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Emmanuel Joy

Sin separates us from God...

  • By Emmanuel Joy
  • June 2008 - Karunya
  • Keyword : Sin

            Hi young friends...,hearty welcome to this page in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. I'm indeed delighted to write my first message for our Lord in a website. I pray "Jesus, my Father bless these words for your name sake..amen"
                God is holy and righteous. In Him there is no sin. He created man in His own image. But man lost his glory because of 'sin'. Even before man was created, Satan took his initiative to  sin and was casted out from heaven by God.

THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH :
            Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve. God had a test for them. "And the Lord God commanded the man, "You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die - Genesis 2:16,17". They failed to pass the 'first test' due to disobedience. And sin separated them from God, the Almighty
            Transgression of the law is also a sin. "Whoever says, 'I've come to know him' but does not obey His commandments is a liar, and in him the truth does not exists - I John 3:4". "All men are conceived and born in sin [Ps 51:5]".
            All the imaginations of his heart are evil. Sin brings us shame and guilty conscious. It ultimately brings forth the wrath of God.

"For the wrath of God is revealed against all ungodliness and wickedness".
Dear friend !

             Sin is an abominable thing that God hates. "The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord - Proverbs 15:9". Most of the sins are preceded by temptations. However, "No one , when tempted should say 'I'm being tempted of God' - James 1:14". Our sins may delay our blessing from the Almighty.
            Dear Reader, you've to understand that temptation is not sin. But having sinful thoughts is sin. Even when Jesus was living as a son of man he was tempted by Satan in the wilderness. Ultimately Jesus conquered victory by the awesome power of His unfailing Holy word.  Do not worry for God knows to deliver his children from the hour of temptation.

             Sin hinders your prayer life. "Psalm 66:18 - If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear". Sin brings destruction ultimately.

            Misunderstanding the commandment of God very seriously and sincerely is also sin. The best example for this is worshipping idols whatever it may be. God condemns idol worship. He hates it.

"4. You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image-any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
5. you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.
- Exodus 20:4,5".


            If you give anyone or anything in this world more priority than giving to God then he/she/it is your IDOL ! He is your beloved one. He loves you so much. He does not want anyone to take His place in you.
Do not hurt God because of your sins, grieve not the Holy Spirit who is a gentle and loving person. Living a self centered life is sin, rather a God centered life is worthwhile.

                                       Sin separates us from God- Emmanuel Joy

MAY I LIST OUT TO YOU SOME MORE SINS:
[May the Holy Spirit help you to find out more as you meditate the scriptures]

Sins against GOD, the Almighty:

[1]. Not thanking him [II Tim 3:2]
[2]. Rejecting him [Isaiah 1:28]
[3]. Not seeking him {Ps 10:13]
[4]. Testing God [Mark 8:11]
[5]. Lack of fear of God [Hosea10:3]
[6]. Raging against him [Daniel 9:5]

Sins against your neighbor:

[1]. Hating, rage, anger [Ps 37:8]
[2]. Gossip, telling secrets [Prov 11:13]
[3]. Revenging, Judging
[4]. Fighting, murder
[5]. Insulting, hurting feelings
[6]. False testimony [Ex 20:18]
[7]. Stumbling block to others [Rev 2:14]
[8]. Deceiving [Habakkuk 2:6]
[9]. Pride, Envy, Lust,
[10]. Adultery, Immorality

Sins against one's spirit - soul :

[1]. Self praise, pride, envy
[2]. Having no contentment
[3]. Drunkenness
[4]. Laziness
[5]. Stinginess
[6]. Cursed words

BEWARE - BE AWARE - O THIS GENERATION

If you say that you are a Christian be sure not to blaspheme the Lord your God at any cost. Live a life that will reflect the image of your creator with a good witness.

"21 You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal?
22 You who say, "Do not commit adultery," do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23 You who make your boast in the law, do you dishonor God through breaking the law? 24 For "the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you," as it is written. - Rom 2:22

THE HOPE - CHRIST JESUS :

       As humans we sin and we fail, yet he remains faithful.

His merciful promises:

"Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land; 20 But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword"; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken. - Isaiah 1:19,20


"the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. -I John 1:7"


The cleansing power of His blood is amazing. It was shed before 2000 years on the cross of Calvary. And now if and only if you trust Him, he will lead you safe.

Please continue to Read, its for you...

Quench not your faith in Jesus, my friend, for he is always there to help you out. The Lord understands your weakness. Just confess your sins to Jesus. He hasn't forgotten you. His arms are always wide open to hug you, kiss you and embrace you. When he moved in this world as the son of God, he moved with compassion, he healed the sick, cleansed the leper. and forgave the sins of many when they came to him. Yet he was trampled on the ground and was crucified by the sinners. Still he said, "Father, forgive them. they do not know what they are doing". The same Jesus is there for you today. Do not crucify this sweet Jesus by your sins once again. HE LOVES YOU SO... MUCH. He is unchanging all powerful, very loving and indeed supreme.


Take one step to Jesus, he'll take one thousand steps to you.

STAND FIRM - TILL THE END

        Finally brothers and sisters, you've to understand that in a Christian's life trials and tribulations will come for Jesus himself said "In the world you will have tribulations; But, behold, I've conquered the world".
        And Jesus himself has promised us a comforter, The Holy Spirit. Long for his presence. Let him fill you everyday. He will mould you according to His desire !

Draw closer to Him through personal prayer.

In order lead a successful and victorious Christian life lay your foundation on the word of God.

Flee from evil and temptations.
Fight against all powers of darkness.
Follow Jesus 24*7.

PRAYER:
                If you are a young person struggling who wants to live a victorious life with Jesus, will you make this small prayer now ?
                                     Emmanuel Joy - The blood of jesus washes away all sins
J
esus, my father I adore you. I just need you. I understand that a life without you is absolutely meaningless, no matter whatever knowledge I may acquire in this world. Lord I love you. Come into my heart, O Spirit of the Living God. Transform me, mould me according to your desire. Forgive my sins and wash me with your cleansing blood and make me pure. Help me to forget the past, press on what is ahead of me and to be under your shelter always. Hold me close let your love surround me. Search me O, Lord and teach me your ways. Reveal your heart to me and give me the joy in serving you...

In Jesus' magnificent name, Amen !!

God loves you friend. Check out this zone regularly.
Peace be with you. Bye !

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