If you received revelation from the Holy Ghost, I commend you. Did you know the devil never gives up trying to take your revelations from you? If he can get you to question the validity of your revelations, then he will continue to push until he wins or until you put him out.
Hebrews 2:1 We ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip or run out as a leaking vessel.
All of us throughout our lives have been given precious, tangible gifts or rewards. These things are special to us so we keep them in a special, safe place in order to protect them. They are but dung compared to the Word of God. We ought to regard His Word as our most sacred treasure. The devil is not the only way we can forfeit our life source revelations. If we neglect the Word, it will fade from our heart into obscurity and it will affect our confidence. The Word of God is alive and sharper than a two-edged sword, so it requires attention. We cannot hear the Word, understand it and then put it away in storage. How do we keep the Word alive and active? By using it every day of our lives; that’s why Jesus gave it to us. It would appear that there are two things that are actively trying to compromise your faith, the devil and neglect.
1 Peter 1:7 The trial of your faith is more precious than gold, though it be tested by fire, might be found unto praise and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
Every scheme of the devil is directed at your faith. If we spring a leak through neglect, the devil can just sit by and watch us self destruct. Whether it be the devil or our own choosing, we are still responsible for it all. We must at all times keep one thing in the forefront of our thinking: faith pleases God. If you are a born-again Christian, it’s your nature to want to please your Heavenly Father. When I was growing up, I learned through trial and error what it took to please my earthly father. If I wanted to please him I knew what I needed to do and I did it when I wanted something. Now I know what I must do to please my Heavenly Father and I do it because of the life He gave me.
Galatians 3:1 O you foolish Christians, who has bewitched you, that you stopped believing in Jesus for your eternal life.
The Christians at Galatia forsook the Word of faith concerning Christ and embraced the teachers of the law. Religion has created more leaky vessels than the devil, but then religion is the doctrine of devils. Every man is responsible for his own vessel.
You cannot stop birds from flying over your head but you can stop them from building a nest in it.
There are people who are dedicated to stopping you from believing what you believe and want you to begin to believe what they believe. When some folks think they are in error, they find comfort in belonging to a large group of other people who think the same way. Going to hell with a large number of likeminded people will provide no comfort. Life is so serious that the truth is all that matters, it is the source of freedom for all men. Why would any man not prioritize the truth? They live under the veil of deception and they accept it. When you know the truth, hold fast to it. The devil and his deceived are out to take the truth away from the weak. We are not ignorant of his devices, he has no good reason to succeed.
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God loved me first and now I love Him.
I love to obey Him, He is easy to please.
My love for Him is real, I have no fear of reprisal.
Every day He shows me His favor, and I show Him my praise.