February has been passion month, and as you know we are passionate about faith. Passionate faith is increased when you come into agreement with other believers. Deuteronomy 32:30 states, “one could chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight”.
“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 11 Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? 12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Four uniting principles: 1. Another person can help you succeed. 2. Another person can lift you if you fall. 3. Another person can help you survive in a difficult situation. 4. Another person can help you overcome when you are being attacked.
I love survival shows, there is something about having to overcome difficult situations. I especially enjoyed them when I am fasting food, when I see others struggling to survive and they are eating bugs or some kind of plant, I think to myself, “Hey at least I am not eating bugs”. The third uniting principle is a survival principle. Hypothermia is a killer when you are in the wild, if your core temperature goes from 98 degrees to 95 degrees you will begin the symptoms of hypothermia. Let’s take that to a spiritual level, some believers have become hypothermic spiritually – they are not completely cold, but the core temperature of their soul has cooled and it begins the process of spiritual death. Having a trusted friend in a time of need is critical, it can make the difference between life and death. The world is a very cold place and it can leave you spiritually empty and cold-hearted, but the fire of the Holy Spirit is a life-line to those who need to overcome the power of death.
It is important to connect – you may not need anyone right this minute but life is a journey and you never know what is going to happen next.
I invite you to a Spiritual Life meeting this weekend with Pastor Justin Maslanka – He is a fiery passionate lover of Jesus – and if you need to get some of the fire of the Holy Spirit you will not be disappointed.