Sunday Morning Podcast July 24, 2016. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: JOHN 16:8-11
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
Conviction, Conversion, Consecration, and Creation, are the 4 C’s of Christianity. If listened to, God’s conviction early on will separate us from the world by our conversation, behavior, and everyday life. It’s a system of faith, that defines Christianity. If we obey the system of faith, it will help to connect to God and His people, through being faithful. It brings a conversion, where as one day we are one way, and the next day another …by a complete change! A crisis conversion, from sin to holiness, and darkness to light.
It is to awaken souls, that God faithfully convicts each, (or speaks to), at some point:” for sin is like a deep sleep not comprehending the soul’s need to be converted. God convicts souls so they can be brought to godly righteousness. For Satan’s desire is to keep them in sin. Conviction is not a bad thing, but won’t always feel good, because it makes one aware of their sinful condition. Conviction brings us to a power that can change us. But if you ignore conviction, your conscience will become seared, less able to realize God drawing you to Him. Refrain from taking yourself, (and therefore your conscience), to sinful environments of music, profanity, etc. Exposing yourself to these, are what will sear your conscience. We need through repentance, to turn away from sinfulness, worldly religion, and then to turn to Jesus instead.
2Corinthians 3:15,16 15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. 16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Often religion won’t make a person aware of the need to turn away from sin, or of the true definition of Conversion. It is turning to the Lord that takes away the veil of confusion, to bring a soul to conversion.
Convicted and converted to God’s call, will lead others also to Him. To then be fully consecrated, will create, within you, newness of life. This testimony empowers others also to be converted, creating new life in their soul. Conviction, Conversion, Consecration, and Creation: these are the 4 C’s of Christianity……