Every day I have to watch a Christian become a victim of the devil. The devil set a snare for them and they didn’t even know what he was doing.
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more SUBTLE than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.
The word “subtle” means wise and cunning. As you should well know, we have been given dominion or authority over the devil. At the Name of Jesus every knee will bow. The devil is too wise to come at you openly, once you recognize him, his program is over. Just like any war-hardened aggressor, he preys on the weakness of his adversary, that’s you and I brethren. We must recognize and acknowledge our weakness so that we can take the necessary steps to fortify ourselves.
Romans 12:3 I say to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think: but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.
This Scripture is the answer to the question! What is the question? Why do people get offended so easily? They think too highly of themselves, they assign too much importance to themselves. Some folks look to be offended, they love all the attention they garner as a victim. Over the years I have had a lot of these folks in my church, but only for a short time. They were just waiting for me to say the wrong thing or make a decision they didn’t approve of. One got offended because I let a woman teach, one got offended because some folks fell out when the Holy Spirit touched them. Another got offended because I taught that God’s judgements were in the earth and one got offended because I didn’t tell the youth that it was wrong to date. When you think too highly of yourself the devil will have no problem picking you off and you won’t even know it.
1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Just because a person ages, it doesn’t mean they mature. Some of the biggest babies in the world are not in the world, they’re in our churches. I have listened to the most kindest, anointed pastors in the world and they too were scorned by baby Christians as they went out the door. These are the same folks who opposed Jesus despite the signs and wonders. Their “feelings” were more important than the message and the messenger. The spiritual leaders successfully turned the people against Jesus and marginalized what the Father gave Him.
Mathew 10:40 He that receives you, receives Me, and he that receives Me receives Him that sent Me.
When people reject a man of God, they are rejecting God Himself, but you cannot convince them of that. The devil is a master at stunting the growth of God’s children.
Jesus Redeemed me from the curse, no poverty, no lack in my house.
Wealth and riches in my home, the devil is rebuked for my sake.
Father daily loads me with benefits, He takes pleasure in my increase.
I love being redeemed,
and I give my Lord all the glory.
We are about to embark on the greatest adventure and outpouring of God’s Spirit! This month the Holy Spirit is asking us to examine ourselves/take inventory so as God’s Vessels we can take our part and place in the Body of Christ!
Scriptures to meditate on:
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Psalm 26:4 Lord you can scrutinize me. Refine my heart and probe my every thought. Put me to the test and you will find it is true.
2 Cor 10:6 It is written, and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 Peter 4:17 For judgement begins at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Psalm 139: 23, 24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me of unbelief and lead me in the way everlasting.
2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life: his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him (God)! DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!