Cut Enemies and “False” Relationships
2 Tim 1:15-16
STEP ONE: “CUT”
Exposing and cutting off your enemies never means hate. In the spirit realm, a person may not even realize that he or she is your enemy.
In this context, your enemy is anyone blocking, interfering, or distracting your loyalty to the Bible Jesus Christ. Even worse is anyone who enables (strengthens) you to sin or continue in a sin!
He or she is “against” Jesus’ will for your true happiness and your life with Him. You only get one life to fulfill and they don’t want you to have it. They want you to fulfill “their” wishes for your life. These are Christ’s enemies concerning you … AND THEY ARE YOURS.
Even a Christian brother, sister, preacher, pastor, or friend who is against your “scriptural” obedience to The Bible Jesus Christ is your enemy at that time (1 Timothy 1:15-17).
Acknowledge that it was Joseph’s very own Jehovah-worshiping brothers — not the atheists, agnostics, and other religious or non-religious people living around him — who tried to kill him, but decided to traffic him into slavery for being obedient and loyal to God. (Genesis 37:1-36)
False relationships are persons who appear to be all about The Bible Jesus Christ, but, repeatedly, do or say things that resist, discredit, mock, or sabotage your efforts to obey His commands in the Gospel.
These are false relationships and they ARE your enemies.
At some point, you must face it and say to them or yourself “you are Jesus’ enemy and you are my enemy”!
God’s wisdom counsels you that you must not continue to let these persons “hang on you” or drain you in fervor and power for Jesus Christ. You must not let that draining happen by going along with their public acting or choosing to follow their “lukewarm” commitment to JESUS.
Cut them off. Don’t play around with it. Your life depends on it — your survival and your loved ones.
Sometimes, you may not see how to remove these kind of enemies out of your life — but you can always know who they are.
You can always “cut them in your heart and mind” from having the place of influence they’ve been accustomed to having with you.
You are not the only one in history who has had to face this, with tears in your heart. Cutting off persons whom your flesh feels love for is excruciating … but must be done. Paul experienced it for upholding the Gospel. Paul experienced it for refusing to follow along with preacher friends who had worked hard with him, but they changed! Everyone starting out as a Christian doesn’t continue on the road with Christ and you. See what Paul said at his own crossroads of Christian friendships:
17Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
Make A Change! It’s Survival