London held its breath in June 1987.
A construction foreman thought his men had hit a cast iron pipe while using a pile driver. After lifting and dropping the huge object, they realised the “pipe” was a bomb!
It was a 2200 pound World War II bomb: one of the largest used by the Germans during the blitz, which had killed 15,000 Londoners.
After evacuating the area, a ten man disposal team worked for 18 hours to successfully de-activate the device.
London held its breath again in June 2008.
A team of Royal Engineers from the British Army defused another giant 2200 pound World War II bomb discovered during construction work for the 2012 Olympic Games.
At one stage the bomb started to tick but was successfully de-activated on the 64th anniversary of D-Day.
Do you carry
an unexploded bomb around?
and unconfessed sin
(therefore unforgiven sin)
is like an unexploded bomb!
Just as the London bombs had rested in the ground for decades,
unconfessed sin can rest in the heart of an individual – or a Church.
Unless it is de-activated through repentance and forgiveness,
it can detonate at any time and cause tremendous damage.
Unresolved buried emotions such as anger, hatred, unforgiveness,
resentment, grudges, jealousy, ill-will, shame, guilt, and grief
can be like buried bombs and can be easily triggered and detonated.
Bottling up feelings, like burying old bombs,
is a very dangerous course to follow.
Sinful habits are also like buried bombs waiting to claim a captive.
We need to get them out in the open and defuse them.
Ephesians 4:26-27 (Amplified)
When angry, do not sin;
do not ever let your wrath, exasperation or indignation
last until the sun goes down.
Leave no such room or foothold for the devil.
Don’t give him that opportunity.