Sin Is A Poisonous Spiritual Substance

What is sin?

Sin is a commonly used word in religious circles. When you go to church, you hear preachers talk about sin. I have mentioned it also in some of my earlier posts.

Whenever we talk about sin, people think in terms of wrongdoing. They think in terms of wrong actions like stealing, lying and the like. But sin is deeper than that. Sin is not actually just what you do; it is a spiritual substance that comes into you, and defiles you. Sin corrupts your nature, and then affects your behavior. It’s a spirit; it’s a spiritual essence; it’s a spiritual substance.

In the bible, we read about Lucifer. Lucifer was created very beautiful by God. The bible says that he wasn’t made with mud like human beings; he was made with precious stones.  He was perfect in beauty, until sin was found in hm. Sin entered him, and he gave in to it. It corrupted his nature so that from Lucifer – the glorious dazzling star – he became the devil, Satan.

“You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.”
~Ezekiel 28:14,15

Sin can corrupt your nature. It can destroy your nature, so you don’t have to allow it. Its distinctive feature is that it alienates you from God, because God hates sin. He actually said that His eyes are too pure to look at sin, how much more having fellowship with you, if you are sinful.

“O Lord, are you not from everlasting? …Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; You cannot tolerate wrong…”
~Habakkuk 1: 12-13

There are some things that you just can’t look at; if you look at them you will throw up. So anything that disconnects you from God, and hinders your  communion with Him is sin. It might not be an action that you carried out, but if that thing hinders the smooth flow of your communion with God, then that thing is sin. It means God can’t deal with it; God can’t see it; God can’t fellowship with you, so you must take it out of your life.

Memory Verse:
Habakkuk 1: 12-13
“O Lord, are you not from everlasting? …Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; You cannot tolerate wrong…”

Heavenly Father, please help me to uproot out of my life anything that hinders the smooth flow of my communion with you. May sin not be found in me, in Jesus’ name.