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Proceed with Purpose

April 19, 2017

There are times where you may have been watching your favorite T.V. program and an irritating sound alarms preceded by an announcement of an interruption. The message normally indicates something to the effect of “we are interrupting your regularly scheduled program to bring you this important announcement.” Sometimes it’s alerting you of a storm or some other treacherous weather conditions coming. And there are sometimes, that it is only a test! In either situation, the interruption last but for a moment, then you are right back to your regularly scheduled program. Life brings us storms, and they don’t always come by way of an announcement. They may seem like they are going to wipe you out but there are times, when just like the T.V interruption they are only a test. What is an interruption? By way of definition, to interrupt is to cause or make a break in the continuity or uniformity of a course, process or condition. It is also defined as to break off or cause to cease, as in the middle of something.

 

Your life may have been interrupted by a divorce, a loss of some sort, sickness, financial turmoil and the list goes on. Satan would love to see it break you but I came to encourage you today, not to let the interruption, interrupt who you are in God. Proceed with purpose. In Acts Chapter 16 the bible lets us know that Paul and Silas were thrown into prison. Prior to them being thrown into prison, you will see where Paul and Silas headed out to a place of prayer, but then was interrupted by a demon possessed girl with the spirit of divination (Python spirit). This girl was following Paul day after day yelling until Paul became so irritated with her (the spirit) that he turned around and cast the demon out. Issues of life can follow you day in and day out, but YOU have to get so irritated until you decide to open your mouth, In the name of Jesus, and cast the spirit away from you. You will see that even after being thrown into prison that Paul preceded with his assignment of prayer.

 

Don’t get so exhausted with the interruption that it causes you to stop or sit down on God but get so aggravated that you speak that it has to go! The python spirit can cause you to get weary, lose passion to worship or pray. It can cause you to feel hopeless and helpless until it squeezes the very life out of you. I encourage you today; don’t let the interruption get in the way of your assignment. Your assignment is attached to your purpose and your purpose fulfills your destiny. After all, the interruption may only be a test. Proceed with purpose. (Acts 16 v18 NIV) She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

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