If a husband and wife cannot agree on something, compromise could be a good thing. If the two political parties come to an impasse, compromise can become the only solution. But when it comes to keeping God’s Word, compromise can become a sin.
Malachi 3:13-14 Your words have been stout against Me, saith the Lord. You have said that it is vain to serve the Lord.
To know God’s will but choose another course is the epitome of compromise. God will bless those who do His will, not those who speak it but do nothing with it. Folks who compromise are not yet truly committed to serving their Lord. I have no judgements against those who have become lukewarm, nor against the carnal Christian. But I have a real problem with those who are out to convert the brethren to their pernisious ways. No matter what your religious persuasion is, we all want to be in the majority. We always tend to feel safer if we are the largest crowd, after all, how could so many people be in error?
Romans 16:17 I exhort you brothers, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned, and avoid them.
The Lord is not inviting us to enter into strife with one another, He just tells us to be cautious around compromisers. In order to have a move of the Spirit we all must be dedicated to God’s will. How can two men walk together except they be in agreement? The Lord is advocating division in order to protect and ensure His presence in the church. I want to believe that when compromisers see what they are missing out on, they will repent.
Tolerance is the first step to conformity.
Opposition can be a blessing in disguise if a wise man will have the courage to enquire why folks oppose their point of view. When a point of dissention is presented and discussed, then the two parties will know where they stand. When two different folks cannot agree with one another they will be limited in their relationship. The strength of every group is dependent on the number of members who can agree with one another. The devil knows that when folks are in agreement he has more than he can handle. The devil is the spirit of division, he loves to sow the seeds of discord.
Ephesians 4:3 Endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
If every Christian believed God’s Word and agreed with Him, we would all be in unity. Over the years many influential men have accepted a different gospel and they formed a “denomination”. If what these men believed was true they would all be in agreement, but they all have their own view of God’s Word. Every denomination has their own view of what God has recorded and they are adamant about what they hold to. I always try to find out what a man believes and look for a place where we can agree. I will never compromise the Word of our Lord for the sake of being in agreement with a man.
The devil has created satanic reservoirs,
he has robbed from us
because he is a thief.
But the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
God is the transferring agent, He will give His gold and silver to the just.
The sinner will finance his own redemption and God will save his soul.
Matthew 9:37 Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest, that He will send out laborers into His harvest.”
PRAYING FOR laborers
PRAYING FOR our part: Individually/FOJ Church/Body of Christ in Helena
PRAYING FOR hearts: Our hearts to minister and people’s hearts to receive. We are trees who have been planted, watered and feed by God. We are rooted in His Word and love.
PRAYING FOR divine appointments: 2 Tim 2:19 God knows who are His. Holy Spirit lead appointments!
PRAYING FOR courage: Jeremiah 1:8 Do not be afraid of their faces. (Do not shrink back) Philippians 2:13 For He who calls us is faithful; he will surely do it…. equip us with everything good that we may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight.
PRAYING Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation…