The Immanuel Principle

Scripture “Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. ~Isaiah 45:22, NKJV Quote We overcome the absence by the presence of the opposite. ~Jonathan Cahn Salvation, at least in the present, is not the absence of sin, it is the presence of God.…

Living Above Sin

Scripture If we claim to be already free from sin, we lead ourselves astray and the truth has no place in our hearts. ~I John 1:8, Weymouth Quote The only way to live above sin in this world is to rent an apartment over a honky-tonk. ~Bob Harrington Our salvation involves all three tenses: past,…

I Want A Divorce

Scripture Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin”? ~Proverbs 20:9, NLT Quote A hungry dog had rather part with a T-bone steak than an unregenerate man part with his sin. ~Ray dis Comfort Solomon said,  Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins [Ecclesiastes…

The Absurdity Of Sin

Scripture The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing. ~Proverbs 10:28, NLT Quote A life lived without Christ will end in futility ~Timothy Keller You’ve heard me say that SIN IS STUPID but today I offer an new adjective; SIN IS ABSURD. I looked up the…

Shame

Scripture I hold fast to your statutes, Lord; do not let me be put to shame…Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good. ~Psalm 119:31,39, NIV Quote I sometimes think that shame, mere awkward, senseless shame, does as much toward preventing good acts and straightforward happiness as any of our vices. ~Clyde…

Fellowship Or Failure

Scripture If you obey Me, we will walk together, but if you are wicked, you will stumble. ~Hosea 14:9, CEV Quote There is no immunity from the consequences of sin: retribution will come to one and all without fail. ~Hosea Ballou Hosea was a prophet to the Northern Kingdom, a contemporary to Isaiah who was…

The Flood Tide Of Evil

Scripture Save me, God! I am about to drown. I am sinking deep in the mud, and my feet are slipping. I am about to be swept under by a mighty flood. ~Psalms 69:1-2, CEV Quote Sin shrugs at God. Its essence is failing to believe not that He exist but that He matters. ~Timothy Keller Sin or evil does…

Scripture “Now you will eat the fruit of what you have done, until you are stuffed full with your own schemes.” ~Proverbs 1:31, CEV Quote Sin and self-satisfaction bring destruction and death to stupid fools. ~Solomon Both the scripture and the quote are true. You don’t need faith to know that sin is destructive. Just open your eyes to what’s…

Abraham The Prophet

Scripture “Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not return her, know that you will certainly die, you and all who are yours.” ~Genesis 20:7, CSB Quote Living by faith includes the call to something greater than looking…

Healthy Fear

Scripture Moses responded to the people, “Don’t be afraid, for God has come to test you, so that you will fear Him and will not sin.” ~Exodus 20:20, CSB Quote I am a God fearing man who worships God with my heart and my life. ~Willie Stargell The highest motive for service is love but that…