KEY SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:15. “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world”;
In our previous study we looked at quite a depressive picture of the condition of many Christians. We saw that many Christians are not living to the standard that God has stated. We also realized that there is a power beyond man that makes him act against God’s way. Ephesians 2:2 “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience”: The man who does not know this maintains a downward turn of his morals. Every man no matter who you are, whether a Christian who is living a sinful life, or an unbeliever is under the influence this spirit of the power of the air.
The bible calls it the mystery of iniquity which is already at work in men. 2Thesalonians 2:7” For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way”. The man without Christ needs to realize he is under a kind of bondage that makes him steal, fornicate and cheat. Now understand that a dysfunctional moral life is a failure, and a misery no matter what you think you are getting. What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul? Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold”. The cravings of the flesh are deceitful. Come to Jesus and allow a higher power to set you free from this evil power of the air, making you disobedient to God’s word. Stop the corrupted life and submit to the Lordship of Jesus.
I speak also to the Christian who has allowed this evil power to rule him. That life of cheating, Fornication, lying, quarreling and many more are not your portion. You have stooped too low to a far lower spirit to rule your life. Jesus is your Lord, so make Him your Lord indeed. A Lord is the owner of a thing. He has absolute right over that thing. Jesus owns you and wants to live His beautiful life through you. The scripture says submit to God, resist the devil and he would flee from you. (James 4:7) Please say to that negative influence that, today I will no more live that filthy life any longer. I refuse to be a slave to any wrong life. I WILL live to glorify the Lord from this moment.
I am sorry O God for my error of living unto myself. I surrender my life absolutely to you, Jesus: to live for your glory. Lord Jesus be Lord over my life. My life shall continually express your holiness.
Philippians 2:13. “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure”.
Romans 12:1. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service”.