Jan. 31, 2016


d6dbca4511381d0f0efca1744c141520.500x394x1-300x236Most of our decision throughout life are usually trivial and are not life or death decisions. Do I wear a white shirt or blue shirt with my grey tie? But some are life-changing and the most critical one’s in this short period of probation, from birth to death is who do we owe our allegiance too.

Remember “everything that generates enduring values which makes us “safe to save” for the kingdom of God requires faith, endurance, focus, commitment along with a passion to allow God’s Spirit to take full control as we stay focused on the word of God.

And let’s not forget about that cross we must carry. Our minds are wired to avoid pain and anything about carrying a cross seems painful, we have all seen the pictures of Christ carrying a cross and what awaited Him at Calvary.

But Christ does make it clear “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matt. 16:24 (NIV) “Homer the Greek author wrote a book calledJohn_William_Waterhouse_-_Ulysses_and_the_Sirens_(1891) Odyssey.

“In This Greek epic there are sirens that plays beautiful songs which have lured countless sailors to shipwrecks on the rocky island of Anthemoessal. Odysseus knew that he must pass the Sirens before he would be reunited with his home land.

So he takes action to protect the lives of his sailors and himself. Odysseus plugged all of his sailors’ ears with beeswax and ordered them to tie him to the mast. The Sirens would make order and beg the sailors to let him go, but he gave strict orders: No matter what he said, the sailors, under no circumstances, could untie his binds.

Odysseus understood that his personality would change when he was subjected to temptation. That his willpower would wane. That, without some sort of preventative device, he would imgreslose all control and give in to temptation.”

My friends, Satan has put the world at our fingertips, he has his own sirens of allurement that will cause God’s children to have our own personal shipwreck. Satan’s siren goes something like this.

“All [of] these things will I give thee, if [we will only] fall down and worship him.” Matt 4:9 (KJV) and in every situation and circumstances of our life that song is playing, and like Odysseus we must also understand that our personalities, because of the fact we are all “shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive [us].” Ps. 51:5 (KJV)

We will never stay focused on our home which is a place “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for [His chosen] that love him.” 1 Cor. 2:9 (KJV) when subjected to temptations if Christ does not have total control.maxresdefault

My friends, we are living in the last days of the history of this world, and if we don’t understand that we are not fighting against flesh and blood but creatures of the underworld whose only intent is to kill us while under the influence of their sirens of allurement, we will never have any chance of salvation.

So today my friends, we must decide to “enter by the narrow gate; because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 (NKJV)

But we must also have that personal relationship with God that allows our character to be like his. And that my friend is the only way we can ignore the sirens of Satan and stay focus on life eternal.


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.





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