Psalm 1:1 “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of mockers.”
Getting close to God, and close to the Holy Spirit will not be an easy thing. We have to come out of our own Egypt, and take hold of our promises that God gave us, and that can take years. One difficulty we will face, is that of the pressure to comply with opinions of others. We also have to deal with people who will relate to us , who are without a reference basis of having the beginning that you have had. You have been born of God. People will try and relate to you, and pull you down in their effort to nullify any differences between their and your life. They will be jealous of your walk, and that you can seemingly live in an atmosphere with a faith that they have not experienced. The controlling factor in them causes their interest in you so as to avoid you posing as an example to them which communicates that there are things that they don’t know of and have not experienced. They will want you to be like them, and only like them. They will persecute you, because the Spirit in your life convicts them. Your joy will be something they have not known. Like Job, the believer is tested “every day” (Job 7:18) and we need to remain daily rooted in the Spirit and word so as to avoid succumbing to listening to the wrong counsels of the world, the flesh and the devil.
Search your heart and life today: Who have you been listening to?
26 Jan 2022 Rev the Nations - written by Mike Epp