Posted by: Art Heinz | July 23, 2009

Don’t Knock Down the Rod

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40, NIV).

I heard a man of God one time compare our love walk to a golden curtain rod. On the golden curtain rod snugly hung every blessing, provision, and promise of God. He saw in a vision the curtain rod being knocked down and the individual hangers with corresponding blessings crashing to the floor. The Lord revealed to him that as Matthew 22:40 indicates, the promises and the prophetic utterance guiding and impacting our lives literally hang or depend on our love walk – first with God and then second with others.

This is why the enemy of our souls works overtime to try to get us to come out of love – to get offended over comparatively small things in life – to choose offense, anger, and lashing out to resting in peace and maintaining the blessing intact in our lives by staying in love no matter what comes our way. How many of us would seriously blow up our houses to take out the house fly buzzing around our noses during dinner? We fare far worse than this when we come out of love and get in the flesh to react to the flies of life. It always seems important to us at the time (to respond inappropriately to the situation) but let’s consider the true cost before we close and seal the deal by knocking down the golden curtain rod and all the benefits with it.

There’s something on you…it’s the blessing…don’t do anything to jeopardize it!



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