SOC(k) it to Satan

As for me and my house will serve the Lord

SOC(k) it to Satan is an acronym meaning “Staying On Coursewith Jesus. So, how do we SOC(k) it to Satan? We do so by receiving Christ’s propitiatory sacrifice on the Cross, taking up our own cross, and by following Him. The Devil hates this. Let’s all just make him madder in Hell [1].

Christ paid it all on the Cross and it is free to all but with one caveat: Salvation is an individual decision, and each of us must accept Christ and His sacrifice on the Cross to become one with Him [2] as His body [3]. Redemption is nothing we did, but has everything to do with what Jesus Christ did on the Cross. There, He purchased our spirit and soul for a very high price, His life [4]. Salvation and eternal life are our rewards for accepting His redemption on the Cross.

However, salvation is a process. Christ carried His Cross to death so we could carry ours to life, life through Him. Carrying our cross is nothing more than being obedient to Christ and loving Him with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength, and loving our neighbor as our self [5].

Some things are worth repeating, believers are one with Him and of His body [6]. We are also known as the church [7]. One day, Christ will return for His Bride, a Bride without spot, blemish, or wrinkle [8], and in the twinkling of an eye, we will be taken up with Him in glory, forever [9].

In Jewish marriage customs, three gifts were involved in a marriage. Therefore, in the context of this page, lets look at the parallels in terms of the church and its title of Bride.

  1. Mohar: The Mohar was the price paid to the Father of the Bride. This was the only gift that was mandatory by law. Therefore, Christ bought us for a price [10] on the Cross.
  2. Mattan: The Mattan were gifts that Christ gave to His Bride like eternal life [11], peace [12], and anything else that she might ask Him for in His name [13].
  3. Shiluhim: The Shiluhim was a dowry gift [14], given by the Father of the Bride for the Bride, to take with her into the marriage as a part of her inheritance to help equip her in her new life. The idea behind the Shiluhim (dowry) was a settlement in lieu of the daughter’s inheritance because Jewish marriage customs dictated that the sons would succeed their fathers.

Staying on Course is my way of helping the body take up their own cross and walk through life by following Jesus. The god of the air [15], working through the world, throws much at the believer. However, God expects us to grow [16] and to renew our minds [17] for His glory. Everything we do is for His glory [18], and why shouldn’t we? Look what He’s done for us:

v16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life [John 3:16 KJV].

Even so, come, Lord Jesus, come[19].
 
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[1] Hell is the place of eternal damnation and not a curse word, which would not be capitalized. It is a play on words.
[2] John 17
[3] 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 4:1-16
[4] 1 Corinthians 6:20; Galatians 3:13-15
[5] Mark 12:29-31
[6] Ephesians 1:22, 23
[7] Ephesians 1:22, 23
[8] Ephesians 5:25-27
[9] 1 Corinthians 15:51-55
[10] 1 Corinthians 6:20; Galatians 3:13-15
[11] John 10:27, 28; Galatians 3:13-15
[12] John 14:27
[13] John 14:13
[14] John 14:16, 17; 1 Corinthians 12-14; 2 Corinthians 1:21, 22; Romans 12:1-8; Ephesians 4:1-16; 1 Peter 4:8-11
[15] Ephesians 2:2
[16] Ephesians 4:15, 16
[17] Romans 12:1, 2
[18] 1 Corinthians 10:31
[19] Revelation 22:20