TODAY’S DEVOTION (THURSDAY 16TH MARCH 2023)
“Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.
So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ’ ” Matthew 13:24-30 NKJV
WELCOME TO THE 75TH DAY OF OUR YEAR OF SIGNS AND WONDERS!
This is the day the LORD has made, we shall rejoice and be glad in it. It is another beautiful day to be alive and well, and glory be to God for keeping us all alive.
Forgive me, yesterday, we did not discuss the Characteristics of churches or preachers who have capacity to abort, desecrate, hijack or influence your holy seed to be born as a seed of one of the gods of the nations, as I had promised.
Let me fulfill that promise today, and if we have the time, we will get into some deep stuff for the day.
The Holy Scriptures is littered with warnings against falsehood and deception.
It is full of uncharitable reactions of the Godhead to the activities of false prophets, teachers and etc. This is because of how dangerous they are, to the holy seed. In fact, the reason why Satan infiltrates the church with his works, is to corrupt the holy seed or get it mixed.
The reason he seeks to be as GOD in the temple of GOD, is to corrupt the holy seed and make sure that it is born, but not born as GOD’s seed. He wants it born as his seed. That is why when I hear Christians say, “foolish Satan,” I laugh because they are showing that they do not know his capabilities.
Even the so-called deliverance ministers who tell you about this kind of demon or the other type, seems not to even know his capabilities. They seem not to know his wits.
What people say today about Satan, is far different from what the Bible says about him, because they preach about a Satan they have not studied in the Holistic eyes of the Holy Scriptures. If you do, you will hide yourself in Christ and not joke about your Christianity. You will know he is not foolish at all. He is strategic in his war, and until you put on the whole armor of God, you will not be able to stand when he hits you.
The attention of Satan in his war against us is to infiltrate us, and get in touch with our precious word or holy seed. He knows his defeat depends on its safe delivery. The potential of the holy seed was revealed or disclosed, first in Genesis chapter 3, and next in Revelation chapter 12.
IT’S DISCLOSURE IN REVELATION CHAPTER 12, SAYS;
“She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.” Revelation 12:5 NKJV
This scripture is clear on the destructive capacity of a holy seed to the kingdom of Satan, especially once it is successfully carried, from conception to delivery. It says, it will unleash the potential that will enable it to rule all nations with a rod of Iron. Now, this means it will not be good for Satan and his men for the holy seed not to be mixed.
He will do everything within his power, including giving people jobs where they desire, money where and when they desire, marriages, men and women when and where they desire, and all kinds of opportunities life offers, so long as the holy seed they carry will be mixed. That was what the Ezra generation fell to.
Talking about his fear of having something from GOD born among men; Satan is the god of many nations, so when anything with the capacity to rule the nations around it is born, it will dethrone him automatically, and stop his work without any effort from the one who gave birth to that thing.
That is why, in his war against us, he will always seek to either abort, pollute or prevent the holy seed from being born as pure and powerful as the LORD intends, so that its potential to destroy his works can be minimized, eliminated, or hijacked. One of the strategies he employs, to do his worst to the holy seed of GOD that each and every born-again child of God carries, is found in our devotional text.
THE TEXT SAYS;
“Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.
But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.
So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’
He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” Matthew 13:24-30 NKJV
If you look at this parable of Christ, you will discover that the strategy he employs is in the sentence that says,
“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.”
The strategy of the evil one, as revealed by the LORD in this parable, is not to enter among us and begin to attack our health, finances, life progress, or burn down our churches. That only happens, most times, to distract us so that he might successfully get us attached to his own seed among us.
Yes, it happens so that those he has planted among us to make sure God’s holy seed is not born in God’s way, pattern, or purity, will fulfill the mission of making sure it is born as his own seed.
The mystery behind this strategy of the evil one is because of a law of spiritual procreation that says, “Once God’s holy seed gets mixed up, it will never be born as God’s.” In reality, it will be born as a seed of one of the gods, mostly Baal. That is what makes spiritual warfare a battle of seeds.
In fact, it was declared to be a battle of seeds right from the beginning, and corrupting the holy seed has been Satan’s age long strategy. the Bible calls strategies like these, the devices of Satan. Something we should not be ignorant of, which the parable helped us in understanding.
THE BIBLE SAYS THIS ABOUT THE EXPLANATION JESUS GAVE TO THE PARABLE; THE WORD SAYS;
“Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field.”
He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.
The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels”. Matthew 13:36-39 NKJV
In this explanation of the parable, the devil’s strategy and how he carries it out, was made clearer; planting his seeds along side the seeds of the sons of the kingdom, to corrupt the holy seed they carry is what he does. The time he does it is also strategic; when men have fallen spiritually asleep.
In reality, when the sons of the Kingdom become less watchful in the spirit, or when they have lost their discernment. That is, when we are too weak spiritually to tell the difference between the clean and unclean, when our carnal desires have overshadowed our spiritual senses, that is when he slips those seeds of his into our lives, as husbands, wives, friends, helpers, and etc.
Everything the devil does against us is strategic. He does not have a stupid plan against any of us. Let no one deceive you with empty words. His plans are so strategic that we have to seek the LORD for help and also stay awake and alert in the Spirit to be able to discern and dismantle them. That brings us to one of his most effective strategy, so long as these truths are concerned; the strategy of putting us under dark preachers and dark churches.
Now, I did not say dead preachers or dead churches; those ones are also bad, but most carriers of the holy seed, will not stay in dead church or under dead preachers for too long. But they can stay in dark churches and under dark preachers, especially those who know how to fake light, manipulate them, and operate powerfully in the spirit realm.
THEY CAN STAY THERE EVEN FOR A LIFE TIME.
To operate powerfully in the spirit realm is not an exclusive preserve of genuine men of God or good Churches.
The most effective dark churches and preachers today operates powerfully in the spirit realm like Balaam. Because the spirit realm is an open realm, so they can stand in the spirit realm of darkness that they represent, and see into the spirit realm of God that they have no part in, then say things from there that are convincing to carriers of the holy seed. That is how they keep the people perpetually with them.
I have been a victim of this kind of satanic strategy. Anytime something odd about them strikes you, and you want to leave them, they will see a vision and bring a prophecy to strike you to remain in submission. It will take courage and the revelation of truth to break from them.
The chief characteristic therefore, of a church or preacher that will tamper with your holy seed, is its ability to operate powerfully in the spirit realm, and no capacity to operate in the Spirit’s Realm. The two are not the same. I will need a book or a week conference to unpack that statement.
Churches, preachers, and spiritual people who are being used to sabotage the holy seed we carry, are the strategic seeds of the evil one, planted among us, the seed of the Kingdom. They are very seductive and attractive. They are built around the carnal needs and desires of people, hence being effective in the hands of the enemy.
They know how to tell lies in the language of truth; not black and unbelievable lies, but white lies that have no aorta of doubt in them – very believable lies.
That is how they form alliances with people, telling them all they want to hear, and making the single their life partners through destiny killing marriages (like they did to the Ezra generation), and wrapping the hearts of others, around man-made prophecies of upcoming miracles, blessings or turnarounds.
THE BIBLE SAYS THEY CRY, “PEACE, PEACE, WHILE THERE IS NO PEACE.”
They promise people liberty, while themselves are servants of corruption.
There are other strategic religious inducements they subject the people to, making them think they are dealing with servants of God, while they are indeed dealing with seeds of the evil one, planted as tares to sabotage the holy seed they carry.
I want to admonish all with the holy seed, to stop seeking spirituality or prophecy. They will be trapped if they do not stop.
You are already a prophecy, so why are you still seeking one? Just seek God and live; seek God and lay hold on Him until what He buried in you begin to shoot out.
That is the only way you will escape this trap; because people who seek the true God, may branch into the wrong places for a while, but like the Wise men who were seeking Jesus experienced, God will always bring them out from wherever they may have branched into, to where they will really find Him.
So, it is who you seek that actually determine who you end up with. Jesus says, His sheep will hear His voice, and the voice of a stranger, they will not follow. If you are truly His sheep, you will seek Him and not miracles; you will hear Him, and the voice of strangers, you will not follow!
It is my prayer that God will use these words to build you up, and give you an inheritance among they that are sanctified. Amen!!
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR THE DAY!
“But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.
By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.
They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet.
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.” 2 Peter 2:1-3, 15-18 NKJV