15. June 2017 · Comments Off on WHAT IS ANGER ROBBING YOU OF? · Categories: Anger, Change, Fruit of the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Self Control, Sin, Spiritual Growth

And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil (Ephesians 4:26 NLT).

Beloved, I remember watching a drama about a so-called Spirit-filled Christian woman who had a major issue with anger. She was a nightmare wife to live with and her husband could not control her. She fought with her neighbours and even took great offence when her pastor preached on anger. She was so mad that she walked out of the church and of course continued the fighting with her poor husband at home. How can pastor be preaching about me and you couldn’t even defend me?

The funny thing is that the pastor didn’t even call her name. He was just letting the congregation know that the next seven days were to be dedicated to prayers because God was going to work in a miraculous way. As a result, he didn’t want people to allow things like anger, quarrelling and the like hinder their blessings. But this woman was offended by it.

Anyway, on the final day of the programme, they all gathered in church and as the pastor was praying, the move of the Holy Spirit was so strong that one lady was so taken away. She mistakenly hit this woman with a temper and trouble started in church. This woman was almost fighting in church. Her embarrassed husband‎ had to intervene. Meanwhile, there happened to be an angel on assignment distributing blessings. He was just placing stickers of blessings on people in the congregation. Everybody got one but this lady who unfortunately had been looking for the fruit of the womb and this is because she was busy fighting everybody. Even her husband got a promotion sticker.

In due season, another lady that was looking for the fruit of the womb‎ got pregnant and this woman was left wondering why she was the only one left out. Then she heard the voice of the Lord rebuking her because of her anger.

The morale of the story is that at times we are the ones that hinder our blessings because of our attitude.

Beloved, the Bible introduces us to Hannah who was a woman that was provoked by her rival, Peninah till the point that she had to desperately cry out to the Lord until her pastor said… GO IN PEACE, and may the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him (1 Samuel 1:17 AMP)

GO IN PEACE… If we take that word literally, it means to be at peace in your mind and also with everybody else including the Peninah’s in your life who would probably try to still make life a living hell for you. Off course, let’s not ignore the fact that you should avoid quarrelling with your spouse whom you need to partner with to make things happen. It is called creating an atmosphere for miracles.

‎Beloved, the Lord is still in the business of blessing people. Don’t hinder yourself. Why not ask the Holy Spirit to reveal and help you deal with anything that may be causing a hindrance to your breakthrough?

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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07. June 2017 · Comments Off on THINGS LOOK SO TINY FROM ABOVE · Categories: Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Peace, Relationship, Spiritual Growth, Victory, Worship

I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice which I had heard addressing me… said, COME UP HERE, AND I WILL SHOW YOU WHAT MUST TAKE PLACE IN THE FUTURE. At once I came under the [Holy] Spirit’s power… (Revelation 4:1-2 AMPC).

Beloved, I recently heard someone says that it was only when they started flying that they saw that all the buildings that looked so massive from the ground level became very tiny from above and the size decreased as they went higher till they could hardly see anything.

So true and probably why John who wrote the Book of Revelation was shown great revelations about things to come from above. He said… INSTANTLY I WAS IN THE SPIRIT (NLT)… I WAS CAUGHT UP AT ONCE IN DEEP WORSHIP (MSG) and his eyes were indeed open to the kind of worship that takes place in heaven. In fact, the whole of Revelation 4 is dedicated to describing it but then the next chapter records John crying over NOTHING. John said… I began to weep bitterly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll and read it. But one of the twenty-four elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, HAS WON THE VICTORY. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.” (Revelation 5:4-5 NLT).

“Really? Oh Okay”. I’m sure he must have asked himself… “why am I crying then? Everyone here is busy worshiping God and I am here crying over nothing”. The Amplified translation says Jesus has… OVERCOME AND CONQUERED…

Isn’t this what Jesus was trying to tell John and his other disciples when He said… I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.” (John 16:33 NLT)

Beloved, for John to get a revelation like this, he was not walking in the flesh but in the spirit. The flesh will tell you all the things that are wrong now but working in a spiritual dimension gives you insight into what the Lord is doing and the unstoppable victory that’s ahead regardless of your situation. WHILE JEREMIAH WAS STILL CONFINED in the courtyard of the guard, the Lord gave him this second message: “This is what the Lord says—the Lord who made the earth, who formed and established it, whose name is the Lord: Ask me and I WILL TELL YOU REMARKABLE SECRETS YOU DO NOT KNOW ABOUT THINGS TO COME (Jeremiah 33:1-3 NLT).

Beloved, the Lord wants you to come higher because those things that have blinded your vision looks tiny from above. You need to engage yourself in true worship; allowing the Holy Spirit to guide your life. You need to focus on developing your spiritual man so you are not tossed about by things going on around you.

Remember, things look so tiny from above.

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04. June 2017 · Comments Off on YOU HAVE BEEN FILLED TO FUNCTION · Categories: Action, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Pentacost

AND when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind… And they were all FILLED with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:1-4 KJV).

Beloved, ‘AND’ is a part of a speech that connects two words or phrases together suggesting here that something happened before that connects to the above text. So, what happened before?

Well, just before Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised that the apostles will receive power when the Holy Spirit came upon them to enable them witnesses to the end of the world and then He was taken up into a cloud (Acts 1:8-9).

Wow! That must have been a sight. This was someone that used to eat and talk with them. They stood there staring until two white-robed men had to interrupt… “why do you stand gazing into heaven? This same Jesus, Who was caught away and lifted up from among you into heaven, will return in [just] the same way in which you saw Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11 AMPC).

This was almost like saying; common guys, stop wasting time staring into space. He’ll be back but right now, there’s loads of work to be done. So, they started preparing – praying together, getting their team back in order and bonding and … AND when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place… and after they were filled with the Holy Spirit, work began. Peter began to preach and 3,000 people got saved in one day (Acts 2:14-41).

Following that, he and John healed the crippled beggar (Acts 3:1-11) and many more great works followed. Why? Because Jesus made it clear that they were to be FILLED TO FUNCTION and not gaze into space.

Beloved, unfortunately many Christians are still gazing… either at the cross or into space; that is looking at where Jesus was when He’s moved on and now lives inside us? We’ve been filled with the Holy Spirit. The same Jesus that walked the earth now lives inside of us… and as He is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17) and there’s work to be done; greater works than He did because there are now many of Him working around.

The apostles began to speak as the Spirit gave them utterance. Utterance is the release of the word. However, many are mute. If it’s the same Spirit that spoke in Genesis 1; and spoke in Jesus (and the Word became flesh); why isn’t He speaking through us?

Beloved, the apostles functioned as a result of the filling of the Holy Spirit and if there’s no difference in your filling, then there should be no difference in your ability to function. Like someone once said; no one puts petrol in a packed car. Are you packed? Or are you more interested in owning 10 packed cars? Is this the time to be gazing at what the world is gazing at?

On this Pentecost Sunday, let our prayer be simply; Father please show me how to use my filling to function.

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29. May 2017 · Comments Off on EMBRACING GOD’S WISDOM‏‏ · Categories: Glory, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Suffering, Wisdom

No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God—His plan that was previously hidden, even though He made it for our ultimate glory before the world began. But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would not have crucified our glorious Lord (1 Corinthians 2:7-8 NLT).

Beloved, have you ever questioned God’s wisdom? Perhaps, you are going through something devastating right now and you just can’t understand what God is up to? Well, He is always up to something even when we can’t understand it.

Referring to the conversation Jesus had with the disciples on the road to Emmaus‎ (Luke 24:13-35), I read a book (Healing the Eight Stages of Life) where the writers said “the despairing disciples began by talking about the tragic death of their friend whom they had counted on to be the Messiah. The disciple’s attitude was “don’t talk to us about God’s wisdom. We haven’t seen much of it in the death of our friend. JESUS SIMPLY SHARED FROM THE SCRIPTURE AND SHOWED HOW EVEN THE EXPERIENCE OF THEIR FRIEND’S DEATH WAS TO BE LIFE-GIVING, PART OF THE WISE PLAN THAT GOD HAD FOR THEIR LIVES””.

It took Jesus to make sense of it and I for one know that it would be so great to just sit down and hear the Lord make sense of our experiences. Something along the lines of… “this is why that happened and this is why this had to happened… and more importantly, where do we go from here?” This is exactly what Jesus did to these disciplines. He opened the Scriptures and started explaining to them that His death was a part of God’s plan all along and they must have been like “I get it now. Lord, You are indeed the wise master planner. You had it all planned out all along and even when the enemy thought he was winning, our feature text tells us that he soon realised that he got played big time.

‎Beloved, we have got to get to the point where we move from despair to embracing God’s wisdom. Joseph told his brothers… you intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people (Genesis 50:20 NLT). When Joseph was going through his ordeal, he had no idea that things would turn out the way they did in the end but he finally got to that place where he embraced God’s wisdom. You too need to do the same even when it doesn’t make sense.

According to one of my bible notes; “One can agree with all the truths in the Bible and still miss the power of God… [which]… cannot be fully grasped by our eight-pound brains. We must approach God humbly as creations, not as those aspiring to fully explain the Creator of the universe.

Beloved, it’s time to… trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT).

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28. May 2017 · Comments Off on A PURE HEART‏ WITH PURE MOTIVES‏ · Categories: Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Motives

BUT there was a certain man named Ananias who, with his wife, Sapphira, sold some property. He brought part of the money to the apostles, claiming it was the full amount. With his wife’s consent, he kept the rest. Then Peter said, “Ananias, WHY HAVE YOU LET SATAN FILL YOUR HEART? You lied to the Holy Spirit, and you kept some of the money for yourself. The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was also yours to give away. How could you do a thing like this? You weren’t lying to us but to God!” (Acts 5:1-4 NLT).

Beloved, because there’s a ‘BUT’ at the beginning of our feature text which apparently is how the Chapter starts, it’s only wise to rewind a bit to the previous chapter and you’ll find it recorded that… there was Joseph, the one the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (which means “Son of Encouragement”)… He sold a field he owned and brought the money to the apostles (Acts 4:36-37 NLT).

This got me thinking; perhaps Ananias and his wife saw what Joseph did and how the people reacted to what he did (to earn the name ‘Son of Encouragement’) and most importantly, how the Lord must have blessed Joseph and so they decided that they wanted the same praises and blessings but like Peter said, they allowed Satan fill their hearts. Their motives were wrong. As a result, what was supposed to be a blessing became a curse… As soon as Ananias heard these words, he fell to the floor and died… (Acts 5:5 NLT)… and same thing happened to his wife (Acts 5:10).

Unfortunately, many fall into this trap. We do things because others are doing it but I long decided that I’m not going to do anything just because I see someone else doing it regardless of the guilt trip game because while people may look at what is given, the Lord looks at the heart of the giver.

We see this with the case of Cain and Abel… When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord. Abel also brought a gift—the best portions of the firstborn lambs from his flock. The Lord accepted ABEL AND HIS GIFT, but he did not accept CAIN AND HIS GIFT. This made Cain very angry, and he looked dejected. “Why are you so angry?” the Lord asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected? You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” (Genesis 4:3-7 NLT)

Beloved, you will be accepted if you do what is right… that’s what the Lord is looking for in your giving and sacrifice… DOING IT FROM A PURE HEART‏ WITH PURE MOTIVES…

SELAH!

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25. May 2017 · Comments Off on ASKING FOR SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH AND ACCELERATED SPEED · Categories: Action, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Trusting God

Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah [giving him supernatural strength]. He girded up his loins and outran Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel [nearly twenty miles] (1 Kings 18:46 AMP).

Beloved, yesterday, when someone told me what date it was, I could hardly believe it. There’s the saying that ‘time waits for no man’ and when you look back at how quickly time has flown, that saying couldn’t be any more real…

Now the question is what have I achieved so far? How many things can I tick off my list as completed or achieved? Perhaps, you have found yourself with too much on your plate. You’ve got too many deadlines all at the same time and as with the case with many of us, you feel that you have got limited time. However, do you know that if the Lord felt that we needed more than 24 hours in a day, He would have made our days longer? It’s something to think about.

Beloved, all hope is not lost though. I believe it’s time to get on your knees and ask the Lord for help; for Him to empower you with the special strength, might and the kind of speed that He gave to Elijah to outrun the chariots. It’s also the time to get serious. No more messing around. You don’t want to look back in December and regret the time wasted achieving nothing. I like that Elijah had to get rid of anything that would slow him down. He tucked his cloak into his belt. The Message Bible Translation says… Pulling up his robe and tying it around his waist… while the Expanded Bible Translation says, Elijah… tightened his clothes around him… and he… ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel [nearly twenty miles] (Amplified Bible CLASSIC EDITION).

This tells me that it does not matter who has left you behind or how much you need to catch up. You can still catch up but you’ve got to be serious.

Beloved, this is not the time to panic. Why not ask the Lord for speed that outruns the chariots and then see what happens? Remember… I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency] (Philippians 4:13 AMPC).

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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18. May 2017 · Comments Off on WHEN THE EYES OF A SENT ONE IS OPEN · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Rejection, Relationship

Then He spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. He told him, “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam” (Siloam means “sent”). So the man went and washed and came back seeing! (John 9:6-7 NLT)

Beloved, during my morning devotion, I was meditating on the chapter from which our feature text is extracted and a lot of things caught my attention about this ‘sent one’ which I believe is relevant to the move of God in this season. I almost named this post ‘The characteristics or confrontations of a ‘Sent one’ but settled for ‘WHEN THE EYES OF A SENT ONE IS OPEN’.

The first confrontation you would face is the religious system. After this man received his sight, we are told that… Then they took the man who had been blind to the Pharisees, because it was on the Sabbath that Jesus had made the mud and healed him… Some of the Pharisees said, “This man Jesus is not from God, for He is working on the Sabbath…” (John 9:13-16 NLT).

So, he was immediately confronted by the religious system which keeps people blind and bound and when I initially read it, I didn’t notice that he was taken to the Pharisees but I find it intriguing how the Lord would place you in situations that would make you confront the religious system that has held you bound all your life and it requires a certain level of boldness to speak up which we see this man displayed.

When questioned about Jesus, he wasn’t afraid to speak up… “I don’t know whether He is a sinner,” the man replied. “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!… He healed my eyes, and yet you don’t know where He comes from? We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, BUT HE IS READY TO HEAR THOSE WHO WORSHIP HIM AND DO HIS WILL. Ever since the world began, no one has been able to open the eyes of someone born blind. If this man were not from God, He couldn’t have done it.” (John 9:25-33 NLT)

Beloved, he was up against the religious system his parents raised him in – one they themselves couldn’t confront because of fear that they would be thrown out of the synagogue (John 9:22) but because he was bold enough to confront this system, he got kicked out (John 9:34).

Unfortunately, this is what may eventually happen when the eyes of a ‘sent one’ is opened. They get kicked out of the church they were raised in or the church frustrates them until they have no choice but to leave. However, that’s fine because a true encounter with Jesus Christ is around the corner… When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” The man answered, “Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him.” “You have seen him,” Jesus said, “and he is speaking to you!” “Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said and he worshiped Jesus. (John 9:35-38 NLT)

Beloved, are you a ‘sent one’? SELAH!

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16. May 2017 · Comments Off on BECOMING LIKE CHRIST IN YOUR DAILY ACTIONS · Categories: Action, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Spiritual Growth

For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be MOLDED into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29 AMPC).

Beloved, have you ever done something and thinking back, you feel that you didn’t handle it how Jesus would have handled it? Before handling a particular situation, have you first of all stopped and asked yourself what would Jesus Christ do in this situation? What if we all took a few seconds to think like this before acting?

Our feature text says we’ve been destined from the beginning to be MOLDED into the image of Christ and during our midnight prayer session last night, my prayer partner and I spent a considerable amount of time repenting from any instance where we haven’t used the situations we have been presented with to show people Jesus Christ and then, we spent time praying to be MOLDED into the image of Christ.

The Bible says… You learned Christ! My assumption is that you have paid careful attention to Him, been well instructed in the truth precisely as we have it in Jesus. Since, then, we do not have the excuse of ignorance, everything—and I do mean everything—connected with that old way of life has to go. It’s rotten through and through. Get rid of it! And then take on an entirely new way of life—a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and WORKING ITSELF INTO YOUR CONDUCT as God accurately REPRODUCES HIS CHARACTER IN YOU (Ephesians 4:21-24 MSG).

Beloved, have you learnt anything from Christ? Are you putting what you’ve learnt into practice? The Bible says… Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are His dear children. Live a life filled with love, FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF CHRIST (Ephesians 5:1-2 NLT)… In your relationships with one another, HAVE THE SAME MINDSET AS CHRIST JESUS: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage… being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself… (Philippians 2:5-8 NIV)

Beloved, are you making decisions to love like Christ does? Are you making decisions to be humble when the opportunity arises? Instead of snapping at people, like Jesus, take out time for yourself when you are tired… Like Jesus, be about your Father’s business and avoid distractions… Like Jesus, forgive… Like Jesus… [FILL THE GAP]

Beloved, what would Jesus Christ do at all times? We must realise that the purpose of our walk with Christ is to be like Him so we should always aim to discern what Christ will do in every situation we find ourselves. We should then solicit the help of the Holy Spirit to help us where we are weak… let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes (Ephesians 4:23 NLT)

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14. May 2017 · Comments Off on USING THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT · Categories: God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Revelation, Spiritual Growth

…TAKE THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17 NLT).

Beloved, the Word of God is a great weapon to fight against the attacks of the enemy and how to use it can be best illustrated using Jesus as a perfect example to follow.

How did Jesus overcome satan when led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by him? You see this in Matthew 4:3-11 (NIV);

“If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “IT IS WRITTEN…”
“If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down…” Jesus answered him, “IT IS ALSO WRITTEN…”
“…All this I will give you, if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him… FOR IT IS WRITTEN: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’”

Jesus used ‘IT IS WRITTEN’ and Satan left him after that. He is the Son of God… He knows what He’s talking about.

In the above scenario, it’s important to note that satan also knows the word of God. See what he said to Jesus… “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. FOR IT IS WRITTEN: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered him, “IT IS ALSO WRITTEN: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Matthew 4:6-7 (NIV)

Satan knows the word of God but he was using the text to manipulate Jesus; to get Him to do what he wanted Him to do. This should be a warning for those that either use Scriptures to manipulate people or are being manipulated by people. Satan is an expert at manipulating Scriptures so you must also equip yourself with ‘IT IS ALSO WRITTEN’.

Now the question for you is how many ‘IT IS WRITTEN’ do you know? I once heard of a lady that slept with the Bible under her pillow because she was having so many attacks at night and when she experienced an attack, she would pull it out and hold it up against whatever demon she was facing hoping to scare them away. Isn’t it funny how we tend to treat the Bible like the power is in the Book itself? It’s the Word of God contained in it that is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword… (Hebrews 4:12) and until you get acquainted with the Word Himself, allowing the Holy Spirit to minister to you, it remains just a Book to you.

Beloved, using the sword of the Spirit involves continually studying and meditating on the word for revelation so you are able to confront the enemy with… “This is what my Daddy says…”

Demons are petrified of Christians who know the power they have in Jesus Christ, the living Word. Don’t you think it’s time for you to wake up? It is my prayer that you start to TAKE UP YOUR SWORD and pierce the enemy where it hurts and as you do so, may you win every battle thrown your way.

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10. May 2017 · Comments Off on PUT ON RIGHTEOUSNESS · Categories: Anger, God's Plan, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Righteousness

…Truth, RIGHTEOUSNESS, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. LEARN HOW TO APPLY THEM. You’ll need them throughout your life… (Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG).

Beloved, our feature text says we should learn to put on a breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS (NKJV) and when you think of it, the breastplate protects the Roman soldier’s vital organs, especially the heart. In the same way, you are to put on RIGHTEOUSNESS to fortify your heart against satan’s attacks. We know that our own righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6) so it is the righteousness of Christ imputed to us that we are to put on. However, do you know you can put on a breastplate but still be exposed?

The Bible records how King Ahab was killed. Someone… shot an arrow at random and it struck the king of Israel BETWEEN THE PLATES of his armor… (1 Kings 22:34 NET)

They got him BETWEEN THE PLATES of his armor… In the same way, any Christian who thinks they have put on the breastplate of righteousness but still lives an ungodly life is not fully guarded and can be struck BETWEEN THE PLATES of their armor.

Sin provides an opening which becomes the point of the enemy’s attack. It gives the devil a foothold. Cain can tell you how this works. He would tell you what the Bible says about anger is true. The Lord said to Cain, “WHY ARE YOU ANGRY? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” (Genesis 4:6-7 NIV). Cain did not listen to God’s warning so anger turned into envy, then murder which led to him being banished from the presence of God and then he suddenly realises that he is now exposed to the attack of the enemy. He said… whoever finds me will kill me.” (Genesis 4:14 NIV).

Beloved, we are covered under the Lord’s presence but if a child says to her daddy, “people keep attacking me every time I go to that place you told me not to go, what do you think the daddy would say? He would say, haven’t I told you to stop going there? Stay under the covering of this house and you would be properly protected.

Beloved, living a godly life is necessary to defend you from the arrows of the enemy and it involves SELF-CONTROL because… a person without SELF-CONTROL is like a city with broken-down walls (Proverbs 25:28 NIV). SELF-CONTROL is a battle because your flesh and spirit are constantly fighting each other (Galatians 5:17). Your flesh says ‘DO’ but your spirit says ‘DON’T’ and the more ‘DON’T’s you listen to would help build up your spirit man so it overpowers your flesh.

Beloved, people spend hours in the gym building up physical muscles and they then want to expose their body so people can see how good they look but you can’t afford to be exposed to the enemy. Learn how to put on your breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS at all times.

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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