SEEDS OF DESTINY 26TH NOVEMBER 2019 – THE BAIT OF COMPROMISE
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires.
Ephesians 4:2 (NIV).
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is no compromise without consequence and there can be no perversion without repercussion.
Compromise, in this context refers to the making of shameful or disreputable concession usually characterised by the corruption of one’s standards and character.
It may interest you to know that consequence is the twin of compromise; wherever compromise exists, consequence will be found.
Compromise is a form of bait. The act of compromise may appear gainful but the consequences are enormous. There is no compromise without consequence and there can be no perversion without repercussion.
It is true that the things your flesh wants you to do are pleasurable but the question is, are they really profitable? Concerning Adam in the Garden of Eden, was the pleasure of eating just fruit worth the loss of a whole garden? (Genesis 3:24). Was the pleasure of eating just a plate of portage (food) by Esau worth the loss of his birth right and covenant inheritance to Jacob? (Genesis 25:29-34). Are those few minutes of ‘pleasure’ having immorality with that person you are not married to worth the HIV/AIDS, blocked fallopian tubes, endometrial synechiae and the sexually transmitted diseases that you can be infested with?
Samson’s great destiny was destroyed on the lap of Delilah (Judges 16:1-31). Judas Iscariot lost his apostolic mantle on the table of greed (Matthew 26:14)
Beloved, compromise will promise you a few minutes of pleasure but a lifetime of loss. It may be sweet in the beginning but its end is always very bitter. Compromise is a killer of potentials, life and destiny. But that shall not be your portion in Jesus’ Name.
REMEMBER THIS: There is no compromise without consequence and there can be no perversion without repercussion.
1. Shun the lifestyle of compromise.
2. Embrace the way of integrity and discipline.
For Further Understanding, Get This Message: Hindrances to a Purposeful Life 3
PRAYER: Lord, I thank You for Your Word to me today. Deliver me from the lifestyle of compromise and crookedness. I receive the baptism of the spirit of discipline and integrity Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
DAILY READING: Daniel 2:24 to 3:30, 1 Peter 4:7 to 5:14, Psalm 119:81 to 96, Proverbs 28:15 to 16
QUOTE: When a man’s conscience is not alive, his character can never be correct. Culled from Who are you? By Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: It takes eight minutes for light to reach the Earth from the Sun.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The grace to overcome the spirit of compromise is released upon you in Jesus’ Name.