SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Scripture: James 4:1-4
James 4:1-4 says, “Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” The NIV says, “Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” As we yield to God’s dealings in our lives, He is preparing us to be the plumbline for justice in the earth. And we become the voice who can call the Living Christ and His Judicial Hand into action. If we are threatened by a Herod, then we pray the prayer that brings the angel that terminates the Herod. If we are being resisted by a false prophet, we declare the affliction that brings blindness on him. The book of Acts is clear – the church should fully represent both the Priestly and the Judicial Christ. And God has a school for this process. This school eats up mixed-seed self. Anything that fuels self over yielding to God, the Lord has an army of locusts to eat it. How about the mixed-seed ‘doctrine of grace’? God has an army of worms to eat it. And if those representing it do not repent, they might find the worms at work in their lives. There is nothing that can change your doctrine like the chewing of worms! Our choices put us in a place to eat lunch or be lunch!