26 Things sin will do to you

If you know the Alphabet, then you can know why NOT to sin.

The first sin was by Eve who was tempted, not to be ungodly, but to be like God.

A)  Abomination: Certain sins are an abomination to God.

B)  Blindness: Sin will seduce you by temporarily blinding you from each consequence on this list, in which a blinding fog descends into your life that leaves you in a bubble, temporarily rendering you oblivious to the consequences of sinful choices.

C)  Curse: Sin can result in a generational curse, such as with the generational leprosy of Gehazi.

D)  Depression: Sin feeds but never satisfies, and leaves you longing for what you can never have.

E)  Enslavement: Sin will take you further than you want to go, and keep you longer than you want to stay.

F)  Fear: Sin takes you out of the perfect will of God for your life, and places you onto the path of the unknown, and fear is born of that terrifying uncertainty.

G)  Guilt: The conviction of sin brings guilt, which works toward good if it leads to repentance, but if repentance is rejected, then guilt can turn into the gall of bitterness and a rock hard heart.

H)  Hopelessness: Sin trades victory for defeat, and undermines God’s perfect will for your life.

I)  Ignorance: Sin cuts you off from the Holy Spirit, thus cutting you off from the sole source of true wisdom, and thus the byproduct of sin is the lopsided trade of wisdom for folly.

J)  Judgment:  Hebrews 10:26 states: For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries.

K)  Killer: Sin can be a killer. Ever heard of a sin unto death? (1st John 5:17) Recall Ananias and Sapphira? (Acts 5:1-11) Recall the Corinthians? (1st Corinthians 11:27-34)

L)  Least: Sin will give you the perspective of being the least in the Kingdom of God, and in fact will work towards that very end, by taking you out of commission for the Great Commission.

M)  Mockery: If you recall naked Noah, you'll realize that when you sin, the joke is on you.

N)  Nothing: Sin is The Nothing that destroys everything that you have, and at last, your own soul.

O)  Ostracized: Sin will make you feel ostracized from God, manifesting in a separation-anxiety, such that when you hear the name of God, you will want to run, and the very sound of the Gospel will feel like fire in your ears.

P)  Prayer: Of what effect are the prayers of the unrighteous, unless they be accompanied by true repentance? Recall that it is the prayers of the righteous that availeth much.

Q)  Quit: Sin causes you to quit following Christ and start doubting God.

R)  Repentance: The only way to break the chains of sin is repentance, and the only way to truly repent is to truly eliminate it from your life. The provision for the flesh comes at the cost of true repentance.

S)  Symbiotic: Sometimes we call sin a vice. Sin is the vice that can become a part of who you are, and is not easily shaken. Sin is like a stray dog. Once you feed it, it keeps coming back for more.

T)  Thief: Sin will steal your joy, and rob you of your peace. Sin halts God’s blessings and starts God’s discipline. The two-fold consequence of sin is that God’s blessings cease to enter into your house, while through God’s discipline, God’s blessings walk right out of your house. That's the high cost of low living.

U) Underworld: When you sin, you rebel against God, and when you rebel against God, you team with the unseen forces of the Underworld. Thus, if you are not in collision with the devil, it could be because you are in collusion with the devil.

V)  Vanquish: God intends victory for His people, but when there’s sin in the camp, you can be vanquished instead, just as Joshua's promised victory turned into defeat because of one sin in the camp.

W)  Worthlessness: Sin will make you worthless for the Kingdom of God, by trading victory for defeat, and faith for doubt.

X)  X-Road: Set before you are two paths, life and death; choose life that you may live. Deuteronomy 30:19 states: I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants.

Y)  You: Recall Jesus’ rebuke of Peter: But He turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.’ When you yield to sin, and considering all of the baggage that comes with sin, YOU become the devil’s fertile field and his golden opportunity to pollute the world. No longer are your hands, God's hands, and no longer are your feet, God’s feet, but instead, your hands become the devil’s hands, and your feet becomes the devil’s feet.

Z)  Zeal:  Sin is the reason why some Christians lose the fire of their first love for Christ.

Question:  Knowing the effects of sin, how does one overcome it?

Answer:  James 4:7 states: “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” The formula starts with submitting to God. You cannot resist the devil until you first submit to God, because man lacks the moral strength to resist the devil on our own strength. When you submit to God, you receive sufficient strength to resist the devil.