Rev Kekel preached a message last October (2006) and this word was used and I wanted to talk about it.
"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."
2 Peter 2:20
"For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning."
1. to have within, to hold in
a. to be held, entangled, be held ensnared
b. to be engaged with, set one's self against, hold a grudge against someone
1. to inweave
2. of a thing: to entangle, involve in
What holds you and ensnares you? Is something inweaving itself into your life and polluting your holiness before the Lord? This was the just of the message and it hit home with me.
There were some things in my life that God had been dealing with me about to get rid of. I kept pushing it away, saying "Well what is wrong with it?" All the time I knew exactly what harm it WAS doing to me and how it was starting to entangle me. So guess what I did? I got rid of what was entangling me and trying to ensnare me!
Pastor Davis commented that if this church wasn't going to be a holiness church then we should just burn it down. So true....its high time to live holy and not let the pollutions of the world set in.
2 Corinthians 6:17
"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,"
1. to mark off from others by boundaries, to limit, to separate
a. in a bad sense: to exclude as disreputable
b. in a good sense: to appoint, set apart for some purpose
What are you waiting for? Separate yourselves and don't let things entangle you. Quit having talks with the devil about "What is so bad about it" You know exactly what it can do......