Sometime ago, I wore a white dress. I didn’t notice a stain on it till I got outside, where the rays from the sunlight made it visible. I had no choice than to still go to my destination with that stain, thinking no one will notice it. But alas, one or two of my friends, noticed the stain and drew my attention to it. Instead of giving compliments or kudos to the good seamstress who has beautifully sown the dress, the comment on their lips was all about the stain. People now shifted from the beauty of the dress to the stain! I wasn’t comfortable anymore nor confident until I got home and removed the stained dress. JUST A STAIN…JUST A ‘DOT’ was enough to disqualify the dress and almost ‘spoilt’ my day!
The issue these days among so-called children of God isn’t about the outright sins like murder, abortion etc; but the ones people call ‘little sin’! I will like to buttress on the ISSUE OF LIES. So many ‘Christians’ are fond of these! White lie, black lie or whatever name you give to modify it, it’s still a LIE; and enough to bar a man from entering the pearly gates of Heaven. As simple as a facebook profile is, you see some people, putting up false information on it. This has now become a common trend, even among ‘believers’. For example, the issue of age; you see a 25year old man/lady putting ‘Dec 1960’ in the column for Date Of Birth! Why tell a lie…Must you fill that column, can’t it be left blank? Some also put ‘University of Birmingham’, whereas they never left the shores of Nigeria! Who are you trying to deceive or impress? Who cares? What positive value has those lies added to you? Even if no one has personally warned you about that ‘stain’ on your profession as a child of God, don’t you know many has seen it and now see you as a liar/hypocrite? (Of all names to be called!). And when it’s time to put up a post on your facebook wall, you put up godly messages warning people about the danger of Hell-fire; what about you? Don’t you think those lies has made you also a candidate? Even if the people of the world do this, must we be involved? Isn’t there a Big difference between LIGHT and darkness? Revelation 21:27 says: “And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or MAKETH A LIE: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life”.
Another issue is: GOSSIP. Ah, may God have mercy on us. Talking about a fellow brother or sister to another person not to help the ‘victim’ but just to make jest of him/her is wrong! Tale bearers beware of God’s wrath! Little wonder why many Christians even prefer to confide in and share their secret pains to outsiders than to tell a fellow brother/sister/or even a leader in their church! Isn’t the church meant to be a place where people can find love and solace? But now, you see rancour, backbiting, malice in the church; and you expect the Spirit of God to move in such environment? Even if others are involved in this, can’t you and I stand out and make a difference?
My dear brothers/sisters, these ‘little sins’ has caused so much evil amongst us. Where have we lost it? Where have we ‘broken our walls’ and the ‘serpent’ has crept in and about to bite? MAY GOD REPAIR ALL OUR BROKEN WALLS OF HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS IN JESUS NAME! We need to return back to our ‘FIRST LOVE’. This wasn’t the way Christ lived while on earth. We need to correct our ways and avoid being a ‘stumbling block’ to those who are willing to enter into Heaven!!! Proverbs 6:16-19 says: “These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, A LYING TONGUE, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, FEET THAT BE SWIFT IN RUNNING TO MISCHIEF, A FALSE WITNESS THAT SPEAKETH LIES, AND HE THAT SOWETH DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN”. Beloved, those ‘stains’ may not be visible now to those around you, but there’s A GREAT DAY coming when all ‘these stains’ if not taken care of now, will be made visible to all eyes and also disqualify the owner of the ‘dress’. What is that ‘stain or dot’? Rush to the ‘cleansing fountain’, flowing with the Blood of Jesus and let Him wash those ‘stains’ off your ‘garment’ now! Delay no further, get rid of those ‘dots’…The Bridegroom cometh!
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