Day 13 – Faith and Conscience
Hello to all the cybernauts. We are in the middle of the Fast of 21 days and today it’s already the 13th day.Today we are going to cover the topic: “Faith and Conscience.”
You can open your Bible in Act 23.1:
Then Paul, looking earnestly at the council, said, “Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.”
I just want to read that…but if you read this chapter in the part where he is speaking, you can confirm that Paul was audacious, he was strong, sure, determined—without fearing evil. Why? Because of his good conscience! It is important for it to be that way…why? Because maybe you are in church, you are doing the fast, but there is a heavy conscious for something that you never confessed, about something you never confessed to those who are responsible for you. For example, I have to give satisfaction of my character to those who are responsible for me, my husband, my father…who are responsible for me, who are above me. And if I hide something, surely my conscious will be heavy, it’s obvious, and I won’t have strength to act out my faith.
So, many people speak with God, repeat their prayers, speak millions of times, “forgive me, forgive me” but in front of the people they have the responsibility to give a satisfaction to; for example, to your pastor if you are an assistant, or pastor’s wife…you are scared to assume what happened years ago. Your conscious is heavy! That is, how are you going to get strength, or adore God with strength, if you live in doubt—with a heavy conscious? And sometimes you think like this: “but I already asked God for forgiveness…when we ask forgiveness from God, we free ourselves from sins…isn’t that what the bible says?” Yes, but there are certain things that it does not heal. How is that so? If you speak to God, since He is invisible, you don’t assume it to those who are responsible for you and you stay with an image of being worthy of having the condition, the responsibility, at work or in the work of God, or wherever else.
You don’t honor God—you talk about fidelity and you are unfaithful…you speak about forgiveness and you keep remorse…you speak about a good heart and you have bad eyes to those who are responsible for you, to other people…you are malicious.
That is, how is your conscious going to be clear in the course of the fast? You are waking up at dawn, you’re praying to God, going to church, maybe you’re even going everyday…but you know what is missing? That you assume your condition and honor your word to God! You ask for forgiveness from God and because you did so, you assume it before man because your conscious is clear before man—that you are not eluding anyone, that you are person of word.
It’s very strong! When a person fulfills their word, that person has a good conscious—she is strong, she is determined, she has confidence, she is able to use her pure faith, because there is no malice, there is nothing weighing her down.
You know, it’s time for you to assume your condition, my cybernaut friend. And do not run away, like we have talked about; don’t be like the wave of the sea that goes and comes back. One day you say, “I’m going to do it”…it’s an emotional faith, look at your attitudes: “I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it,” and after you get there, you are a coward to do it, to confess, to assume. That is, you don’t assume your belief in God. So when you seek—it’s all a lie! Forgive me cybernaut—but that’s the reality! Everything that you have said to God…that you love him…it’s a lie! You don’t love; you don’t assume your condition!
Be rational, use your intelligent faith! The intelligent faith doesn’t elude anyone; it resolves what needs to be resolved. Well…I was a deceiver, I fooled people so then I’m going to say the truth…I’m selfish, so now I’m going to stop being selfish…I’ve been proud so I’m going to stop being proud…I hid something so now I’m going to reveal it. That is what it means to be just—that’s the faith that justifies you! That is what pleases God!
You do a fast, you stop yourself from eating, you pray, you seek God at dawn or night, whatever time you do it, you go to church…you do your part, but the religious part because you are not doing it with faith because there is no attitude before what you profess. So my cybernaut friend, use your good conscious so that when you seek the Holy spirit it is something real and by doing it like that, you will never call the deceiving spirit—because the devil enters the person to speak in tongues, in a diabolic way, justly because she was a liar, she was not speaking truthfully…she doesn’t have a good conscious! Use your good conscious because that good conscious is what gives you strength, assurance, and tranquility.
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