“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him. Herein you have done foolishly: therefore from henceforth you shall have wars.” 2 Chronicles 16:9
Many Believers start off well. They fortify themselves in the statutes of God but begin to form unholy alliances with the world. Instead of coming out from among the world, they compromise with the world to overcome the world…all in the name of the Lord. Their faith, with all deceivableness of unrighteousness, slowly moves from Jesus’ and HIS finished work as the source and the means by which the blessings of God are yes and amen, to their works.
These works consist of intellectual and philosophical forms of human psychology to overcome the world with the gospel. However, this gospel is another gospel. A gospel that is about them; about who they are and what they must do to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil. This gospel is accursed. Philosophies from the vanities of man’s mind is in fact at enmity with God (Romans 8:6) and cannot free one from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2). For this reason, this other gospel is accursed (Galatians 1:6-9). No matter how much someone fortifies themselves in the statues of God, which every Believer should absolutely do, until they come out from among the world and stop making unholy alliances with the world’s methods for victory over that which only the Lord Jesus Christ can provide, they will remain bound…bound by the law of sin and death.
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the Law, but under Grace.” Romans 6:14.
The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to free the Believer from the law of sin and death and give them dominion over their sin nature unless their faith is in THE ONE who gave us this dominion…Jesus Christ as the source and His finished work on Calvary’s Cross as the means by which our victory was and is freely given.
40 days of purpose, 21 days of fasting, feasts, festivals, ceremonies, 12 steps, celebrate recovery, harbingers, blood moons, shemitahs, reciting Scripture (Even though it’s Scripture, if the Lord has not given it to you personally, it is presumption and NOT faith. [James 4:3] Furthermore, Satan took Scripture out of context as well.), all of these methods are infidelity to God’s Plan for His Children to be delivered and set at liberty from the bondage of sin by faith through Grace (Ephesians 2:8-9).
“You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4.
The eyes of the Lord are running to and fro throughout the earth. He is searching to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him; those who have not made unholy alliances with the statutes of the world…those who have not done foolishly. Have you done foolishly? Repent and you will be forgiven. Allow the Lord to show Himself strong in you. Be a vessel.
-Donna Clark Warren.