Compromise. I keep coming across the word compromise. Just today in two separate devotions the authors spoke of the church making compromises with world opinion.
News Flash my friends – we don’t make compromise with world opinion – any compromise we make is concession to Satan’s rule over this earth. The Bible makes it plain who rules this earth – Ephesians 2:2 calls him “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.”
Who do you think the “sons of disobedience” are??? They are the very people of world opinion who deny the Word of God, who twist and rephrase it to ‘tickle their itching ears.”
In Revelation John calls Satan the “deceiver of the whole world” (12:9) and Paul wrote to the Corinthians,”…the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ” (4:4).
Understand my friends, compromise means each side makes some concession. What may I ask you does Satan concede? He has yet to surrender his dark rule over this world and though he knows he is ultimately defeated, he has not given up on corruption of our hearts and minds and stealing our children and our neighbors. Furthermore what of God’s Word do we want to concede to Satan?
When you put on that whole armor of God remember it is against the rulers, against authorities, against powers of this dark world, and against spiritual forces of evil that we struggle
Make no compromise with this world. Stand firm – remember you are Christ’s ambassador (2 Cor 5:20), “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord…” (2 Cor 4:5).