Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Spare Change

As we observe the world around us, it seems that there is more tolerance for what the Word calls sin. Although believers are supposed to be separate from the Godless practices of the world, many are embracing the customs of it in the name of liberty. The dance ministry is not immune to this trend.

Many dance leaders are living in intimacy with others to whom they are not married. Countless dancers are living sinful lifestyles that do not glorify God. Self-absorbed, conceited divas terrorize churches, communities, and dance programs with spiritual terrorism and sorority-style superiority. It is time to confront these destructive tactics of the enemy and spare not!

Those who labor in the ministry of movement should not be overaken by sin. We are overcomers. Perfection is a standard to which we aim, but the practice of willful disobedience sends shockwaves that cannot be measured if we do not yield to the Word of the Lord. Toleration of gross sin and misconduct only serves to disqualify movement as a ministry if practiced by dance ministers. Let us lay the lure of sin on the altar, and leave nothing left to spring up. No more excuses. Leave nothing behind for the enemy to claim. It's time to walk in righteousness.

Isaiah 58:1 (NKJV)
“Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Ezekiel 5:11 (NKJV)
‘Therefore, as I live,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable things and with all your abominations, therefore I will also diminish you; My eye will not spare, nor will I have any pity.

Romans 8:32 (NKJV)
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

Romans 11:21 (NKJV)
For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.

2 Peter 2:4-7,9 (NKJV)
For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked...

...then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment

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