Psalm 130:1 (NKJV) Out of the depths I have cried to You, O LORD;
2 Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive, To the voice of my supplications. 3 If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared.
Today’s message expresses King David’s anguish over the scandal he had caused in Israel. His sin had been exposed, and the whole world knew about it. His grief over the shame he had caused was so overwhelming, he begged God, “Make me not the reproach of the foolish” (Psalm 39:8). This message is relevant to all of us family of God!
I know a number of the family of God who are just like David. They are lovers of Jesus, yet they have sinned horribly against the Mandate they have been given. They have heard many like changing sermons, read the Bible daily, spend countless time in prayer. Yet they have sinned against all of God’s blessings. How? Because they have a besetting sin they have never dealt with! I know today’s message is for someone reading right now and I am grateful to share this life changing message with you!
Over time, our sin has the ability to shut off our communion with Jesus and now the Holy Spirit has fingered that habit, holding it up before us (Notice I said ours not yours). The Holy Spirit is warning us, “No more—this sin must go! I won’t wink at the way you keep indulging it. From now on, you’re under an expiration date. I’ve exposed your sin to you but soon it may be exposed to the world!”
Whenever we enter God’s house now, often we cannot even lift our heads. And we catch ourselves crying as David did, “My sins are too numerous to count! My iniquity has so taken hold of me, I can’t even lift my face to heaven!”
So many have lost all their joy, cheer and freedom they once enjoyed. They are not able to pray or sing with any life or power. And they carry around a great sense of failure. They have become weak, soul-sick, bowed down, ready to faint. And they know it is all because their sin has cut off their communion with God!
Does this describe your spiritual condition at the moment? If so, thank God for His mercy. He is implanting in you a holy fear of the Lord! Have a fantastic day family of the Lord Jesus Christ!
For His Kingdom,