Psa. 60:11 π Prov. 23:7 π 2 Cor. 7:1 π Rev. 22:20
Overeating is the sin of gluttony. The confession that says it isn’t so will never eradicate the habit of overeating.
We have eliminated the word “sin” from even our spiritual vocabulary. Immoral acts continue to be committed, yet our best Christian ministries often substitute words such as “shortcomings,” “faults,” and “harmful acts,” but hardly anyone calls it sin. The disappearance of the word “sin” from the Church vocabulary has eliminated the responsibility for sin. In some Christian circles, they say that they are the righteousness of God, and just saying that seems to cover a multitude of sins. Lord, be merciful to us.
Our present apostasy continues to gain momentum, as sin piles up in individuals and cultures and societies. We are looking for Jesus’ return and yet we (the Church) are getting further away from the qualifications necessary for His return. Social reforms are implemented, yet the sins continue, for “vain is the help of man.” ( Psa. 60:11 ) We have also substituted the panacea of man’s knowledge to eliminate our social ills, even erroneously using Scripture to say “as a man thinks so is he” (see Prov. 23:7; top ); however Scripture doesn’t say that in exactly the same sense.
We have called the new covenant our solution; however the new covenant promises not necessarily sinlessness, but forgiveness. This forgiveness is predicated on our repentance. We must first recognize our sins, then a deep repentance opens the way for forgiveness, so we can continue to walk with God while God helps man conquer his sinfulness. Lord, be merciful to us.
Overeating (gluttony) is Scripturally associated with drunkenness in numerous places, and thereby clarifies its sinfulness. Now, if we are willing to recognize overeating as a sin, then we can gain a complete victory over it. The procedure is quite elementary, but the solution often laborious. As the compulsion for overeating reveals itself, an immediate repentance brings forgiveness. However, most sins are not so easily eliminated. They usually reappear and must continually be recognized, repented of, and then ask the Lord Jesus to forgive you and to rid you of the sin’s hold on your life and spirit. This procedure, repetitiously observed, will eventually produce a complete cleansing of your spirit and life of this sin of overeating. Even if it takes months of battle, the eventual result is freedom from this bondage.
This same procedure is absolutely necessary for every sin to leave us, as individuals and corporately as the Church. Only as the debris of sin leaves the body of Christ, leaving it without spot or wrinkle, will it gain the boldness, unity, power and holy sacrifice needed to bring back the head of the body, Christ Jesus.
“Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” ( Rev. 22:20; top )
“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” ( 2 Cor. 7:1; top )
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