Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food…and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened… Genesis 3:6,7
Thought of The Day : Even convincing arguments can be misleading because the devil can never be reliable.
LISTEN : Satan is a liar, and the father of lies. He is subtle and talks people into believing lies. He fashions lies as truth with intent to deceive and destroy his victims. He does this by presenting convincing arguments to the gullible. My dear, no matter how convincing an argument appears, in as much as it’s from the devil it’s designed to kill, steal and destroy what is dear to you, even your life. (John 10:10). When the devil initiates a discussion, he wants to steal your conviction, innocence, courage, confidence and ultimately your life. When he came to Eve he made her believed that God was selfish for barring them from eating from the fruit of the tree in the midst of the garden. When he succeeded in convincing Eve, she no longer saw sin as sin, but as pleasure. The Bible says,
“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food,
and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise,
she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”
This is what happens when people despise the word of God. They delight in disobedience instead of obedience to God. They are blinded to the consequences of their actions until it boomerangs on them like Adam and Eve. The Bible says,
“And the eyes of them both were opened,
and they knew that they were naked; and they
sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.”
Sadly, lots of people have been deceived and destroyed by Satan’s lies. Beloved, be watchful. No matter how convincing his arguments appear, pray for God to open your eyes to avoid his traps. So, no matter what, don’t allow anyone mislead you. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Never believe every spirit or argument no matter how convincing. Learn to test them with scriptures.
2. Don’t disobey God in favour of Satan, rather cleave to Him.
3. Consider the consequences of your thoughts before you act.
4. Don’t be fooled by your inordinate desires, rather, follow the will of God.
Prayer : Dear Lord, You’re the only true God! There’s no falsehood in You. Therefore, keep me from following lies and errors, in Jesus ’ name, amen!
A Word Of Blessing : Today, I speak on your life. May God save you from falsehood and tricks of Satan and his agents, in Jesus ’ name.
Reflection : When the devil initiates a discussion, he wants to steal your conviction, innocence, courage, confidence and ultimately your life; watch it!
Quote : “No matter how convincing an argument appears, in as much as it’s from the devil it’s designed to kill, steal and destroy what is dear to you,”
Biblical Fact : Did you know Rachel the wife of Jacob died immediately after the birth of Benjamin? (Genesis 35:16-18).
Today In History : May 5, 1942 wartime sugar rationing began in the United States.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Iguanas are very large lizards that can live 20 or more years in captivity and can grow as long as six feet, nose to tail tip?
Bible Quiz : Who vowed to sacrifice the first thing that comes out of his house to greet him when he returns from battle?
God bless you!