TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
You are mine and I am yours! Our relationship is like no other! No thing and no one will satisfy you. I am the One True God who is and was and always will be.
TRESPASSES, INIQUITIES AND IDOLS
When God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, He was saying, “We’re going to have a book written in stone and you’re going down there to blow everybody’s mind.”
Then God said, “Oh, and I want you to make a real big deal out of the second one.”
You shall not make for yourself a carved image and likeness of anything but that is in the heaven above, the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and forth generations of those who hate me. – Exodus 20:4-5
Notice God says He will visit the iniquities – not the trespasses – of the fathers down to the third and fourth generation. What does that mean? There is a difference between trespasses and iniquities.
In the book of Isaiah, the Bible says, “He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for iniquities.” A wound is when you bleed on the outside, so a transgression is when you sin on the outside.
A bruise is when you bleed on the inside. An iniquity is something you’re born with. It’s on the inside, in the DNA. When you sin on the inside, it’s because of your iniquity. You can say, “I’m not responsible for my sin. I was born this way!” You’re right. You were.
But you have to take responsibility because you have a choice – to hate God or love Him. When you turn to idols instead of Jesus, the consequences are not only dire, they get passed down to your kids and their kids because you teach it to them.
So what’s your god? Self? Entertainment? Money? Work? Relationships? Ministry? Achievement? Whatever it is, it’s a poor substitute – or idol – for God Almighty. You have a choice. Choose God and He will bless your bloodline.
…But showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep my commandments. – Exodus 20:6
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO OVERCOME YOUR INIQUITY. CHOOSE TO LOVE AND FOLLOW JESUS. LEAD THE WAY FOR YOUR GENERATIONS TO COME.
From my sermon series JESUS UNVEILED