“Breaking Bad” was a TV series that was aired not too long ago on DSTV. Perhaps you may have watched it, perhaps not.
In a nutshell, it’s about an honest, hard-working, but struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and who only has a certain amount of time to live.
In an effort to ensure that his family’s financial future is well secured before he dies, he takes on extra work.
When his efforts to earn legitimate additional money fail, he resorts to producing and selling crystallized methamphetamine with a former student and so “breaks bad” into the dark world of sin.
This week, I thought it would be good to discuss some points regarding “Breaking Bad” and how we could relate them to our own lives.
1. In this TV series the high school chemistry teacher was a good, honest, hard-working, family man, who simply broke bad.
The point here is simply that “breaking bad” is no respecter of persons. Sin could care less about who or what the person is. Sin just needs a body to operate in. (Romans 6:6, 12-14).
It could care less about whether that body is:
· A male or female body
· A rich or poor body
· An educated or uneducated body
· A Black or White body
· A religious or irreligious body
Sin just needs any body to operate in.
2. When the chemistry teacher broke bad into the world of drugs, he stopped operating by the rules and laws of the land and began to operate by the rules of the drug world.
In like manner, when we break bad and continually sin, we begin to operate by a different set of rules.
And they are rules of the dark world.
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. (Galatians 6:7–8 NKJV)
The point is that, when we sow into the realm of sin and darkness we will reap the consequences of that realm and we will play out our lives according to the set of rules dictated to by that realm.
Satan operates by a harsh set of rules. There is no mercy and absolutely no second chances with him.
3. When the chemistry teacher began to experience fame and fortune, it caused him to want to make more money quickly. As a result, he got deeper and deeper into the drug world.
The point here is that, sin is a catalyst for more sin. Sin is like a weed that will not just grow in one flower bed, but will soon take over and grow in EVERY flower bed of your life!
And sin’s main aim is to harden your heart towards the things of God and in doing so, rob you of your innocence and purity.
…but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. (Hebrews 3:13 NKJV)
4. Even though the chemistry teacher tried his best to protect his family from the drug world, they were all too soon exposed to the breaking bad world of drugs and crime.
His decision to “break bad” didn’t just negatively affect him. It also had a negative impact on his entire family.
The point here is that, breaking bad and the decision to habitually sin is a spiritual choice that will not only affect you negatively but also your family and future generations to come.
Satan is not only a legalist but also a cunning strategist bent on eliminating the entire generational lineage of families.
Not only is he after you, but also after your children and their children’s children, until your entire family line has been eliminated. (Exodus 34:7)
Friends, I have come to learn that if our sins can generate curses that can continue into future generations, then surely our faith in God and His Word, can generate blessings for us and for our future generations to enjoy.
The nature of sin is such that if we allow it and yield to it, sin, will cause us to break bad.
We are all vulnerable to the effects of sin.
And without the Cross and the fact that Jesus rose from the dead, triumphing over the power of sin, we are ALL without hope.
The good news is that, 2 000 years ago Jesus died on a tree and undid what the first Adam did when he transgressed in the Garden.
Jesus Christ broke the power, dominion and might of sin, ensuring that we no longer be made servants to it, but instead could master and defeat it and walk in victory.
Today, we have the blessed Holy Spirit who indwells us and when we give ourselves to Him He will manifest heaven’s righteousness through us and cause us to break good in every area of our lives.
“I declare that my faith in God and His Word has the power to break good in me so as to produce blessings, miracles, favour and an open heaven for me, my family and future generations.”