40 Days of Teshuvah – Day 21 (9/5/15)

Posted: September 5, 2015 in Teshuvah 40 Day Devotional
DANGER! PASSIVITY!

ISIS beheadingHave you wondered why these men were not fighting, screaming, kicking? Because they had been through this same procedure about 40 times and probably thought that this was another routine of terror. Instead, this was their end. The tactic of the enemy was to ‘wear down their resistance’. Take away their fight to live.

Passivity towards our enemy is what the devil wants from us and his trick is to cool the ardor (passion) of God’s men of war. Proverbs 13:12, “Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.” (MSG)

Right now we are not actively fighting a war with ISIS inside our nation, but we are fighting a real war between right and wrong.  We are living in the days when they call ‘good’ evil and ‘evil’ good. Years ago, it was said of someone who was a homosexual, that they were in the ‘closet’. At that time the Church had passion. Now, the Church is in the closet, and the homosexual community has the passion!

Synonyms for being ‘passionate’ are: (fired with intense feeling) ardent, blazing, burning, dithyrambic, fervent, fervid, fiery, flaming, glowing, heated, hot-blooded, hotheaded, impassioned, perfervid, red-hot, scorching, torrid.

Synonyms for ‘passivity’ are: Indifference, apathetic, asleep, compliant, lifeless, insensitivity, lethargy, aloofness, coldness, coolness, detachment, disinterest, dispassion, disregard, dullness, emotionless, heedlessness, insensibility, unconcern, going through the motions, unresponsiveness, halfheartedness, idle, indifference, laid back, motionlessness, nonresistance, nonviolent, phlegmatic, resigned, submissive
2 Timothy 1:6, “That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you”  TIME FOR ‘SHIELDS UP’, Fan the flame of hope in God, don’t let down your shield of faith! The best times for the Church is just ahead. This will be our finest hour! Don’t go AWOL on King Jesus right at the finish line. He is the Author and the Finisher of your faith! Put your trust and hope in Him!

 

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