None of These Things Move Me.

 None of These Things Move Me….

Acts 20:24-But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Yesterday I was stuck in traffic for well over an hour. I mean stop and go and most times stand still traffic. To compound my problem I neglected to put gas in my car earlier during my commute, so it was essentially on E.

You better know the enemy began to whisper all kinds of foolishness in my head. You should pull your car over and walk, so you don’t run out of gas. And when he wasn’t trying to convince me to get out of my car on a busy eight-lane highway. He was trying to assault my mind about how stupid I was for not getting gas and how sorry I’d be when I finally ran out.

While sitting there, I began to pray and rebuke the devil. The Bible tells us we should cast down every imagination and the high thing that tries to captivate our minds. In 2 Corinthians 10:5   Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

I do not have to allow the enemy to beat me up and play games with my mind. And even when he tries it none of those things move me.  None of those things to move me from my relationship with God. None of these things move me.

Romans 8: 38-39 gives us a list of things that will try to come and move us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I submit to you today, we don’t have to be moved by any of the tricks and traps of the devil. We can cast down all of those things that try to separate us from God. When the enemy comes with his foolishness, tell him, none of those things move me.

 

Cassandra Durham @ 2017

 

 

One Lord and One Faith

 One Lord and One Faith

Ephesians 4:4-6 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

For the last year or so I’ve noticed a split or tearing away in the body of Christ. No doubt it has always been there, but now it is more noticeable. When the church is divided, we send out mixed messages. One church/division says one thing is acceptable while another church /division tells us it is not.

God has not called us to be split. He sent His Word.

The infallible, unchanging Word of God. It is our guide. It is our rule book. It is how we are supposed to live our lives.

So why the division?

I think we’ve gotten so caught up on the grace that we have forgotten that the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23) The consequences of sin haven’t changed. It’s still going to be death, in one form or another.

Yea we can repent of sin, but that then brings me to do we continue in sin just because we can repent? Do we continue on the treacherous path of willfully sinning just because we can ask for forgiveness? Do we continue to wallow in our own faults and messiness because we know God will hear us?

I submit to you Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

God forbid.

God forbid. God forbid. That’s the answer the Word gives us. God forbid.

We have to get back to basics. I don’t know how we thought we deserved promotion when we haven’t mastered the elementary tenets of the faith. We’ve been going along in our own way and becoming our own masters. We’ve left the interpretation of God’s Word to folks who aren’t Christians.

Let’s get it together church. If we are indeed one like the Word says… we need to act like it. We should walk alike, talk alike, and act alike. If the Body of Christ ever get on one accord, we will put the enemy on the run. He will have no more dominion over the earth. But first, we’ve got to repent and turn back to our first love.

Cassandra B. Durham 2017