“Iniquity Unchecked is a Dangerous Thing” – Don’t Ignore Your Convictions…

Posted: August 30, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Iniquity begins in the heart. You can’t see it with the naked eye, but you can feel it. Its presence is strong and convicting. But when ignored & unchecked, it can be a very dangerous thing. You might ask, “What is iniquity?” It’s hidden sin and Webster Dictionary describes it as the lack of righteousness, wickedness, and unjust acts.

Unfortunately, many professing Christians mess up here…even some of the strongest ones like teachers, preachers, and evangelists. From the smallest to the greatest, we have to acknowledge the presence of sin and conviction in our lives. Whether it’s thoughts of homosexuality, cheating or committing adultery, lying, stealing, hurting someone, slander, gossip, pornography, doing drugs, going somewhere you know you shouldn’t go, doing something you know personally or biblically is wrong, etc… it starts in the heart. And then it progresses in the mind, and if unchecked, these things can become active in our lives causing both spiritual and natural havoc! Consequently, on top of it all, people get hurt…including us.

Jesus says in Matthew 7:22-23, “Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

As Christians, the Lord is serious about this very important matter. In the end, if our convictions continue to be ignored, unchecked, and we give into the temptations, we can be ensnared by the enemy…forever.

It’s not worth causing others to fall who are watching us, nor is it worth eternal hell. Food for thought this week…Check iniquity at the door and choose to cast down negative and unholy thoughts (2 Corinthians 10:5), and continue to live a pure and blameless life until Jesus returns. Hold onto your faith, and turn loose iniquity as soon as you sense its ugly presence. Also know this, if you have given into temptation and ignored your convictions, quickly repent and ask God’s forgiveness (1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”) – Key word, “Confess.” Please don’t take His grace and mercy for granted. Remember, God sees us from the inside out (behind closed doors, after church, in our minds, home, and hearts), and everything that is done in the dark will be exposed by the light (Ephesians 5:13). So let’s be thankful that He loves us enough to show us who we are and can receive forgiveness and deliverance TODAY. Check it!

Remember, Jesus is coming back soon! And those who endure unto the end shall be saved. So let’s get ready from the Inside Out!

~Courtnaye

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Comments
  1. Calvin says:

    Awesome! God’s goodness leads men to repentance! Iniquity is more deadly than blatant obvious sins. It’s a slow killer like cancer.

  2. David says:

    This is good, we must not ignore God’s plea for us to rid ourselves of those things that hinder intimacy with Him!!!

  3. Tiffany Thomas says:

    That is so real sis! The church needs to hear this in this last hour. He that has an ear, let Him hear the words of the Lord, through Sis. Courtnaye! Glory be to God!

  4. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. Amen. ‘Check it at the door!’

  5. Julienne says:

    You know your blog is really hitting me hard. And I like it, i like to be told off when im really wrong. You know, i payed back evil for evil. My husband gave out our holiday house without consulting me. I felt so hurt because if i did it, ….i would not even do it.Im from african descent.
    I didnt confront him because i knew if i did it will bring out more trouble than i anticipated…then opportunity came for me to retaliate,and i must say it was sweet revenge..a friend of mine, a couple were also going around the place, they needed the house so without asking my husband, i asked the couple to go ahead to use our holiday house. At night when we were abt to retire, i gave him the news that i offered the house to another couple,he went mad, why didnt i ask him and all such Qs, i said i didnt think so afterall he didnt tell me he gave it out to anyone, i only heard him when he was mentioning it to other people. he asked if that was why i decided to do it back to him, and i said yes afterall it’s “our house” as he always says when the game is in his favour. He kept quiet and made me feel guilty. The Holy Spirit also did not help matters as i kept on hearing repay no man evil for evil. I must tell you, Courtnaye,i feel bad now but as at the time i did it i felt so good.
    Now i know I was wrong as I have been convicted but how do you handle someone who hurts you repeatedly whom when you ask/confront or show your displeasure either just tells you,i didnt know,or defends himself and never sorry.And worse of all, the trend never stops in different areas. I need this advice because i just feel like blowing up everything. pls can you also copy me ur response to my email or send me a link to where i can read it. Im not good at blogging, i always just stumble on them.
    remain blessed.
    Ild also like to know your views on hair covering for christian women in the church.

  6. Reblogged this on Inside Out with Courtnaye and commented:

    “Iniquity Unchecked is a Dangerous Thing” – Don’t Ignore Your Convictions…

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