Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Living God

Most of the time we get so caught up in trying to fight our own battles and trying to fight sin in our lives and yet the greatest commandment is to love God, not fight sin. My youth group leader, Muppet, wrote in his tumblr, “He is calling us to forget about fighting sin that much, & instead remember that He did that on the cross, the battle is won, focus on loving Him!” Our God is the living God, El Chay! This name was talked about in our youth group this past Friday and Muppet talked about how we need to let God deal with our enemies and fight them! In 2 Kings 19:14-19 and 35, Hazekiah went into the House of the Lord and prayed about a letter he had received from Sennacherib:
“which he has sent to mock the Living God”
And in verse 35:
“And that night the angel of the Lord went out and struck down 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians. And when people arose early in the morning, behold these were all dead bodies”
He showed His majestic, grandeur power by killing the Israelite's enemies, the same enemies of King Hazekiah. Let us not underestimate His infinite power. Revelation 1:17b-18 gives us a glimpse of our Living God. It says:
“Fear not, I am the first and the last, and living one,I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.”

We might not have actual human beings that are trying to end our lives but, we do have Satan and Sin. We must remember that just as the Lord has a plan for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11) so does Satan. He has a plan of destruction for our lives. Satan is trying, and will keep on trying for as long as we walk upon this Earth to get us to stray from the path of righteousness and turn our backs on God and this is one of his schemes.We must remember and keep it in our minds that Jesus Christ already overcame the enemy, the world (John 16:33b), and because of that we are set free and no longer areunder the yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1).

So let God take care of your enemies and let your focus stay on taking up the cross daily, following Him, and building our lives around El Chay! We should only focus on running to God and “to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledgeof God.” (Colossians 1:10).



  1. Hey Laurent! Great post! Super encouraging! It is so true that many times we focus too much on the things going on around us, instead of looking to Christ. We get side-tracked by a bad conversation, or a fight with our parents. God help us keep our focus on Him! :) Thanks again!

  2. Thats awesome, exactly what I needed to hear at the moment. I was actually struggling with this really badly this week, now I feel guilt free and forgiven.
    Thanks Laurent!