We KEEP ourselves enslaved when we RESIST the HELP of G-d’s Spirit of Truth – in the form of a Text or a Person. Your VICTORY is at stake…
WHY are you RESISTING His HELP? Do you understand the Truth behind ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock’? THIS is a message to the Church (Called-Out-Ones) of Laodicea who got rich, lukewarm and denied The Ruling Authority, G-d Himself. This isn’t a message to ‘non-believers’. It’s a message to US.
14 “To the angel of the Called-Out-Ones in Laodicea, write: ‘Here is the message from the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the Ruler of God’s creation: 15 “I know what you are doing: you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth! 17 For you keep saying, ‘I am rich, I have gotten rich,[Hosea 12:8][a] I don’t need a thing!’ You don’t know that you are the one who is wretched, pitiable, poor, blind and naked! 18 My advice to you is to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich; and white clothing, so that you may be dressed and not have to be ashamed of your nakedness; and eye salve to rub on your eyes, so that you may see. 19 As for me, I rebuke and discipline everyone I love; so exert yourselves, and turn from your sins! 20 Here, I’m standing at the door, knocking. If someone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he will eat with me. 21 I will let him who wins the *victory sit with me on my throne, just as I myself also won the victory and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Those who have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the Called-Out-Ones.”’”
*mastering sin – Genesis 4:7/ the word ‘victory’ is nikáō from níkē– ‘Just Do It!’. Nike means VICTORY! How do you gain the victory? BY OVERCOMING/MASTERING SIN that is mastering you. You don’t rationalize sin and accept its consequences as truth; you ACTIVELY master sin. You JUST DO IT. (If you want to HIT THE MARK 🎯and CHOOSE LIFE, that is.)
‘Open the door. Quit resisting My HELP. Let Me come in, sit down and dine with and FEED you…like the two on the Road to Emmaus whose eyes I opened wide when they invited Me in…and I broke bread with them and they ate what I gave them…(Luke 24). TASTE and THEN see…MASTER SIN that is mastering you. JUST DO IT.’
Let. Me. Help. You.
So, every time you see or put on NIKE gear…understand the Spirit of G-d is telling you
‘JUST DO IT (already)…master that which is mastering you and causing your tepidness (fruitless frustrations). It is My Good Will that YOU overcome – master – be victorious – so that you are made whole and equipped for this battle you are already in (to win!)!!’