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No such thing as a secret sin


A few years back, the stress meters on Wall Street hit some new highs all because one man had been recording his telephone calls. One of Wall Street's movers and shakers had been caught in the middle of some very profitable but illegal stock dealings. In order to reduce his possible penalty, he agreed to record his calls for a few weeks. When that news broke, they found out that he had been caught and that he had been dealing for weeks with the recorder running! Well, a lot of Wall Street lawyers got some very frantic phone calls.
Many powerful people remembered with regret what they had said and what they did the last few weeks. Now, maybe you smile a little bit at the picture of those people scrambling around and saying, "Oh, man! What did I say on the tape?" Not so fast. Imagine in your own life all the things you've said and done in the last couple of weeks. All of them, including the ones you thought no one knew. What if someone had recorded every conversation and every action in the last few weeks? Someone has.
Our word for today from the Word of God is from Psalm 90:8. David says, "You have set our iniquities before You [God], our secret sins in the light of Your presence." Now that's interesting. He says, "Those things that I thought were a secret ..." Well, that's probably not even the right word to use. They weren't secret sins because God knew all about them all the time. In other words, "God's recorder has been running every minute of your life" — the audio and video recorders are always running.
There's no such thing as a secret sin, because if God knows, you're caught. It just might be that right now you feel there's a sin you've been getting away with; it's a lie that no one's caught you in, a transaction that was based on deception, and guess what? So far it's gone pretty well. Something you cheated on; words you thought no one heard you say; someone that you secretly hate or talk against.
Like those people on Wall Street, you'd never do it if you knew it was being recorded and played back. God's commitment is that one day what was done in secret will be literally "shouted from the rooftops," openly judged unless you deal with it before God does. You say, "Are there some things that I need to deal with?"
Well, don't call your attorney on earth like they did on Wall Street. Call your attorney in heaven.
1 John 2:1 says — "If we sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense, Jesus Christ." Your step right now is to agree with God and call that sin what it is. Then make your way to the cross of Jesus, where that very sin — those very secrets — were paid for. Say, "Lord, please apply Your forgiveness to this sin; I'm done with it." When you leave it at the foot of Jesus' cross, you leave there clean and free of the fear of discovery, and free of the fear of how God is going to deal with you later on.
Today God stands ready to forgive and remove every sin you've ever committed in your life. To — in His words — "bury it in the depths of the sea." Today could be your day to be forgiven, to be clean. And that happens when you go to Jesus and say, "Jesus, what You died for, I want gone. I believe You died for my sinning, and I am Yours." If you've never been to Him to be forgiven, if you've never asked Him to be your Rescuer from your sin, let that happen today.
You can check out ANewStory.com for more information about how to get clean and be free.
Live today, even in the places where you're all alone, expecting to see and hear everything you do replayed, because God's recorder is always running.
© Ronald P. Hutchcraft 2022
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