- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 1: Soul’s Information Highway
- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 2: Refuse the Hammer
- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 3: Calming the Soul Storms
- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 4: Awakening our Spiritual Senses
- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 5: Discerning the Ways that Our God Speaks to His Children
- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 6: Walk on the Water
- 7 Days of Discovery – Day 7: Decoding the Revivalists
On Day One, Dear Readers, we discovered how our senses inform our soul. Day Two, we see how the sensual information in our world is like a hammer, set in motion by the enemy who wants to frame our perspective, confuse our minds, and disempower our hearts. If you want to be an overcomer like Abraham, draw close to this powerful word by Prophet Shyju in Part 2 of this life-giving series.
In 2 Peter 2:8, Peter described Lot’s life in Sodom, “For that righteous man, dwelling among them, in seeing, and hearing, vexed His righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.” Remember how Lot chose the green pastures of Sodom when he departed from his uncle Abraham’s care? Surely, he did not understand what he lost through this choice (see Genesis 13:5-13).
In Sodom, a most carnal city, Lot’s daily view vexed his very soul. The word vexed, means bent, pressured down, frustrated, cornered, forced. Nonstop, Lot’s eyes and ears received information that was causing his soul to be laid siege by the enemy.
For much of his life in Canaan, Lot’s soul was satiated by Abraham’s standard of righteousness before the Lord. If we think of our soul as a clean slate, like a USB drive that takes data, for the longest of time, Lot’s soul was inputed by Abraham’s consecration to the Lord. If Abraham said, “This shall not enter my house”, so it was for Lot. Without his realization, Lot was kept and protected by Abraham’s reverence of the Almighty.
In Genesis 18:17, God spoke of Abraham, celebrating this truth: “Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do, seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him.” Abraham’s capacity to receive instruction and command his children was Lot’s protection, yet surely, he did not understand this until he endured the daily carnal onslaught from life in Sodom.
Perhaps you can relate. Perhaps, like Lot, the world around you is shouting messages that undermine the Lord’s standards on a daily basis. Think about Lot, sitting there, seeing the carnality of Sodom, hearing the words, smelling the filth, and with no escape. Little by little, the enemy infiltrates the soul of Lot, hammering him daily. Lot doesn’t want to do what he sees in Sodom. He doesn’t desire this life. The Bible calls him upright, meaning he was a clean guy, but the way the enemy enters, the way the enemy breaks into that righteousness, by bombarding his senses, every day, until his very soul was vexed.
Dear friend, the good news, is you can resist, disengage, draw near to God and be refreshed in your soul.
Hebrews 12:4 says, You have not resisted unto blood, striving against sin. Dear friend, in your struggle against sin, have you resisted, to the point of shedding your blood? No? Then keep resisting!
Peter, after explaining Lot’s predicament, goes on to say, “The Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment” (2 Peter 2:9). Paul, similarly exhorts the Church to remember Who is bringing you through: And I’m sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Phil. 1:6)
Dear Reader, may the Word of God renew your soul this day! As the Word is coming to you, pure water is cleansing your soul. Remember, you are not what you saw. You are not what you’ve heard. You are the redeemed of the Lord!
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Like Abraham, refuse to give into the hammering of your soul and live holy. May, like Abraham, we walk in the grace to command our households unto righteousness, to the Glory of our God!
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