As you read Judges you soon discover a pattern set out to teach us that SIN AND SUFFERING do FOLLOW EACH OTHER ..
But TRUE REPENTANCE AND SALVATION, BRINGS DELIVERENCE! This does not always conclude that all sickness is the result of sin.
But you must put away the EVIL THING THAT SEPARATES YOU FROM GOD.
(1) SIN. “THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL
DID EVIL IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD”
(2) SUFFERING. “AND THE LORD DELIVERED THEM INTO THE HAND OF
OF THE MIDIANITES.”
(3) SUPPLICATION. “AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL CRIED UNTO THE LORD.”
4) “THEN GOD SENT AN ANGEL.”
5) DELIVERENCE. “GOD RAISED UP A JUDGE.”
How much evil are you tolerating in your life?
How much like the World have you
become by allowing it to take a hold of your life.
People will know you are a CHRISTIAN by your LIFESTYLE.
Satan will tell you that it doesn’t matter .. it’s such a small COMPROMISE .. Yet sure enough down the track .. SIN TAKES HOLD OF YOU!
GODS WORD FOR US TODAY IS VERY CLEAR..
“COME OUT from among them and be SEPARATE” says the Lord.”
“TOUCH NOT the unclean thing and l will RECEIVE YOU .. and be a FATHER unto you. And You shall be to me, my SONS AND DAUGHTERS .. SAYS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.”
2 COR 4 : 17, 18.
You may not have the same consequences as the Israelites actually had, ie..
The MIDIANITES at your back door .. plumaging your property!!
Our battle comes in the form of compromise in the realms of .
Modern technology. Your computer .. your television .. the books you read, theatre etc.
The kind of things you allow on your television screen ..
Pornography .. Filthy language .. Violence .. Homosexuality .. Negative Thinking, such as
Fear, Rejection and Self condemnation. Murder and Adulterous living. Addiction and Abortion, etc .
Yes, we live in the Age of Grace ..
BUT GOD DOES NOT TOLERATE SIN AGAINST HIM .. IN ANY AGE , OR IN ANY FORM.
You may be thinking ..
It doesn’t affect me! Oh yes it does .. IT AFFECTS YOUR INTIMATE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM .. AND THE ANOINTING YOU CAN ENJOY, TO EMPOWER YOU IN HIS SERVICE.
You get so used to sin that you don’t recognise it and rationalise your behaviour.
THE GAUGE I USE TO GUIDE ME, IS FOUND IN PHIL 3:7-9.Whatsoever is etc. Read it!
It’s not Legalistic!
NOT EASY .. BUT SO WORTH IT.