The Defect of Hidden Sin –Sermon#24 Lord, we are grateful and thankful for each blessings in our lives If we are present as who we are today, it’s because of Your Mercy in our lives Teach us to always look for Your Will and Plan in our lives So our life can really and truly glorify Your Name Thank You Father, bless us for we are nothing without You And please reveal every truth of Your Word to us We are now opening our heart to listen to Your Word In the name of Jesus Christ, our living Savior and God, we pray and praise Hallelujah Amen Shalom everyone, I believe each of us is safe in God’s protection, in an amazing condition and still in God’s Favor Together today we will learn from God’s Word. I title this as The Defect of Hidden Sin Dear brothers and sisters, none of us is sinless in this world There is a sin causing death and there is a sin caused by trials When we accept Jesus as our Savior, of course we will be enlightened by what the meaning of sin in our lives is Now, we want to learn what kind of sin that has effect, moreover can even cause death in one believer’s life When Satan tempts us to do a sin then Satan will also try to frame us by covering up our sin as well Why? Because Satan doesn’t want us to live in an open environment So that our life is condemned and far from God, most likely miserable There was one time a gentleman contacted me and then he said “Ma’am can I ask you a question? My life was devastated. I didn’t listen to God’s Word I am a cheater. I often cheat and hurt my wife’s feelings But one time I was touched by God and I repent That time I remembered calling my wife and said, if you find me cheating again, Let God allow our business to fall into bankruptcy After a while I kept going to church with my wife Everything was okay until these lately months, I was wondering My store was in the condition where the stock wasn’t getting any lesser due the stoppage of selling I could say I was in the verge of bankruptcy What I want to ask is there a possibility that God is the one who make my business go bankrupt I then told him. Sir, if I could relate to your previous story, you told your wife, you had promised not to cheat again If you do so, you know that God will allow your business to go bankrupt The man didn’t want to reveal the truth He answered in hesitation, “well how am I supposed to say this, I don’t know for sure. That’s why I want to ask you Ma’am.” Then I said to him, “I’m asking you whether you were cheating or not. Because that’s what you told me before.” Sometimes brothers and sisters, people come for counselling Please be open from the beginning. Don’t hide anything Thank God for giving me the wisdom and Holy Spirit gives me the sensitivity to sense so I asked him once again. “So were you cheating or not?” He said yes. “I got hooked with my secretary in my office. Then we committed adultery several times.” There you go bro n sis. Hidden sins will cause defect in our lives

Don’t hide your sins. Because sin is a major thing that takes away the peace in our life We will learn from one character in the Bible that’s quite amazing From 2 Samuel 11:1. The story is about David and Bathsheba 2 Samuel 11 : 1 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem So in war season, David told his men to go out for a war but he stayed in his palace In the second verse; One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful So now brothers and sisters, if you would like to ask a question, ask what is in the Bible Someone asked me, Ma’am, why is Bathsheba’s bathroom located near David’s palace? You don’t ask such question; I also don’t know bro n sis. But one thing for sure, David saw a woman was taking a bath when he was doing nothing That’s why when people are idle, the possibility of committing sins is bigger Therefore, bro and sis, in this life, don’t be idled If you are idle, go find something to do. Idleness can only cause sin Just like David, walking around when other people go at war. He walked at his rooftop then came the devil and tempted him Then he saw the woman is beautiful. The woman is taking a bath Then David sent someone to find out about her. The man said,” She’s Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” In this case, the adultery between David and Bathsheba didn’t happen only once When they met for the first time, they decided to go on an affair. No bro and sis Sin always has a process to make it happen The process is started when David saw and attracted to Bathsheba, then he let his imagination gone wild, letting it wandering by the need of his flesh that also played along, he sent his messengers to ask, to find out, to gain information who the woman that took a bath at three p.m. at that time (maybe) is The one that has blonde hair, curvy and sexy body He told his servant to find it out That’s why when people fall into sin, it’s not an instantly fall, no When you are teased by a sin, the Bible says, every man is tested when he is derailed from the right way by the attraction of his desire You are attracted and dragged by it Therefore, we have to win against our flesh Don’t let Satan overwhelms us We have to say no against sin Once the thought of a little sin comes in our mind, quickly repel it in the name of Jesus After that, David’s servant found out who she is The servant came back and told David, “Her name is Bathsheba. She is the daughter of Eliam, and she is the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” 2 Samuel 11 : 4 David sent some messengers to bring her to his palace. She came to David and they both committed adultery. Then she returned home David is actually a man of God presence. He has Holy Spirit But you see, he told his servant to go back and bring her to David’s palace 2 Samuel 11 : 4 David sent some messengers to bring her to his palace. She came to David and they both committed adultery. Then she returned home Maybe some of you said, why Bathsheba didn’t refuse? As you all know, David at that time was a leader and has fame Everything is possible When a king summons you, you have to come The Bible says and they both committed adultery and she had purified herself from her uncleanness; and she returned to her house Bathsheba then became pregnant 2 Samuel 11 : 5 The woman conceived and sent word to David, saying, “I am pregnant.” Then Bathsheba becoming pregnant while her husband is at war

Bro and sis, there is always a consequence of sin Therefore, please think again Every sin comes with a price Every decision comes in input and output Don’t just think about how fun it might be and try to cast aside the responsibility of paying the price When you commit sin and ask for forgiveness, God will forgive but you must bear the consequences This is when people couldn’t make it and failed 2 Samuel 11 : 6 So David sent this word to Joab: “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent him to David David was afraid people would notice his sin and tried to find a way to hide it You see, this is exactly what Satan wants you to do You will commit other sins to conceal your sin Please be assured, people whose life in sins, will never have peaceful mind You will suffer from stress and depression Right now if you listen to this, open up immediately Go find a man of God and confess your sin 2 Samuel 11 : 6 So David sent this word to Joab: “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent him to David David had many impeachments from the devil so he then had evil thoughts by first summoning Uriah 2 Samuel 11 : 7 When Uriah came to him, David asked him how Joab was, how the soldiers were and how the war was going This is a leader who commits sin You see it is also possible for a priest to fall in moral blemish or impurity. Guard yourself It is because one doesn’t live in holiness, 2 Samuel 11 : 7 When Uriah came to him, David asked him how Joab was, how the soldiers were and how the war was going Satan starts to take over David’s life When Uriah came to him, David asked him how Joab was, how the soldiers were and how the war was going 11 : 8 Then David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and wash your feet.” So Uriah left the palace, and a gift from the king was sent after him 11 : 9 But Uriah slept at the entrance to the palace with all his master’s servants and did not go down to his house When Uriah left the palace, Uriah didn’t go home although David told him to do so David wanted him to enjoy quality time with his wife Surprisingly, Uriah didn’t do what David expected him to do Usually when a soldier comes home, the first thing he does is finding his wife or children It is not told whether Bathsheba has a child or not, probably they are newly-wed Sometimes due to the hectic and tired body, a soldier would fall asleep with his backpack on Why? Because all he is longing for is comfort

Being in a war zone you don’t get nice and comfy bed If he is a husband, he will surely miss his wife