Wednesday, November 18 2020
THE STEPS TO DELIVERANCE
For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame. Hebrews 6:4-6
Callousness is when the heart is hardened by sin and disobedience and like a plowed field that has been rained on and been blanketed by the cold snow of winter it becomes hardened! The danger of willful sin is the heart becoming so hard that it cant return to be softened by Holy Spirit's loving presence!
Beware, because a man after God's own heart went from being the sweet psalmist of Israel to a murderer and adulterer in an instant! The hardening of the heart can happen over time or in David's case very fast depending on the sin. One sin led to another from an affair to murder, disobedience causes one to justify their actions and to hide their sin but as the scripture states, "Your sin will find you out!"
When we sin against God our relationship is broken and like a married couple when they have an argument, neither one will talk to the other and so it is with God. Like Samson when he sinned his eyes were gouged out and he could no longer see and if a believer is led by the Spirit when he sins he walks like a blind man!
For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs (fruit) useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned. Hebrews 6:7,8
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin