Psalm 139:1-3 says “O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; you understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.”
It is no surprise to the Lord what you’ve done.
God knew what you would do before time began. Adam’s sin wasn’t a surprise to God. In the sin of Adam would be our Secret Sexual Sins. He knew that we would watch porn and masturbate. He knew when Adam disobeyed His command our disobedience.
Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned —”
What we do in secret was seen in Adam’s transgression. In all actuality, we were caught before time began. Nothing escapes the knowledge of God. Nothing escapes the knowing of God for He seen it before we were born.
But it doesn’t end there.
In the sin that He would see before time, He provided our salvation before time began. For every problem God provided an answer. Provided that you walk away from that secret sexual sin for ever.
You were already exposed.
I understand that this may not prevent those that are headstrong in having porn and masturbation. Headstrong is a sign of the end times as recorded in 2 Timothy 3:1-5. Headstrong carried the definition of an individual that is rash and will not care. They are deliberate in their intent to sin against God and will not care about God, their family, and the jobs.
The purpose of exposing their sin is to get them to repent. Exposure doesn’t have to happen. It took place because you resisted and rejected the warning of the Holy Spirit. Embarrassment was sent to stir you to repentance.
The difference will now be how you recover or continue in your sin.
People do not care if they were caught or embarrassed.
Hackers got in the Ashley Madison site used to commit adultery but it will not scare most people to stop and get it right.
Why the pessimism?
Because as soon as the coast is clear, they will or they have already found another site.
That’s the nature of sin. It takes you to another place where you can continue to sin before God. There is no deterrence or regard for what God has done. It is nothing to most men and women. There is no shame.
But the Lord is merciful because He wants repentance out of your life. If you fail to take advantage of the mercy of exposure, there is nothing left but the judgment of the Lord.
Hebrews 13:4 says, Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled but adulterers and fornicators God will judge.”
People do not have to be judged when the judge themselves.
What you do in the exposure determines whether you will be judged.
It was an act of mercy that your sin was discovered and shown before all. It takes courage to step into the light and allow the Lord to heal you, deliver you and set you free. Since you ignored the delivering power of God before exposure, it left God no other choice but to reveal what you do in secret. You weren’t afraid. There was no fear of God before your eyes. Some have even dared God and God doesn’t take lightly the arrogance of a person that they wouldn’t be exposed.
The worst kind of person is the one that dares God.
It’s called “Tempting the Lord your God.”
All those times the Lord didn’t expose you, or something didn’t happen after your sin you thought that God would never deal with you after your sin.
Then the moment of truth came.
Sadly, some will continue in their arrogance.
Even though people know all about your Secret Sexual Sins, because the urges and impulses rule you, you continue as if God will never judge you.
Then there are those that expose themselves because the sin was egregious. They have understood that they’ve hurt the heart of the Father and desire to get it right BEFORE exposure would come.
As a result, God honors your obedience but when you took it to another level in exposing your own sin, you gave God no story to tell on you. You’ve confessed and forsook that sin and God abundantly pardoned you. The thing that you do after you expose yourself is you must now maintain your deliverance for the rest of your life.
You are to govern your life so that your talk lines up with your life. Your confession is only as good as your lifetime maintenance, otherwise you are disqualified before the people.
When your exposure comes, again it is a result of your willful neglect to respect the power of God to expose your sin. Never leave God a reason to expose you. Give Him a reason to give you grace and mercy. Be willing to stand like a man or a woman and remain clean for the rest of your life.
God doesn’t demand that you be perfect. He demands that you be holy every moment of your life.
As Jesus commanded the man at the pool of Bethesda and the woman caught in adultery, “Go! And sin no more lest a worse thing come on you, and Go! And sin no more!!!, so you go and do the same.
Finally, there is a difference between a mistake and deliberate sin.
When we confuse mistakes with deliberate sin, we are concealing and minimizing our willful disobedience to continue in sin. Let’s own up to our responsibility and deal ruthlessly with ourselves and deal with sin the way God would deal with it.
Kill it by exposing it ourselves and then learn to obey God’s Word to be holy for the rest of our lives.