“4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-7
Instead of forsaking the call the Lord has placed upon your life in order to expedite victory; be careful for nothing. In every thing, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.
The Lord Jesus Christ made a way on Calvary’s Cross for us to come out from among them and be ye separate…to be a peculiar people. A people who have the peace of God which passes all understanding through Christ Jesus.
“10 For in that He died, He died unto sin once: but in that He lives, He lives unto God.
11 Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13 Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” Romans 6:10-13.
Aligning with a particular religion or church which follow the precepts of man for victory over the world because their beliefs fit one’s lifestyle does not constitute coming out from among them. “Them” also includes the various religious centers that have forsaken the ways of God for the ways of the world in order to expedite growth in the pews.
The Lord is raising up a people who have reckoned themselves dead indeed unto sin and alive unto God through Christ Jesus their Lord. They no longer have to yield their members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin but by grace through faith they are partakers in God’s Divine Nature.
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4.
When a Child of God chooses much prayer and supplication instead of obeying the lusts of the worldly statutes to expedite victory, they seem peculiar to the world. It is this peculiar characteristic that the Lord Jesus Christ came to give God’s Children…dominion over their sin nature. Keep in mind, one is not God’s Child until they accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. It is the same faith in the same work on Calvary’s Cross by Jesus Christ, that the Holy Spirit is commissioned to give the Believer dominion over sin their sin nature (Romans 8:2).
Be careful for nothing. Rejoice in the Lord….always.
-Donna Clark Warren