Day of Fire uses an abandoned prison for their music video for the song Cut and Move. The lyrics point to the words of the apostle Paul as he wrote to the Church at Colosse. The only way out of this hole, comparing a cell block to a life of sin, is to purge your former way of living. Colossians 3:1-4 urges believers to crucify your old self by replacing this with a heavenly mindset. Following the passage below, Paul urges this church to clothe yourself with Christ, the fruits if the Spirit, Galatians 5:22-23.
So kill (deaden, [a]deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God). 6 It is on account of these [very sins] that the [holy] anger of God is ever coming upon the sons of disobedience (those who are obstinately opposed to the divine will), 7 Among whom you also once walked, when you were living in and addicted to [such practices]. 8 But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips! 9 Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerate) self with its evil practices, Colossians 3:5-9.
Purging refers to the abrupt or violent removal of a group of people from an organization or place. From a spiritual standpoint, purging is the drastic change in one’s lifestyle from your former way of living into a new creation in Christ Jesus. If you replaced Cut from the song title Cut and Move to Purge and Move, it’s easier to visualize the need for Christians to change. May this song inspire you to transform your life in 2023 by drawing closer to Jesus.
by Jay Mankus