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The Progression Of Sin

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The Progression Of Sin

We can’t talk about Holiness without talking about sin. Holiness desires to live a life separate from sin.

  • Appearance doesn’t matter? Some act like it doesn’t. They’re wrong.
  • They say they’re “Enlightened?
  • We had an Old fashioned Pentecostal term for them… they’re Backslid!
  • Leprosy is a Type of Sin

Watch the progression of sin in these 4 example of Leprosy in Leviticus 13, 14.

  1. These all brought their concerns to the priest.
  2. Today we wait for the preacher to say something.
  3. We figure, if he doesn’t say anything, we must be all right.
  4. They seemed to know, without being told, that something was wrong.
  5. The good news is they wanted it fixed.

1. SKIN

Leviticus 13:1-9 (KJV)
2 When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests:
3 And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and when the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.

  • Makeup
  • Eye shadow
  • Eye liner
  • Blush
  • Cover girl
  • Tattoos

What what ever happened to Shamefacedness? It’s far to common to see makeup around Pentecostal Churches.

2. HAIR

Leviticus 13:20-25 (KJV)
20 And if, when the priest seeth it, behold, it be in sight lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be turned white; the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague of leprosy broken out of the boil.
Leviticus 13:30-33 (KJV)
30 Then the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it be in sight deeper than the skin; and there be in it a yellow thin hair; then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a dry scall, even a leprosy upon the head or beard.
31 And if the priest look on the plague of the scall, and, behold, it be not in sight deeper than the skin, and that there is no black hair in it; then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague of the scall seven days:
32 And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the plague: and, behold, if the scall spread not, and there be in it no yellow hair, and the scall be not in sight deeper than the skin;

  • Hair Styles
  • Cut hair on girls
  • Long hair boys

3. GARMENT (Clothes)

Leviticus 13:47-59 (KJV)
47 The garment also that the plague of leprosy is in, whether it be a woollen garment, or a linen garment;
48 Whether it be in the warp, or woof; of linen, or of woollen; whether in a skin, or in any thing made of skin;

  • Immodest
  • Slits that should never be
  • When you try the skirt on and ¾ of your leg comes through the slit, aren’t there alarms that go off in your head or your heart?
  • (Who are you dressing like that for?
  • Sleeves – sleeveless and cap sleeves are too common. (I’m old school.)
  • I know I can be saved dressing like I do, why gamble?
  • Tight clothes
  • Revealing and sheer clothes
  • Israel couldn’t Blush.
  • God, don’t let us lose our ability to blush!

4. House

Leviticus 14:34-45 (KJV)
34 When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the plague of leprosy in a house of the land of your possession;
35 And he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, It seemeth to me there is as it were a plague in the house:

What’s in your house that God might consider Leprosy?

  • TV?
  • All kinds of Videos?
  • Improper Music?
  1. Empty the house – Repent
  2. Scrape the walls – Heart searching
  3. Replace Stones and Morter – pray through to a renewal is always in order!

There’s no stopping place for sin. It gets everywhere. The Bible illustrated sin starting in the Skin, showing up in the Hair, displaying itself in how we Dress and then getting in our Home.

Acts 2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

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Written by Martyn Ballestero

March 13, 2010 at 7:48 am

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  1. I want to add something here to this wonderful blog.

    God started working on me my wayyyyyyyyyyy before I got into a Pentecostal church. I chose to listen to Him instead of brush Him off.

    My friends were ecstatic with all the new clothes they were getting, tags still on most of them. No Holy Ghost yet either. Still a sinner.

    After I got in a Pentecostal church and actually read my bible, I had a revelation that I could really make my brother stumble like the scripture says. I did not want that on my hands when I stood before God.

    It was a process for me but that pretty much took care of everything……

    I would suggest if any of you are struggling with giving up something you should, ask God to make you dislike that item or action. He is faithful.

    Lani Ellingsworth

    March 13, 2010 at 9:32 am

  2. Good stuff.

    Steve Epley

    March 13, 2010 at 11:07 am

  3. This is great. I have been shocked beyond words at the condtions of people I once thought were for Holiness. Some look completely like the world and talk about their great churches and services. I don’t want God to send me a delusion thinking I’m right.

    Marian June Davis

    March 13, 2010 at 11:21 am

  4. Can u possibly send thisto my email so i can print it out! Thx!

    Yolanda gutierrez

    March 13, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    • I did Sis. Yolanda, If you like other articles on the web, just highlight, copy and then paste it into a Word document. I copied and pasted into the email for you.

      mballestero

      March 13, 2010 at 7:35 pm


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