TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL (Monday 17th May 2021)
“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 pollutions 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 137TH DAY OF OUR YEAR OF HIGHER HEIGHTS!
I did not say 137th hour of the year, but 137th day 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 this year.
It is not that things did not happen especially in the unseen realm to kill and take us out. They happened, but GOD…. Friend, it is important that we develop a heart of gratitude towards our LORD and savior Jesus Christ, who to Him belong escape from death.
Yes, it’s important that we be thankful for His Spirit that has made us, and His breath that is giving us life. It is important that we thank Him for keeping us alive and helping us to breath; because these things are seeds that tells us, there are more days and even years in store for us from the fountain of His mercy.
I have shared before that at every end of the year, specifically from September, the decision to determine who live in the next year is made in Haven. For the sovereign judicial decision of one soul, many things are brought into consideration by the Godhead.
For some, their eternal destiny is brought into consideration, maybe because of their secrets sins and other dangerous things they are doing. For others, the rime line for them to reap what they have sown without repentance is brought into consideration.
Friend, there are so many other things that the Godhead considers, I just stated these few to tell us that many of us do not qualify to be alive, but God has kept us. We need to give Him thanks beyond religious words or acts.
When you thank God well, things go well with us. You could do so with some money in your hand to give towards His righteous purposes.
Personally I do give my offerings to God as a son in His house and as an act of gratitude to God, expressing my thanks for what He has done. And I lead people to do the same.
I do not subscribe to having a special money in your hand you call Thanks Giving Offering the way greedy men and women of ‘God’ make people do. From time to time we may give something to the LORD to say thanks, but a lot that is being done in the name of thanking God today is just a scam.
THE WORD OF THE LORD THIS MORNING IS ON SCHOOLING IN THE THINGS OF GOD.
We need to remind ourselves of this over and over again. The greatest activity in God’s kingdom is built around discipleship or schooling the sheep.
Darkness and gross darkness is constantly covering the earth. There is need for the glory of the LORD to be rising up us from time to time to fill our hearts with light. The faith position to take to be experiencing this is schooling in the things of God. It is discipleship (not the discipleship classes of your church).
It may interest you to know that the only schooling that will continue in eternity is schooling in the things of God. 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 or what His ways are because of absence of proper schooling in the things of God! People are schooled in other things, especially by the so called fathers of faith. When you point those things out respectfully, they say “who are you to judge” and even accuse you of disrespecting spiritual fathers.
They forget that God said to His servants
“…. Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel;
prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to you shepherds of Israel who only take care of yourselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock?
You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock. Ezekiel 34:1-2 NIV
Whenever spiritual leaders fail God, He raised voices to prophesy against them. That is a kingdom practice. It is true in previous generations and will be true for our generation.
People forget that Heaven will not give a so called spiritual father honor when he gets there for presenting the wrong gospel. They forget that the Spirit weeps over them while people celebrate them. I guess Timothy faced the same stupid attacks.
THAT WAS WHY PAUL WROTE TO HIM SAYING;
“Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. 1 Timothy 4:12, 16 NKJV
I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 2 Timothy 4:1-5 NKJV
If there is any time to stand on this scripture as an apostolic voice to a perverse and crooked generation, it is now. If there is any time to look at the so called spiritual fathers, eye to eye and say “sir, you are wrong here and there” it is now. I know many will never listen.
For others, their victims they call spiritual sons and daughters will move against you, but do not allow the dust to settle on you. Shake it off and move on to the next ear the LORD is leading you to. The time is short. God is doing a quick work; He will finish things up and cut them short in righteousness.
SCHOOLING IN THE THINGS OF GOD REMAINS THE THRUST OF GOD’S KINGDOM ADVANCE.
It opens men’s eyes to the activities of the mystery of iniquity. It helps us to know the ways of the LORD. It enables us to give our lives entirely to Christ as the faith requires.
I have come to realize that it is eternally dangerous to give your life to a Christ whose ways you do not know! Because if you do, you will turn out to be a fake Christian. The principle is, as soon as one gives his life to Christ, the next thing he should spend his days doing is schooling in the His ways and revealed will in scriptures. It is called discipleship. He is to do that for the rest for His days on earth.
Giving your life to Christ without spending the rest of your days schooling in His things will not do you any good. I think at this point; it is important for someone reading this to truly understand what it means to give your life to Christ.
To give your life to Christ simply means to forsake your ways and embrace His ways. To abandoned your sinful and wicked ways which may appear not sinful but righteous to you, and embrace His own ways, spending your days doing His blessed will.
Now, if you are not schooled in His ways and will, how will you do all that? It will be impossible. You will just embrace religion and churchianity, and not even realize when you have taken your life back from Him.
If you look at our lifestyles, I mean we the born again breed; you will realize that many who gave their lives to Christ took it back long ago without even realizing it. They did not realize it because they are not schooled in His ways. To some of them all is very well with their faith. Any sin they are living in is not a sin but a human weakness.
THE DEVIL INDEED KNOW WHY HE KEPT BOTH THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD IN A STATE OF NOT KNOWING THE WAYS OF THE LORD.
Child of God, 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, or a devastating earthquake, or unending wars.
The greatest danger on the face of the earth is not even the most dreaded disease you can think of (Covid-19 for now). The greatest danger on the face of the earth is ignorance of the things of God; His ways and His revealed will in the Holy Scriptures.
It is because His ways and revealed will are ignored, that is why we have the kind of world we have today.
Sadly, the most important things the world needs, are given names that are not letting people go for them, making mankind more ignorant! For instance, 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 what God calls LIFE religion, you will keep yourself and a number of other people ignorant of it and cut them off from the life it brings. A lot of people have been cut off from what God calls life because of this, thereby having their lives filled with moral and spiritual darkness.
The world is said to be full of darkness because the world is ignorant of the things God has revealed in His word, and preachers are not even letting the world know them by preaching a need based and watered down gospel. We are only going after the money and the honor in the world by what we preach. We are not really after rescuing the dying souls trapped in the its immoral and evil system.
Many of us with Churches are fooling the sheep by not schooling them in the things of God. If we were schooling indeed, the main thrust of every church on the face of the earth would have been to make the people disciples of Christ not our ATM machines.
Friend, if not for the restraining power of the Most High God, we would have drifted into the major global crisis outlined in the book of revelation because of these things. Though they are still on the way coming; God’s restraining hand is responsible for not allowing the human race to annihilation itself as we speak.
The world is passing away, yet many do not know this intimately.
The Bible warned that, those of us who are saved should align with the will and ways of God because the world is passing away, and that it is only those who do the will of God and walk in His ways that will survive.
They are the only ones that will not pass away with the world.
But you cannot do the will of God or walk in His ways if you are not schooled in them. So, if you will not pass away with the world as a Child of God, you must be schooled in the ways and will of God. Yes, you must be schooled with a heart that is ready to walk in what it is taught.
Today, one of the perfect will of God we are to be schooled in, is how not to love the world or the things that are in the world.
YES, NOT HOW TO MAKE MONEY, GET MARRIED, OR COME OUT OF GENERATION BONDAGES, BUT HOW NOT TO LOVE THE WORLD!
It is our love for the world that hinders us from succeeding in our walk with GOD. It’s our love for the world that sells us to generational bondages and other forms of spiritual captivities.
Today, there are people who are single and will not even have blissful marriages if they eventually get married because their love for the world. It is sickening. Love for the world has kept so many from the world of God where good things spring from. It has kept so many from this realm where precious things are preserved by the power of GOD. It has kept many away from the true Holy Spirit and given them another spirit, masquerading in their lives as the Holy Spirit.
Love for the world has enthroned devils over families and households for years; the very demons many brand as ancestral forces. These devils afflict them from generation to generation with unprecedented attacks because they have been loving the world from generation to generation.
Some under these spirits even claim to be saved but they do not really know the LORD. They love the world and have no true relationship with the LORD, hence living under the attacks!
Child of God, if you will not see what your father or mother saw hitting hard on you, if you will not see what they suffered repeating itself in your life, you must not love the world or the things that are in the world. The word of GOD 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
THE BIBLE SAYS WE SHOULD LOVE THE LORD NOT THE WORLD.
If we are not schooled in how not to love the world, we will be having all these problems in our lives, especially the generational bondages. We will not just have them; we will also not know how to deal with them.
That is why you find many Christians who are seeing what happened to their parents or grandparents repeating itself in their lives being scammed by so called prophets. You find them dealing with it the wrong way, hence getting scammed.
They deal with them by running after prophets and prophetesses who specialize in DEMONOLOGY instead of THEOLOGY.
Demonology is the study of demons but theology, especially progressive theology, is all about the revelation of who God is. It is the people who know their God that will be strong and carry out great exploits not those who know the demons they claim to be on their case. The Bible says people should learn about God from the mouths of preacher not about devils.
You find this unfortunate souls running after these demon specialists without getting a true solution to their problems.
Instead the specialists are the ones getting true solutions to their financial problems. They use the predicaments of these precious souls to solve their financial problems, leaving them in the perils of miracles performed by Baal or high hopes of breakthroughs that will never come.
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.
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!
DEAL WITH THE SPIRITUAL SOFTWARE IN YOUR SOUL, NOT THE SO CALLED ANCESTRAL SPIRITS IN THE FAMILY!
I have studied my life and that of others around me and come to realize that what makes household demons to repeat, in a current generation, what they did in a previous generation, is the dust of sin, Satan and love for the evil and corrupt system of this world.
If we deal with them, 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!
I have come to realize that if you are lead astray by a heretic teacher or deliverance minister you will be killed by a stray bullet in the spirit realm. That is how so many lives have been killed by stray bullets in the spirit realm. In some cases, marriages have died, the health of men and women destroyed, their faith in Christ shattered and all that.
Being led astray be heretic teachers, lying prophets, killer prophetesses, false apostles, and greedy pastors is the most dangerous thing that can ever happen to you, believe me. A major highlight in our devotional text described them in these words;
“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 are erased from our lives, we will be free from generational curses, the so called evil altars, and all that make believers run after prophets and prophetesses for help.
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!
“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