Leviticus 20:23-26 (KJV) “And YE SHALL NOT WALK IN THE MANNERS OF THE NATION, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I ABHORRED THEM. 24 But I have said unto you, ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the Lord your God, which [I] HAVE SEPARATED YOU FROM OTHER PEOPLE. 25 Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean: and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I HAVE SEPARATED FROM YOU as unclean. 26 And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.
1 Peter 1:15-16 (KJV) “But as he which hath called you is holy, so BE YE HOLY IN ALL MANNER OF CONVERSATION; 16 Because it is written, BE YE HOLY; FOR I AM HOLY.
God has separated us apart from the unclean, we are HOLY through Jesus. We must also be holy.
Romans 12:1-2 (KJV) “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE. 2 And BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
I am sad to report that I am encountering way too many religious spirits and Jezebel (Leviathan) Spirits among Brethren. Yesterday there were THREE! GOD’S PEOPLE NEED DELIVERANCE and there are more of His people needing it now than EVER BEFORE, and this number is growing fellow Warriors. We must become educated enough (and to educate others) to understand the danger of willfully sinning and continue in it so long that we’re no longer convicted. Willful, habitual sin opens doors that allow demons access to oppress/influence our lives! Look, I am not your judge. God is your judge. How many believers do you think would jump all over me (and rightfully so) if I posted a scantily clad woman as my cover photo (or even worse at the cover photo for The Battle is REAL) which meme contained the “s” word (synomym for poop) all the while professing that I am a Christian. How many would question it if I did??
Scripture instructs us to be careful how we present ourselves to God AND to others. God doesn’t sleep nor does He slumber; which means He’s looking ALL the time! He pleads with us to present our bodies to Him as a LIVING sacrifice. Scripture tells us that it is our “acceptable and reasonable” service to Him. When we post sexually suggestive pictures on our profiles and our timeline, do we believe God/Jesus/Holy Spirit is looking the othe way? What about coarse language? Our conversation is also supposed to be “holy.” How do you measure up? Everything we say is either a blessing or a cursing:
James 3:10 KJV "Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be."
I have the pleasure of meeting and knowing “all in” Warriors, brothers and sisters fully committed to living holy lives before God who are a true blessing to me. There are also believers who flirt with and wallow in sin, which opens spiritual doors in their lives which invite demons in (“Ya’ll come on in!”). However, those that don't think it's a problem to continue in sin or to look like the world, would argue that they don't invite the Enemy in. Really?!!? When will we truly believe that willful and continue SIN gives LEGAL RIGHT to the Enemy and his minions, will we not change? The Enemy and his minions are like a roaring lion just waiting for whom they may devour -- to oppress and influence us and thereby rendering us ineffective. I mean is this not a wake up call? . . . WOW!!
Indeed, I am shocked and disappointed by some of my “brethren.” Yesterday, I confronted a “sister” (an admin of one of the 120+ Christian groups I post to Monday-Friday) whose Facebook cover was a sexually suggestive photo of a curvaceous young lady wearing a tube top and Daisy Duke’s. When I came across it, I was shocked! This lady is representing a Christian group online and professes to be a Believer. According to Matthew 18:15, I privately messaged her (I did not use the comment section of a public post), asking if she was convicted about her cover photo. No name calling or moral bashing no judgement statement on my part. Just a simple question - seeking clarification.
Her response, “Should I be? Just because [I] am a Christian don't mean I should allow people to treat me anyhow. That message has its owner. But if it makes you uncomfortable I will take it down.”
My response, “Do as you wish. I'm not the important one . . . God saw it before I did.”
Her response was something akin to, “You’re not my judge. Next time you judge, do so in love.”
I recognized that for a split second, she cared about what "I" thought. The sad truth . . . the shocking truth is that the Jezebel Spirit and Religious Spirit were both working to the point she didn’t care AT ALL about what God thought. When I reminded her of God, she turned it around to say I was judging her (Proverbs 9:8).
Listen, everyone, way too many believers are operating under demonic interference and/or oppression. I’m here to tell you that the Enemy is alive and working. Believers should NOT LOOK or LIVE like the world. We are not to pattern ourselves after the world, but AFTER GOD. Here's what God has to say about it . . . STRAIGHT UP -- NO CHASER:
James 4:4-7 KJV “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the FRIENDSHIP WITH THE WORLD is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, GOD RESISTETH THE PROUD, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
1 John 2:15-17 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
Exodus 20:3-6 “Thou shalt have NO OTHER GODS BEFORE ME. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, VISITING THE INIQUITY OF THE FATHERS UPON THE CHILDREN UNTO THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION OF THEM THAT HATE ME; 6 And SHOWING MERCY UNTO THOUSANDS OF THEM THAT LOVE ME and KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.”
Exodus 34:14-17 (KJV) “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: 15 Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice; 16 And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods. 17 Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.”
If that isn't enough, we are also commanded not to give the Enemy an opportunity.
Ephesians 4:27 "Neither give place [a foothold] to the devil."
The Enemy wants to convince every Christian that it’s okay to LOOK and LIVE like the world (a/k/a to sin). Warriors and brethren, old wine cannot be put into new wineskins (Matthew 9:16-17)! Our spirits have been purified (new wine) and we must be careful our new wine is not poured into old wineskins (SIN).
Holy Spirit come . . . come to renew and refresh us! Convict us of our sin. In the name of Jesus, I command every principality and power be silenced and rendered ineffective against Believers' minds. Father speak to us YOUR TRUTH and may the soil of our hearts be fertile to accept it that it may GROW IN ABUNDANCE IN OUR LIVES!! Bring to every brother and sister's remembrance how to blush at sin . . . to repent and return to You, Lord!
Jeremiah 6:15 (KJV) “Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.”
Brethren/Warriors: WE NEED TO GET OUR “BLUSH” ON before the Lord God Almighty!
Call SIN what it is. Playing with God doesn’t cut it. He already knows exactly what you’ve done and have been involved in. He LOVES YOU! He wants YOU TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE – to BE HOLY as HE IS HOLY so you can RECEIVE ALL OF HIS BLESSINGS AND BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS. WE REPRESENT JESUS!!!
Crying out in the wilderness,