Emanna for 05/23/2019

A Conscience Without Offense

Bible Verses

Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth and having put on the breastplate of righteousness Acts 24:16 Because of this I also exercise myself to always have a conscience without offense toward God and men.

Words of Ministry

The breastplate of righteousness covers our conscience, signified by the breast. Satan is our accuser. In fighting against him we need a conscience void of offense. But no matter how good we may feel our conscience is, we need to have it covered with the breastplate of righteousness. Righteousness is to be right with both God and man. If we have just a little problem with either God or man, Satan will accuse us, and there will be holes in our conscience through which all of our faith and boldness will leak out. Hence, we need the covering of righteousness to protect us from the enemy's accusation... Such righteousness is Christ (1 Cor. 1:30). If in any thing we are not righteous, our conscience will be a conscience with offense. But if we are to engage in spiritual warfare, we must have a conscience void of offense, a conscience without holes. When our conscience has holes in it, our faith will leak out through the holes. If accusations and offenses remain on our conscience, faith will disappear. Therefore, we need to deal with our conscience in order to have a good conscience, a conscience void of offense. In addition, we need to put on the breastplate of righteousness to cover our conscience. Whenever we are about to fight the spiritual warfare, Satan, the accuser, attacks our conscience. He does not trouble us so much in this way at other times; Satan knows when there are offenses on our conscience. When he accuses us with respect to these offenses, we are immediately weakened.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Ephesians, pp. 539. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 1/23/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.