Unseen

“I repent for sins seen and unseen.”How can unseen sin be confessed?

Leviticus 4:2, 14
“Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘If a person sins intentionally against any of the commandments of the LORD in anything which ought not to be done, and does any of them…when the sin which they have committed becomes known then the assembly shall offer a young bull for the sin, and bring it before the tabernacle of meeting.'”

It is after the unintentional sin is seen that repentance should be made.

What is the worth and value in repenting for unseen sin if we don’t know what we are sorry for and what we are turning from?

Here, the Israelites are told to offer a sin offering when the sin they’ve committed becomes known. In replace of repenting for unseen sin, we should pray: “see if there be any wicked way in me, reveal to me my sin, lead me in the way everlasting.” For then we will know what the sin was, what to be sorry for, and what to turn away from.

It is in knowing this that correction can be made; knowing the sin and aiming or choosing to change.

Reminder: We need the Holy Spirit for this change. In our own strength we can’t overcome sin, but through Christ we already have the victory over sin (1 Corinthians 15:57).

Thanks and glory be to God for this revelation through His Word.

“But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57

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Shepherd & Sheep

“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5

God has said this because in truth he is all we really need. Because God will never leave us nor forsake us we can be content with such things we have. This same tune rings in Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” I used to dislike this verse so much that my spirit became vexed. Why? Because it seemed like I always wanted. I knew the Lord was my shepherd, but contrary to the second part of that verse – I wanted. Now I’ve begun to see Psalm 23:1 in a different light, a true and bright light. My perspective has changed.

The verse starts out with “The Lord is my shepherd…” Shepherds are with their flock a majority of their time, if not all the time. Shepherds guide, lead, feed and sometimes carry their flock. The Lord does the same and maybe more for His people. When God gave me this realization – when my eyes became open to the truth I understood the second part of Psalm 23:1, “I shall not want.” Which means I have no need of anything else except what my shepherd gives to me; because my Shepherd takes care of me and supplies my needs.

Can you imagine a sheep (one sheep) being stubborn and discontent with what his shepherd has given him? Can you imagine a rebellious sheep that wants to separate himself from the rest of his kin and his shepherd? Can you imagine that sheep being unruly, undisciplined and standing out from the flock in the worst way? For me, it seems so out-of-place that this sheep would be acting like this. My thought is, shouldn’t sheep be more submissive to their shepherd; running to him for all they need?

If you can imagine the sheep I described above, you can also imagine an individual doing the same exact things, but against the Lord, against God. Are you someone who has rebelled against God? Do you run from God?

God makes space for repentance. Will you take the opportunity to repent today?

If you have not accepted Jesus to be Lord of your life, if you have not confessed that Jesus is Lord you can do it now. Go to the Salvation Prayer page above, read through it, say a prayer of your own or the one shared on that page. May God bless you.

Jesus referred to sheep in the Bible when He spoke,

  • “What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doeth not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after that which was lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.” Luke 15:4,5 Read the entire chapter of Luke 15.
  • “And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him:for they know his voice. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” John 10:4.11 Read the entire chapter of John 10.
  • In John 21:15-17, Jesus showed Himself to His disciples(this is after he was risen from the dead) and tells Simon Peter, son of Jó-nas, to feed His lambs and feed His sheep.

You are welcome to ask questions by commenting on either post or by e-mail.

May all glory, thanks, admiration and praise be unto God; the Creator of heaven and earth, the One who placed time into existence, the One who raises from the dead and restores life. Glory to the King who reigns forever, whose Word stands forever, whose love endures to all generations and whose power is greater than any can imagine. All thanks be unto JESUS Christ, who through Him we are reconciled to our Maker, who through Him we are redeemed and set free from the bondage and law of sin. Amen.

Where Is The Answer To My Prayer !?

Have you been wondering why your prayers to God have not been answered? It could be because of unrighteousness. Read on… and continue to Hope and Enlightenment Blog post linked below.

“(5) As a Christian, are you walking in righteousness, if not, then you are praying in vain or amiss. How do I know, His word says so, read them all for yourself, Isaiah 59:1-2, 1 Peter 3:12, James 5:16, Psalms 37:25, Matthew 6:33, Psalms 11:7, that is just a few.”

– From UN-ANSWERED PRAYERS – Hope and Enlightenment

Isaiah 59:1-2    Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor His ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. (NIV)

1 Peter 3:12     For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.(NIV)

James 5:16     Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.(KJV)

Psalm 37:25     I was young and now I am old, yet I have seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.

Matthew 6:33   But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.(KJV)

Psalm 11:7        For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.(NIV)

I just felt the need to write these scripture verses, I pray that the post about Un – answered prayers will help you if you have that problem. If you don’t intend to read the post I still hope the above verses will give you clarity and anything you may be confused about.

A couple of years ago I didn’t know that my sins can separate me from God, but now I know that sinning is not of God nor of His Spirit. Therefore how can He listen to my prayers if I have not repented and keep on sinning? This is why some prayers are not answered, because of unrepented sin;both seen and unseen by our eyes. Sometimes I’ve sinned and I don’t realize it, someone points it out to me. Sin can be subtle and we may miss what we’ve done; but this is why we repent of our sins seen and unseen. Repenting brings us back to righteousness with God.

Father God thank you for your word and your truth that sets me free. Thank you for your forgiveness, your love, your peace, and your joy. Thank you for caring about me and considering me. Glory be to God the highest. God You are the great I Am. You were, You are, and You forever will be. In Jesus name, Amen.

Be blessed ♥ GOD

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