Beware When Capacity For Truth Is Lost!




  • I have a message for you all this morning which I believe the Holy Spirit wants to communicate with you.

     
    I spoke along this line in church yesterday and the same scripture is still burning in my spirit. I believe somebody needs to hear this.
     
    You can see the video of the short message Here
     
    

Let’s take a look at the scriptures.


     
    1Ti 4:2 (KJV)  
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
     
    
The conscience is the voice of your spirit and it must remain tender. When it is tender, you can easily pick up what the Holy Spirit is telling you per time and we all know that your ultimate success depends a lot on how well you can hear God.


     
    A man that cannot hear God is a nemesis waiting to happen.


     
    The reality, however is that a lot of believers have allowed their conscience to be seared.


     
    What does a seared conscience mean?
     
    

I am going to quote an experience Kenneth Hagin had many years ago. Here we go!


     
    “I stayed quite often in the home of a dear Methodist man. This fine spiritual man, was 89 years old. He and I didn’t get up as early as the others did on his farm. They would be out doing chores or be out working in the field when this older gentleman and I had breakfast together.
     
    
I didn’t drink coffee, but this gentleman did. Now you could hardly believe it unless you saw it, but he had one of those old-fashioned coffee pots—this was in the mid-30’s—sitting on an old-fashioned wood stove with coffee boiling in it.

     
    I had seen him take that boiling coffee, pour it into a big thick mug, and while it was still hot, turn it up to his mouth and drink the whole cup. The first time I saw him do it, I hollered. I felt like my mouth and throat were burning!

     
    How could he do that? I couldn’t. The tissues of my lips, the inside of my mouth, my throat and esophagus are so tender, just one teaspoonful would have burned all the way down. But he drank a whole mug without taking it away from his mouth. He couldn’t do that to begin with though.
     
    Through years of drinking coffee that hot, his lips, mouth, throat, and esophagus became seared. Eventually, he could drink it that hot, and it didn’t bother him.”


     
    Now, spiritually, this can happen as well. When the conscience has been seared as a result of repetitive and habitual sins, you can no longer hear God.

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    You get to a point that sexual sins are seen as okay!


     
    You feel good to fornicate on Saturday and sing in the choir next day and then go back into sin the following week. 


     
    You must never get to this point where your conscience becomes seared. It is a dangerous place to be! Click To Tweet
     
    

Take a look at the verse again

     
    1Ti 4:2 (KJV)  

    Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;


     
    See it in Message Translation 
1Ti 4:2 (MSG)  

    These liars have lied so well and for so long that they've lost their capacity for truth.
     
    
May you never get to this point where capacity for truth is lost and telling lies becomes a pleasure. 


     
    May you never slide into that abyss of deception and manipulation where you are convinced that grace is a license to keep defiling people all over!
     
    This kind of grace is actually disgrace in disguise!
     
    May you never fall in love with someone who has lost capacity for truth. Click To Tweet
     
    It is an affliction because he would deceive you into marriage!


     
    And I tell you, it can really be frustrating living with a deceiver who you never know when he or she is telling the truth or telling a lie.


     
    A brother whose conscience is seared will read his bible, speak in tongues, pray for the sick and still sleep with you.
     
    He would even give scriptures for his sexual atrocities. 

He would manipulate your emotions, ask you to kneel down and ask for forgiveness and still sleep with you after that. 

After all of that, he would now say that you seduced him! Aiye ma le o!
     
    After a while, your own conscience becomes seared as well.
     
    Two people whose conscience are seared are gravitating towards destruction. 

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    A sister whose conscience is seared would do some prostitution and still come to sow a seed from the proceeds and even give testimony that God prospered her in her undisclosed business. 


     
    Somewhere in the mind of a person whose conscience is seared, he believes that his service in God’s house would cover for his habitual sins, but nay, God is not mocked. 


     
    A pastor whose conscience is seared would preach against fornication and adultery and yet he has defiled nearly all the female members of the choir.
     
    
I am here to tell you this morning by the Holy Spirit, keep your conscience tender!

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    If your conscience has been seared, go before God and repent.
     
    Pray like David prayed thus:


     
    Psa 51:10-11 (KJV)  

    Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.  [11]  Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
     
    I love the way The Message Translation puts it:


     
    Psa 51:10-11 (MSG)  

    God, make a fresh start in me, shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.  [11]  Don't throw me out with the trash, or fail to breathe holiness in me.
     
    And after you have done that, keep your heart tender!


     
    If you have been telling lies to your spouse, hiding things from him or her, deceiving him, having emotional affairs, visualizing another person with you while you are making love with your spouse and yet without feeling any guilt, you need to repent and ensure that your heart becomes tender again.


     
    A person whose conscience is seared would have blessings far from him
     
    The moment you catch yourself doing something wrong, ask God to forgive you. Repent immediately.
     
    Your quick response to the Holy Spirit is what keeps your heart tender. Click To Tweet
    Ignoring the Holy Spirit and the voice of your spirit is what keeps your conscience seared. 


     
    When your conscience is seared, you end up missing a lot and missing the best from God.


     
    Oh, Lord keep my heart tender! 


     
    I pray for you this day, you will not lose that tenderness in Jesus name!

    CONFESSION FOR THE DAY
    My conscience is tender

    PRAYER FOR THE DAY
    Lord, give me the capacity for saying the truth at all times


    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY 
    Psa 51:10 (AMP)  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me.

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