Word from the Pastor18 October 2017
Eyes Fixed On Him
The Lord of our church calls us, not only to a balance in doctrine and teaching, but also to ensure our eyes are fixed on Him. It is doubly important that we constantly keep tuned to His voice, because in the midst of so much distracting noises, we can be swayed to the left or right from where we are to anchor our thoughts, our emotions, and our moment-to-moment choices. There are people who mean well, but their ideology may so subtly appeal to a longing in our soul for something “beyond” the spoken and proven ways of God. Lord Jesus identified that Jezebel spirit to the church in Thyatira. It’s a spirit in a person that aims to seduce believers toward pride, arrogance and rebellion.
Though the Jezebel spirit majors in sexual immorality, its initial incursion into perversion centers on the base human desire for self-determination – apart from a benevolent loving God. This insatiable quest for self-destiny breeds arrogance and rebellion, totally alien to God’s desire for our ultimate fulfillment.
When we drift away, no matter how slightly, from the steady flow along God’s river of life, we soon find ourselves stuck at the sandy bank of someplace we do not recognize. We lose sight of the light of God’s direction leading to health, hope and good future. The call of the Lord is to hold fast on Him, eagerly waiting for His coming in gracious visitation. When we keep His works, He promises us dominion, and in His own words, He will give us the morning star.
We are not destined to crawl and wallow in the dirt and mud. We have the assurance of a great and fulfilling destiny with Lord Jesus. We are the redeemed, and He’s promised us victory by the blood of the Lamb!