Repent...FLEE! Avoid! Cut it Off! [Day Na Break Devotional : February 5 - 11]
Day Na Break [weekly] Devotional (February 5 - 11, 2021)
Repent...FLEE! Avoid! Cut it Off! [ Matthew 5:29-30; Romans 6:12-13]
Listen, people of God, you cannot clean yourself and go back into sin. You cannot repent and then go right back into sin. You cannot go to church, go for the altar call, only to go back and fall into mud again. See, you cannot do that. Jesus died for our sins so we can live better, clean, righteous lives.
Let us avoid sin as much as we can. The Bible even says we should 'cut off' sin, such that even if the thing that is making us to sin is a part of our body, we should cut it off! Can you begin to imagine? That is how much we need to avoid things that make us sin. Matthew 5:29-30: "Ifyourrighteyecausesyoutostumble,lgougeitoutandthrowitaway. Itisbetterforyoutoloseonepartofyourbodythanforyourwholebodytobethrownintohell. Andifyourrighthandcausesyoutostumble,cutitoffandthrowitaway. Itisbetterforyoutoloseonepartofyourbodythanforyourwholebodytogointohell."
Imagine this: A woman took a tub full of dirty white clothes to wash. After washing the clothes so clean, she hung them on lines that were tied to rotten sticks. Within no time, all the clothes fell on the ground and got dirty more than how they were before she washed them. She was so frustrated that she had to go wash all those clothes all over again.
Read Matthew 12:43-45. When a demon is cast out, the demon go searching for where to dwell. When it roams about and cannot find a place to settle, it goes to check back on where it was cast out from. When it finds out that the place is still conducive for it to dwell, it would now go and invite seven more demons to come join it. Now, the person becomes more demon-possessed than when the one demon was cast out.
You cannot go on the mountain and go through a fast for 3 days, 7 days, 14, 21, or 40 days only for you to come out and go drag yourself back into mud. Avoid shaky grounds!!! Do not hang your clothes on any rope that is tied on rotten sticks! If you do that, you will spend all your resources, energy, and strength to wash your clothes so clean, only for them to fall down in mud and get dirty even more than before.
You want to stay clean after days, weeks, months of consecration and sanctification. Avoid shaky grounds!
Read Romans 6:12-13: "Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness."
- Avoid listening to rotten kinds of music that promote immorality, drugs abuse, and all kinds of vices in society - Rotten sticks! Avoid them.
- Avoid rotten kinds of movies, pornographies, and the likes...where all kinds of evil activities are being promoted. Rotten sticks! avoid them so you do not fall into the mud of sexual sin and all kinds of perverse behavior. Why do you think the evil spirit would come back and go find 7 more and come in your body? Because after the demon was cast out of your body, you played around rotten sticks, so your system became conducive again to accommodate demons!
-Avoid rotten friends with their bad companies. Avoid them! If you cannot change them, flee from them before they change you. Rotten sticks!! The Bible made no mistake when it said FLEE! Flee and keep praying for them.
-Avoid going to those rotten places and be talking about, "Oh, I will just go buy my soft drink and drink it and go home." No, no, no...don't go there. You will see rotten things that may drag you. If you're not going there for evangelism purposes, do not go sit there and drink soft drink at all. If you cannot find a clean, decent, Faith-based place for refreshment, go buy your soft drink from the community shop and go drink it in you house. Avoid rotten sticks!
Do not hang your rope on rotten sticks. Do not hang your clothes on any rope that is tied to rotten sticks. Your clean clothes will all fall down in the mud and get dirty more than they were before you washed them. Replace all those rotten things with the Word of God, constant prayers, and fellowship with other believers of Christ [Heb 10:24-25].