Do You Realize How Big Your Sins Are?

And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their
own doings have beset them about; they are before my face. (Hosea 7:2)

I think we all presume too much on the mercy of God. Yes, God is more merciful
than any man but His mercy will not save us from eternal punishment for our sins unless our
repentance is sincere. God is not mocked:

Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.  (Proverbs 14:9)

Most Christians know that if they sincerely repent of their sins God will repent of
sending evil on them. But do they know that if they sin against God and do not sincerely
repent that He will repent of the good that He has promised them?

If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil
that I thought to do unto them.
And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and
concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice,
then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them. (Jeremiah 18:8-10)

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love
; even as I have kept my Father's
commandments, and abide in his love. (John 15:10)

Godīs promises can be revoked! Therefore it is important to never presume on the mercy
of God and to fear Him always.

The reason so many people who claim to be "Christians" are unable to hear God and
are bound to sinful lusts is that they have sinned against God (stolen) and not sincerely
repented (turned away from sin to righteousness) and repaid.

If you steal from a man and ask God for forgiveness, do you think you are forgiven?
No, you must first go to that man, and beg forgiveness and make amends and repay
him for what you have taken. Only then can you ask God for forgiveness.

In the Old Testament thieves were required to repay the amount stolen. This is still
the just requirement of God. If the person you stole from cannot be found or is already
dead you should give the payment to the poor. You should give to the poor always
anyway to pay for your sins that you do not even know about. If you do not, then the
angels are likely to put you in "prison" and cut you off from God's voice.

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought
against thee;
Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy
and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in 
the way with him; lest at any
time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver
thee to the officer,
and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means 
come out thence, till thou hast paid the
uttermost farthing.  (Matthew 5:23-26)

"Christians" today are like people stealing and begging forgiveness while still holding
the money in their hands. This is not sincere repentance! God is not mocked! This
prison is a state of spiritual deafness to the voice of God. God will draw away from you
until you pay for your robbery!

We sin against God by other men and women, but we also sin in our own hearts.
When we have even a sinful thought we have committed a crime of adultery against
God, because
when we have a sinful thought we throw the Spirit of God out of our soul
and invite an evil
spirit in. This is something we all have done without even knowing
how sinful it is.

We are wretched and dirty whores in the eyes of God and the angels but we compare
ourselves to the other wretched and dirty whores we see around us and therefore
think we are clean. As Jesus said:

Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank
        thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust,
        adulterers, or even as this publican.
        I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much
        as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying,
        God be merciful to me a sinner.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather
        than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be
        abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. (Luke 18:10-14)

Please donīt be like the many people who believe that Jesus gave them an unlimited
credit card for sin. They think they can steal, ask forgiveness and all is well because
Jesus paid for it on the cross.  (see the page The Confusion of the Gospel about this

Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting,
and with weeping, and with mourning:
And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn
unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness,
and repenteth him of the evil.  (Joel 2:12-13)

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a
lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations,
feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth
discord among brethren.  (Proverbs 6:16-19)