Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 22:9-10 (KJV); And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
The day Abraham put his son on the altar, he literally killed him because the intention in his mind was absolute. Isaac left that altar as a living sacrifice; dead and yet alive.
Indeed, Isaac is a picture of the Christ, but here, he also represents a Christian who died at the altar of God and yet lives.
The Bible tells the believer, “Present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God.”(Romans 12:1).
This means you ought to die to the flesh and the world at the altar of God. What kills you on God’s altar is the sword of His Word, for his Word is described as the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17).
Some people are too alive to the world because they have not allowed the Word of God to kill them like it should.
The Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).
Purpose to sit under the Word. Don’t merely hear it, listen and heed to it. Don’t merely read it, study it and dig deep into its truths.
Allow the Word to work in you so greatly until it kills your flesh and any ungodly desires.
It is only when you die to the flesh and the world by the sword of the Word that you shall live unto God.
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 12:1, Hebrews 4:12
You ought to allow the Word to work in you so greatly until it kills your flesh and any ungodly desires. It is only when you die to the flesh and the world by the sword of the Word that you shall live unto God.
PRAYER: My loving God, I thank you for your Word. It is quick and powerful, sharper than any two edged sword. I yield to its mighty power and allow it to work in the inside of me. The Word deals in and with me; it uproots and plants; breaks and builds; bends and straightens; kills and makes alive, until I am no more but the Word is. In Jesus’ name. Amen.