As Moses was praying for the plague of flies to be lifted off the Egyptians, Pharaoh begins to submit to the request of Moses. His request was “let my people go and sacrifice unto the Lord”. However, Pharaoh didn’t mind the Israelite’s sacrificing to their God he just wanted them to sacrifice in the land of Egypt (Ex 8:25). Of course Moses didn’t agree with that so Pharaoh said to Moses in (Ex 8:28KJV) “I will let you go that you may sacrifice to the Lord your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very far away; intreat for me”. Thus, Pharaoh was saying you can go but don’t go too far.
Saints of God that’s just how the devil is when it comes to our relationship with Christ, he expects us to compromise. He doesn’t mind us going a little ways with God, but just don’t go all the way with God. The devil doesn’t mind us having our fund raisers, selling chicken dinners or even having praise and worship, he just doesn’t want us to start living holy. We must understand the devil doesn’t mind us having a form of Godliness as long as we deny the power thereof.
He doesn’t even mind you becoming a carnal Christian; he just doesn’t want you to become a spiritually minded Christian. Because spiritually minded Christians grow in Christ Jesus; spiritually minded Christians come against the kingdom of darkness; spiritually minded Christians don’t compromise with the devil. Saints of God compromise doesn’t work when you are serving God because God’s word is never to be compromised or watered down to suit Pharaoh or the devil.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason