Kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of light
Let us remind ourselves of our great deliverance from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light in this pandemic season, so that, we can remain true to the Living God and not repeat Israel’s mistakes… 2 Kings 17:7
⚠️This pandemic season has been a wake up call for my spiritual awakening. God is using this lockdown to detach myself more and more from the things that I held on to, so that, I can be attached to Him more and more. To have a deeper walk with God, I have to come up higher. God is restructuring my life for a greater purpose and I don’t want to be held captive in this corona world, but to shake off everything through the cleansing of the water of God’s Word, Ephesians 5:26, when God has delivered me into the freedom of His Spirit, 2Corinthians 3:17.
⚠️This is a season once again to learn from the mistakes of the Israelites, God’s chosen people, who had experienced the miraculous deliverance from Egypt and soon forsook their God who redeemed them, for other gods and went into the Assyrian captivity, for ignoring God’s Word and Warnings, 2Kings17:7
⚠️It was the sin of the Israelites that took them into captivity. God’s judgment is often a long time in coming, because God holds back His judgment as long as possible. It took about 200 years for them to go into captivity. They were warned about it by Moses, that if they went after other gods, that they will be taken capitves. The Northern Kingdom was taken away by the Assyrians and later the Southern Kingdom would go into the Babylonian captivity, because, they like the northern tribes continued to sin.
⚠️Child of God, Remember this, we are going through a very difficult time in history, and when we are tempted to give up because of the fear and terror around us, just remember how God redeemed you with a heavy price. God brought Israel up out of the land of Egypt and the remembrance of this one act alone should remind Israel to be single-hearted and single-minded in their commitment to the LORD.
⚠️Israel chose not to fear God but they feared other gods. God cast out the Canaanite nations in the days of Joshua because of sins of the worst kind of idolatry and human sacrifice. Now, He had cast out the Northern Kingdom of Israel for the same sins. God judges the conduct of the nations, who rejects repeated warnings, 2Kings17:8
⚠️Israel embraced what God cast out. What are we embracing in this lockdown that God had delivered us from? We have refined sin in such a way that it is subtle and can’t be noticed.
⚠️Rebellion and sin cloud the judgment of men, and the Israelites judgement was so impaired, that they thought that they could sin secretly against the God who sees everything, 2Kings 17:9-12
⚠️Let us forsake what God has forsaken and embrace the Word of God and walk in His ways by the Power of the Holy Spirit who will give us the grace which we need to walk worthy of His calling, Ephesians 5:2 … Amen🙏
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