I often say there should be no pretext to sin. It means that if a person sits somewhere idly with nothing to do and that person sees some fashion magazines or the likes of some of it lying about. And knowing that there may be some dirty pictures inside that person takes it and flips it as he or she looks on. The acts does not depict righteousness and it will be more beneficial to think of this more seriously than to do the things which displeases God. Fix your eyes on this: Though David sinned much the latter stages of his life were more glorious than his past. Though he slept with Bathsheba while she was still the wife of another he did not sleep with Abishag who was beautiful and a virgin. In relation to this the Scriptural account states “When David was old and well advanced in years, he could not keep warm even when they put covers over him. So his servants said to him, “Let us look for a young virgin to attend the King and take care of him. She can lie beside him so that our Lord may keep warm.” Then they searched through out Israel for a beautiful girl and found Abishag, a Shunammite, and brought her to the King. The girl was very beautiful: She took care of the King and waited on him, but the King had no intimate relationship with her. ( 1st Kings 1:1-4 ) This clearly depicts the King’s love for God and his love for the girl who was like a daughter to him. Later in the Scripture we find that when Adonijah requested Solomon through Bathsheba to give Abishag the Shunammite to him in marriage, the request annoyed Solomon so much that he ordered Adonijah to be put to death.
There are so many things we learn from this and it is in the truth that we call upon everyone to shun evil and to pursue righteousness. The promises in the Scriptures are great and great will be the rewards of those who does and obeys God’s will. Remember, when David was anointed his brothers were envious, and when he was favored by the Israelites Saul felt threatened. So the point I want to stress here is that there will be different ranks and position even in the next life and it will be in the near future that we shall clearly see of who is exalted and of who is not. The truth shall always judge everything righteously and every record of our ways are accounted in heaven. Listen to this: No matter whatever the nature of our works are, the Lord knows those who truly loves and honors Him and in life it is so dangerous, most dangerous not o win God’s honor but most honorable to win His honor. The acts of our ways should become better and brighter as we prepare ourselves for eternity. Jesus is coming soon.
N: B: The article “Sins of Silent Lust” brings to light the evils of our former sins and it also urges all of God’s people to be faithful in their relationship with Christ. Every former evils of our past must be silenced as we rise higher and deeper in our relationship with God. Remember the Word whenever sin comes. Remember it whenever temptation comes and we trust you to accept the truth implanted in you. Honor the Word.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 21, 2015 11:18:50 pm