Soul Detox Lesson 4 Hazardous Waste

Soul Detox Lesson 4

Hazardous Waste

  1. Have You Ever Been Caught In a Lie
    1. First Reaction - Adam & Eve (Gen 3)
      1. Cover Up
        1. We Extend Our Failure thru Concealment
    2. Genesis 4:9 Afterward the LORD asked Cain, "Where is your brother? Where is Abel?" "I don't know," Cain responded. "Am I my brother's guardian?”
    3. Genesis 37:31-32 Then the brothers killed a young goat and dipped Joseph’s robe in its blood. (32) They sent the beautiful robe to their father with this message: “Look at what we found. Doesn’t this robe belong to your son?”
      1. Proverbs 28:13 People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
      2. Short Term Benefit - Long Term Disaster
      3. We distance ourselves from our responsibility 
  2. What Are You Struggling With?
    1. Pornography/Lust
    2. Binge Eating
    3. Cutting
    4. Spending/Gambling
    5. Saturday vs. Sunday
    6. Improper Relationships
    7. Stealing
    8. Lying
    9. Materialism
    10. Gossip
      1. You have a Choice
        1. It’s time to STOP Hiding and START Seeking
  3. Disclosure 
    1. The action of making new or secret information known.                                         revelation, declaration, announcement, news, report; publishing, broadcasting;               ▪    a fact, especially a secret, that is made known.
    2. It’s Only a Matter of Time
    3. It Doesn’t Matter Who You Are
      1. Educated
      2. Rich
      3. Powerful
    4. King David “A Man After God’s Own Heart” I Samuel 13:14
      1. (2 Samuel 11:1-5)
      2. Being in the Wrong Place NEVER Helps You DO the Right Thing
    5. “Oh what a tangled web we weave/When first we practice to deceive” Sir Walter Scott
      1. Plan A: Hide the Evidence
      2. Plan B: If That Doesn't Work - DEFLECT
        1. If Plan B doesn’t Work
      3. Plan C: Play the Victim 
    6. No Matter How Hard You Try, You Can’t Hide from God
      1. Luke 8:17 For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.
      2. Numbers 32:23 But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the LORD, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out
  4. Confess to God
    1. We Confess to God because We Need Forgiveness
      1. I John 1:9 But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
    2. Repentance is NOT Remorse
      1. When You REPENT, God Deletes the Hard Drive of His Memory
        1. Isaiah 43:25 “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.
        2. Micah 7:19 Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean
        3. Psalms 103:12 He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.
  5. Confess to Others
    1. Do We Just Want Forgiveness or Do We Want Deliverance?
      1. We Confess to God for Forgiveness 
      2. We Confess to Others for Healing
        1. James 5:16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
    2. We Shouldn’t Confess Everything to Everyone
      1. Ask God for Help
        1. Mentor
        2. Counsellor
        3. Leader
      2. Accountability Aides Not Only Forgiveness, But Wholeness