Sin that is hidden
“I acknowledge my sin to you and my iniquity I did not hide. I said, I will confess my transgression to the Lord [continually unfolding the past till all is told] – then you [instantly] forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin” (Psalm 32:5 amp).
Sin is an action that originates from something much bigger, an iniquity. The enemy wants the iniquity to stay hidden. David realized that his sin was an expression of the same iniquities in his family line. Once he realized this, he asked God to continue unfolding the past until all was exposed.
The destruction of a generational iniquity can be traced back in a family tree. Generational iniquities are behind sinful habits that are hard to break. Read Psalm 18:23. An iniquity is hidden below the surface; it is the bent in your nature, the motive and pull you feel towards certain things that God says to stay away from. Sin is the action that carries out the iniquity.
David discovered that there was something pulling him towards certain sins. It was a hidden and subconscious fault that caused him to automatically do certain things.
David prayed: “Clear me from hidden [and unconscious] faults” (Psalm 21: 12 Amp).