Summary: Every Man’s Conscience Is The Custodian Of His Destiny. Your conscience largely determines the events of your life. You need a healthy conscience to avoid a shipwreck. Apart from the Holy Spirit, you are the greatest help you need to live a holy life. N
The Power of Conscience
Every Man’s Conscience Is The Custodian Of His Destiny.
Your conscience largely determines the events of your life. You need a healthy conscience to avoid a shipwreck. Apart from the Holy Spirit, you are the greatest help you need to live a holy life. No policy can police your destiny like your conscience. Paul the apostle said to his son in the gospel, Timothy, in
1Timothy 1:19, “Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck.”
Destiny is heading for a shipwreck when a healthy conscience is not constantly maintained. You should possess a good conscience, not an evil conscience, or a conscience that adapts to evil and interprets evil as good. You need a good conscience, which some have put away concerning faith. In other words, they think faith can substitute for a good conscience. So, they confess, profess, declare, and nothing manifests, because faith without a good conscience is heading for a shipwreck. The enemy constantly guns for your conscience, because he wants to rule your conscience and ultimately ruin your life. How he can rule your conscience is by making you see evil as good and even celebrate it. The kind of conscience you have determines whether your life is orderly or disorderly. According to scriptures, some people’s consciences have been seared with hot iron (1 Tim. 4:2).
1Timothy 4:2 - Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
The reason Jesus is the resurrection and the life is to bring back to life whatever thing has been declared dead. I, therefore, decree that every dead conscience comes back to life, in the name of Jesus.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR CONSCIENCE HEALTHY
Paul the great, one of the foremost apostles that ever lived, told us how to keep the conscience healthy. He said,
“And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men” (Acts 24:16).
For your body to stay alive, you have to exercise it. Likewise, for your conscience and my conscience to stay alive, we need to exercise it. Your conscience is positioned by God to serve as the custodian of your destiny. It sends warning signals, so you are careful what you do. But when your conscience pricks you again and again, you begin to grieve the conscience; and when the grieving is not healed, you kill the conscience. It leaves you to do as you want.
Also in Romans 9:1 Paul said, “I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost.”
This shows that your conscience is the most authentic witness, and when you kill it, then nothing sends signals to you anymore to help preserve your glorious destiny. A healthy conscience will always culminate in a great destiny because the integrity of the upright shall preserve them, but the wickedness of men shall destroy them (Prov. 11:3).
Integrity is only made possible by an active conscience. Your conscience is actively alive to constantly send warning signals, so you can tread the right path. The area you will need to guard against, if you must keep your conscience alive, is to not join others in doing evil simply because you think others are doing it. The Bible highlights some of such evils in 2 Timothy 3:1-5, and warns us to keep away from them: 2 Timothy 3:1-5 - “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves (not concerned about what matters to the next person; children will be organizing the death of their fathers; they will be lovers of their own selves.) Also, they will be covetous, such that they want what belongs to someone else by all means; boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, constantly faking it, operating mechanized love. False accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.”
They have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof. They deny the reality of the power of God that works in the midst of men, so they want to cut corners; they want to go through other means to get it. The Bible warns that from such turn away, otherwise they will tear you apart. Every child of God should be allergic to these evils. When you stay in an environment where these things are being perpetrated and you join them, you may not have a way of escape, except by an act of deliverance.
Remember one day we are going to stand before the throne of judgment and everyone will give account of what he has done in the days of his flesh. That’s why it’s important for you and I to know how to keep a healthy conscience.