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Keeping The Bite In The Bark

Isaiah 56:9-12

January 5, 2021 • Jeff Lyle

There is a longstanding strand of Kingdom DNA that has come fully unraveled in the modern Church. God's people have always been called to maintain a distinction from the corrupt cultures in which they live. As citizens of an entirely different Kingdom, we are to reflect the priorities, beliefs and pursuits of the Heavenly realm. To keep us in generational awareness of this call to live consecrated to God, there have always been voices which He has raised to communicate this essential calling. When those voices fade or fail, that generation will inevitably lose its way. In ancient Israel, God brought a strong indictment against those whom He had appointed to be the watching eyes and warning voices of a generation. When spiritual watchmen sleep and Kingdom watchdogs refuse to bark, evil creeps in. God is not content to allow this to happen without sounding a wakeup alarm. Our generation, soaked in political correctness, needs to heed this ancient message from God to Israel. If the Church presses the mute button on herself, refusing to speak the hard messages, evil will continue to creed in and take many captive. We are called to keep the bite in our bark.

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