Bible In One Year-Day 303 (Thursday, October 30, 2014)
Commentary: Isaiah57-60. Whatever God allows in the life of the righteous, though it seems unfavorable to man, it is to his favor as far as eternity is concerned. The security of God over the righteous is unimaginable. It could be in any form. Most of the time, when we lose somebody that walks righteously, we question ourselves “why must this person die despite all his devotion to the things of God?” The truth is that the death could be a way of God’s security against satanic harvest.
Isaiah 57:1-2 “The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.”
Death is not a woe to the righteous; it becomes a woe if the righteous loses heaven; this is the agenda of the devil. Everything the devil is doing is to set a trap of woe for the righteous. The devil uses diverse means to lure the righteous to turn from his righteousness. This was the first trick of the devil in the Garden of Eden. Once the righteous turns from the righteous way, he partakes in the judgment of the Garden, DEATH.
Ezekiel 33:18 “When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.”
This trap of woe is what ushers a man into darkness. It breaks the relationship between God and man. It makes man to be far even though He is near. It makes the voice of the person become an abomination to God; there are some voices that God does not want to hear. The trap of woe defiles our hand and makes them unacceptable to God. The trap of woe is very detrimental to our peace and we need to flee at its appearance.
Isaiah 59:1-3 “Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.”
Death in this wise could be an escape from the trap of eternal woe. The scripture supports the destruction of the body for the salvation of the soul.
1 Corinthians 5:5 “To deliver such an one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.”
Satan has the power to destroy the flesh, only God could destroy the soul. Beloved, let us recognize the trap of woe and avoid it. To many, the Facebook has become the trap of woe. To some, their mouth is their trap of woe. To some, it is their sexual organs. The trap of woe of some is their work; where they practice fraud or even idolized it.
Whatever we practice as works of the flesh is the trap of woe.
Galatians 5:19-21 “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envying, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. “
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Isaiah61-63. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries