Your Sin Is Greater Than My Sin!

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The title of this post comes as a result of those professing Christians that enjoy pointing out the sin of others, but refuse to see their own sin.  Many will pull out specific scripture from the Bible to bring forth judgment to other people.  For example: One may quote scripture in reference to sins like homosexuality, adultery, slander — but then they think their sin is o.k. since they belong to a Church, prayer group or “Christian Gathering”.  Wrong!  Make sure that you are without sin, before you go up to someone else and point out their sin!

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How many people out there would become angry if you pointed out the scripture in reference to marriage or divorce; then told them “I’ll just love and pray for you” and expect that to be o.k. with them?  We must forgive everyone in our past and present, as I’m sure many of us have had friends & family that felt justified in their sin quotes.  We do indeed need to love and pray for everyone.

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Each person must take everything to the Lord in prayer for specific answers to questions about sin.  Let the Holy Spirit guide us to scripture and may we each hear that still small voice of truth.

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Yes we do need to know what sin is and repent from that sin.  We also are not given a free pass to continue in sin.   Remember that Jesus didn’t come to do away with law, but instead came to fulfill it.  We are now under a new covenant, which means things like animal sacrifices are no longer required.


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Matthew 7:5 Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

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John 8:7 So when they continued asking Him, He lifted Himself up and said unto them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

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Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted on the earth.

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Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding;
6 in all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

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Matthew 5:17 “Think not that I am come to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.

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Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.


 “All To Jesus I Surrender”

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17 thoughts on “Your Sin Is Greater Than My Sin!

  1. This is exactly right. I mean sometimes i would be so eager to bash something i see is wrong and i think hmmmm…,,,am i so much better than he/ she? I try to live as scripturally as i can but St Pauls words that no good thing dwelleth in My flesh. And then i think about Jesus words, greater is he in you than he WHO is the lord Of this world! So full commitment to Jesus because i know i aint no saint!

    Say that in southern drawl also for emphasis and remember the moonshine smuggler Of the stories in the Everglades 🇫🇮 😎

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  2. Daily Devotional — 08/13/16

    ENCOURAGEMENT
    For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4

    In Eritrea, Helen Berhane, with more than twenty other young women, was imprisoned in a shipping container that held only eighteen people. In her book, Song of the Nightingale, she shares what happened:

    When [the guard] had locked us in and left, many of the women were furious and upset, and began to complain and cry. I tried to find ways to encourage them, and to make our situation more bearable. I encouraged everyone to sit on the floor in a circle and I began to speak to them.

    ‘Remember that the walls of Jericho came down because of praises. If we keep complaining, we cannot win. Instead we must continue to pray, praise and sing. Satan wants to use discouraging words as a weapon against us, so we must continue to praise God in all circumstances.’

    I could see some of the women nodding.

    I continued, “When the Israelites were approaching the Promised Land they sent spies ahead. Many of them returned saying that the people were so huge the Israelites could not hope to beat them, and so they cried all night. But crying and complaining cannot solve our problems. Let us be like Caleb and Joshua. The larger our enemies are, the more of a feast they will make for us! Just think about the woman who suffered from bleeding and who believed that if she only touched the hem of Jesus’ robe she would be healed. In the crowd she was the one who had faith and it was rewarded. We should not be like these people endlessly fighting amongst themselves. We should just reach out to Jesus and have faith.

    This helped us to feel more accepting of our situation, and so we got into the habit of talking about the Bible, praying and singing in the container every day.[1]

    RESPONSE: Today I will pray, sing, and talk about the Bible rather than focus on my discouraging situations and relationships.

    PRAYER: Lord, may I use Your Word as an encouragement to endure with hope in You.

    1. Helen Berhane, Song of the Nightingale (Colorado Springs: Authentic Media, 2009), pp. 38-39.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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  3. Daily Devotional — 08/14/16:

    SELFLESSNESS
    Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

    Brother Andrew loves to tell this parable from the Middle East:

    A certain man had two sons. One was rich and the other was poor. The rich son had no children while the poor son was blessed with many sons and many daughters. In time, the father fell ill. He was sure he would not live through the week, so on Saturday he called his sons to his side and gave each of them half of his land for their inheritance. Then he died. Before sundown the sons buried their father with respect.

    That night the rich son could not sleep. He said to himself, “What my father did was not just. I am rich and my brother is poor. I have plenty of bread while my brother’s children eat one day and trust God for the next. I must move the landmark which our father has set in the middle of the land so that my brother will have the greater share. Ah – but he must not see me; if he sees me, he will be shamed. I must arise early in the morning before it is dawn and move the landmark!” With this he fell asleep and his sleep was secure and peaceful.

    Meanwhile, the poor brother could not sleep. As he lay restless on his bed, he said to himself, “What my father did was not just. Here I am surrounded by the joy of many sons and daughters while my brother daily faces the shame of having no sons to carry on his name and no daughters to comfort him in his old age. He should have the land of our fathers. Perhaps this will in part compensate him for his indescribable poverty. Ah – but if I give it to him, he will be shamed. I must awake early in the morning before it is dawn and move the landmark which our father has set!” With this he went to sleep and his sleep was secure and peaceful.

    On the first day of the week – very early in the morning, a long time before it was day, the two brothers met at the ancient land marker.

    They fell with tears into each other’s arms. And on that spot was built the New Jerusalem.

    RESPONSE: Today I will focus on the needs and interests of others rather than on my own.

    PRAYER: Pray that this biblical attitude of love, humility and selflessness will pervade the church of Jesus Christ in the Middle East today and around the world.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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  4. Daily Devotional — 08/15/16

    LOVE YOUR ENEMIES
    But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you… Matthew 5:44

    Perhaps the most difficult of Jesus’ commands is to love even our enemies. A true Christian always seeks another person’s highest good—even when mistreated. Brother Andrew says “The Christian’s only method of destroying his enemies is to ‘love’ them into being his friends.”

    Romanian pastor, Dr. Paul Negrut, was visiting an old friend in Romania named Trian Dors in his humble home. As Paul entered, he realized that Trian was bleeding from open wounds. He asked, “What happened?”

    Trian replied, “The secret police just left my home. They came and confiscated my manuscripts. Then they beat me.”

    Pastor Paul says, “I began to complain about the heavy tactics of the secret police. But Trian stopped me saying, ‘Brother Paul, it is so sweet to suffer for Jesus. God didn’t bring us together tonight to complain but to praise him. Let’s kneel down and pray.”

    “He knelt and began praying for the secret police. He asked God to bless them and save them. He told God how much he loved them. He said, ‘God, if they will come back in the next few days, I pray that you will prepare me to minister to them.’” Paul continued, “By this time I was ashamed. I thought I had been living the most difficult life in Romania for the Lord. And I was bitter about that.”

    Trian Dors then shared with Paul how the secret police had been coming to his home regularly for several years. They beat him twice every week. They confiscated all his papers. After the beating he would talk to the officer in charge. Trian would look into his eyes and say, “Mister, I love you. And I want you to know that if our next meeting is before the judgement throne of God, you will not go to hell because I hate you but because you rejected love.” Trian would repeat these words after every beating.

    Years later that officer came alone to his home one night. Trian prepared himself for another beating. But the officer spoke kindly and said, “Mr. Dors, the next time we meet will be before the judgement throne of God. I came tonight to apologize for what I did to you and to tell you that your love moved my heart. I have asked Christ to save me. But two days ago the doctor discovered that I have a very severe case of cancer and I have only a few weeks to live before I go to be with God. I came tonight to tell you that we will be together on the other side.”

    RESPONSE: Today I will destroy my enemies only with love.

    PRAYER: God give me Your kind of love for my enemies—so they too will love You.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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  5. Alert!!! Everyone, please pray for Clarity, Discernment and Wisdom in all things.
    More False Prophets and False Teachers are coming from all directions. A Spirit of Deception is out there and so many are falling for it!

    2 Peter 2

    The Judgment of False Teachers
    But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves. 2 Many will follow their unrestrained ways, and the way of truth will be blasphemed because of them. 3 They will exploit you in their greed with deceptive words. Their condemnation, pronounced long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep.

    4 For if God didn’t spare the angels who sinned but threw them down into Tartarus and delivered them to be kept in chains of darkness until judgment; 5 and if He didn’t spare the ancient world, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others, when He brought a flood on the world of the ungodly; 6 and if He reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to ruin, making them an example to those who were going to be ungodly; 7 and if He rescued righteous Lot, distressed by the unrestrained behavior of the immoral 8 (for as he lived among them, that righteous man tormented himself day by day with the lawless deeds he saw and heard)— 9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, 10 especially those who follow the polluting desires of the flesh and despise authority.

    Bold, arrogant people! They do not tremble when they blaspheme the glorious ones; 11 however, angels, who are greater in might and power, do not bring a slanderous charge against them before the Lord. 12 But these people, like irrational animals—creatures of instinct born to be caught and destroyed—speak blasphemies about things they don’t understand, and in their destruction they too will be destroyed, 13 suffering harm as the payment for unrighteousness. They consider it a pleasure to carouse in the daytime. They are spots and blemishes, delighting in their deceptions[g] as they feast with you. 14 They have eyes full of adultery and are always looking for sin. They seduce unstable people and have hearts trained in greed. Children under a curse! 15 They have gone astray by abandoning the straight path and have followed the path of Balaam, the son of Bosor,[h] who loved the wages of unrighteousness 16 but received a rebuke for his transgression: A donkey that could not talk spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet’s irrationality.

    17 These people are springs without water, mists driven by a whirlwind. The gloom of darkness has been reserved for them. 18 For by uttering boastful, empty words, they seduce, with fleshly desires and debauchery, people who have barely escaped from those who live in error. 19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption, since people are enslaved to whatever defeats them. 20 For if, having escaped the world’s impurity through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in these things and defeated, the last state is worse for them than the first. 21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy command delivered to them. 22 It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, “a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud.”

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    1. FALSE HOPE/PROPHECY ALERT!!! . . . Folks, some of the “prophecies” coming out of that Lancaster Prophetic Conference is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. . . Particularly the “Word” about Trump. HE WILL NOT TURN THIS NATION AROUND!!! We ARE in judgement right now. Look around you. WAKE UP!!!

      Did you see Alaska recently had a “hail Satan” occur in one of their political meetings?
      Are abortions still happening?
      Did we have national repentance?
      Are churches in the USA calling for repentance? Including Joel Olsteen?
      Did the “same sex marriage” laws get repealed?
      Are prayers and the Bible now allowed back in the schools?
      Is Obama saying “Islamic Terrorists” and allowing Christian refugees in from Syria and publically renouncing the slaughter?
      IS the U.S. Congress calling for a National Day of prayer and repentance in our land?
      Is the U.S. News on Television reporting the GENOCIDE . . . slaughter of Christians throughout the globe?
      Is the Television series “Lucifer” removed, with an apology to the Christians for bringing forth such vile on the airwaves?
      Are the video games being renounced by public figures, stating they are an increase in Behavioral violence.
      Has “Black Lives Matter” group REPENTED and asked for reconciliation with ALL people, stating, “ALL LIVES MATTER”?
      DO YOU THINK OUR HOLY HEAVENLY FATHER WILL JUST WINK AND SAY, “Don’t worry, be happy”?

      WAKE UP!!!! PRAY for wisdom and discernment . . STOP BELIEVING the ear-tickling messages and START SEEKING THE HOLY SPIRIT ON THESE “PROPHECIES” .. . . SOO many false hope messages, or cotton candy messages going out . . . But oh yes, the. Itching ears love to hear that.

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      1. Linda,
        I looked up the LPC and as I read the event page I instantly had a very nauseating and grief filled sensation. It spoke of the body of Christ who truly know their God and “kingdom culture”. Also mentioned is a time for reformation for the bride of Christ. Seek God’s strategies and manifest His words spoken over our nation? Seize the prophetic destiny that God has for each person? There is also a course offered for a certificate in prophecy and a course and certificate for healing! Each attendee received a personal prophetic ministry. Terrible! It’s just Terrible! I’m just so very sad about this because many Christians believe that if it were not of God, they would be unable to speak of Jesus, the Bride of Christ, or the kingdom of God. All the right Christian vocabulary is there along with the rest of it. I feel this is only a glimmer of the level of deception we will see.

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  6. Awesome song to remind us how to treat others, no matter what their current situation is.
    “Bob Bennett – 8 – Unto The Least Of These – Songs From Bright Avenue (1991)”

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  7. Daily Devotional — 08/16/16:

    IDENTIFYING WITH CHRISTIAN PRISONERS
    Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13:3

    The letter to the Hebrews was written to first century Jewish believers in Jesus who were being persecuted. Some were so discouraged they were considering returning to Judaism. The writer encourages them to persevere because of the superiority of Jesus over everything and everyone else. And He will return to establish the ultimate kingdom.

    Chapter 13 begins the author’s final instructions. First we are to continue (repeated action) loving one another as brothers and sisters. This love is to be practical and reach out even to strangers who we are to entertain as we may not realize when one might be an angel. Then in our verse for today, our love is to extend to those who are in prison for their faith, even to the point of assuming we are in there with them. That makes a huge difference as to how we show practical love.

    Russian Christian prisoner, Aleksandr Ogorodnikov, shares, “One night I was thrown into a cell with a broken window. The KGB was determined to do an experiment and freeze me. Later they would say, ‘He broke the window in his cell and died of cold.’ I felt despair. I thought to myself, ‘Has God really left me? Am I really forgotten and neglected? Have my years of suffering been in vain?’

    “And in my despair I began to pray. I usually pray silently, but this time I started to appeal to God out loud. ‘God, have You left me?’ My cries were bursting from a heart literally in utter despair.

    “And right then, I suddenly felt palpable, physical warmth. Not the kind that comes from a heater, but like when a mother draws her freezing child to her breast, and warms him with her tearful breath of compassion. It was a very living, human warmth. It penetrates you, as if piercing you to the heart. And inside your heart a spring opens up, out of which flows peace—a wonderful, magnificent, soothing peace.

    “I felt a very loving, brotherly touch—someone’s caring hand touching my shoulder. I actually felt it. In the morning, it was a shock to my executioners. They couldn’t understand. I wasn’t simply alive, but my temperature was the same as that of a normal person. I heard a doctor explaining to my executioners in the corridor, ‘This is impossible! We can’t explain it.’

    “It so happened that many people began praying for me. And that was exactly when they released me.”

    RESPONSE: I will continue to remember my brothers and sisters around the world who are in prison for their faith.

    PRAYER: Lord, give the sense and touch of Your presence to those suffering for You in prison today.

    Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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