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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Preparing the Army of God, #30
And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of the Lord your God. (Joshua 3:9)
There are many voices in the material and spirit realms today. Which voice is the voice of Christ? Only one Person has been sent of God, and that is Christ. All other leaders are seeking their own gain.
We need to hear the true words of the Lord today. We must ask God to cause us to love the truth, to keep us out of temptation and deception, to strip from us what is false and what comes short of the Glory of God.
Any human being, no matter how sincere, can be deceived. The individual who is most deceived is the one who is persuaded he cannot be deceived.
It is not in the power of the flesh to discern between truth and error. Only the wisdom of the Spirit of God can enable us to recognize the truth.
Each Christian is more or less certain that what he or she believes is correct. Obviously some of us are mistaken. The wise attitude to take is that since we may be incorrect in what we believe we must remain prayerful that we not remain in deception.
We have learned through the years that we can be mistaken when we were certain we were correct. Therefore our attitude before the Lord is one of openness—a willingness to repent and turn in the direction God reveals to be His will.
So we exhort everyone to seek the Lord today. We are persuaded that God is speaking to His people. It is a time to rid ourselves of our pharisaic smugness and to seek the face of the Lord.
The Pharisees of Jesus' day prided themselves on the steadfastness of their belief in the one true religion. They were terribly deceived concerning the Rabbi from Nazareth. They murdered the Lord's Christ. Let us be warned from this and cast off our religious pride and smugness.
It is a good idea every once in a while to ask the Lord where we stand in His sight.
And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites. (Joshua 3:10)
The living God is among the Christian churches when the believers walk in righteousness and holiness with an attitude of repentance toward God.
God will not fail to deliver us from all evil if we truly will serve Him, live righteously, purge the uncleanness from our life, obey Him in all matters, and press forward in faith in His Word.
God through Christ has promised us authority over all the power of Satan.
We who bear the name of Christ are the heirs of all things. The earth and its peoples are the spoils of war. Christ defeated Satan on the cross of Calvary. Christ will divide the spoil with the strong. The Kingdom of God will be taken by those who care enough to fight for it.
Why do we have to fight for the Kingdom if Christ already has won the war? It is the same reason the Israelites had to fight for their inheritance in Canaan even though God already had given it to them.
Christ has won the war. Now he is waiting, expecting God to put His enemies under His feet.
To be continued.