Staying focused on Christ – Prayer for November 11. Praise the Lord everybody! For Christians the world is full of attractions and distractions. It is like a shiny object to a child, but as men and woman of God we are called to look past the glitter and stay focused on Christ.
Bible Verse for Today
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” (1 John 2:15-16)
God has warned us against loving the world or the things of this world. Our problem in the Body of Christ, especially here in the USA is that many “Christians” want to live partly in the Church and partly in the world. They say “we love the Lord” but they turn back to the world first chance they get, some have gone as far as to try and integrate the world into the Church when Gods word clearly states for us to not love the world or the things of the world.
The world belongs to the “Prince of this world” Satan. The world is enemy territory. In California there are two gangs called the “bloods and the crips.” These two gangs hate each other and If one gets caught in their territory he either gets a beat down or is killed. The other day it was shared with me that we Christians are in the same type of situation so to speak. We are under the Blood the blood of Jesus Christ and the World is crippled and blinded by the lies of the devil. We are of the “blood” and they are the “crips” in this spiritual “gang” fight.
Blood washed Christians need to stop going into “Crips” territory. We can’t be a part of a royal priesthood on one day and in fellowship with the world the next day.
If you as a man or woman of God keep crossing over into enemy territory, unless you are on a mission from God, you will be devoured by the trappings of this world. The Lord has no need for the double minded. We who are in Christ have died to our old lives, we are new creatures according to God’s word. We cannot keep going out for drinks with our old friends or dancing at the club, neither are we to lend our members to prostitutes or our eyes to pornography.
1 Corinthians 15:33 states, “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
Meaning do not be fooled, bad influences will affect those trying to do right before those trying to do right can affect those who do evil. It is time for the Church to forsake this world and to get prepared for the fight of its life as the devil prepares to make his final assault. Don’t get caught in enemy territory. God bless you all.
Staying Focused on Christ Prayer for Today
Father God, forgive us for our double-mindedness. Help us to put behind us the things of this world. Help us, Lord, to remember that there are boundaries between darkness and light. Lord, always help us remain in the light. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.