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The Epiphanes Syndrome

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In the story of Chanukah, Antiochus Epiphanes was a shadow of the anti-Christ. He went into the Temple and defiled the Holy of Holies. As the anti-Christ will do, Antiochus opposed and exalted himself over everything that was of God and proclaimed himself to be god. Epiphanes means God manifest. When man denies God, he proclaims himself as god. When any government denies God, it becomes god.

Even believers can fall into the Epiphanes Syndrome. When you see yourself as the center of everything, when your greatest concern is yourself, or when you seek praise instead of giving it to God, you’re falling into the Epiphanes Syndrome. But if you cleanse your temple and empty yourself in true humility, then God will be able to manifest Himself in your life. Those who exalt themselves will come to nothing. But those who humble themselves under the mighty hand of God, and empty themselves of themselves, their life will become a Holy of Holies, filled with the presence of God.

Today’s Mission – Today, ask the Lord to cleanse your heart of selfishness and to fill you with His presence.

by Jonathan Cahn

The Secret Of William Booth

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In the early days of the Salvation Army, the biologist and skeptic, Thomas Huxley, launched an all-out attack on the Salvation Army and its founder, William Booth. Booth’s son Bramwell, was greatly upset over it. But William Booth told his son that he couldn’t waste his time fighting his critics, or else he would be distracted from the Lord’s call – and he would not let anything divert him from it.

Bramwell,” said Booth, “fifty years from now, it will matter very little indeed how these people treated us. It will matter a great deal how we dealt with the work of God.

William Booth was powerfully used of God to affect a nation, and a world. Why? He didn’t allow himself to get distracted from the calling God gave him. There will always be people who criticize you or attack you. But no one can take you away from God’s calling, unless you let them. You’re here for one purpose, to serve and glorify God. Don’t let yourself be distracted or turned to the right or to the left – and you too will live a powerful life for God.

Today’s Mission – Today, resolve not to be distracted by criticism that’s not of God – but set your eyes on the Lord and what you need to do for His purposes.

by Jonathan Cahn