Deeper Life Sunday Service 13th December 2020 with Pastor Kumuyi
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DCLM Daily Manna 13th December 2020 Devotional By Pastor W.F Kumuyi
TOPIC: Peter’s Soft Underbelly
TEXT: John 18:16-26
“And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not.” – (John 18:25)
MESSAGE: The most valiant of warriors becomes very vulnerable in the enemy’s territory. It is within this domain that he is expected to be most cautious, treading every path with care. Soldiers in warfare are often warned to keep off enemy’s territory as much as possible if they are going to remain safe.
Simon Peter, in our text, found himself within the enemy zone but instead of recalling the initial warning Jesus gave him, he let down his guard, and decided to warm himself in an environment he should have distanced himself. At the end, he did what he promised the Lord he would not do: he denied the Lord.
It was the need to drive off the night’s cold that made Peter to warm himself by the fire kindled by the enemies of the Lord. Christians must beware of keeping company with unbelievers or joining their associations, clubs or societies. Some Christians seek the membership of different clubs, business groups and association in order to “warm” themselves – stay connected and receive needed help or assistance. In the course of this, many have ended up compromising their Christian faith and denying the Lord. While it may not be completely wrong for Christians to belong to professional associations or at times, find themselves in the company of unbelievers, they must at such occasions be on their guard, knowing that temptations to deny the Lord at such times are most rife.
Staying off the enemy’s territory as much as possible is the safest way of keeping safe. To do otherwise is to pitch one’s tent near Sodom, with disastrous consequences.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Don’t warm yourself with the enemy’s fire; it is dangerous.
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