SATURDAY, JUNE 8
Scripture: John 10:9,10
The real question facing today’s believers is, when does God become our enemy so that we have to face standing in the fire that emerges from His judicial intervention? John 10:10 is a very important Scripture that speaks to that issue. In verses 9,10, it contrasts God and the enemy. It says, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” When we yield to the thief so that our words and actions correspond to the thief in motivation and purpose, at that point, we have aligned ourselves with the enemy and we qualify for the judgment written and are in jeopardy of that judgment. We could say that people become enemies of God when they yield to their flesh. As a leader we can choose to compromise God’s Word to tolerate the world’s standard! That would happen if we bless what God forbids i.e. homosexual marriage. We would then be plastering with untempered mortar. Such action demands a visitation!