1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
Today’s Inspiration: We serve an Almighty God who alone can break the vicious cycle which Satan keeps holding us captive even though the scripture says that we are set free by the Lord. Galatians 5:1. We must know that He alone can lead us to our breakthrough. Micah 2:13 is a verse I always cling onto in my prayer for breakthrough.
To break means to shatter into pieces the barrier before us as we take a step of faith. Breaking through many life situations can be a long and trying process. When we see nothing happening and situation worsened like the media reporting bad news of new cases of covid-19 daily. We as God’s people need to know that this conquest though appear invincible, nothing is impossible with God. Luke 1:37. It is God’s way of testing our faith and perseverance.
God is continually putting more and more difficult situations for us to handle to develop our faith and perseverance to a higher level for preparation of last days battle in the spiritual war. This battle may tire and weary us. We have the option to quit and sit down, living a life of ease but we will never reach our potential and our goal. We must not allow situation to control us because of fear. Paul told us to keep pressing on to attain that which we were designed to attain. Philippians 3:12-14.
Like Paul, we are not called to be converted only but to use us to accomplish a great ministry to take the Gospel to uncharted territory despite many trials. Fear should never be in our spirit. When the mind is occupied with confidence in God’s word instead of fear, we will win the race.
The Israelites died in the wilderness because of unbelief and finding the journey of conquest difficult. It was only faith and inner courage that brought forth Joshua’s success. Though we need to purge our physical house from filthiness and wickedness of idolatry and covetousness, most importantly will be the cleansing of the inward parts that enables our body to function in the way God created us to function. Just as the physical body needs all parts to function well, we need the spiritual body, which is the inward heart of the Body of Christ through the teachings of five fold ministers to remove from our heart, the negativity that were implanted in our heart caused by past trauma. Therefore fear of God and love of God will bring us to a place of purity.
Whatever comes from within is normally unclean as claimed by Jesus. Therefore indeed the heart must be cleansed so that no idle words comes out from our mouth to destroy the body. Matthew 12:34-36. We will be judged by our words. V37.
May we take heed of what are still in our thoughts, our heart, our mind and our tongue that hinder us and purge them out so that our prayer will breakthrough any obstacles we may have. This is the year of renewed purification and sanctification to be holy. God be praised.