When Achan stole and hid gold, silver, and fine clothing from God, the Lord withdrew from Israel, and thirty-six people died in battle. The Lord exposed Achan’s sin to all Israel, who stoned and burned Achan and his family. Just as the fire of judgment consumed Achan, the fires of hell will consume us if we do not allow the Holy Spirit to probe us and uncover the worst parts of our hearts. And just as Achan’s brothers died because of his sin, our fellow men are dying in sin while the Church at-large remains powerless because she refuses the work of the Holy Spirit to bring her to repentance, and brays, “We’re all sinners!” Are you still a sinner? Or do you fear sinning? Will you spread your sin before the Lord now in deep repentance and a holy fear of God, that you and those around you might be saved; or will you wait until the Day of Judgment, and be damned?
The battle is on for the soul of America. Morality is crashing in America as the pulpits no longer burn with righteousness and no longer directly confront sin. The seeds of destruction have created an “inclusive” gospel that no longer rebukes sin or legalistic righteousness that’s full of rigidity, with no underlying power. It’s time that these seeds of destruction be removed from the church through the power of the blood of Jesus Christ, so that a pure gospel can be proclaimed throughout the land! The heart of Jesus is that you and I be utterly transformed through a work of His amazing grace!
What motivates your life? Is it the banner of love from Jesus, or is it all about you, in whatever form that may take? The work of God will never be accomplished in our lives until we allow the Holy Spirit total, unconditional possession of our bodies. We must have faith to leave our pigpens and renounce each one, through the blood of Jesus, and claim God’s banner of love over our lives.
O, beloved, this is not optional for any who would name the name of Jesus! If you refuse this work, how will you stand on the Day of Judgment? Holiness isn’t optional. How will you answer those you claim to love and adore, who will go to hell simply because you were unwilling to die to your pride?
We are called to walk clean before God by faith in the effectual working of the Holy Spirit. When we make excuses for sin, we are justifying ourselves and blaspheming God. Excuses make repentance impossible. Will you cling to your excuses and blaspheme God, or will you recognize that your own wickedness and unbelief are preventing God from forgiving you and delivering you from sin?