Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(1Samuel 4 & 5)
“And when the people had come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the LORD defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD from Shiloh to us, that when it comes among us it may save us from the hand of our enemies.”
“Fake Religion,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. Israel had been “doing what was right in their own eyes,” for so long that their hearts were numb, not knowing the glory of God had departed from them long ago. They were practicing Fake Religion, ‘having a form of godliness but denying the Power of true godliness.
“ But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
(2Tim.3:1-5) This is Fake Religion and it’s a deadly virus that only Confession and Repentance can cure!
The elders of Israel asked themselves the question “why has the Lord defeated us today before the Philistines?” Their answer to this question was not Confession and Repentance because their stubborn heart was numb - they didn’t even realize that their sin of rebellion in the camp had driven God’s Presence away from them. So they chose Fake Religion, the form of godliness “the Ark of the Covenant.” It was simply a “form” that was empty of God’s Presence.
Take a lesson from this Warrior! Stay close to your Commander and King! There Is No Substitute For His Presence In Your Life! Without His Presence You’ll Be Defeated In every fight. Keep your Dates with Jesus every day and fall in love with His Presence. Aaaah, stay hungry for His presence and Walk In His Presence, and you will never know defeat. He will Always Lead You In Triumph:
“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” (2Corin.2:14). The is no substitute for God’s Presence:
“You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” (Psa.16:11).
Fake Religion has no place in n a Warrior’s Life! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,