For the most part, people know the difference between right and wrong. They know what is sin and what isn’t. Those that truly know the Lord know the truth about Sin by way of conviction from the Holy Spirit and the Holy Bible.
Once we have been saved and we have a close personal walk with the Lord, we can’t continue in Sin the way we did before. We fall, we ask for forgiveness and we continue on down that narrow path.
The Bible is not like a buffet where you pick and choose what you like! Some people pretend that specific sins are not called out in the Bible, just so they can justify what they are doing or planning in the future.
I am not referring to Old Testament Law, but instead what Jesus himself commanded us to do. Yes we are never to Judge someone and not go around like the pharisees did, but when we know the truth in the word and witness a Brother or Sister in Christ doing or planning sin, it’s very hard to remain silent.
Sometimes the right path is to be silent. Take everything to the Lord in prayer and turn over concerns to him. He will guide our mouths in the correct time.
We have been forgiven from all past Sin, as many of us have a ton! Forgiven from past sin does not give us a free pass to pretend we don’t know what the Lord’s will is. I know I am being repetitive here, but the Lord Never Ever asks us to Sin to accomplish a goal! Anyone who states that the Lord told them to Sin for any purpose, is truly not hearing from the Lord!
Once we open ourselves to known sin, we are inviting the enemy to hang around. Satan and his minion are very clever and will use any tactics to get us off our walk with the Lord. We can fall into a state of delusion thinking that our sin is ok, and we never repent from it. That’s a very dangerous place to be, as we can’t enter the kingdom with any unrepented sin!
10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. 12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. 13 This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 14 Stand, therefore, with truth like a belt around your waist, righteousness like armor on your chest,
15 and your feet sandaled with readiness for the gospel of peace.
16 In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish
all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is God’s word.
18 Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints. 19 Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel. 20 For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough in Him to speak as I should.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
9 The coming of the lawless one is based on Satan’s working, with all kinds of false miracles, signs, and wonders, 10 and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false, 12 so that all will be condemned—those who did not believe the truth but enjoyed unrighteousness.
1 Peter 5:8 Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.
The Parable of the 10 Virgins
“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were sensible. 3 When the foolish took their lamps, they didn’t take olive oil with them. 4 But the sensible ones took oil in their flasks with their lamps. 5 Since the groom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.6 “In the middle of the night there was a shout: ‘Here’s the groom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 “Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. 8 But the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ 9 “The sensible ones answered, ‘No, there won’t be enough for us and for you. Go instead to those who sell, and buy oil for yourselves.’ 10 “When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut. 11 “Later the rest of the virgins also came and said, ‘Master, master, open up for us!’ 12 “But he replied, ‘I assure you: I do not know you!’ 13 “Therefore be alert, because you don’t know either the day or the hour.
22 On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’ 23 Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from Me, you lawbreakers!’
Ephesians 5:27 He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless.
16 “No one, after lighting a lamp, covers it with a basket or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a lampstand so that those who come in may see its light. 17 For nothing is concealed that won’t be revealed, and nothing hidden that won’t be made known and come to light. 18 Therefore take care how you listen. For whoever has, more will be given to him; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken away from him.”
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus – Kaleb Brasee”
“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms – Kaleb Brasee”
Anne Murray Just A Closer Walk With Thee/”Take My Hand Lord Jesus”