- for ignoring HIS+ Word,
- for running after the world,
- for indulging ourselves with foods that are not good for the human body
- for indulging ourselves with "good" distractions of this life which actually work a distance between us and GOD,
- for ignoring His+ Truth in all areas,
- for not listening to His+ still, small voice.
We ignore the checks in our spirit that HE+ sends telling us to quit eating ( etc.), or not go out to the store, or quiet down with HIM+ ... instead of filling our hours with endless "good" activities.
HE+ uses this to show us WHERE we are weak and vulnerable to the enemy.
HE+ wants to show us WHERE to focus "our work" in the inner man, to become strong in CHRIST.
It is not pleasant.
- UNTIL we learn to respond in a CHRIST-like manner to that particular besetting circumstance. Loving. Kind. Gentle. Teachable, teachable, teachable.
- UNTIL we learn to respond to the Adamic nature in us ( that nature which should have died out in the waters of Holy Baptism ) by refusing to wallow in the "old man's" way of responding.
- UNTIL we learn to fight against our OWN NATURE instead of somebody else's behavior and nature.
- UNTIL we learn to face the family spirits that have controlled each of our family lines for years and RENOUNCE THEM SOUNDLY, saying,
HE+ will fight the enemy for us ... and has already done so... and WON !
in Heaven and on earth.
authority to tread
(opheOn = sharp-eyed ones, not snakes, the reptiles)