Something that’s still rippling through my heart is a word imparted by Alan Hawkins that I heard at New Horizons,
“The way of escape is the Lord’s communion.” 1 Corinthians 10:1-21
This coincides with something else burning on my heart: we NEED each other.
It is not enough to have weapons or to even know how to use them, I need HELP!
I need my fellow soldiers because the war we fight is multifaceted and I wasn’t given all the gifts.
I was intentionally given a subset of the gifts; 1. for specialization and 2. so I’d have to depend on my fellow beloved to avert pride -one of the deadliest of Satan’s weapons!
To go into this war alone is unwise.
“A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment.”
— Proverbs 18:1
It doesn’t take many but it definitely takes more than me.
“Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight;
your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.”
— Leviticus 26:8
There are many challenges on this battlefield that different members of the body are especially equipped to handle. Despite personality differences or how I might feel about them, I cannot afford to be separated from these resources.
Did you know that disruption of logistics is a common military tactic?
The way to victory is the Lord’s communion!
But we’ve been disrupted!
Our primary objective as believers today should overcoming the divisions that have cut us off from each other.
We should be laying aside anything that separates us and fight toward each other!
Victory is in the Lord’s communion!
When we are together in Christ, then we can bind the strong man and plunder his goods, taking back from Satan all that he’s taken in deceit. (Mark 3:24-27)
Wake up church! We can win: our marriages, families, communities and the redemption of all things!
God has given us victory in the Lord’s communion.
We need each other.