(If i regard iniquity in my heart the LORD will not hear me. PSALM 66:18)
So what is iniquity? and why won’t God listen to our prayers?
Now lets answer the above question from the BIBLE,
ISAIAH 59:1-8… 1. Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2. But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. 3. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. 4. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. 5. They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. 6. Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. 7. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. 8. The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
Furthermore GALATIANS 5:19-21. explains it as the WORKS OF THE FLESH… 19. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20. Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21. Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that THEY WHICH DO SUCH THINGS SHALL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
Brethren, THE WORST PART IS THAT INIQUITY IS THE SAME AS SIN… lets read again from PROVERBS 28:13a…. 13. He that covereth his SINS shall NOT PROSPER:
BUT there is a WAY OF ESCAPE that is PROVERBS 28:13b… but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
COME AND REIGN IN JESUS CHRIST FOR GRACE AND FAITH IN THE HOLY GHOST….. ETERNAL LIFE…
By: Pastor Raymond Doe