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Saturday, November 12, 2022

No Compromise

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13 (NIV)
It’s Veterans Day. To those of you who are serving or have served, thank you for your service.
In some wars, it makes sense to compromise and negotiate a settlement. At other times, nothing less than complete victory is acceptable. We are engaged in spiritual warfare (whether we know it or not). Although somewhat controversial, most states have a “stand your ground” law. These laws provide that people may use deadly force when they reasonably believe it is necessary to defend against certain violent crimes.
It is time for the Church of Jesus Christ to be reminded that we are to stand our ground. Sacrificing the truth of God’s word in hopes of gaining approval or acceptance by the world will always prove to be futile. Well remembering that our “fight is not against flesh and blood,” we know that the enemy uses people to achieve his purposes.
I am stirred up in my spirit because so many followers of Christ do not seem to understand that our calling requires us to be different than the world. So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (NLT). In this week’s article, “No Compromise,” we examine the temptation to compromise with this world. We cannot sacrifice eternal rewards for momentary acceptance. We need all of God’s armor to stand our ground in the evil day.
We are fighting battles on many fronts, and it is important to have tools and resources available to us. I met Russell Willingham, ordained with E4 Ministry Network since 1995, on our recent trip to Fresno and he has authored a book addressing sexual addiction. “Breaking Free” is an excellent resource for counseling and understanding the scope of sexual addiction. Breaking Free: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Healing Power of Jesus: can be found on Amazon or go to New Creation Ministries for more information.
Steve Ekeroth

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