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The Power of a Clear Conscience by Randy Bell

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The power of a good conscience releases the power of God to impact people you share your faith with and live your life with. Like good health is important to your body and well being, a good conscience empowers your relationships with God and man. A guilty conscience exposes the disease of sin destroying you within.

In Acts 23:1 we find this statement, “Then Paul, looking earnestly at the council, said, “Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.” (NKJ)

Acts 24:16 “This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.” (NKJ)

In these verses, Paul explains his commitment to having a clear, clean, healthy conscience. A conscience with offense means that his conscience is full of past sins or offenses that God can point at and say you disobeyed me and never tried to make it right. And it also means that people around him could also point at him and say “you offended me why should I believe anything you say?”

But a good conscience or one without offense means that he clears up problems with people and God so that there is no standing conflict between them.

A good conscience or one without offense means that he clears up problems with people and God.CLICK TO TWEETThis means that Paul had to humble himself and ask forgiveness for things he did against someone. He had to repair his relationships and make things right. He had to give things back that he borrowed from them, pay back loans given to him, repair people’s reputations if he spoke ill of them, etc.

He made sure all things were corrected and the offended were fully satisfied in their eyes.

He also taught the importance of a clean conscience in 1 Tim 1:19, “having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck,” (NKJ)

Now, why is it so important to have a good conscience? The reason a good conscience is important is that without a good, clear conscience you will shipwreck your faith. This is illustrated by a ship going through a channel that must keep exactly on the course that was mapped out in the past as a shipping lane. If the ship goes off the course for any reason it will run aground and be shipwrecked by hidden rocks. And the commands of Jesus are like the stars that ancient captains used to direct their way.

A dirty conscience will wreck you because unconfessed sin leaves you in conflict with God and without direction or protection from satanic traps set in your path to defeat and harm you. And not only that, unconfessed sin is a disease that harms your body, soul and spirit.

In fact it is pure hypocrisy to claim to be a follower of Jesus, and yes profess to know God, but instead live in constant disobedience to God contaminating your soul. Paul says in Titus 1:15-16, “To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.” (NKJ)

Since unconfessed sin acts like a disease, it grows and makes you so sick it blinds you from seeing God. It damages your spiritual ears from hearing God’s voice. Your relationship is so destroyed that His benefits, in other words, His blessings are not getting to you.

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