What can happen to people who lose their peace and joy? They usually go curl up in a ball in their bedroom and become ineffective and unfruitful.
God will not expose your sin to laugh at you or mock you or to ridicule you, He will expose it in order to make you one of His children.
If you ever get to the point where you blame yourself for your sin, you are going to get saved.
As soon as you say "I messed up and I gotta do something to clean up my life before I can go back to Christ and be received by Him." Then you've fallen into a trap. You should rather rise up and run straight back to the Father, you won't make yourself any purer and cleaner by staying away from Him.
Question Asked: What counsel do you have for young people who've been raised knowing the Gospel but don't feel that God is saying anything to them?
I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. - Revelation 2:21
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. - Isaiah 55:1
Paul Washer preaches the Shocking Youth Message that stunned hearers all around the world. This biblical sermon talks about what it truly means to be a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ.
65 Minute Video Sermon on Matthew 11:20-24 | Tim talks about how people who have been exposed to the gospel and reject it will be more damned in hell than those from Sodom. Matthew 11:20 Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. 21 "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Mat 11:22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 23 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you."
58 Minutes | Video Bible Study | Matthew 7:21 says that those who do the will of God will go to heaven. Are you doing the will of God? Matthew 7:21 - "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Some are trusting in their performance to perform well in not looking at self but at Christ, but they are still looking at their performance to not look at self and not resting in the performance of Christ. It is amazing the wickedness that prideful man will do to try to find rest on their own abilities. You will hurt and beat your head to death but you must give up!