Summary: You can change if you want to... Our Divine DNA has a plan that will bring change. Never get caught up in the debate and forget the miracle.
DNA? IS REAL CHANGE POSSIBLE? OR ARE WE FOREVER TRAPPED TO STAY THE SAME?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com WE ARE IN A SERIES ON CHANGE.
I. IT MAY BE VERY POSSIBLE TO ACCUSE OR EXCUSE OUR WORDS AND
BEHAVIORS UNTIL WE SEAR THE VERY GOD CONSCIENCE WITHIN THE
HEART AND MIND.
A. WHAT IS YOUR CONSCIENCE?
It is the faculty of the human mind which is an inborn sense of right and wrong.
We operate our judgmental system of conduct and moral behavior by our personal standard
of believes by our conscience.
1 Timothy 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning
faith have made shipwreck:
B. ALL HUMAN CONSCIENCE WAS PERVERTED AFTER ADAM & EVE'S CHOICES
WHICH CAUSED THE FALL...
Romans 2:15 Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing
witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
C. THE TENDANCY OF FALLEN MAN IS TO DEFILE OR SEAR THE CONSCIENCE
TO EXCUSE AND JUSTIFY BEHAVIOR THAT IS NOT MORAL NOR IS IT BIBLICAL.
Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing
pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
D. WE CAN SEAR OUR SPIRITUAL COMPASS UNTIL IT LOSES ALL SPIRITUAL
1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
SEAR: To not be able to feel, think properly. Devoid of emotion or right.
To burn and damage the surface, TO NUMB, to wither or dry up, to be scared...
E. It can be very possible to SOOTH YOUR CONSCIENCE INSTEAD OF AWAKENING IT.
We might just PRODUCE A SENCE OF SELF-SATISFACTION and proclaim eternal safety
rather than realizing the true SENCE OF WRONG and UNWORTHINESS...
F. WE CAN SEAR OUR SPIRITUAL CONSCIENCE UNTIL WE RE-DEFINE ALL MORAL AND
The Bible must forever be THE STANDARD OF TRUTH...
PLUS WE NEED HONEST FAITHFUL VECHILES OF TRUTH TO RAISE THE STANDARD.
II. IS IT POSSIBLE TO ACCEPT LIES AS TRUTH? WILL WE JUSTIFY WRONG AS RIGHT...???
THE CONSCIENCE BECOMES THE MORAL COMPASS OF EVERY BELIEVER.
2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should
believe a lie:
A. Did you hear about the millionaire that bought a huge pleasure yacht and would stay out
on the ocean with his family and friends for many days. His little son had some powerful
magnets he loved to play with. One day the lad placed two magnets on the EXPENSIVE
COMPASS used to navigate the ship. The boy left the magnets attached to the compass and
went of playing. The captain of the ship sailed true to the COMPASS, not knowing the magnets
were there. After several days the captain of the ship thought they were coming to a port and
they did not. He said to the owner, we are lost, something is wrong.
I have done everything right and we are far off course?
2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
B. THE CONSCIENCE CAN BE SEARED BY LEGALISM. This can dominate to the point of
twisting and confusing and manipulation by A SHAME BASED OPION...
C. THE CONSCIENCE CAN BE SEAR BY LIBERALISM AND HUMAN OPINION... My emotions,
feelings and desires dictate what I will do and I will justify my wrongs.
D. ANY SAY THE EMOTIONS AND THE HEART SHOULD DEFINE TRUTH. We can get overly
sensitive or calloused and dull.
E. REMEMBER NIXON AND WATERGATE?
Jeb Stuart Magruder was the Presidential aide to Richard Nixon discussed WATERGATE.
His words stated: "WE CONNED OURSELVES INTO THINKING WE WERE NOT DOING
ANYTHING REALLY WRONG.
BY THE TIME WE WERE DOING THINGS THAT WERE ILLEGAL, WE LOST CONTROL. WE
HAD GONE FROM POOR ETHICAL BEHAVIOR INTO ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES WITHOUT EVEN
Several good men ended up disgraced and in jail, and President Nixon had to resign
playing with the proverbial line in the sand.
III. WE MUST CHANGE --- WE MUST CHANGE THE WAY WE THINK! HOW BIG IS YOUR
PROBLEM? I AM TRAPPED --- THIS IS A FAMILY HABIT THAT HAS GROWN INTO A
FAMILY CURSE? IT IS NOT MY FAULT, IT IS MY HISTORY?
A. Part of a seared conscience can grow from BLAMING OTHERS...
Eve blamed the serpent. ADAM blamed EVE and he suggested it might be God's fault,
that woman that you gave me...
B. As adults we tend to blame others for alcoholism, drug abuse, tempers...
John 9:2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that
he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the