Monday, August 18, 2008

Web Sight

Because the Lord has given us discernment, there are many times when we may see evil or temptation coming. Sin does not always appear in obvious forms. Sometimes our old nature will try to resurface, or thoughts of the past will taunt us. The ministry of movement has become a powerful influence and soul-winning tool for the Kingdom. As a result, we will face attack not only from the outside, but from the inside (old sin nature) as well.

Our reasons for becoming ministers of movement must extend beyond a desire to dance. Boredom in our lives does not constitute a reason to get involved in the dance ministry. General interest in the worship arts does not ordain an individual for service. If we are not careful to obey the voice of the Lord, we may find ourselves entangled in a web of sin.

The ministry of movement declares the gospel visually. Making an open display of our allegiance to God will cause the enemy to want to make a public spectacle of us. Prayer is the key to avoiding many of the common traps that will try to hinder us from moving in freedom. It is important to lead holy lifestyles as an example to others, but it is even more significant to live righteously when we are alone.

Isaiah 59:5 (NKJV)
They hatch vipers’ eggs and weave the spider’s web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from that which is crushed a viper breaks out.

Isaiah 59:6 (NKJV)
Their webs will not become garments, Nor will they cover themselves with their works; Their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.

2 Corinthians 4:2 (NKJV)
But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

Revelation 16:15 (NKJV)
“Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”

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