The Book of UJU

The Sermon
Sin and Death


No greater sermon than the Lord’s!

A message from Uju a servant of Christ Jesus by the grace of God through Christ Jesus, according to the word in the scripture,

2. To the WORLD; glory and honor be unto LORD God Almighty and Christ Jesus our Lord savior forever and ever. Amen.

3. According to Amos 7.14-15:

“Then Amos answered Amaziah, I am no prophet, nor a prophet’s son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees, and the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, “Go prophesy to my people Israel.”

4. So am I, Uju, a worker of art by trade; the word of God, the Spirit of God, in the name of Christ Jesus appeared to me in a flame of fire from the scripture; and I immediately prophesied saying, “Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand” to people of the world.

5. I am no pastor, evangelist, prophet nor an apostle, but by the grace and mercy of God the father of Christ Jesus, I am writing this message to the WORLD according to the scripture.


1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth – Gen.1:1. And He created all the things thereof, including spirit beings, called angels; and living souls called human beings.

2. And God commanded all his creation to obedience – obedience to his word.

3. Disobedience to God’s word to his creation will result in sin and death, more especially the beings – spirit beings and human beings.

4. God’s commands to obedience of his word are with a choice among the beings – the spirit beings and human beings whom he made in his own image; they possess his Spirit.

5. Thus, God never created the beings like robots; he gave them the freedom of choice as the underlying principle of his love; for God is love; and love is God – 1John4:7-8.

6. In the freedom of choice given by God to the beings, they have the option to choose between good and evil attached with benefits and consequences. God, in expression of his everlasting love, urged the beings to choose good against evil; and therefore, gave them every divine assistance to choose good against evil.

7. The spirit beings – the angels have their abode in heaven, a spiritual realm as against the earth, the physical realm. As spirit beings they have perpetual existence, but are subject to eternal life or eternal destruction by God.

8. Their perpetual existence is that they are not subject to the death of flesh and blood as human beings, because they are created with spiritual properties that are not committed to the cessation of breath. But, they are subject to eternal death, by God.

9. In contrast, the human beings are living souls – dust; flesh and blood; and are subject to the death of flesh and blood and cessation of breath leading to earthly death.

10. When human beings die, they become dead souls – cessation of the breath of God. For the breath of God is the spirit of man; and the life of man is in the spirit. Therefore, when God takes the spirit of man, His breath, man dies, and becomes a dead soul.

11. Man as a living or dead soul is subject to eternal death. Just like the angels are subject to eternal death, so is man. The only difference in the death of man is the earthly death as flesh and blood, as the dust of the earth compared to angels, who are already spirits – without flesh and blood.

12. Consequently, man is subject to resurrection when he dies as a living soul. But angels are not subject to resurrection as spirit beings – living face-to-face to God.

13. When man dies as a living soul, he becomes a dead soul and enters the spiritual realm but in hibernation – momentary rest until God brings them back to life again – resurrection. Recall the incidence of the valley of the dry bones, in Ezekiel 37:1-14.

14. As the saying goes when man dies as a living soul, ‘May his soul rest in peace’. The dead soul of man rests for a moment until God decides otherwise – bringing about resurrection.

15. The dead soul of man is a spiritual property; and as a result, is absolutely committed to the sole will of God. That’s why the scripture reveals in Matt 10:28 saying,

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Disobedience – sin and death

16. Like I said, lawlessness was born in heaven by the fall of the Day Star, son of Dawn (Is 14:12), not by the fall of Adam!

17. Day Star, Son of Dawn was the highest-ranking angel as a servant to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He was the ultimate angel created by God through Christ Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.

18. Every angel of God is created to serve the creation of God through the Son by the power of the Holy Spirit. For the creation of God is God, and God is the creation.

19. The angels are therefore commanded by God to serve through the Son by the power of the Holy Spirit. Disobedience to this command is a sin. Sin is disobedience to the command or word of God, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

20. The command or the word of God is a law, first to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Obedience is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Therefore, disobedience is lawlessness, which is a sin.

21. Disobedience means against God! Anything you do against God is disobedience which is lawlessness which is a sin.

22. Like I have said that obedience to the word of God is the worship of God; obedience is worship. If you disobey God, you are not worshiping God.

23. You use your heart – spirit, to obey or worship God. For man is of the heart to God. Therefore, the manifestation of the physical is from the spirit. Whatever one does is already conceived in the heart or spirit; first, the spirit world, and second, the physical world. For heavens were created first before earth by God.

24. Disobedience started first in the heavens before it came to earth.

25. Who first disobeyed God?

26. The Day Star, son of Dawn, first disobeyed God. This is according to Is 14:12,

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!”

Who is Day Star, son of Dawn?

27. According to Is 14:12 -20, Isaiah prophesied:

“How you have fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart,’ I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God. I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will make myself like the Most High’ But you are brought down to sheol, to the depths of the Pit. Those who see you will stare at you, and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?’ All the kings of the nations lie glory, each in his own tomb; but you are cast out, away from your sepulcher, like a loathed untimely birth, clothed with the slain, those pieced by the sword, who go down to the stones of the Pit, like a dead body trodden under foot. You will not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed your land, you have slain your people.”

28. From the above prophetic explanation, the activity of the Day Star, son of Dawn is a complete disobedience to God borne of pride, and the judgment upon him.

29. In furtherance of the character of the Day Star, son of Dawn Ezekiel prophesied in Ez. 28:12-19,

“You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, carnelian, topaz, and jasper, chrysolite, beryl, and onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and wrought in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared. With an anointed guardian cherub, I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till iniquity was found in you. In the abundance of your trade, you were filled with violence, and you sinned.; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and the guardian cherub drove you out from the midst of the stones of fire. Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you. By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade you profaned your sanctuaries; so, I brought forth fire from the midst of you; it consumed you. And I turned you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreaded end and shall be no more forever.”

30. From the above-stated, this was the foremost angel of God created through Christ Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit before pride ruined him; and he led a third of the angels of God in rebellion against God. They became fierce adversaries to God and his creation and leashed untold mayhem in the spirit realm that has destructive effects on the physical realm to this day.

31. As adversaries, they were engaged in a battle by the holy angels of God led by angel Michael; and they were defeated and thrown down from heaven to earth according to Rev 12:7-12.

32. In Rev 12:7-9, emphasis was made on the major adversary and his cohorts that acted in concert to rebel and engage in a battle with the holy hosts of heaven led by Michael as stated thus:

“Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but there defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world – he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”

33. From the prophecies of Isaiah and Ezekiel, the Day Star, son of Dawn, cast down from the holy mountain of God and absolutely demoted, is the great dragon – the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan as his present persona.

34. As a result of his fallen state, he orchestrated the fall of man to spite God. In subtlety and deceit, he approached man and lied to him in a ploy to make them disobey God, and therefore sin against God that brought forth the fall of man according to Gen 3: 1-24.

35. In the fallen state of man, man came short of the glory of God, losing fundamental glory – the power of God to relate with Him. And this was the ultimate achievement of Satan to spite God.

36. Satan’s strategy is to sustain the fallen state of man perpetually: to ruin man forever. To achieve the evil intent, Satan came up with a structure of continued disobedience or evil worship to God. With this structure of continued evil worship, he subtly and deceitfully lured man to constant disobedience or evil worship.

37. Satan, in his structure of evil worship, became the evil high priest, establishing and overseeing diverse and various forms of religion of man through lawlessness – the mystery of iniquity. He took his stand on the throne of evil as the high priest of iniquity and led many astray in pretense that they are worshiping the true God.

38. What is this evil worship of Satan, the ancient serpent?

39. The evil worship of Satan is called 666!

The fall of man

1. Satan, the ancient serpent in the Garden of Eden, orchestrated the fall of man, the first Adam, and continued the rebellion against God.

2. In subtlety and deceit, he approached the woman, Eve, and lied to her, and the same loomed for her husband, Adam; and both disobeyed God by eating the forbidden fruit that led to the fall wherein sin and death spread to mankind to this day – Gen.3:1-24.

3. It is quite regrettable to God that man, the first Adam, fell. The divine purpose of God regarding the first Adam was to lead mankind to eternal life; instead, the fall brought sin and death, leading, therefore, to eternal destruction.

4. In God’s infinite bid to achieve his divine purpose of eternal life for man, he sent another Adam, the last Adam, his Son – Christ Jesus.

5. In view of the above, the scripture noted in 1Cor.15:21-22,

“For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.”

6. The scripture continued to testify in 1Cor.15:45-50 stating,

“Thus, it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. But it is not the spiritual which is first but the physical, and then the spiritual. The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven.

As was the man of dust, so are those who are of the dust; and as is the man of heaven, so are those who are of heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man, of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of heaven. I tell you this, brethren: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.” 

7. It is evident that the last Adam, the Son of God – Christ came to redeem mankind from the shackles of sin and the dominion of death by destroying the works of the evil one, Satan. Christ gained salvation for mankind through obedience to the word of his Father, God Almighty.

The works of sin and death

8. Sin is lawlessness.

9. Sin is disobedience to the word of God.

10. And sin leads to death. This is the testimony of the scripture in Ez.18:4,

“Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine; the soul that sins shall die.”

11. We have physical death and spiritual death.

12. By disobedience of the word of God, man dies both physically and spiritually.

13. But the spiritual death of man is redeemable. For it is not the desire of God for man to die spiritually. God’s divine intent for man is eternal life.

14. According to the scripture in Ez.18:23,

“Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the LORD God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?”

15. To save man from spiritual death, God showed man what is sin, such that he shall not commit it, and die.

16. Therefore the first evidence of sin is disobedience to the word of God. For the word of God is law to God, spirit beings and human beings, and the rest of the creation.

18. Many set laws and break them; but not with God. God is faithful to his words and expects therefore a reciprocal gesture. God is obedient to his word, which is a law. Thus, anything short of it is lawlessness, which is sin.

19. From the fall of Adam God in his infinite mercy progressively stated clearly what are sins by his commandments to man, to enable man know what sins are, and thus avoid committing them.

20. Consequently, God set forth joyful benefits for obedience to his word, in as much there are inherent consequences for the disobedience.

21. To show what sins are, God gave commandments, wherein sins expressly are made known to man. One among his notable laws are the presumed ten commandments and extant laws, given to the people of Israel – the twelve tribes of Jacob called Israel by the hand of Moses.

22. To this event, God had a covenant with the people of Israel called the 1st covenant or the old covenant, Moses being the mediator.

23. Under the 1st covenant we have the law, statutes and ordinances – EX.20:1-17; Deut.5:6-21. Under the law we have the ten commandments; same as the book of the covenant, statutes and ordinances – Deut. 12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25 and 26.

24. This was given to the people of Israel, to show them what were required of them to obedience and disobedience to escape the wrath of God and enjoy the fruits of keeping to the law.

25. But the 1st covenant failed to achieve it divine purpose of God; therefore, God set it aside and gave us another covenant called the 2nd covenant or the new covenant, Christ being the mediator.

26. The 1st covenant more or less was a physical than spiritual association with God, where sins were hiding on the hearts of men without recourse to cleansing bringing about genuine repentance.

27. This noticeable defect heralding the ushering in of the new covenant where the hearts of men are the primary concern of God to cleanse. And the only cleansing hyssop is the blood of the Lamb, the Son of God – Christ Jesus.

28. In opposition to the 1st covenant and its associated lawlessness, sins again need to be retold, now not only to the Jews, but to the Gentiles as well.

29. The works of sins leading to eternal damnation need to be exposed, in a way to set man from its deadly grips.

30. What are the works of sin or the works of the flesh?

31. The flesh is the sinful part of man. The flesh are the human senses, the head being the heart. The heart is the spirit of man, wherein lays the soul. The heart or spirit of man is the anchor of human senses warring against the Spirit of God. From the fall, the spirit of man leans towards evil, because it has sinned and became sinful. The scripture states in Gal.5:16-17.

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh; for these are opposed to each other.”

32. The divine effort of God is to rescue or redeem man from the grips of sin, and hence set him free. But, first man needs to know what sins are and realize he is a sinner and willing to repent.

33. For man to have proper understanding of what sins are, he must first know the works of sin or the flesh. And this necessitates the preaching of Christ to him.

34. The preaching of Christ came by those sent by him, who also possess his Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to them, who in turn translate same to man. The preaching of Christ brings about faith in Christ, the indispensable bases of relating with him.

35. The primary purpose of preaching Christ is solely for salvation. And to achieve this man must at all times and without ceasing be told what the works of flesh are, and repent.

36. All preaching of Christ must anchor on salvation, which exposes the works of the flesh giving way to the truth, the life and the way to eternal life. Anything short of this is an idle talk. And an idle talk is one that leads to eternal destruction.

37. The works of the flesh are clear, and at same time subtle as preached by ministers sent by Lord according to the scripture in Gal.5:18-23.

“Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party-spirit, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like.

I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.”

38. The scripture goes on to expose what are sins – the works of the flesh as written in Col.3:5-6,

“Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming.”

39. The subtle nature of sin must be exposed, and more bordering on the love of the world which is enmity to God, anchored mainly on lust as revealed in 1John2:15-17,

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world.

And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who dose the will of God abides forever.”

40. The scripture also goes ahead to expose and condemn the sin of impure passions as indicated in Rm.1:26-32,

“For this reason, God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passions for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error.

 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and improper conduct. They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors, of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them.”

Sin and death on the increase!

1. Why is sin and death on the increase as the day goes by?

2. Sin and death is multiplying in the face of multiplication of religious organizations! Why?

3. In Christian religion the proliferation of the so-called churches is alarming. The number of churches – synagogues of Satan on the surface of the earth is uncountable. And at same time sin and death is fueling in number as the number of so-called churches is on the rise.

4. This is an anomaly: the increase in the so-called churches could have cushioned the effect of sin and death drastically. But the case is the reverse. It looks as though they parallel to each other instead of inversely.

5. Expectedly, the growing number of religious organizations, more especially the so-called Christian religion churches could have rendered a redemptive blow on the rising sin and death; instead sin and death is giving Christian religious churches knockout blows.

6. Is so glaring that there are implosions of sins in the so-called churches. They are more or less the primary sources of sin and death. Incredible! For this is according to the testimony of the scripture in Revelation chapters 17 and 18 concerning Babylon the great – Christian religion.

7. It is obvious that the fear of God is dousing by the day leading to increasing deadly effects of sin and death.

8. Today, in the face of religion is high irreligion – high lawlessness; high rates of sin and death, attributable to lack of godly love and affection as written by the scripture in 2Tim.3:1-5.

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of stress. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, inhuman, implacable, slanderers, profligates, fierce, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding the form of religion but denying the power of it. Avoid such people.”

9. Analyzing the prophesy pointing to the last days which is today comes times of stress.

10. Today there are remarkable pressure, strain, anxiety, tension, and trauma in the world! Everybody is on the high speed to make do of the day irrespective of whose ox is gored.

11. The stated prophesy of the end time meaning today, revealed the obvious in the works of the flesh in the outer and inner courts of human setting. The outer court suggesting the secular life, while the inner court points to the religious setting but denying the power of it.

12. There are two sides to this single coin of iniquity: one side is youthful passion, and the other side is adult indulgence!

Single coin of iniquity

13. The scripture says that everyone is under the power of sin in Rm.3:9-10, suggesting that man is born to sin, and none is righteous, no, not one. In this regard, King David said in Ps.51:5,

“Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.”

14. It is obvious, man is born a sinner, going by the fall of Adam. As you grow your sin grows as well. And you grow to become conscious of your sins; you start to realize that there are things you don’t like doing, but don’t have the will power to stop or control it. It dazzles your inability to checkmate it!

15. You are consigned to sin, but not consigned to control it unless you are given an extra enablement, power to checkmate it.

16. As a child you grow to be an adolescent; and as an adolescent or teenager you are full of passions: daring, exploring, vigor, etc. With these notable potentials, you are still naïve, and need to be controlled, guided and guarded lest you end up quick!

17. All these characteristics of yours are called youthful passions if they are not enlightened.

18. Youthful passions have negative connotations because they lack enlightenment. Because your youthful passions lack enlightenment, they would definitely lead you to multitude of sins, and eventually to early death all things being equal.

19. Therefore it becomes necessary that every growing young one needs to be controlled, guided, guarded and taught the way of the Lord, such that he does not depart from it when he becomes an adult as written in Prov.22:6,

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

20. The training suggested by the scripture is enlightenment. Every child ought to be trained in righteousness by those who wield influence on them – parents, guardians and the society, encouraging them to shun youthful passions.

21. Timothy was a notable example of a youth that received the guidance of Apostle Paul in righteousness. Apostle Paul in every way made sure that Timothy followed the way of the Lord as a youth instructing him mainly to shun youthful passion as written in 2Tim.2:22,

“So, shun youthful passions and aim at righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call upon the Lord from a pure heart.”

22. The two letters written by Apostle Paul to Timothy were clear indication that every growing one needs to be taught and trained in the Lord by those who call upon the Lord from a pure heart.

23. Consequently, we have lost a lot of youths to the evil one, Satan, due to lack of training them in the Lord right from day one. You cannot undermine the strength of the youths in the works of the Lord; is always fruitful and rewarding and giving glory to the Lord.

24. I therefore urge every parent, guardian and the society at large to train the growing ones in the Lord, being themselves who fear the Lord from pure hearts.

25. The other side of the coin of iniquity bearing youthful passions is adult indulgence.

26. Therefore, any youth who does not shun youthful passion is heading to adult indulgence.

27. Adult indulgence is the preoccupation of the flesh regardless of God and man as an adult. As an adult you have become conscious of your actions by reason of conscience. If you are mindless of the consequences of your actions, searing your conscience, then you are adult indulgent.

28. Even when you never knew or heard or read about the Lord you are aware of evil and good by reason of conscience; your conscience therefore exonerates or condemns you. This is as written by the scripture in Rm.2:14-16,

“When the Gentiles who have not the law do by nature what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness and their conflicting thoughts accuse or perhaps excuse them on the day when according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.”

29. Thus, your knowledge of good and evil is a law to you, written on your heart. Your ignorance of the law on your heart is no excuse, because the small steel voice in your heart is always reminding you the consequences of your actions, but you pretend not to know.

30. Adult indulgences is foolishness.

31. An adult who is indulgent is a fool. Because by his indulgences, he says in his heart there is no God: as written in the scripture in Ps.14:1,

“The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

32. An adult who is indulgent is wicked, is an unrepentant soul and pride in countenance, according to the scripture in Ps.10:4,

“In the pride of his countenance the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

33. Foolishness and wickedness are the characteristics of adult indulgence. Wherever foolishness and wickedness are mentioned, they are talking about adult indulgence. This is as written in the book of Proverbs.

34. Recall, an adult indulgent knows the consequences of his action by reason of conscience but does not give a damn. He is a fool because he embraces his killer as a friend and despises his savior. He calls evil good and good evil. He is wicked, as an unrepentant sinner, and continues in his sins until he is no more.

35. An adult indulgent is an unrepentant sinner. He is a deceit; an idle talker; a liar; a Babylonian minister.

Colors of sin!

1. Sin is encompassing: the ones you know, and the ones you do not know. Ignorance of sin is sin; for the days of ignorance, God forgives but continued ignorance of sin without repentance leads to death.

2. Man is born to sin, meaning everyone born of flesh and blood is a sinner. Man becomes conscious of sins as he grows from childhood to adulthood irrespective of religion of birth.

3. The knowledge of good and evil progressively grows without being taught. But when taught the knowledge of good and evil, you become enlightened. And in your enlightenment, you start to understand that sin has different colors.

4. In your enlightenment, your knowledge and understanding of the colors of sin become glaring, bringing about the significances of life and consequences of death to you.

5. As a student of religious enlightenment, more especially in Christ, your best teacher is your conscience. But, if you can read and write, the study of the scripture will be an added advantage to your conscience. Thirdly, hearing the word of God from ministers sent by the Lord by willful desire will create faith in your pursuit to better knowledge and insight to Christ, bringing you to the full understanding of the colors of sin.

6. If you are ignorant of the colors of sins, you will definitely be perishing unaware. For lack of knowledge my people perish, says the scripture. It is better you have a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of sins and Christ than to perish in ignorance.

7. In your fervent pursuit to gain insight into the knowledge of colors of sins, you come face to face with the Lord if you are on the light pathway to life rather than on the dark pathway to death, which will bring you to Satan and demons.

8. Therefore, as a pursuer of Christ, in a bid to be free from the shackles of sin and the dominion of death, your knowledge and understanding of Christ become inversely proportionate to that of evil: the more you gain knowledge of Christ in obedience, the more diminished your knowledge of evil becomes.

9. Sins known to be black and white, as on a blackboard, are known to man as the Ten Commandments and the extant laws, statutes, and ordinances as given to the people of old, enshrined in the old covenant, which could be referred to as physical sins. Physical sins—everyone sees you committing them.

10. So, how about other colors of sin other than black and white sins?

11. These other colors, besides black and white colors of sin, are referred to as spiritual sins: no one sees you committing them, except the Lord.

12. Therefore, spiritual sins are the varying colors of sins, which are on your heart; no one sees your heart except the Lord.

13. Remember that sins of any color are lawlessness against the Lord and will eventually lead you to death.

14. What are these spiritual sins that subtly lead man to death unaware?

15. First, the scripture says that anything that does not proceed from faith is sin—Romans 14:23. Wow!

16. A lot of people don’t know about this grey color of sin! It is so subtle that the evil one, Satan, uses it to unsettle the conscience of many, leading them to eternal damnation uninformed.

17. What does this spiritual sin literally mean? “Anything that does not come from faith is sin.”

18. What it literally means is that anything you do without putting the Lord first, or without first considering the Lord, is sin. For if you do not consider the Lord, then you are considering Satan.

19. Implying your actions are regardless of the Lord. You do not have an atom of faith in the Lord to recall putting him ahead of your thought and subsequent actions. For a lack of faith in the Lord will certainly lead you to sin.

20. Thus, for the sake of recourse to the Lord, your actions will be led by the Lord, and it will obviously lead you to holiness.

21. So if, for the sake of the Lord, you sin not, you do well; you acted in faith.

22. Another notable spiritual sin is evil desire!

23. Desire is the ongoing thought in your heart to take action for or against a thing; the unceasing longing after a thing. It could be a negative thought leading to evil, or a positive thought leading to uprightness.

24. The scripture says in James1:13-15,

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”, for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one; but each person is tempted when he is lured an enticed by his own desire.

Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown brings forth death.”

25. Thus, sin is rooted in evil desire: the unseen lust.

26. Lust! A terrible spiritual sin.

27. The sinful color of lust is scarlet.

28. In lust, the eye beholds, and the heart becomes sick.

29. Lust pokes evil desire.

30. Highlight on lust as a spiritual sin is testified by the Lord in Matt.5:28,

“But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

31. The same is avoided by Job in Job31:1,

“I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I look upon a virgin?”

32. Lust is such a bad spiritual sin attributable to the flesh and the eye hinged on the love of the world as written in 1John2:15-17,

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he does the will of God abides forever.”

33. By implication, it takes a lustful heart to love the world.

Lust is a morbid crave for something; uncontrollable desire to covet.

34. Another deadly spiritual sin is pride. If not the deadliest!

35. A haughty heart – a pride heart, is an abomination to God; and God absolutely forbids it and therefore, resists it totally, as written in 1Peter5:5.

36. The enormity of the sin of pride is heavy; pride singlehandedly brought about the fall of the Day Star, son of Dawn, as indicated in Is.14:12-21.

37. As the saying goes, that pride goes before a fall, as written in Prov.16:18.

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

“Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.” Prov.21:4

Pride is a disdainful living against the Lord: rising above the humility of the Lord; despising the low and the high before the Lord.

38. Anger, anger, anger! A horrible spiritual sin!

39. Anger is the foundation for lack of patience, lack of tolerance and lack of endurance.

Anger is an impulsive action from the heart against the Lord.

40. It can never work the righteousness of God as testified by the scripture in James1:19,

“Know this my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God.”

41. The followings are condemnations by the scripture of anger:

“A man of quick temper acts foolishly, but a man of discretion is patient.” Prov.14:17

“A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.” Prov.15:18

“Be not quick to anger, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.”

“Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.”

42. Remember, that the anger of Moses ruined his entrance into the promise land.

43. A reputable divine nature of God is being slow to anger and rich in mercy, as in the testimony of King David in Ps.145:8,

“The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”

44. Unforgiveness! A sordid spiritual sin.

45. An unforgiving heart can never be forgiven by the Lord; and can never receive the mercy of God. This is according to the statement of the Lord in Matt.6:14-15,

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

46. It is a commandment of God that you must forgive – being the offender or the offended. Forgiveness is a conditional commandment as stated in our Lord’s prayer:

“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Unforgiveness is unceasing bitterness of heart against the Lord to a perceived offender.

47. An unforgiving heart drives away the Holy Spirit of God, and therefore cannot draw the mercy of God. This is such that you must first settle the dispute with a perceived offender unforgivingly before your gift to God is granted by the Lord.

48. Unforgiveness is a burden to the heart of the offended. The Lord can never be happy with you until the burden is lifted by forgiveness through the help of the Holy Spirit.

49. Envy and malice! Bad spiritual sins.

50. Envy is synonymous with jealousy, greed, bitterness, resentment, spite, etc.

51. While malice is synonymous with hatred, malevolence, meanness, nastiness, etc.

Envy and malice are the pains of the heart against the Lord to someone.

52. See the heaviness of the loads of envy and malice on your heart; the unbearable burdens!

53. Cain killed Abel for the very reason of envy and malice!

54. A lying tongue – a deceitful heart! A grievous spiritual sin.

55. The principal identity of Satan is being a liar. He is the father of all liars. He lied to Eve, saying,

“You will not die.” Gen.3:5

56. Lying is an act of deceit that comes from the heart, hence a spiritual sin.

Lying is a deceitful heart to the Lord, self and to someone.

57. Lying is a three-prong attack against three spirits at the same time: against the Spirit of God, spirit of the liar and spirit of the lied.

58. Recall the case of Ananias and Sapphira – Acts 5:1-11,

“……. How is it you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

59. You see lying is first contrived or made in the heart before it comes to the tongue to rake havoc.

60. It takes the Spirit of God, the Spirit of truth to speak the truth. If you don’t possess the Spirit of truth in you, you hardly can speak the truth; for in you is the spirit of lie – the spirit of Satan, the Devil.

1. The LORD hates mainly a lying tongue amongst other sins as written in Prov.6:16-19,

“There are six things which the LORD hates, seven which are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and a man who sows discord among brothers.

2. Notice that Psalm120 is written in condemnation of a lying tongue:

“Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.”

“What shall be given to you? And what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? A warrior’s sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree!”                        

3. All these are the sins of the heart – a spiritual sin in the heart of man.

4. God is after the heart of man for reason of these spiritual sins unnoticeable to man, but naked before the very eyes of the Lord.

5. This is why the Lord called them – hypocrites, white sepulchers.

6. The Lord reminds us that the defilement of man is the filthiness of the heart. For man is of the heart to God.

7. In conclusion, the wages of sin are death; repent or perish!

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