What does sin look like to you?

What does sin look like to you? More importantly what does sin look like to God? That’s the real question… but for now, I propose this question to you, the reader. If you had to describe sin to someone, what would you say? I read an article where the author described sin in a picture that came to him during his quiet time. the picture he saw was that of the mangled, beaten body of our Lord Jesus on that old rugged cross on Mt. Calvary. Often times in worship or in prayer I have visions and picture things as well. I close my eyes and imagine. This particular revelation came to me as I was laying in bed one night. I thought about where I was before Christ and where I am now. Concerning sin and my old self… I saw sin as “invisible spiritual bullets” that were wounding me. I say “invisible” because often times we don’t see or recognize that which is sin in our lives. We stroll through life blind to the destruction that is taking place. The thing or behavior we believe to be bringing us pleasure is all the while killing us slowly. I say “spiritual” because while sin effects us physically, it is spiritually that sin causes the most damage. The Bible tells us that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). Physical death is but a moment, but spiritual death is for an enternity. I say “bullets” because they cause us pain and hurt us and if left untreated it kills us. Invisible Spiritual bullets…    I have other imageries that come to mind, but this was the most recent. My intention is not to mislead you into believing that I am without sin. Though I have been made new in Christ, I still feel the impact of spiritual bullets. For if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us (1 John 1:8). The difference now is that the veil has been lifted. I see these bullets more clearly, no longer invisible no longer oblivious to the destruction they bring. I stand in victory from what Jesus accomplished and I fight back. Armed with the word of God. So again I ask… what does sin look like to you?

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