Word for Today:
Beware of the prince of this world.
Ministry Of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality (TS).
“Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” ( John 14:30).
Some Christians are not conscious of the prince of the world and his strategies. Some Christians actually falsely believe that Jesus Christ is the Prince of this world. Jesus in our memory verse says the prince of this world came to him but had nothing in him. Do you know that your words, attitude, habits, dressings, lifestyles, works etc could make the prince of this world to come to you and have something in you.
The bible says:
“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” ( 2Corinthians 2:11).
Beloved, always remember that Satan is the prince of the kingdom of this world. Jesus Christ is the Prince of heaven. If you are truly born again, you don’t belong to this world. You are only passing through. Your citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). You don’t need to travel far from where ever you live anywhere in the world, to know that there is evil in this world.
Christians often wonder why they are persecuted. If Satan visited Jesus, he will surely visit you? I hope he will find nothing in you! I know of many born again Christians who will fail a very simple test of integrity, especially if money is applied. Righteousness or complete obedience to the word of God is the key to victorious living.
There is no one who is truly committed to the work of God who will not be persecuted on earth because of the nature of the prince of this world. Like apostle Paul, we should learn to delight in persecutions and trials for the sake of Christ. Hear him:
“Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong” ( 2 Corinthians 12:10)”.
The trials and challenges are mere opportunities to test your faith and resilience. God is watching and very interested in your reaction. Key into the counsel of St James and remain joyful even in trials:
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations…” (James 1:2-4).
Always remember that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds…2Corinthians 10:4-5.
Therefore “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11).
Stay connected to JESUS, also called the Word . Be knowledgeable. Seek wisdom . Be enlightened.
Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
Be compassionate and kind to one another.
Thank you Jesus for the various opportunities you will present for my promotion in 2018.
Dear Father, we pray for everyone sincerely connected to your Word in 2018, that all their trials will become testimonies in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Yours in the Vineyard of Christ.
Bro Ben Bassey & the beloved MOW family.
Dr Ben Bassey is a licensed psychiatrist and a spiritual health counselor:
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