Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Secrets Behind Secret Sins.

Do you know that it's not the day a great man falls that he actually fell? 
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There's a different dimension to sin other than that which you know. Everyone can easily identify a liar, a thief, a promiscuous woman or a womanizer. But it's actually difficult to identify those who masturbate, sex chat, watch porn, 'codedly' fornicate and the likes. 
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Secret sins are sins that you easily commit which no one knows about. It makes you appear saintly in the public but in private, you are enjoying the pleasures of sin which is later followed by guilt, condemnation and self-pity. 
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Whether you know it or not, secret sins are besetting. It's very easy to start, pleasurable to enjoy but difficult to break loose because of the grip it has on its victim. 
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The devil orchestrates the down fall of great men and he destroys the destinies of promising youth through secret sins. Do you think the Israelites knew Samson was secretly taking solace on Delilah's lap? They would have helped him. 
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Help doesn't come easily for those who are slaves to secret sins. You know why? Sin thrives in secrecy. It's easy to conquer the sin that people knew you commit when you're willing to let go, but how can you overcome or get help when no knew of the sins you commit? 
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Another truth you must know about secret sin is that it separates its victim from those who could offer them help. Judas Iscariot has been secretly taking money from the purse with the aim that no one will know until he got to the point that the devil used him to betray Jesus. 
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Instead of running to Jesus to deliver him, he secretly covered the sin he commit. No wonder the Bible says, "He (or she) that covers his sin shall not prosper but whosoever confess and forsake them shall obtain mercy" (Prov. 28:13)
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No matter how deep you've been covered in the mire of secret sin, there's a loving arm of the Savior that really wants to set you free. 
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The devil uses this weapon of secret sin to pull down many people in the Christian faith. If not for Jesus' prayer for Peter, the devil would have sift him away as the wheat. 
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Secret sin has no respect for persons nor the anointed. Men and women of God can be plagued by secret sin. Even singles and the married can be victims of it. Some married persons would secretly keep secret lovers away from the knowledge of their partner, they'll secretly share emotional intimacy and then finally land on the bed of sexual intimacy. 
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Secret sin is cancerous. It doesn't only destroy one aspect of your life, it spreads quickly to other areas. For instance, a Christian brother that secretly fornicates which no one knows nothing about will find it difficult to engage in spiritual activities, both personally and with other brethren. 
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As if that isn't enough, the life of God will depart from such person and the zeal to pursue the things of God will cease in his life. The devil will flood such soul with guilt and condemnation and in the long run, backsliding will happen. 
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Dear reader, are you a victim of secret sin? Do you indulge in one secret sin or habit which no one is aware of? 
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Years ago, at a point in my walk with God, I was secretly ruined by private sins which no one knew about but I thank God for His mercy that restored me. I was once a slave to masturbation, pornography and sex chatting. If He can help me to overcome, you'll surely overcome. 
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You can overcome. You will overcome. 
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Come to Jesus with a repentant heart. I know you rise and fall in it but this time, He'll grant you victory. Confess your secret sin to Jesus. Be truly sorry and sorrowful about it because godly sorrow truly brings repentance. 
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The devil's aim for enslaving lives through secret sin is to make you live your life against God's purpose for creating you and to destroy you. If you were created to influence your world for God, secret sins would rubbish that potential in you. 
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Do you need someone to help you which you'd be accountable to? You can reach me. By His grace, I'm willing to help you and you will find courage to rise in victory above secret sins. 
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Remember, the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. 
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© Oluwamayowa Adeniyi.

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