Devo Lord open the churches eyes
2 Kings 6:8-18 (NIV)
8 Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, “I will set up my camp in such and such a place.” 9 The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.” 10 So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places. 11 This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?” 12 “None of us, my lord the king,” said one of his officers, “but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.” 13 “Go, find out where he is,” the king ordered, “so I can send men and capture him.” The report came back: “He is in Dothan.” 14 Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city. 15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. 16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.
Oh people “Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world.” If the church would only realize the power that is in them. If they only knew that God has our enemies surrounded and is waiting for His people to submit to Him in faith. We must let God arise, but how? When we return to Him with all our heart. Open our eyes dear Jesus I pray. Let the church see again. Amen!
Pastor Jeff Lane
Devo Has the church lost its sensitivity
Ephesians 4:17-19 (NIV)
17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.
Paul is talking about non-believers here and yet it sounds like todays church. I see a church that has lost its sensitivity to sin and has hardened its heart to sin. They condone sin in the church under a false doctrine of pseudo grace. They use this grace as a license to live in sin and every kind of impurity imaginable. They even condemn those who would teach otherwise as be under the law and not the grace that Jesus paid such a high price for. Notice Paul says they are full of greed. They sell this pseudo grace at their churches, TV, radio or any other means possible to make themselves rich telling itching ears what they want to hear, because these people do not want to repent. Repent means to stop doing what you’re doing and turn around a hundred and eighty degrees and walk back to God. Some would even tell you don’t have to repent leading people to hell with them. Blaspheming the blood of Jesus. Their condemnation is waiting for them if they don’t repent. May God have mercy.
Pastor Jeff Lane
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