Skip to main content

Hack the Enemy to Death

My reading this morning was of Joshua 6-10. How should Christians understand the conquest of Canaan? We are not a nation like Israel. We are people from every tribe, tongue and nation on earth. We are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus taught his disciples to not hate their enemies but to love them. (Matthew 5:43-48) So how should a Christian understand the conquest of Canaan, where the sons of Israel hacked to death the inhabitants of the land and did not allow any to survive?

The history of Israel is real history but there is a lesson for the Christian in it. The church of Jesus Christ is not a physical nation as Israel was but a spiritual people. We are guided by the Word and the Spirit. Our home is not this world but in the world that is to come; therefore, we should remember that the historical books are written about a historical people but the Scriptures themselves are Spirit. There is a message for the Christian in the text of the historical books.

Jesus came to save his people from their sins. Salvation from the penalty of sin, the power of sin and the presence of sin. Sin is the enemy of mankind. Jesus defeated sin and death in a human body. Our salvation from sin is already but not yet. Our home is in heaven but we continue to walk on the earth. While walking on the earth the enemy continues to abound. The Christian should not coddle the enemy but should hack the enemy to death. Sin is the enemy of the Christian; therefore, the enemy must be put to death. If there is sin in your life put it to death.

The apostle Paul wrote (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.”

All sin must be put to death. Sin must not be allowed to live in the Christian’s life but must be put to death. I am not speaking about the sin of other people but of ones own sin. If there is sin in your life hack it to death. Repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ!

Popular posts from this blog

The Three Aspects of Faith

Faith is made up of three things: knowledge, belief, and trust…Faith is believing that Christ is what He is said to be and that He will do what He has promised to do. (Spurgeon, C.H.) “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”  How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?. . So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. (Romans 10:13-14, 17) When sharing the gospel publicly, and more specifically through open-air preaching you will likely be stopped from preaching by someone who claims to be a Christian.  Oftentimes when preaching in open-air, you will be preaching to a moving crowd.  Someone may walk by and hear you talking about sin and judgment.  Another may walk by and hear you talking about Christ redemptive work on the cross.  I use to think that there was the possibility that those who claimed to be Christian, who stopp

William George Davis, RN

Today I write with a broken heart an open-letter to my nursing colleague, friend and I hope, brother in Christ William Davis, RN. Will has been accused of murder and was arrested on April 11, 2018. I write this as an open-letter because this has become an open-matter. Will Davis and Family Copied from Facebook Dear Will, I miss your smiles and your jovial laughter on our nursing unit. I first meet you about 5 years ago in the spring of 2013. My wife met you before I did; I remember her telling me, “I met a guy in orientation who is going to work on your unit, he is so excited to work on your unit and is real fun.” From that time on you were usually laughing and all smiles. Often times you brought a bag of candy to work, because of this, and your jovial laughter I nicknamed you the Candyman and would even sing in your presences, “Who can make the sun rise and cover it with cheer…the Candyman can, the Candyman can because he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good.”

Come Follow Me

Mark 10 It was Jesus’ custom to teach when a crowd gathered. He taught that it is not God’s will that a wife and husband should separate, for he considers them one flesh. Later, his disciples questioned him about this and Jesus told them that to divorce and marry another is committing adultery. Jesus used the metaphor of how a child excepts as being the way we should except the kingdom of God. Jesus corrected a rich young man’s understanding of good and showed him that to repent and follow Jesus Christ is the only good that a man can do. It is impossible for people to enter the kingdom of God but with God all things are possible. Jesus promised eternal life to all who leave whatever is holding them back from following him. On the journey to Jerusalem, Jesus told his disciples about his coming arrest, trial, humiliation, suffering, death and resurrection three days later. James and John sought honor for themselves at Jesus right and left sides in his kingdom, but he told them, it is for