KEY SCRIPTURE:2 Corinthians 4:2 KJV ” But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God”.
Any child of God who practices secret acts of sin is in direct fellowship with the devil. Unfortunately, there are some Christians who still present a dual nature of themselves. They come to the midst of other Christians and are like angels, yet in the secret hideouts or when they are in ‘their selves’ they practice and say all kinds of unscriptural things. Rom 2:21 KJV ” Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?”
It is amazing to see some Christians living as natural men. They are men of the flesh. This is what the Bible says about such people. Eph 5:3 KJV” But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; “Stealing, fighting, and all works of the flesh should not be named among you. You are Saints, holy men or women. You should not have any hidden life of dishonesty. There is nothing hidden in this life. Everything is open and naked before Him with whom we have to do (Heb 4:13).
Why do some Christians live double lives?
1.Some who live this way are just deceived by the deceitfulness of sin. (Hebrews 3:13).
2. There are others who do not know that, they have a new nature of absolute righteousness and sin does not rule in them. (Romans 6:14)
3. To others it is a neglect of scriptural activities (divine disciplines) like, prayer, Bible study, fasting, fellowship, meditation on the scriptures, giving, evangelism. etc. Lack of practice of divine disciplines causes the Christian to gradually drift off into non-performance of his faith. It is a big error for any Christian to live in sin. Don’t accept you are a sinner, but refuse any suggesting to do wrong.
I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. I have renounced every hidden thing of dishonesty walking according to the truth in every occasion. I am the Light of the world and I give light to those in darkness. I have a glorious life in Jesus name.
Ephesians 5:8 KJV “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light”
Ephesians 5:13 KJV” But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light”
Hebrews 3:13 KJV “But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin”.