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CYBER PASTOR VISIT
Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
John Bunyan’s classic The Holy War is not about the Jihad, but rather about the ongoing war against the human soul. In this allegorical tale the human soul is pictured as a city, Mansoul. This city has five gates: Ear Gate, Eye Gate, Nose Gate, Feel Gate, and Mouth Gate. The enemy of the city is Sin, who comes on a daily basis to attack at one of its five gates, seeking to find a way in. Sin speaks to the Ear Gate; he presents seductive pictures to the Eye Gate; he tempts to gain entrance into the other "Gates" as well.
This poignant parable has a powerful point - Mansoul is never defeated by outside attacks. Sin, no matter how alluring, could never win in his assaults against the five gates … except in one way. Someone on the inside had to open one of the gates and let Sin in.
This allegory mirrors a reality that is part of the daily Christian life - we are in a holy war! The enemy is seeking to take control of our souls. In 2nd Corinthians 10:4 it encourages us saying, “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have Divine power to demolish strongholds.” Speaking of our arch-enemy Jesus said, “The ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.” John 14:30
Jesus, through the compelling example of His life, has assured us that Satan cannot set foot in the city of our soul, he cannot have access without our permission or consent. Sin is pounding at each Gate, but he can only come in if we allow him entrance. Sin can't win the battle from the outside.
This is a call to arms! Pray without ceasing! Watch with all diligence! Unsheathe the sword of the Spirit, the Word of the Living God! We are not our own, we have been bought with the precious blood of Christ. The life we now live here on earth is through faith in the ONE who loves us and gave His life for us. Reinforce HIS boundaries . . . fortify HIS walls . . . bar HIS Gates! “In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.” Hebrews 12:4
Yielding My Will Completely to Him,
Place: Henderson, NV
Start: 05:44 PM, 10/31/2014
End: 05:43 PM, 11/01/2014
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