THE CROSS: A SYMBOL OF DELIVERANCE FROM THE WORLD IV
A lot of people started the Christian race well but at some point, they drifted because they wanted to be like the world. Lust is a force that pulls you away from the purpose of God. The prescription for lust is still the cross – that is the place where you can crucify it and it must be on a daily basis. Lust is satan’s counterfeit of a righteous desire. At the cross, you mortify the flesh and allow the will of God to take over because it is at the cross that your will crosses with the will of God. When you submit to the will of God, you will beat the power of lust. Today, the Church is chasing what the world is chasing, there is not much difference.
He who knows the will of God endures forever. 1 John 5:19, “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” Whoever celebrates evil must be wicked.
Rev. 12:9, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” The greatest deception in the world is – man lives, moves, talks, does everything as if he will not die. The whole world is under the deception of satan that is why you must not allow yourself to be under his control.
James 4:4, “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God”. A lot of people position themselves to be an enemy of God by their wrong choices – trying to be a friend of the world system.
John 14:30, “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.” When the prince of this world comes, may he not find any of his seals or properties in you in the mighty name of Jesus. To be free from the world is one of the greatest deliverances anyone can have.
A ship in the sea – that is normal but the sea in the ship is an aberration, a disaster, an evil. The Church in the world – that is normal but the world in the Church is disaster. Unfortunately, the world has encroached into the Church because the Church threw away the symbol that checkmates the world – the Cross.
- Father I adore you. I lay my life before you. I celebrate the finished work of your son Jesus Christ. Grant me the grace to walk in dominion over the spirit of this world in Jesus name. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED……..