Personal Decision

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians chapter 10:

1 Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea,

2 all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,

3 all ate the same spiritual food,

4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.

5 But with most of them God was not well pleased, for their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.

Each of us can be exposed to the same Word, the same healing, and the same supernatural events but that does not mean each of us will respond in the same manner.  Our Heavenly FATHER delivered the children of Israel from the bondage of the Egyptians and sustained them in the wilderness through Christ The Rock yet they still sought idols and walked in unbelief.  The result?  Their bodies were scattered in the wilderness and they never crossed over to the Promised Land.  It was their choice to live by faith and they chose the other path.

FATHER gave each person the same opportunity to live but HIS Love demands they individually make their own choice.  You can decide to feed your lust and temporarily satisfy your soul or you can look forward to the destination FATHER has set before you and respond accordingly.

6 Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.

The Old Testament provides us with many examples of what not to do and the children in the wilderness are relevant today just as they were back then.  We must not lust after evil things!

7 And do not become idolaters as were some of them. As it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.”

8 Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell;

9 nor let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed by serpents;

10 nor complain, as some of them also complained, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

11 Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

There are more idols of various types than ever before.  Hollywood is constantly promoting idol worship.  Sexual immorality has infiltrated schools where even the very young are partaking of such immorality.  Once prayer was removed from schools, answering to a Higher Authority was no longer in the consciousness of the children and they began lusting in a much greater manner.  The sanctity of life no longer matters as shootings began to occur in schools.  Social media has promoted promiscuity which will only lead to destruction.

We are given these examples to provide us the ramifications of our decisions.  FATHER’S Love keeps providing us with opportunities to change and move toward HIM in a closer relationship.  In Deuteronomy chapter 30 it is written by THE SPIRIT:

19 “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;

20 that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”

It is our choice which path we take and we must not let the world lure us toward the path of destruction.

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