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Pastor's note for February 2013

Posted on Fri, Feb 1, 2013

Overcoming the Solitude’s Snares

“It is not good for man to be alone…” (Gen 2:18) When God uttered these profound words, I believe He recognized one of the first imperfections in His otherwise perfect creation. The moment God collected the dust of the Earth and formed man, He, in essence, combined for the first time the natural with the spiritual. Our flesh would then become the “bogey-factor” that would be our competition against our intended nature. From our first breath, it seemed like the flesh’s demands would compel our spirit man to compromise and fall short of our created nature to worship. The demands of the flesh then transformed man, in a relatively short time, to adopt a sin nature.

Since God is omniscient (all-knowing), He certainly knew this gap between flesh and spirit would be a problem; however, God is the ultimate problem solver. Jehovah our Father, the great “I AM” saw into the future and realized the first thing He would do is institute fellowship as the gap for that which was “not good”. So, God made man’s “help meet” and called her Woman. (Gen 2:18-22) He then immediately began preparing His Son for the ultimate of all fellowships…reconciliation (John 3:16). But, even after He sent His Son, Jesus the Christ, God still recognized the perfect New Covenant/Testament (Gospel) was offered to we who are still imperfect...and still should not be alone. Sustaining our walk requires fellowship with accountability…and thus, “the Body of Christ (or the body of anointed members)”. Anyone who believes they have what it takes to make it on their own, they are bewitched into the snare of false confidence/hope. As singer/songwriter Charlie Rae says, “False hope is a terrible thing; if it’s the only thing keeping you alive, you'll be dead by dawn.” For those who realize that we are and will forever be imperfect, as long as we have this “corruptible” flesh, we have the mindset and mettle to be overcomers.

In His Vision,

Pastor Ron

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