Us Christians have an invisible enemy the world knows nothing about. Our common enemy is the devil and he is a killer. If the world knew about his criminal activity, perhaps they wouldn’t dress like him at Halloween or joke about him. The devil walks among us seeking whom he may devour, he is looking for the ignorant, those who slumber and sleep.
Mathew 24:4 And Jesus said: take heed that no man deceive you.
If you know for a fact that impending danger is coming you can prepare for it and minimize its effects. Jesus has done everything we need to live above the evil one of this world, if we get caught in his snare it’s our fault. The devil cometh and faith cometh, thank God faith cometh first. If we don’t pay attention, if we get into a stupor, the devil will move in and take advantage of us.
James 16:13 When the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide us into all truth.
This is not just a cute Bible phrase, without the Holy Spirit we would never know the truth. If we are divinely connected to the Holy Ghost, He will keep us from the evil in this present world. It is truth that keeps us separated from the devil and his world system. If the truth is a priority to you and you insist on having it every day of the world, you are on alert and the devil cannot have you. I know a lot of Christians who are shipwrecked because they slumbered and did not pay attention.
2 John 7 For many deceivers are entered into the world who confess not that Jesus is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an anti-Christ.
The devil has recruited and trained men to deceive you and everyone has qualities that appeal to the believer.
You cannot judge a book by its cover.
Most of the deceivers I have met were the nicest looking people you can imagine and they had great personalities. They can only disguise themselves for so long but eventually their deceptive belief will need to come out. Don’t be in a rush to accept a person as your minister, a good tree will bring forth good fruit. The Holy Spirit knows who is of God and who is of the devil, He will reveal the heart of all men. Men who the devil has entrusted one of his pet doctrines to cannot keep it to themselves for long.
A wise man speaks because he has something to say. A fool speaks because he has to say something.
Kenneth Hagin says the devil is a persistent cuss, he never gives up. If he can’t deceive you with one thing he will try another and then he will go back to what he tried afore time. Jesse Duplantis says the devil has Alzheimer's. Your spiritual integrity is on the line, you cannot afford to “zone out”, you must take everything to the Word. The Word of God is our spiritual filter, it strains and divides the good from the bad. We are not obligated to accept or trust everyone we meet, we are obligated to love them but not to trust them. Keep your guard up, make all preparations to disappoint the attempts of the devil.
The devil has created satanic reservoirs,
he has robbed from us
because he is a thief.
But the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
God is the transferring agent, He will give His gold and silver to the just.
The sinner will finance his own redemption and God will save his soul.
Matthew 9:37 Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest, that He will send out laborers into His harvest.”
PRAYING FOR laborers
PRAYING FOR our part: Individually/FOJ Church/Body of Christ in Helena
PRAYING FOR hearts: Our hearts to minister and people’s hearts to receive. We are trees who have been planted, watered and feed by God. We are rooted in His Word and love.
PRAYING FOR divine appointments: 2 Tim 2:19 God knows who are His. Holy Spirit lead appointments!
PRAYING FOR courage: Jeremiah 1:8 Do not be afraid of their faces. (Do not shrink back) Philippians 2:13 For He who calls us is faithful; he will surely do it…. equip us with everything good that we may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight.
PRAYING Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation…