” The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous ” ( cf Matthew 13:49)
Hey! It’s really been awhile! I hope you’re still on track with God! I wanted to title this as the mystery of incense and tobacco. Mystery! Let me just leave it at that: this is the preamble of this series and I pray you’ll be blessed.
For the sake of this series: Let’s assume that Incense is sacred while Tobacco is Secular, Incense is of the temple and tobacco is of the ‘ streets ‘. One of the notable similarities between the two is that both produce smoke but incense produces an appealing fragrance while smoke suffocates the inhabitants.
One of the problems of the Christendom is an unhealthy mixture of the two or what Revelation 3:15 calls ‘… you’re neither cold nor hot ‘.
Scriptures made it clear that you cannot serve two masters at a time, and if at all you attempt it He… will spew you out of (His) mouth ‘.
Both incense and tobacco produces smoke, Yes! They have similarities but the aren’t the same ‘ no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of Light ‘(cf II Corinthians 11:14) but to keep Satan from gaining the advantage over us, God has helped us and we are not ignorant of his schemes ( II Corinthians 2:11). Satan can go an extra mile to decorate sin and make it look more attractive than righteousness: his ability to disguise himself as an angel of light.
Have you been sitting on the fence?
Are you Born Again yet a carnal man?
The reason, or one of the reasons why incense should be prioritised above tobacco is because, Jesus said, ‘ my kingdom is not of this world ‘.
Don’t allow Satan to talk theology and make sin attractive.
‘ The root of sin ‘, Oswald Chambers says, ‘ is the suspicion that God is not good ‘.
Zoology teaches that, bats feed and excrete through the mouth: anytime you act hypocritical : It is just a thin line that differentiates you from a bat and don’t forget, bat stinks!
So, Repent! ” I set before you life (Righteousness -‘ Incense’) and death ( Sin-‘Tobacco’) but I advice you to choose life so that you and you seed will live.”
” The biggest problem of the Body of Christ in one word is the flesh “
~ Apostle Joshua Selman Nimmak
“What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
(Cf Roman’s 6:1-2)