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Summary: We are so focused on the sensual and emotionalized the spirit of God, that we have distracted our attention from the real issues of the church and we have allowed our hearts and actions to be paralyzed.

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PARALYSIS IN DAILY CHRISTIAN LIVING

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

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Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and HAVING DONE ALL, TO STAND...

James 1:22 But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23. For if any be a hearer of the Word, and not a DOER, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass. 24. For he beholdeth himself, and goes his way, and straightway forgets what manner of man he was. 25. BUT WHOSO LOOKS INTO THE PERFECT LAW OF LIBERTY, AND CONTINUES THEREIN, HE BEING NOT A FORGETFUL HEARER, BUT A DOER OF THE WORK, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Define PARALYZE:

---to make powerless ---unnerve ---to bring to an end

---prevent, destroy ---to remove feeling or sensation

---numb ---desensitize ---to render incapable of any action

I have been pondering about PARALYSIS.

Perhaps the paralysis I am considering has to do with becoming powerless or ineffective spiritually?

Is your daily menial life a history of want and woe?

Are you eating the seed corn?

Have you an excuse to be idle?

We are so focused on the sensual and emotionalized the spirit of God, that we have distracted our attention from the real issues of the church and we have allowed our hearts and actions to be paralyzed.

Our enemy, in his last day battle front, is enjoying the camp of God, that has given way to DO NOTHING ATTITUDES!

Our enemy sneaks into the camp of God and tries to remove all feelings and sensations, to numb and desensitize our awareness of the eternal!

An immobilized church is worthless, and will see very little accomplished.

If our enemy cannot kill us, his second intention is to get us completely or partially to lose sight of the goal, our calling, our purpose; and to loss the Godly functions that should be ours!

We have the Holy Spirit indwelling in us, why should we be powerless and unable to move in God?

I feel sorry for people that are paralyzed. When I was teaching school, in 1978-79, a fifth grade boy, named Charles, in PE, stepped off the bleachers’ second step and was paralyzed.

Poor Christopher Reeves, went from Superman to paralyzed in one horse ride.

George Wallace, governor of Alabama, was running for president. In 1972, while campaigning in a shopping mall, Arthur Bremer shot George in the spinal cord. In 1985, Governor Wallace had surgery and was paralyzed the remainder of his days.

I knew a lady named Essie, she lay many years in the bed. I heard her doctor say early in her "sickness, ---

" Essie, if you do not get up and do something, you will become bedfast.

Essie lost all her will to live and spent many years laying in a resthome, unwilling to leave her room.

1. LIFE IS PARALYZED BY THE HELEVISION!

This poem’s source is unknown.

I was a member of THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS in THE GENERAL HOSPITAL in the city of DALLAS. I was waiting to see THE DOCTORS. They told me I was at THE EDGE OF NIGHT, my condition was very serious. Suddenly, I realized I had just ... ONE LIFE TO LIVE. I wanted to see ALL MY CHILDREN before I entered ... ANOTHER WORLD. In my SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, I was frustrated. I did not want to DIE NASTY. But as the WORLD TURNS something wonderful happened. THE GUIDING LIGHT appeared unto me. God changed my life, I accepted Jesus as my Savior. I have been born again. Now my wife and I are enjoying ... THE DAYS OF OUR LIFFE’s serving God.


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