John Eckhardt on 10 Questions to Ask Yourself as a Christian

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Perhaps you are reading this, and the Spirit of God is graciously revealing to you that there are areas of your life where you are in disobedience, sin or rebellion. Perhaps you are not walking with God the way you know you should be. Even though you are attending church, there are things you are not doing that God told you to do. Perhaps you have not laid aside certain sins and practices, and you are allowing them to keep you away from God’s best. God can bring you out of that if you are willing and obedient. He will cause you to eat of the good of the land.

You need to come out of Egypt. You can’t get into the good land if you’re still in bondage. Your freedom begins with salvation and deliverance. Just as the Israelites went into the wilderness, you will be led there as well—for a short period of time—as God purges you, delivers you and sets you free.

The wilderness place is only temporary. It is never the will of God for His people to stay in the wilderness. It is the will of God for you to come out of sin, out of Egypt and through the Red Sea, the waters of baptism. Even in their exodus story we see types and shadows of baptism of water and of the Holy Spirit.

God will bring you to the mountain and give you His word. Of course, when you go into the land, some clearing of the land needs to take place. That is still deliverance or spiritual warfare as you are driving out the evil spirits. His Spirit will guide you through this, but again, only if you are willing and obedient.

Now I want you to take inventory of your life. If you find yourself angry, bitter, fretful, not trusting in God, proud, unteachable or doing things your own way, then you will not inherit the land. But if you repent, God will exalt you in due season and bring you into the land that flows with milk and honey.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Is there any pride in my life?
  2. Do I get angry when I get corrected?
  3. Is there an area in my life where I am not obeying God?
  4. Do I talk about my supervisors or church leadership?
  5. Do I hate my bosses or the leaders in my church?

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SOURCE: Charisma News