TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15
Scripture: Mark 9:47,48; Ephesians 4:14,15
Mark 9:47,48 states, “And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire — where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’” If our eye causes us to sin, we are told to deal dramatically with our eye. Jesus had no intention for anyone to cut off their hand or foot, or put out their eye. He, however, is concerned with all that we touch, the places where we walk and what we allow our eyes to see. And He knows all three can open doors to corruption and forfeit our covenantal authority. Literal amputation was never His intent. Just as Samuel did, we are called to walk out the full measure of covenantal authority to bring God’s Judicial Hand in the earth. The degree to which that is not happening in the church today appears to be the degree to which the church is not willing to cut off hand, foot and eye violations of God’s righteousness. Ephesians 4:14,15 says, “We should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—” Do we desire to grow up in all things into our Father? I trust we do!