Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Overcoming opposition and distractions.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
If you are going to be a winner in the spiritual life and receive God’s highest and best, which is greater than anything you can imagine, then you are going to have to overcome distractions and opposition.
You will have distractions sent by the kingdom of darkness to try to stop your spiritual momentum and to draw you away from the plan of God.
In his case, a change of geographical location was needed because it was the basis for separating Abraham from his family and relatives.
When family or relatives hold you back then family and relatives have to go.
JOH 7:5 For not even His brothers were believing in Him.
Per-act-ind - hestekasin - perfect tense = they have been waiting outside for Him for a long time.
TLJC taught that His followers are even closer to Him than His natural family and closest relatives.
1TI 2:4 He wills all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Relationship with God must have priority over relationship with people.
The reason = he allows family, friends, and others to guilt and manipulate him into action.