EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SUNDAY JANUARY 5, 2020
KEY VERSE: 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
There is somebody that is a threat to your Christian life and that is Satan. If you become over confident and ignore the activities of Satan in your life, it will be to the hurt of your soul. Satan is a restless person roaming about like a roaring lion, looking for whom to devour. Will you pretend he is not there and fall victim of his subtle devices?
Bible says in Proverbs 1:32, “For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.”
Why should you be ignorant of his devices? Why put all you have labored for over the years in your Christian life at jeopardy?
Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:12 “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”
Who will make you fall if not Satan. Therefore, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”
I also want you to know something about Satan, unlike most of us, he is not a person that gives up easily. When it comes to following through on his evil agenda, he is resilient and never discouraged.
No matter how many times he suffers defeat, he will come back again.
After tempting Jesus, he only departed “for a season.” Why does he do so? He does so because he knows that there is always the possibility of falling as long as a man is still living. He has caused the fall of many valiant Christian soldiers in the past and he believes he can do it again.
Many have died in his hands and are forever damned to hell. Satan! Satan!! Satan!!! Very terrible and vicious enemy!
Luke 22:31-32 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
In spite of this warning, did Peter escape from the hands of Satan? No! When it mattered most, three times he denied his Lord and Saviour. Brother, Sister, you must know how to handle the things of Satan so that you don't fall in his hands. You must understand his manners, his strategies, how he does things and how he stopped many believers in the past. May the Lord preserve you to the end. Amen.
Thought for the day:
Beware of the subtle devices of Satan so that you don't become his victim.
Song for the day:
I am married to Jesus, Satan leave me alone
Bible reading for the day:
Genesis 12-14; Matthew 5:1-26
PASTOR PAUL RIKA