Implosion

Section 2

Servants or Children Make your Call and Election Sure Are you Under the Law? Husbands Love Your Wives New Creatures in Christ Submit Yourselves One to Another Ties that Bind

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Servants or Children

There is an identity crisis in the Body of Christ. There is much confusion and a failure to realize and accept who we really are in Him.  The Body of Christ has been cursed with amnesia, not knowing who we are, what we are to do or where we are to go.  It is time for the Truth to be spoken.

Simon & Schuster New Millennium Edition 2000 defines servant, “a person employed by another, especially to perform domestic duties.”

Jesus spoke of servants and said to His disciples in John 15:15:  “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. The disciples were not born again yet because Jesus was not yet the Firstborn among many brethren.  The key point is that the servant does not know what his lord or master is doing.  A master has no obligation to tell his servant anything.  He has now made His intentions known to us, His family.

We know from the scriptures that when we make Jesus the Lord of our life we are adopted in to the Family of God.  We become His children with the right and authority to become sons of God.  John 1:12: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: We have also become joint heirs with Jesus.  Rom. 8:16-17:  “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.  This means everything He is and obtained is ours on an equal basis.

This is very simple.  We complicate our lives in Christ with a slave mentality.  This simple Truth then becomes hard to comprehend.  Because the Truth is foreign to our mind, we believe whatever doctrine is taught or put our faith in our circumstances.  But now it is time to allow the Holy Spirit to show you our Father’s thoughts on the subject.

We serve each other because we are the children of God.  This is what Jesus did.  He was and is Lord of all and availed Himself to service.

Our Heavenly Father made us to sit together with Jesus in the heavenly places.  When we were young, coming home from school we walked in the front door and ran directly to the kitchen where our mother was usually at work.  On the way to the refrigerator we asked, “Hey mom, what’s for dinner?”  We were comfortable.  We announced our presence and made ourselves at home.    We should be familiar enough with our Family position that we come boldly to the Father and say, “Dad, what’s up?  What is on the agenda for today?”

Often we go timidly to God and beg Him for mercy as we try to convince Him to bless us, do something for us or get Him to give us something.  If we would come to Him as a little child, climb up in His lap and love Him, not asking for anything but just enjoying His presence, He would lavish us with more than we could imagine.

We are to grow up and mature.  1 Cor. 13:11:  “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”  Notice the Apostle Paul makes specific reference to growing up.  It seems that many have yet to accept the Truth that we are servants not children.  We remain spiritual babies throughout life.  God waits for us to grow up.  The entire world waits for this as well.  Rom 8:19:  “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”  My brother and sister, all of creation, the world, the church, the angels and a host of others are waiting for us to grow up and become the sons of God.

The problem is exacerbated because most of the church has become comfortable in their childhood and are friends with the world.  One could say the children of God are doing things no differently than the way the world does things.  The Bible says this in 1 John 3:1:  “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.”  The world will not know us when we take our place in the Family.  It is time we GROW UP and become sons and fulfill our God-ordained role.

Now is the time to repent for our childishness and seek His presence.  Become possessed by the Holy Spirit and devote your entire being to Him.  Take your rightful place in the Family.  Then serve and bless others because of your vital relationship with and to Him.


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Make your Calling and Election Sure

2 Pet. 1:10:  “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

A tremendous promise is attached to this scripture.  You shall NEVER fall.  When our Lord tells us that something shall never happen, we can count on it and stake our life on His Word.  Since God gave us this wonderful promise, we must find out more about making our calling and election sure.

Strong’s Concordance defines the Greek word for sure (shure) as, “bebaios”, beb'-ah-yos; from the base of (basis, bas'-ece; from baino (to walk); a pace ("base"), i.e. (by impl.) the foot:--foot.) (through the idea of basality); stable (lit. or fig.):--firm, of force, stedfast, sure.”  This refers to the foundation from which we are to launch all ministry efforts.  It stabilizes us.

As we look at the ministry of our Lord Jesus we see in Luke 4:1-2:  “And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.  Jesus spent time in the presence of the Father seeking to make His call and election sure and have a clear understanding.  Soon after Jesus went into the synagogue, He stood before the people and made a proclamation of His calling and election.  In Luke 4:18-19 Jesus proclaimed:  “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Jesus made public His purpose and future focus in clear, simple and certain terms for He heard from the Father.  The message He proclaimed in Luke 4 is precisely what He carried out throughout His entire ministry.  Everywhere He went, Jesus preached the Gospel to the poor, healed the brokenhearted, preached deliverance to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, set at liberty those that were bruised and preached; this is the day of the Lord.  His calling and election (divinely chosen purpose) were firmly planted inside and He literally walked them out.

How does this apply to you and me?  Perhaps you have wondered if the Lord was telling you to do (such and such).  Or thought the Lord was saying something to you.  You undoubtedly have experienced such doubt.  Unfortunately, this attitude emerges from the pulpit all too often.  The problem is you don’t know your calling and purpose in the Lord.  This is seen by a lack of confidence in believing the Word and lack of focus in your life and ministry.  If you are in the Body of Christ, confessing Jesus to be your Lord, you have been baptized into the Body.  You are a member of the Body of Christ and have a specific role because you are a Body part.  1 Cor. 12:27:  “Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.  Rom.11: 29:  “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.” What part of the Body are you?  

You need to know your part in order to be a functional member of the Body.  If you are a little finger you need to know that so that you don’t try to act like a thumb.  A little finger connected, acting as a thumb is completely ineffective and becomes divisive and non-functional. 

One projects a level of confidence when you function as God planned.  1 John 5:14:  “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: The application in this scripture is prayer but the principle is the same: being in the will of God.  Knowing and doing the will of God equals confidence. 

If you are like most believers you don’t know what member of the Body you are and lack confidence in the Lord.  You are challenged to make decisions and know which direction to take.  You may stand in a prayer line every week and go away frustrated because your prayers remain unanswered.

There is hope!  Ask the Lord.  1 John 5:14:  “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:” We know it is His will for us to function as the part of the Body as He designed.  In the past we have asked Him about things but don’t have clear answers.  James 4:2-3:  “Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.  Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”    Your motive for asking must be centered on His plan and purpose, not to serve yourself.  One reason you do not have answers in every area of your life is because you have asked amiss searching for how it will benefit you rather than seeking first the Truth and the Kingdom of God.  Ask the Lord to reveal His will and your place in the Body.  He will reveal the Truth to you if you ask.


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Are you under the Law of Sin and Death?

Are you under the law of sin and death or under the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus?   This is one of the most important questions to be asked.    It is critical because as a Christian you operate from one of these laws and experience and produce the fruit associated with the two laws.

In Exodus 34:28 God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and a standard by which men were to live.  It was also a set of laws and rules man could not keep perfectly.  Gal. 3:10:  “For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.  But the law had a purpose.  Gal. 3:24:  “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.  If the law did not exist we would not have a standard by which we measure our behavior. We would not see our need for a Savior.

Fortunately, the law did its job in our lives and pointed us to Jesus Christ.  When we confess Jesus as Lord we become new creatures in Christ.  Becoming a new creature literally means to become a new species of being; something that never existed before.  The Bible puts it another way: Jesus, who knew no sin, became sin in order to make us who knew no righteousness, the righteousness of God in Christ.  We can thank the Lord for the Law (Ten Commandments).

We receive Jesus by Faith, for it is by grace through Faith that we are saved, not of works so we cannot boast.  Gal. 3:25:  “But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.”  We are no longer under the Law.  Rom. 8:2:  “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.  We have been totally set free in Jesus.  We are taken from the family of the lost and placed in the Family of God as children with the right, authority, and power to become sons of God.

What does it mean to be under the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus?  It means we can now live in the place Jesus lived.  John 13:34:  “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”  Mat. 22:37-40:  “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”  We are free to live a life as Jesus fulfilled the Ten Commandments and the law.  We are under the law of Love.

Take these things to the Father and ask Him to reveal the Truth so that you may respond as He directs.


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Husbands Love your Wives

There is an imperative our heavenly Father gave the church: Eph. 5:25:  “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;” Most of us have heard this scripture and have complied within the scope of our natural understanding.  But the implications of this command go much deeper than we have considered.  They speak directly to our spirit.  Let’s look at the full context.

Eph. 5:25-29:  “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it, That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.  So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.  For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

Notice there is a reason for the directive for husbands to love their wives.  It is to remove spot and wrinkle and for her to be glorious.  Now we are going to take a microscopic look at this verse and get a deeper revelation and understanding.

The word love used here is the Greek word Agape, which we know is the God kind of love.  Read 1 Cor. 13 to understand more of Agape.  Charity is the English word used instead of love.  We also know that the English word love is translated by two other Greek words: eros (erotic love), and phileo (brotherly-type love).  Eros and phileo are both limited in application to their realm.  Agape is not limited in dimension but encompasses the other two.

We have applied only the phileo – brotherly kindness and eros – erotic or sexual-type love in our limited understanding and application of the command to love our wives.  We see phileo in action in a father son, mother-daughter or brother sister-type love.  This love can be developed and can be very rewarding to the recipient.  Eros love is self-explanatory.   Let’s set the record straight and then amplify Agape’s practical application.

The command for husbands to love their wives includes phileo and eros but gains a new perspective when we meditate upon the next phrase, “…as Christ loved the church”.  Look at Jesus to see how He expressed Agape to the church.  He died for her.  He healed her.  He cast demons out.  He fulfilled His calling.  He went far beyond any type of love the world had previously seen or experienced.

Although we could write volumes on this subject the Lord wants us to concentrate on one neglected area: the husband as spiritual head.  The husband is to provide spiritual guidance and direction to his wife and children.

The husband is accountable to God to see that his wife and family make their call and election sure.  This is important because every member of the Body of Christ MUST know what part they are and how to function in their role.  This is a primary aspect to loving your wife.  

Husbands, before you can help your wife or family make their call and election sure you need to make your call and election sure.  Otherwise, it will simply be the blind leading the blind.  If you do not know how to make your call and election sure go to the Lord and spend time in His presence listening to Him.  If you ask He will tell.  Then you are to do the same with your wife and children.  The purpose is for you to respond and encourage you to go to the Lord and get your own revelation from Him. 

We must include those wives and children who do not have a spiritual leader or the benefit of their guidance in the house.  Who are these?

·        Widows.

·        Children whose parents have died.

·        Divorced.

·        Wives who are married to unsaved men.

·        Wives who are married to carnal Christian husbands who refuse to take their spiritual responsibility.

Don’t despair if you are in one of the groups.  We see in the Bible God Himself becomes a Father to the fatherless.  The same principle is true and can be applied to any mentioned above.  If you are in of these categories, you are a spiritual widow and benefit from all the promises God made to you in His Word.  It is the responsibility of the church (your local body of believers) to take on the role of spiritual authority in your life.

The church under Theocratic rule does not have one person in charge.  But the five ministry gifts described in Eph 4:11 as a plurality of leadership, with no one gift having more or less authority than another, are to represent your spiritual authority.

You place yourself under proper spiritual authority as the Eph. 4:11 church takes on the responsibility of spiritual guidance in your life.  The Church is to provide for your spiritual and financial needs as necessary.  They are to pray for you with the appropriate corresponding actions. They are to fulfill Eph. 5:25-29 in your life and present you spotless, without wrinkle and glorious to our heavenly Father and to the world.

Here are two questions that will let you know where you stand in practicing Agape love toward your spouse.  One assumes you always unconditionally forgive the other.

 

1.      Are you willing to accept full responsibility for any and all problems in your relationship?

2.      Are you willing to accept responsibility for the problems you may have caused, but, more importantly, are you willing to accept full responsibility for your spouse’s problems also? 

If you could not answer yes to either of those questions, then you do NOT love your spouse with God’s Agape love.  The purpose is not condemnation but to let you see precisely where you are in your application of Agape love.

This Word to the church is strong meat and must be seriously considered and implicitly obeyed.  Take these things to the Father and ask Him to reveal your call and election.  Then care for your family.


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New Creatures in Christ

When a person confesses Jesus as their Lord they are born again.  They are now in Christ.  2 Cor. 5:17: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

The Bible is very clear the moment a person is born again; a brand new thing occurs in their life.  Their spirit, which once was dead, is now made alive.  Old things, which is the spirit of death, has passed away and the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has now changed them.    They now have the Spirit of Life dwelling in them.  Rom. 8:2 reads:  “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”

 

Our purpose in life and our eternal direction change immediately.  We used to follow the dictates of the sense realm but now our born again spirit leads and directs us.  Romans 12:2 tell us that we are to renew our minds and not allow ourselves to conform to the world’s way of doing things.   We must change our thinking to the fact that we are now "...not of this world," John 18:36.  We live in a new kingdom, which is the Kingdom of God.  We are now supposed to do things and function in this world in a new way, God's way of doing things.  Gal. 6:15: “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.”   God is simply saying that we are now new creatures.  He can have fellowship with us.  That is really all that matters.  Gal. 6:15: “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.”

How do these facts translate and affect our lives?  The Apostle Paul stated in 1 Cor. 2:2:  “For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.  He was not interested in anyone’s resume.  He gave no consideration to a person’s accomplishments, education level, income or social status.  All he wanted to know is how others could see Christ in them.  He wanted to know how the Spirit of God directed and guided them.  He wanted to see them submitted to their Lord.  He was looking for the evidence of the Spirit of Life flowing through them both individually and corporately.  This was important to Paul.

When we begin to fully understand what happened as a result of being born again, we will then realize that we have been taken out of the realm of darkness and placed into the realm of the Kingdom of God.  Jesus said in John 8:12:  “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.   We have been made to sit with Jesus in heavenly places.  Ephesians 2:6:  “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”

What are the attributes of a new creature or creation?

·        Rom. 5:5“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

·        Col. 1:13:  “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:”

We have been taken out of the realm of darkness where men walk by their senses and have been translated into the kingdom of His dear Son and His love.  We were translated into God’s family.  We are partakers of His divine nature.  The same life that was in the Son of God is in us.  The same light that was in Jesus is in us.  That is part of the new creation. Jesus’ life and love in us is the source of life.

·        Eph. 2:6: “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” 

·        1 Cor. 1:30:  “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”

·        John 14:27:  “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

·        Eph. 3:17:  “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

·        1 John 2:20:  “But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

·        2 Tim 1:7:  “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

·        John 15:11:  “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.”

·        Mat. 12:28:  “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.”   

·        Mark 9:1:  “And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.”

·        John 8:23:  “And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.”

·        John 14:12“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

Read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and you will see a vivid account of Jesus life and ministry.  He healed the sick, raised the dead and much more.  Jesus makes a statement that brings us to where He was:  John 14:12:  “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”  In Christ we are like Him.  It is foolish to limit ourselves by praying: ‘Lord I want to be more like Jesus’ or ‘Jesus I want my life and ministry to be just like yours.’  He said we shall do the things He did and much greater.  Jesus defined our starting place and NOT THE GOAL OR FINISH LINE!   

·        Rom. 5:2:  “By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

·        2 Cor. 1:24:  “Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.”

·        Gal. 3:24-25:  “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by Faith, But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.”

We have God’s Love (Agape) residing in us.  Rom. 5:5:  “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

We are not under or subject to the powers of darkness (sin) any longer.  Col.1: 13:  “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

We, now being in Jesus, have what He has: wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption:  1 Cor. 1:30:  “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”

We have peace.  John 14:27:  “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

We have been delivered from fear and been given power, love and a sound mind. 2 Tim. 1:7:  “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

We have joy.  John 15:11:  “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

What you have just read is a summary of who we are, what we become and can do in Him when we make Jesus Lord.  If these things are not alive and visible in your life and ministry then you need to ask the Lord why.  The most common reason is because we don’t really believe His Word and are not willing to live outside the sense realm and life by faith.  Heb. 11:6:  “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

How do I stand in the Kingdom of God? We stand by faith.  Here is the Bible definition of faith: Calling those things that be not as though they were.   2 Cor. 5:7:  “For we walk by faith, not by sight:” 

Ask the Father about the attributes of the New Creation.  He will show and lead you into the Truth, as Jesus is the Truth.


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Submit Yourselves One to Another

The New Testament has much to say about submission.  The Lord must have thought this to be an important principle for the Church to follow.  He mentions the word submit or submitting a total of eight times.  There is an aspect of this principle that has been downplayed.  This is submission to one another.

There is one verse that seems to be used often when encouraging others to submit to a manipulative, roll-over-and-play-dead attitude.  Heb. 13:17:  “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”  But those who embrace this scripture conveniently overlook Ephesians 5:21:  “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.”

Looking at the word submission we see the word is made up of two parts: sub, which means underneath and mission, which means goal or assignment.  When you add the prefix sub to mission you get submission.  This simply means to get underneath or in support of the mission or goal   Husbands and wives are in submission to one another when they support each other’s God-given goal or mission.  There is nothing in the usage of this term that implies one being lord or master over the other.  The same is true in the church setting.  Leaders insist those they lead get under them submit and obey their every command.  Many even consider those who question them, even slightly as being in rebellion.  Leaders are to serve the people they lead and not lord it over them.

One aspect of submission, which is sorely lacking, is submission to one another.  We see mutual action taking place when two people fully submit to each other:  I submit to you as you submit to me.  Of course, most leaders do not encourage this part as it reduces their control and also holds them accountable.  You are expected to submit to leadership without them submitting equally to you.  This is clearly witchcraft, control and manipulation of the people.   This is not God’s will.

You may wonder what you should do.  You are to obey the Word.  Submit to the other as s/he submits to you.  The Word directs us to submit in the fear (reverence or respect) of the Lord.

Leaders are to earn their respect through serving.  Mark 10:44:  “And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.”  Mark 9:35:  “And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.”  Jesus did! 

Who is your leader and example?  Take these things to the Father and ask Him for direction.


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Ties that Bind

1 Cor. 6:17:  “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

1 Cor. 2:16:  “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

1 Sam. 18:1:  “And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

1 Sam. 18:3:  “Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.

Luke 10:27:  “And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

A soul tie is described not only by the word knit but also by the word cleave which means to bring close together, follow close after, be attached to someone or thing, or to adhere to one another as with glue.

The Bible tells us we are to be bound in every way to the Lord.  We should establish healthy ties to our parents and to one another.  Healthy ties enable us to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, strength and mind, and our neighbor as ourselves.  But we have allowed distractions or the enemy to come in and prevent us from being joined to Him with our entire being.  These distractions may not seem significant but can be devastating.  These relationships and ties can be healthy or unhealthy.

·        To our parents.

·        To our children.

·        To our Christian family.

·        To our husband or wife.

·        To our ministry.

·        To our job.

·        To a church leader.

In 1 Corinthians we are told to examine ourselves before we partake of the Lord’s Supper.  1 Cor. 11:28-30:  “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.  For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.  This is one area where we MUST examine ourselves.   A violation in this area carries significant consequences of sickness or death.   Take these things to the Lord and ask Him to reveal any unhealthy soul ties.  Take action and do what He tells you to do.


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