The devil goes about like a roaring lion, seeing who he can destroy and devour. Your level of consecration to God, will either serve to allow the enemy to attack you, or will help to keep the enemy away from you. Anyone can tell someone that they love them and will be faithful to them. A wedding ceremony is much different than being married. Anyone can say a few words, and promise to be faithful to their spouse, but to be able to keep the vow they made, requires loyalty, commitment, time and effort on their part. Your consecration to God shows Him your seriousness and your level of commitment. If you truly love someone, you will desire to make the effort to spend quality time with them to get to know them deeper. A lack of time shows them your lack of commitment.
Consecration is dedicating yourself fully to God to be pure, holy, faithful and obedient. Compromise is when you place someone or something else in place of God’s rightful place in your life, which invites sin, causing separation from God. Sin demonstrates disobedience to God, and violates your promise of consecration, to be faithful to Him. When you are truly consecrated to God, you will freely surrender everything to Him. Yielding control of every area of your life to God can be one of the hardest things for a Christian to do, but it is required. Absolute surrender involves giving up, admitting that you can not do things on your own, crucifying your flesh, and completely dying to self. You must not allow the world, and people, to control, manipulate, or intimidate you.
“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,” 2 Corinthians 6:17. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” 1 John 2:15. “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever…will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4. “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.” Luke 9:23-24, 14:33. “…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32. “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” Psalm 51:17.
Repentance requires yielding to God and turning away from sin. Once you repent, God expects you to receive His Righteousness through Jesus Christ and to seek after His Holiness. You are not to continue on sinning, but are to grow in your faithfulness to Him, being built up in faith, by spending time in prayer and reading His Holy Word. Desire to be so yielded to God, that you will instantly obey Him without any questions.
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