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.
1 Peter 5:8
because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion,
seeking whom he may devour.
In Whom we have redemption
through His blood,
even the forgiveness of sins
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Unconfessed sin is like a cancer that will slow eat away at us until it brings about our spiritual ruin.
It is so sad to think that the Lrod has done everything necessary for us to find forgiveness for those unconfessed sins, and yet, due to our pride, we refuse to deal with them. May the Lord place a burden on each of our hearts to deal with ALL of our sins in a way pleasing to Him.
May the Lord bless you,
Thanks Rob, for adding this. God uses clean vessels. Spiritual health is maintained by ensuring that no sin separates us from our God.
Search me O God and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24
This is quite the thought-provoking post! This type of post takes one on an expedition, for the purpose of searching the heart, the mind, and the soul, to determine whether or not there are any unresolved issues laying dormant in those places, until something sets them off! “We need to get them out in the open and defuse them.” I agree wholeheartedly, that any unresolved issues need to be defused, before they detonate! Thank you so much for sharing!
Yes – an expedition that we all need to undertake often, preferably every night. When we keep short accounts with God, He undertakes for us in amazing ways.
Amen! That is definitely the kind of expedition that should be undertaken, nightly.