Feeding – All living organisms need to take substance from their environment to obtain energy, to grow, and to stay healthy.
Luke 4:4 – And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
Matthew 6:11 – Give us this day our daily bread
1 Peter 2:2 – As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby:
If we don’t take in the word of God and apply it to our lives, if we are hearers only and not doers of the Word of God, then just like in the natural, we won’t have energy, we won’t grow, and we will not be healthy Christians. The very first thing that we need to do is begin to digest the things of God: Bible reading, prayer, faithfulness. These will be the things that sustain us. When we feel like we don’t have the energy to go on, the Bible declares that when we are weak then He is strong. Matthew 11:28 says “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Movement – All living organisms show movement of one kind or another, whether it be internal movement (moving substances from one part of the body to another) or external movement (move from place to place)
2 Corinthians 5:7 – (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
Psalms 101:6 – Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way
There is a point where you must stand your ground. Moses declares to the children of Israel to stand still and see the glory of the Lord, but there is also a time where we march. Where we take that leap of faith and move toward the high mark that God is calling us to.
The Bible says that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church. The Bible declares that if God is for us than who can stand against us? I submit to you today, that we put on the whole armor of God and march, in faith, knowing that God has already given His church the victory. We just need to increase our faith in God and know it.
James 2:26 – For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Without faith, it is impossible to please God. I submit to you today, that if you have faith, you won’t stand still, but you will march and claim that victory that God has already given to you. There is a war. There is a spiritual battle for your souls. There is a lost and dying world out there and we have been put here for such a time as this. It is time to move. ‘Satan this is it. We’re tired of taking it. Satan we declare WAR!!!’ Satan is not just going to give us these souls. He’s worked hard to build his kingdom. Are we supposed to believe that he is just going to hand souls over? NOW is the time. TODAY is the day of salvation.
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of sitting still. I just heard a story of an Apostolic taking her life. In my short time of being in church, I have seen soul after soul backslide and fall away from God. We have the truth. We have the revelation of who God is. We have the Victory. We just have to walk in faith and claim the victory as our own.
This is excerpted from an Inspiration preached by: Vernon McCoy, Part 1 of a 3 part series.