A Clear Conscience Produces Confidence

Good morning, Good afternoon and Good evening Fam,
Subtopic: “Could I Be My Own worst Enemy”

1 John 3:21-22 says:

21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

Do you have a condemning heart? Abrupt though it may be, but this is the question I am posing today with great reason.  A condemning heart will halt the receiving of our blessings as it can interfere with our faith.  The Greek word condemn is [#2607 – kataginōskō, pronounced : kat-ag-in-o'-sko], meaning: “To find fault with”- blame.

A condemning heart constantly reminds us of what we have done. It constrains us and shows no mercy. The constraining comes as a result of prior actions. The only way to silence a condemning heart is by being in the will of God - with our actions and deeds. What I am intimating here is, we must be active participants. Even though nothing can separate us from the love of God Almighty, we are still to remain in him and in his will if we desire to receive our requests. However, even then our requests must be according to The FATHER’s design and The FATHER’s time. Which is another way of saying, we must ask according to his will (1 John 5:14). Remember, our will, will never supersede his will.

However powerful this condemning heart may be, it does have its weaknesses - its kryptonite, if you will.  It is called confidence. We may simply describe this confidence as blunt assuredness. Do not think this is a high-minded approach. For all I plainly stated was to be direct, with great coolness, and composure under strain. Participating in real obedient deeds of love will bring about this confidence.

Let us do those things that please him and let us do so in Faith, that we may approach the throne of THE MOST HIGH boldly.

Much Love,

Pastor Ken (P.K.)
March 9, 2022