Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Numbers 25:1 - 26:51)
“The Invitation of sin”
Text: Numbers 25:2
“They invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed down to their gods.”
“The Invitation of sin” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. This invitation is an enticement designed to lure you and I away from God with the pleasures of this world; lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, and the pride of life.(1John 2:15-17)
Listen Up Warrior! We’re in this world but we’re not from this world anymore! We’re sons and daughters of God and we’re expected to behave like it!
Moab’s invitation of lust was a invitation of death for Israel.
Consider what Israel’s position was as the people of God. God had separated Israel for Himself as a holy people and now Israel had “eaten with the enemy of God and bowed down to God’s enemy!” This made God angry and judgement followed; the plague began it’s work of destruction in the camp. Unless Phinehas rose up and killed Zimri and Cozbi, many more than 24,000 would have died!
The invitation of sin meets the Warrior’s Blade! We take it down hard! We have a zero tolerance for sin. If it sneaks into the camp of our heart, or we’re hit suddenly with a round of lust or pride by the devil’s sniper - our response is confession and repentance immediately! Our Corpsman, Holy Spirit will take the round out, patch us up, and get us back into the fight! Oooh Rah!
Our Commander has given us clear Rules of Engagement for this enemy - Death upon making contact, Take No Prisoners!
Paul told the Corinthian Church their Rules of Engagement this way:
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?
And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
“I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the LORD Almighty.” (2Corin.6:14-17).
Standfast Warrior in your position In God! You are part of “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.”(1Pet.2:9-10).
Warrior at your side,