TODAY’S DEVOTION (Wednesday 9th September 2020)
“These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
“For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.
For if, after they have escaped the pollution of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.” 2 Peter 2:17-21 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 251ST DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
I did not say 251st hour of the year but day; that is out of the 365 days of the year. If you multiply that by the 24 hours that makes a day you will know how many hours, the God of all flesh has kept you and I alive and well this year alone. A heart of gratitude will keep us afloat even in the midst of the worst storms of life!
Being thankful to God for at least keeping us alive and helping us to breath is a seed that brings more days as a harvest. We take money as seed but thanksgiving is a greater seed that even brings the money we need to give to God!
This morning there is a word for us from the LORD – a word to start our day with. We have been having a school of the Spirit since August 1st and God have been faithful in reaching us with truth, making the hungry fat in the things of the Spirit. Schooling in the things of the Spirit is one school that will go beyond time. It is the only schooling that will continue in eternity.
The Bible makes it clear that even angels school themselves in the revelation of who God is by the moments – they do that by just observing His glory and screaming “Holy, Holy, Holy!”
Sadly, many in church today do not really know who Christ is. Many of us only know about Him. No intimate knowledge of Him at all. More sadly, many do not know His ways because of the absence of proper schooling in the things of God!
IT IS REALLY DANGEROUS TO GIVE OUR LIFE TO A CHRIST WHOSE WAYS WE DO NOT KNOW!
Our salvation will be false and hypocritical, mostly because we do not know what we are in for. That is what makes schooling in the things of God very vital to the faith of those who want to end in total comfort in the next life. In fact, schooling in the things of GOD will lead to stability among the pure in heart in the human race.
That is why wherever the great commission is carried out without omission, you see discipleship or schooling in the things of God at the center of activities. The standard is, as soon as one gives his or her life to Christ, the next thing he or she should spend his or her days doing is schooling in the things of the GOD who he has given his life to.
Giving your life to Christ without spending the rest of your days schooling in His will and ways, will not do you any good. As we found out in our 50 Days program, knowing His will, seeing His face, and Hearing His voice is becoming the purpose of your life if you truly meet Him at salvation.
Sadly, because of the absence of this standard in so many local Churches, you find many who gave their lives to Christ taking it back without even realizing it. They do not realize because they are not schooled in His ways enough to know when they have departed from them. It is when you know the ways of the LORD that you can tell when you are departing from them.
Many do not know that the greatest danger on the face of the earth is not an airplane that has lost control and is heading to crash into a City with a nuclear plant – as dangerous as that may be. The greatest danger on the face is not a car driven without brakes, a devastating earthquake, or unending wars.
The greatest danger on the face of the earth is not the most dreaded disease you can think of. The greatest danger on the face of the earth is “ignorance of the things of God.” It is ignorance of the things of God that is responsible for all other dangers.
Sadly, the most important things the world needs, are given names that will not let people go for them. Making mankind more ignorant! The things of God are the most important things mankind need but we call them religion and kill the value they hold. But God calls them LIFE. If you call “religion” what God calls “Life” you will keep a number of people ignorant of His things.
THAT IS WHAT THE ENEMY HAS DONE!
If people are ignorant of the things of God, their lives will be full of darkness! The world is said to be full of darkness because the world is ignorant of the things of God. Darkness is the breeding ground of criminality, poverty, diseases, insecurity, social ills, sin, and all that makes the lives of men horrible.
If not for the restraining power of the Most High God, we would have drifted into major global crisis outlines in the book of revelation. Though they are still on the way coming; God’s restraining hand is responsible for not allowing the human race to annihilation itself.
Ignorance of the things of God is the worst form of ignorance on the face of the earth. No matter how literate you are, you are still ignorant if you are not schooled in the things of GOD. The world is passing away!
The Bible actually warned those of us who are saved that the world is passing away. And that those who love the world will pass away along with it. If you will not pass away with the world as a Child of God, you must love the LORD enough to be schooled in His things with a ready heart to walk in what you are taught. And one of the major thing of God you must be schooled in is “how not to love the world.”
Yes, not how to make money, get married, or come out of generation bondages, but how not to love the world. The reason is simply; it’s our love for the world that hinders us from succeeding in our walk with GOD. It’s our love for the world that has sold us to generational bondages and other forms of spiritual captivities.
Demons are sitting in many households and afflicting them from generation to generation with unprecedented attacks because they do not know the LORD. They love the world and have no relationship with the LORD hence living under attacks! If you will not see what your father or mother suffered repeating itself in your life as a Child of GOD, you must not love the world neither the things that are in the world.
THE WORD OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY SAYS;
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world.
And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:15-17 NKJV
It is important that we love the LORD strong enough to turn away from the world. Not loving the LORD enough to turn to His way and forsake the ways of the world is the reason for many so call generational curses.
Many Christians who are seeing what happened to their parents or grandparents repeating itself in their lives are having it that way because they have not totally turned form the ways of the world. And instead of them realizing that, you find them dealing with it the wrong way!
You find them running after prophets and prophetesses who specialize in DEMONOLOGY instead of THEOLOGY.
Demonology is the study of demons but theology is the study of the revelation of who God is. It is they that know their God that will be strong and carry out great exploits, not they that know demons.
The Bible says people should “learn about God from our mouths” (as preachers) and not about devils – yet we teach them what they should not learn about in the guise of not being ignorant of the devices of the devil – revelations that will never help them carry out any exploit in life.
YOU FIND THIS UNFORTUNATE SOULS RUNNING AFTER THESE DEMON SPECIALISTS, WITHOUT SOLUTION TO THEIR PROBLEMS.
Instead of getting solutions for their spiritual problems, the specialists are the ones receiving solution to their financial problems. They use the predicaments of these precious souls to solve their financial problems, leaving them hoping for breakthroughs that will never come. It sad and a thing that can bring tears out of one’s eyes.
Friend if there is something in your lineage that seems to be repeating itself in your life, you do not need a curse breaking service to come out of it.
Neither do you need to take a prophet or intercessor to your village to pray. You do not need to give money to anyone. All you need is to learn how not to love the world or the things that are in the world. Learn the ways of the LORD, and align with His word and all of that will leave you alone, or you will leave them alone.
Love the LORD not the world, and all will be well in your world.
If that software that makes men love the world and the things that are in the world is deleted from your spirit, and the power of the Holy Ghost kindled in your life, nothing your parents or entire lineage went through will be repeated in your life!
I have studied the Bible, my life and that of others around me, and come to realize that what makes household demons to repeated in a current generation what they did in a previous generation, is the dust of sin, an alignment with the ways of the evil one and love for the evil and corrupt system of this world.
If we deal with these things, it will be impossible for the devils to find a common ground to repeat in our lives what they did in the lives of our fathers. That is the breakthrough key that virtually all deliverance ministers in church today do not know hence leading people astray!
If you are lead astray by a heretic teacher or deliverance minister you will be killed by a stray bullet in the spirit realm. So many marriages, spiritual lives, finances, and etc. have been killed by stray bullets in the spirit realm simply because they were led astray be heretic and lying prophets, prophetess, apostles, pastors and etc.
A MAJOR HIGHLIGHT IN OUR DEVOTIONAL TEXT THIS MORNING SAYS;
“These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.” 2 Peter 2:17-20 NKJV
What more can we add to this great words from the mouth of the Holy Ghost through the vocal cords of Apostle Peter other than concur with every statement made here. These preachers promise people liberty yet they themselves are servant of corruption. Some are servants of sexual perversion, others servants of greed and covetousness, and many others servants of devils. That is why the people they promise liberty to do not have liberty.
What is the message of our devotional this morning?
God is saying to us if we will be free from every evil works, we must learn how not to love the world or the things in the world. The things in the world are lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and the pride of life. If these things can be erased away from our lives, we will be free from generational curses, evil altars and all that make believers in Christ run after prophets and prophetesses.
It’s my prayer that God use these words to enhance your peace and increase your dominion in the Spirit in Jesus precious name, Amen!
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY
“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.” Acts 20:32 NKJV