Samson played with sin. Now the time had come when Samson needed the power of God, and it was gone. How about you? Have you been playing with sin, continuing bad habits, and walking in rebellion against God, yet your sin has not been exposed? Judges 16:21-25

Let me warn you right now that this is the mercy of God. If you continue on that path, there will come a time when you will reach out for the touch of God and you won’t be able to find it. You will cry out for the presence of His Spirit, but find that the sense of conviction of the Spirit has departed! You will find your heavens have turned to brass.

Proverbs describes a dreadful condition:

I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometb upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. (Proverbs 1:26-31)

What a dreadful picture! The devil will try to tell you that this will not happen, that you are safe, and that you will never be found out. Do not believe him! God says, “Be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23). He says, “For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall also reap” (Galatians 6:7).

The devil’s purpose is to make you think that God does not mean what He says. That is how he convinced Eve in the garden. Belshazzar, the king, thought God did not mean what He said until, during a lavish feast, a hand appeared seemingly from nowhere and began writing on the wall, “Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting” (Daniel 5:27). That night Belshazzar died. Ananias and Sapphira, in the fifth chapter of the book of Acts, did not think God meant what He said either. They lied to the Holy Ghost and were carried out dead! God means what He says!

Don’t wait another day. Ask God to deal with your hidden sins and bad habits today. Repent for your rebellion and ask Him to place within you the spirit of obedience.

Make this declaration:

I repent of all rebellion and ask God to place within me the spirit of obedience.

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