Get Thee Behind Me!

There are lyrics from a song called Black Sheep by Gin Wigmore – a girl from New Zealand. She recorded it in 2011 – so I guess its an old song by todays standards. Basically – this woman is considered a ‘Black Sheep’ because she has a potty mouth, she drinks and when pushed to the limit she just might kick your butt. Those of you who know me know that I listen to all kinds of music – and I really like the song MUSICALLY – but she is basically saying that once you get a taste of the dark side – you never go back to the other side.

Be careful my sisters and brothers …. dark side has nothing at all to do with skin color!!! The phrase has been used for a long time to mean going into behavior or thinking that does not bring good to you, or to anyone around you … as a believer, I’d say any behavior or thinking that is sin.

I’ll admit this song used to be a favorite – just the melody and the band … NOT THE LYRICS. As a believer, I know that I can fall. I know that I can even be used by Satan as a pawn in some plan of his if I don’t keep my mind stayed on Jesus. But at the end of the day when/if I falter, I know that Jesus Never fails!  He’ll forgive me, fill me with His Spirit and finish the work that He has started within me. He has brought me out of darkness into Marvelous Light!!!! He will fill me with His Spirit! He will finish the work He’s begun!!! Hallelujah!!!!

“You might as well get thee behind me Satan, you cannot prevail. Because Jesus NEVER Fails!” Lyn Alejandrino Hopkins

I am glad to testify that when forced into a corner where I have to make a choice to revert to my old sinful, vindictive self – I can choose to allow the Holy Spirit to reign supreme.

So let me encourage you – if you’ve gone into the dark side in any way at all – come on back over to the light side. God is waiting for you. According to His word He will not only forgive you – but He will cleanse you from ALL unrighteousness!

You indeed might be what people call a “Black Sheep” but I am a witness that the blood of the Lamb of God – will wash you as white as snow. Can I get a Hallelujah!

You might have given in to temptation – but don’t lose heart! Your day of salvation is today. Accept Him. Believe Him. Confess Him. Receive Him. You may have gone to the dark side — but that’s not the end of the story!

Father, please forgive us for any ways that we falter. Please cleanse us and please let your Holy Spirit fall fresh on us. Reign Supreme in us, Oh Lord! Use us for the sake of Your glory to drive the enemy away. Strengthen us so that we can erase him from the minds and hearts of many. Remove the guilt that is within us and remind us of the victory that is ours through Our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ!!!