(KJV.) PHILIPPIANS 3:2-3
(2) Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision
(3) For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
WATCH YOUR FOOTSTEPS!
Brethren, we live in the world of darkness; therefore, let us be cautious of our environments; pay more attentions to what goes on within and around our vicinities, exercise cautions when outside our neighborhoods, think positive thoughts, walk circumspectly, avoid lust of the flesh, eyes and pride of life, but rather walk in the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior: knowingly or unknowingly, this world is full of surprises and no one knows what any day entails: but physically, there are many deceitful workers, wolves camouflaged in sheep clothings everywhere on planet earth on missions for the enemy to derail believers from the righteousness of our Father into Hades damnation; beware!; spiritually, our enemy the devil, roams around like a roaring wounded lion, seeking whom to devour; therefore, he set traps of evil, lures souls into his evil temptations to trespass against our Father, turn around, bring allegations against those souls before throne of grace for condemnation; though we may view ourselves in earthly bodysuits in this world, relate to one another, let us beware!; there is more to life than physical perspectives.
Interestingly, Paul the Apostle encourages believers, to be safe, saying; (i) Beware of dogs, who are these dogs?; Paul is speaking in an analogy; in reference to false prophets, barking spiritually, without physical manifestations, deceitful workers, who have condition themselves as servants of Jesus Christ but are satanic agents; if we trust people around us physically, at times, we have to go beyond physical appearances, there is more to life than physical physics; what naked eyes can see; ' and spiritually, they may be untrustworthy for our souls; for instance, during the ministry of Jesus Christ, he called several disciples, but only few dedicated themselves to be with him throughout his ministry; among those dedicated disciples, was Judas Iscariot, an evil worker; this disciple was the trustee for the ministry, but was untrustworthy with his responsibility, not only that, he was also a traitor, who betrayed Jesus Christ unto higher authorities for persecution, sufferings and death on the cross; therefore, let us beware, know who is for or against us in this walk of life: (ii) beware of evil workers, who are these people?; they are people who behave appositely from what they believe or stand for physically, spiritually associate themselves with works of darkness, they maybe among friends and family circles, within the body of Christ, in the secular world; many times, they appear physically friendly but spiritually and disguisedly, working against people secretly to derail them in the righteousness of Jesus Christ; wherever they are, they seek their own benefits at the expense of others; therefore, let us beware of what is going on in the world, from generations to generations, evil is always present with humanity; (iii) beware of the concision; people who are too righteous in their own eyes, always judgmental, and does not give a chance for benefit of doubts, but hold on to doctrines, bite and devour one another, overlooking what Jesus Christ has done for humanity; to count themselves blessed and highly favored, love one another as themselves, live in peace with one another; beware!; let us walk in the spirit, not to allow workers of iniquities chances to derail our callings in the righteousness of our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Dearly beloved, by the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, we no longer have to go through the past blood sacrifices for atonement of sins, our sins are already paid for by the sacred blood of Jesus; when we receive him into our hearts as Lord and Savior, when the Holy Spirit indwells our hearts, we receive sanctification not made by hands, as would be done during the time of Moses, but spiritually, the foreskin of darkness upon our hearts are removed by the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, buried with Jesus through water baptism, and rise up again with him in faith to do his purposes on earth, on the day of reckoning, the same resurrection power of the Holy Spirit will quicken our immortal bodies together with Jesus Christ to dwell with him forever and evermore; therefore, if we have not yet received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, let us come unto him today, for salvation, grace, peace, joy, happiness, hope of eternal glory and life everlasting. Amen and Amen!
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Jude 20-21: But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.