Sunday, August 26, 2018
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“All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed.” John 3:20

hould there not be a difference between believers and unbelievers? The saved and unsaved? Those who are born again and those who are not born again? Christian and non Christians? Church leaders, pastors, bishops, deacons, deaconesses, televangelists, General overseers, Apostles and unbelievers.

What should be the main difference?

To the best of my knowledge this is the three letter word - SIN. Sinning and refraining from sin. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Cor 5:17. Friends if you are a Christian you have a new DNA. Your sin virus is supposedly cleaned out. It’s terrible the way we think we can be Christians and yet not have a remarkable difference in our behaviour.

I read on the Internet recently, where it was alleged that a pastor, had a child from his church member! I am sure that will not shock you because, it’s almost the norm in our age. What will shock you however is that it was further alleged that when the case became a court affair he requested the judge to cover the case from the public because he doesn’t want it to affect his reputation and fund raising! Really. Which reputation!

How do we as Christians want to practice sin and expect the society to give us special treatment. Our scripture for today says

“All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed”

I know you have many stories around you about how we sin recklessly as Christians in this generation and we are covering it up- under Grace with Grace as if Grace was designed to cover sin!

You know what,you can cover up your sin for a season. Even if you cover your sin it does not diminish the fact of the sin or the consequences.

What the Holy Spirit is teaching us today is:

  1. Stop sinning. The wages of sin is death.

  2. There’s is no difference in consequences of sin whether it is committed by a pastor or a pagan. If a Christian sleeps with a prostitute with AIDS and an unbeliever sleeps with the same person, I don’t think the disease will give the Christian special treatment or preferences.

  3. Christian are suppose to be salt !Ye are the salt of the earth:Matt 5.13. Period.”Live like salt. Salt doesn’t pollute. Salt preserves. Salt sweetens !

  4. “Ye are the light of the world.” Matt 5:14 Period.Light disperses darkness. Light enables people to see where they are going.Stop sinning . Stop given reasons for being darkness instead of light . Shine. The world is full of sin and evil. That is why through grace you are saved. Be the light!

  5. If you are a Christian be a Christ-like Christian not a devil-like . Stop polluting the spiritual landscape and spectrum of the body of Christ .

  6. All who do evil hate light! Think about that!Are you to hate light or hate evil ?Whatever you are doing that makes you hate the truth, honesty ,holiness , integrity has the capacity to destroy you,destroy your future and future generations.

  7. Your sins will be exposed ! Of course, there is nothing hidden under heaven. That secret sin you are committing, you are committing it with someone- so you are not hidden! Have you seen people looting their nation and fronting with other peoples bank accounts, contract names and the like ? They will all be apprehended , one day or the other. See all those forging certificates, cheating on their spouse, having secret children with other people, your sins shall be exposed, if not on earth then in heaven. The reward will be served as a meal!

  8. Church leaders, be a positive role model. Teach your members to hate evil, not light. Let us be vocal about the body of Christ hating evil. Let us stop preaching messages that do not help the people to hate sin. More than anything let us stop sinning !

  9. You cannot continue in sin and say the grace of God should abound! No. Your sin shall find you out. Grace is not licence to sin, but liberty to serve God with ease, sincerity and in holiness and integrity .

  10. The church ‘ecclesia’ means- The called out. We are the called out from the world of sin and darkness to the marvellous light of the gospel . Are you a Christian , show you are the called out- in your office, school, market place, as a policeman, even as a politician , show you are a Christian politician that has godly principles.

Conclusion: Stop hating light start hating evil. Stop thinking you can cover your sins, you can only cover your sin for a time! The better option is that you stop sinning. Sin hurts relationships and most importantly , the wages of sin is death , whether of Christian or unbelievers!

May thy Lord give us grace to hate sin and love God the more! “All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed” This is a warning from the Lord, if you don’t stop sinning, your sin will expose you!