CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE FOR NOVEMBER 19, 2021 (DO NOT HOLD ON TO SIN)
TOPIC: DO NOT HOLD ON TO SIN
Read Isaiah 1:15-25
15 When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.
16 “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil,
17 Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; a Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.
18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land;
20 But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword”; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
21 How the faithful city has become a harlot! It was full of justice; Righteousness lodged in it, But now murderers.
22 Your silver has become dross, Your wine mixed with water.
23 Your princes are rebellious, And companions of thieves; Everyone loves bribes, And follows after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, Nor does the cause of the widow come before them.
24 Therefore the Lord says, The LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, “Ah, I will rid Myself of My adversaries, And take vengeance on My enemies.
25 I will turn My hand against you, And thoroughly purge away your dross, And take away all your alloy.
I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity have not hidden. I said, “1 will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and You forgave the iniquity of my sin (Psalms 32:5)
One of the greatest hindrances to receive answer to prayer is sin. Anyone who has refused to accept Jesus as Lord is deeply in sin and not until they seek God for forgiveness and total repentance, their sins remain unforgiven, and God does not listen to sinners, except when they are ready to repent (Psalm 66:18). Sin is also one of the barriers to prayer in the life of a Christian, especially the un-confessed sin. God cannot look upon sin (1 Jn. 1:9; Jn. 9:31).
Confession of sin is not a once in a lifetime event for a Christian. We must daily ask Jesus Christ to forgive us all our sins, whether commited erroneously or through our weaknesses. The Bible tells us of the devastating effect of sin upon our prayer (Isa. 59:1-2).
It is high time you got rid of sin in your life just as you usually empty your bowel in the toilet this day being World Toilet Day, since you are a child of God. The Bible says sin shall have no dominion over them again.
Through Jesus Christ and His atonement, you have been delivered from the devil, sin and the world. There is no condemnation for you any longer because you no longer walk in the flesh but in the Spirit (Rom. 8:1).
This does not mean devil is no longer after your soul to destroy you and make you miss the eternal kingdom of God he has missed. You must wrestle with sin to the point of bloodshed, if you must be victorious (Heb. 12:4). That is exactly what the likes of Joseph and the three Hebrews did. Go and do likewise today, and always.
1. Lord, give me victory over sin and the devil.
2. I refuse to use sin as toy again in my life, in Jesus’ name.
3. Lord, deliver Your fold from all sorts of atrocities, such that shouldn’t be mentioned among even unbelievers.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:
Lam. 4:16 – 5:22; Ezek. 1:1 – 2:6; Heb. 11:26 – 12:6
HAVE A LOVELY FRIDAY…………..SHALOM