- Day 43 -
Past Gains Are Now As Nothing for the Sake of Messiah
You are at a crossroad beloved; are you craving, craving, craving what your flesh wants; foolishly ignoring the blood of the Lamb and His mighty outstretched arm that can deliver you from eternal death and the love of the things of this world? This is where many of us are, the cravings of our earthly bodies, these tents that we live in, are like looming giants that control and manipulate us.
Apostle Paul says, “But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Messiah” (Philippians 3:7-8). He considered everything a loss and as rubbish compared to the surpassing greatness of gaining YAHshua (Jesus). We need to be like him. He said to follow his example of beating back the flesh and counting everything so worthless that you throw it on the garbage heap, so that you can participate in that miraculous resurrection that is coming for the righteous.
Does your heart tremble with reverential fear and heart rending sorrow because what you considered adequate love for YAHshua (Jesus) falls very short of His glory? Do you still desire to indulge your flesh and its self centered inclinations and ambitions? Throw it all on the garbage heap and confess it as sin or it will always be a stumbling block. You will fall under severe judgment and die in the wilderness never seeing the Promised Land.
Listen and take to heart Apostle Paul’s words, warning, and admonition, “Now these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written, “the people sat down to eat and drink, and stood up to play.” Nor let us act immorally, as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day. Nor let us try the Lord (Master), as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents. Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:6-13)
“But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word” (Isaiah 66:2). May this motivate us to be pleasing in His sight overcoming the flesh, the world, and the enemy of our souls.