Sunday, May 11, 2014

Walking Close to Jesus

The battle for sound doctrine and exposing false teaching and wolves in sheep's clothing is certainly a necessity in these perilous times. But we need to be careful that we do not get so caught up in the battle that we lose sight of the One we are so zealous to defend.

We need to learn to choose our battles carefully and not waste time and energy on chasing after all the foxes that spoil the vine. What an endless tail-chasing task that would be - and it would leave the warrior jaded. Sometimes we just need to get back to the simplicity of the faith.

I think the devil sends his agents into the gathering of the saints just to stir up strife - and usually over the small things. We need to sharpen our ears to know when the devil is trying to ensnare us into arguments for the sake of argument. 

Sometimes we just need to step back and look into the face of Jesus and renew our strength and bask in His love. Meditate upon His words and recall all the wonderful things He has done in our lives. Return to our first love - on a regular basis.

After we've done that we will be more tuned to His voice and use His armor more strategically. Yes, we're in a battle. The battle is the LORD's. We take our marching orders from Him. If we are not tuned to our Commander's voice, we will drift into enemy territory.

Onward and upward!

"He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." - Rev 3:5-6

"For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." - 2 Cor 11:2-3

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