The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10
Do not be surprised if you feel as though you are oppressed on all sides with no space to breathe. The devil doesn’t bother with people who are worth nothing to him because he knows they are both headed in same direction. He spends his time thinking, losing sleep, strategizing and harnessing weapons on how to torment the ones he knows are going in the opposite direction of his destination.
But do you know you can be an accomplice of the devil without him forcing you to? So let’s say even though you know you are a Christian, you are still suffering from things you shouldn’t be suffering from but you have never stopped to wonder why. These are ways you could be the enemy of your own progress – your being Lazy, Nonchalant and Ignorant could be the cause of the oppression you are going through. That doesn’t sound too deep I know but you see the way I wrote it in simple terms, take it like that and chew on it. You know in having these attitudes you will not only be assisting the devil, you will be an assistant devil with the title. He wouldn’t so much have a need to assign a demon to you because you do the job pretty well. He needs as many hands as he can get because he is short-staffed, so having to offer you services for free is something he would be really excited about. The devil doesn’t care about ignorance oh let me just tell you, he rides on ignorance and stupidity same way.
When you do not spend time in searching the Scriptures to knowing what is righfully yours in God’s kingdom which you are a part of, you get blindsided on all you are worth and all God has provided for you. Let me let you in on a secret: Every kingdom operates on PRINCIPLES. Read that again, then continue…. If you decide to play dumb on learning how those principles work, you aren’t going to benefit from that kingdom. Being a Christian doesn’t mean that everything God has provided for you will fall automatically on your laps, you’ve got a part to play darling. The work involves you searching the scriptures for these truths; know them, apply them and cooperate with them so you can dominate in the kingdom you are in. Else, you are going to be a Christian by label and have nothing going for you.
Do not wonder therefore why the devil is on your heels; it is either because he sees you as a threat or you could just be playing dumb and getting right on his plans for you very accurately. While he keeps wandering and thinking of new ways to steal from you, kill you or destroy you, you can always be a step ahead by living the kingdom lifestyle. Fight the good fight of faith by standing firm and being fully equipped, put on the whole armour of God so you can stand and quench all the fiery darts of the enemy and after you’ve done all, to stand!!! (Ephesians 6:11).
This week please do not be his accomplice, decide to be a step ahead by living in the word. Proverbs 4:20-24 is a good place to start; It says: “My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life”.