The problem is dishonesty. People know much more than they are acknowledging that they know. When
people are confused and they are in the dark, it’s because they rejected Light somewhere.
Else wise, they wouldn’t be in this situation of, “What do I do? I need help. I don’t know how to do it.” If they
had walked in the Light, the Lord would have led them into MORE light and the truth would have made them
free and they wouldn’t be desperate looking for answers. That’s me and everyone of us. I have to remind
myself that God is faithful, to EVERY person.
People like to play church, and solicit sympathy. And that’s where dishonesty is at the root of that. People
like to say, “Well, I’m doing the best I can,” and that’s usually a lie. I know people don’t like to hear that, but
it’s usually a lie. But they say, “I’m doing every thing I know!” Really? People say, “God knows my heart.”
Exactly! He does! He knows exactly what He has shown you.
And you might be able to con some people, but he KNOWS what you know. He knows what you have seen
and that is the BIG thing. It’s folks acting… playing church. Acting like they don’t know. This is dangerous.
If you reject Light long enough, you become deceived. Now, you really do believe you don’t know. And, it’s
a lie, BUT you believe it. And you get in a place where it’s hard to get Light, because you’re adamant that,
“Well, I don’t see. I don’t know. I don’t understand.” But there was a place back here that you did see
something. But you chose NOT to want it.
How do you rejuvenate that Light? How do you get out of that, where you honestly are, to the point where
you think you don’t know it?
Yes, there is a way to do this. See, here a person has, well in James it says, “If you’re a hearer of the Word,
and not a doer, you deceive yourself.”
The devil DIDN’T do this to you.
> YOU saw something and you didn’t want it that way.
> YOU saw something you needed to change, but you didn’t want to change.
So, you pretended you didn’t see it, you ignored it, you played dumb. You do that long enough and you’ll
deceive yourself. You get to the place where you believe you never saw it, and you can’t understand it. So,
you’re opposing yourself. You know, this is not even the devil.
2 Timothy 2:25-26 (New King James Version)
25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition,
if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the TRUTH,
26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil,
having been taken captive by him to do his will.
1 John 1:9
“If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
What you have to do is this… God will give you repentance. Repentance is a gift. That you see where you
missed it and at that point you need to be honest and you need to admit what you saw and what you did,
and if you’ll repent, the Light is back in your eyes.
Keith Moore, Faith Life Church, Branson, MO; Kenneth Copeland, KCM.org