September 9, 2019

Secret Sin

Karl Clauson

Satan can get a stronghold in your life. One of his most excellent tactics is to tempt you into keeping sin a secret. If he can keep you living in the shadows of secret sin, he wins. Many people are running hard to get unstuck. Some have tried new spiritual disciplines: reading our bibles, worshiping God, attending church regularly and going to a small group, even seeking out professional therapy, only to find ourselves chained to that secret sin that goes unconfessed.

You and I need to break the back of Satan's strongholds. Never let sin live in secret and allowing Satan to lick his chops. You are designed to run free in the grace of God. Enjoying shame-free living is God's plan. And he wants to break the back of your enemy. Freedom is calling.

There are two avenues of confession:

  1. If we confess our sins to God, we step into the light of renewal. He washes us clean and scrubs our soul. Satan's back breaks, and we walk in fresh new freedom (Read I John 1:5-10). Agree with God on what he and you know to be true. Confessing it out loud is the very best way. Don't hold back. Lift your voice to God and experience the joy of your salvation freshly and powerfully.
  2. God's plan for confession also includes taking our sin to people. It is a powerful thing to share what was in the dark (James 5:16). Bringing secrets into trusted relationships binds us together. It strengths our resolve, builds accountability, and models what is true of us all – all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).

There are several nuances of secrets and confession that will protect us and those we love. Let me give you just a few:

Break the back of Satan today. Don't let your secrets live in the shadows another moment. Let the mercy of God flood your soul.

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