THE MOTHER OF SIN
“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” James 1:14,15.
The mother of sin is desire. Without desire sin cannot be born! It is desire that gives birth to sin. It is sin that gives birth to death, eternal death. So now let’s do the analysis: Sin is banished without desire for it but sin is born by desire for it. The mother of sin is the desire and the father of sin is the doing. When there is pregnancy, the child can be born without the presence of the father around but not without the mother.
When you have the desire for it, you are already pregnant even though you have not done or committed the sinful act. Desire for sin is more than thought of sin coming to your mind, but it is a concluded interest for sin, when you are already in love with the sinful desire in your heart and in your mind, you are already doing it and defending it.
And the question is, “Can someone who is pregnant of sinful desire make the rapture, even though he or she has not done it? Here is the answer from the Bible, “”But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!” Matthew 24:19. If you are pregnant with sinful desire and the rapture or death meets you there, there is danger.
The desire for high life, desire for sexual immoral pleasure, desire for pride, desire for ungodly things building up in your mind is a serious matter. The desire for sin is a sin itself, it is called inordinate affection, don’t wait until you do it before you see yourself as a fall-away.
It is a must as children of God to always run scan on our heart through the word of God and continuously engage is surgical operation through sanctification to remove sinful desire before the desire form into demand and destruction.
Hey, don’t say you are spiritually mature or you are elderly Christian, don’t say you are sanctified years back. It is a must for us to always run scan and x-ray just like women go for pregnancy scan, to check if there is any pregnancy – sinful desires – before it reaches 9 months.
We must always pray for sanctification by saying LORD, SEARCH ME AND SANCTIFY ME!
You know David, a man after God’s heart? Even with his godly heart, he prayed a serious prayer. He said,
“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23,24
And some Christians are saying no need for daily searching or sanctification? Will that lead them to everlasting life?
LORD, I CANNOT SEARCH MYSELF, PLEASE SEARCH ME!
LORD, I CANNOT SANCTIFY MYSELF, PLEASE SANCTIFY ME!
SANCTIFY MY THOUGHTS
SANCTIFY MY TEMPER
SANCTIFY MY TONGUE.
LORD, REMOVE EVERY SINFUL PREGNANCY IN MY NATURE!
SINFUL PREGNANCY OF EVIL DESIRE
SINFUL PREGNANCY OF LUST
SINFUL PREGNANCY OF WORLDLINESS
IN JESUS NAME. AMEN!
God bless you
Gideon Akande, The Evangelist