Yesterday I received a recurve bow in the mail. The bow that my uncle has owned and competed with during his teen years and since then has used it for the pure pleasure of simply shooting. Now in his 60’s, he’s purchased a new bow that is not as remorseless concerning his lessening strength to pull the 68 pounds of this bow.
I was excited and just looked at the beauty of the bow once I opened the packaging it arrived in. I did what any “kid” would do with a new gift… immediately as
[I]Matthew 9:37,38 - "Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."
[/I][SIZE=4]The Greek word translated "send out" is "ekballo", which at the root level means to "drive out." "Ballo" is where we derive the English word for "ballistic."
There is force and sense of urgency, a driving
[I]Haggai 2:9 - "The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts."
[/I][SIZE=4][/SIZE][I]Hebrews 6:1 - "Therefore let us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ, advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity."
[/I][SIZE=4]Nearly 2000 years ago, the author of the book
Wolves among us
In the Word of God, we read a stern, but very needful warning that everyone who has been washed in the blood of the Lamb should take to heart and to take seriously. That warning can be found in Matthew 7 and is given by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The warning is as follows:
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Paul echoed the warning later on
[SIZE=4]The fifth place where Jesus shed His blood was where they drove the spikes through His feet, nailing Him to the cross. The blood shed from His feet also redeemed us from our loss of [/SIZE][FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=5][FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=5]dominion and authority.[/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]
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[/SIZE][/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT][SIZE=4][I]Ephesians 6:10 - "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might."[/I]