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Wickedness in the Holy Place 800x500

Date: 01-11-2015

Text: 2 Chronicles 7:14

Introduction

Wickedness is doing evil to someone without a just cause. It is taking what belongs to others and keeping it for yourself. It is sitting on the rights of others. It is hindering the progress of others. It is resenting others because of their position, wealth, prosperity or what they have that you do not have.

There are different levels of wickedness in Nigeria. There are people that use diabolical forces to overcome the purpose of God for peoples’ lives. Some seek to destroy peoples’ stars. There is wickedness everywhere. Some of us are experiencing different levels of wickedness in our lives, families, places of work and careers. Some of us see these manifestations in our dreams. Some of us are object of envy, ridicule and slander. If you will trust in the mercy of God, every level and shade of wickedness against your life and children will perish.

The people of God can also be wicked (2 Chronicle 7:14). It is an abomination. God is righteous and he has given birth to us. If God is our father, there should be no manifestation of anything that does not glorify God in our lives. Ecclesiastes 3:16 says, “And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.” The church is supposed to be a holy place. Christians are supposed to be holy people. But today we have mixed multitude.

2 Corinthians 3:17 says, “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” What kind of liberty? In church, people should be free to serve God the way they want to serve Him. They should be free to give offering. But that is not the case in many churches today. Some people will not serve God and will not allow those that want to serve God to do so. No church can go beyond a certain limit and break into the realm of the miraculous and the realm of glory if wickedness is allowed to strive. Joseph shared his dreams with his brothers and fathers freely. His brothers laughed with him but said behind him, “Will this boy rule over us?” They had an understanding of the dreams but Joseph did not. The bible says the wicked behaves deceitfully.

Conclusion

There is liberty to worship God in every true church. Search yourself! Are you happy at the progress of other people? God is asking us to rid ourselves of wickedness. He has a plan for this church. All forms of wickedness must come to an end. God will fight for us in this church. Because God is taking us to higher grounds, every manifestation of wickedness will perish (Psalm 37:35-40).