Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1 Kings 20)
“Alone Without God”
Text: 1 Kings 20:42
“Then he said to him, “Thus says the LORD: Because you have let slip out of your hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore your life shall go for his life, and your people for his people.’ ”
The doom of the Apostate of being “Alone Without God,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. What a sad, sad, thing it is to see this state of an unrepentant sinner. They are sorry for the “consequences” of their sin but they are not sorry “for” their sin....
“So the king of Israel went to his house sullen and displeased, and came to Samaria.” (1Kings 20:43).
Ahab had seen the Awesome display of God’s Power at Mount Carmel - and again, God’s Miraculous Power working through Ahab’s little army of 7,000 soldiers killing 100,000 footmen of Syria in one day! Yet, still Ahab refused to give glory to God and repent of his lawlessness.
Years of lawlessness had hardened his heart. Like a leper he became numb to God’s mercy and was left Alone Without God.
Let us take a lesson from Ahab’s life, not only personally, but for others who may be practicing lawlessness. Beware! For the unrepentant sinner, It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God:
“For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.
Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The LORD will judge His people.”
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Heb.10:26-31)
Ahab “sinned willfully,” he practiced lawlessness for many years in-spite of warnings of God’s prophets, and witnessing God’s awesome miracles. Ahab loved himself and his lawlessness instead of loving and obeying the Law of God - and so there was no longer a sacrifice for sin for him.
For the Warrior and Lover of God, “it is a Wonderful and Thrilling thing to fall into the hands of the Living God! We live there, and fight our battles for Righteousness from there, every day. The unrepentant Chooses to be Alone Without God.
Our Mission is clear, my fellow Warrior: To Know God and To Make Him Known by others - even the unrepentant! We fight for their soul as long as they are still breathing! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,