WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29
Scripture: Philippians 3:7-11
Philippians 3:7-11 states, “But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.” In Philippians 3, Paul outlines for us the path he took in transition from being very successful in the natural when he was destroying the church to successful in the power of God. He said the path involved loss. The willingness to embrace loss is the principle that stands between those who refuse to compromise their call and those who consistently adjust their ministry for success. Paul identified a key as being their willingness to embrace loss. A second key is the willingness to war against wolves! The true shepherds take a stand against the wolves. Identify them and if they will not turn, pray them into the grave. I suspect this year we will see that conflict in epic proportions. Which side will we be on?