Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(2 Kings 17)
“Stiff Necks and Hard Hearts”
Text: 2 Kings 17:14-15
“Nevertheless they would not hear, but stiffened their necks, like the necks of their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God.
And they rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He had testified against them; they followed idols, became idolaters, and went after the nations who were all around them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them that they should not do like them.”
“Stiff Necks and Hard Hearts,” are on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
After 200 years and 19 kings Israel is broken and led away to Assyria as captives - because of their stiff necks and hard hearts.
See the longsuffering of God and the final hour of His Judgement?
Israel sinned against the Law, but the greater sin was against God’s Love, displayed through His Warnings by the Prophets during these 200 years.
Much of our world today is like this. Stiff necks and hard hearts that openly resist God’s Love displayed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, presented by His Warriors….
Yet, there are some who are broken by God’s Love and repent; and this is why the Warrior is Relentless in their Mission. We are Searching For The One Soul that will be broken on the Chief Cornerstone of His Love!
“And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.” (Matt.21:44).
God’s Love will soften the stiff neck and break the hard heart of an unbeliever who confesses and repents of their sin.
God’s Love will also “grind to powder,” the stiff neck and hardened heart that refuses to confess and repent of their sin.
Israel became like what they worshipped! They worshipped idols and they became idolaters. They worshipped empty and useless idols - and became an empty and useless people…..
Warriors Worship Yahweh and become like Him:
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”(2Corin.3:18).
Listen up Warrior! Our Mission Field includes “stiff necks and hard hearts.” Don’t be discouraged by their rejection of the Gospel; keep Searching For The One that is Waiting To Hear the Gospel of Hope!
Deliver God’s Message and remember this:
Some Will Hear and Repent -
Some Won’t - and
Some Are Waiting To Hear…..
Keep Looking For The One! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy