April 27–Spiritual Dwarfs–Part Four–SINFUL

Every Spiritual Dwarf is a LIAR. Each of them DENIES some TRUTH of GOD.

Hear SINFUL as he speaks his LIES:  “You’re not the boss of me! Nobody is! I am the final and only authority for my life! I decide what is right or wrong for me. No one has the right to tell me how to live. Or what to do. Or who to do it with. I will do whatever I want–when, where, how, how often and with whomever I want to do it! No one has the right to impose their judgment on me! This is my life! And I will live it the way I want to! I don’t have to answer to anybody!”

SINFUL denies that GOD alone is the SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY and RIGHTEOUS JUDGE over everyone and everything. SINFUL speaks the destructive, dangerously narcissistic lie that God is not the One who holds complete and final AUTHORITY over our lives–now and eternally!

SINFUL is blind, and not Justice, to the truth of God that SINFUL will have to answer for everything he chooses to do before our Holy God–the RIGHTEOUS JUDGE.

SINFUL’s self-focused and lying spirit acts from a heart, and a point of reference, that sets itself up as an enemy of God. 

SINFUL forgets-denies-ignores the truth that his very life is a gift from the SOVEREIGN GOD. And that his life is to be lived in accordance to GOD’s loving, righteous, protective boundaries and standards.

SINFUL rebels against any and every claim of authority over his life. Except for his own. SINFUL twists his God-given gift of freedom of choice into the ugly lie that he is in control. And not God.  

All that SINFUL believes will bring him pleasure–passing or habitual, comfort and control will in the end bring only tragic and eternal consequences to him.

God tells us HIS TRUTH: God is the SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY–holy and holding all power over life and death.  And God is the RIGHTEOUS JUDGE who has declared a death sentence as the deserved punishment for all of our SINFUL, rebellious–God-opposing behaviors.

There is no one holy like the LORD; no one besides You; there is no Rock like our God…those who oppose the LORD will be shattered. He will thunder from heaven; the LORD will judge the ends of the earth.  1 Samuel 2:2, 10

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his SINFUL nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.  Galatians 6:7-8

The mind of SINFUL man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace  Romans 8:6

The wages of SIN[FUL] is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still SINNERS, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

 SINFUL must be killed! Before he kills us–and separates us for all eternity from the loving presence of our Holy God. Our Holy God who offers us forgiveness of all our SINFUL thoughts, words and actions–through the death of Jesus. Our Holy God who offers us the gift of eternal life–through the resurrection power by which He raised Jesus to life! 

 God lovingly, sacrificially has given us the way for forgiveness and life eternal through Jesus. SINFUL  must be killed so that we may live in peace with our God, now and forever.

We must give up the SINFUL lie that we are in control. We must humble ourselves before our Sovereign LORD’s Eternal TruthGOD alone is the SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY and RIGHTEOUS JUDGE over everyone and everything. And that includes you and me.

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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