TWO LIVE BOMBS IN LONDON

London held its breath in June 1987.

A construction foreman thought his men had hit a cast iron pipe while using a pile driver. After lifting and dropping the huge object, they realised the “pipe” was a bomb!  It was a 2200 pound World War II bomb: one of the largest used by the Germans during the blitz, which had killed 15,000 Londoners.

After evacuating the area, a ten man disposal team worked for 18 hours to successfully de-activate the device.

London held its breath in June 2008.

A team of Royal Engineers from the British Army defused another giant 2200 pound World War II bomb discovered during construction work for the 2012 Olympic Games At one stage the bomb started to tick but it was successfully de-activated on the 64th anniversary of D-Day.

Do you carry an unexploded bomb around?

Unconfessed sin
(and therefore unforgiven sin)

is like an unexploded bomb!

Just as the London bombs had rested in the ground for decades, unconfessed sin can rest in the heart of an individual – or a Church.  Unless it is de-activated through repentance and forgiveness, it can detonate at any time and cause tremendous damage.

Unresolved buried emotions such as anger, hatred, unforgiveness, resentment, grudges, jealousy, ill-will, shame, guilt, and grief can be like buried bombs and can be easily triggered and detonated.  Bottled up feelings, like buried old bombs, is a very dangerous course to follow.  Sinful habits are also like buried bombs waiting to claim a captive.  We need to get them out in the open and defuse them.

Ephesians 4:26-27 (Amplified)
When angry, do not sin;
do not ever let your wrath, exasperation or indignation
last until the sun goes down.
Leave no such room or foothold for the devil.
Don’t give him that opportunity.

1 Peter 5:8
Be vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,
prowls about, seeking whom he may devour.

1 John 2:1
If anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ, the Righteous.

Colossians 1:14
In Whom we have redemption through His blood,
even the forgiveness of sins

For those who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour, who do not believe that He died to pay the penalty for their sin, the invitation from a loving God is clear:

Jesus said
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
No one can come to God except by Me  
John 14:6

For Christ suffered once for sin, the Just for the unjust,
that He might bring us to God 
1 Peter 3:28

He who believes in the Son has everlasting life;
but he who does not believe the Son shall not see life,
but the wrath of God abides on him.
John 3:36

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I am Cloudwatcher, a 76 year old Christian lady, happily married to a wonderful man for over 50 years. We have five wonderful sons, all with at least one University degree and in top positions in their chosen fields. One son is still single but four have found perfect wives and they have given us five lovely grandchildren. I was born in England and while I'm proud of my English heritage, I am doubly proud to be a true-blue, fair-dinkum Aussie. My husband and I are committed Christians whose first priority is to love and serve our risen Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. My life story will tell of my journey from abuse to peace. I suffered 22 years of abuse, being constantly told I was totally evil and an ugly freak: no one would ever want me, so I might as well do the world a favour and kill myself.
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4 Responses to TWO LIVE BOMBS IN LONDON

  1. Rob Barkman says:

    Angela,

    Thank you for the timely teaching on the need for confession of sin. As we see the effects of unconfessed sin in our nations and families, let us all take this warning very seriously and confess our sins before the bomb goes off. Lord bless you! Thanks for another very important posting.

    • I’ve seen too many ‘bombs’ explode to ignore them. Thankfully, Holy Spirit works in our lives and convicts us and enables us to put things right quickly, restoring our relationship with the Father and with others.

      What an amazing God!

  2. riptl2010 says:

    Good blog Angela. The comparison with the time bomb is very real. Feelings when bottled up can explode but those that fester into bitterness until explosion, causes hell for those who suffer from it as well as those who live with them. That is why the Word says that we should not let the sun go down upon our wrath and we should confess our sins and He is faithful to forgive. His forgiveness is most important for peace and victorious joyful living.

    • So true, Evelyn. It amazes me how people can hold grudges. Grudges only hurt the person who holds on to them, but sooner or later they are likely to cause the person to explode, and then many are hurt, and all too often the Church body is hurt and its witness is muddied.

      Praise the Lord for the way we are challenged by Holy Spirit when we harbour wrong feelings, and we are empowered to overcome them. What an amazing God!

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