Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Ignorance is not Bliss

Scripture: Hosea 4 v 6; James 4 v 6-7; John 14 v 6.

The Lord says "My people perish for lack of knowledge." This scripture propelled me many years ago to search the Word and allow the Holy Spirit to be my teacher (1 John 2 v 27). I did not want to ignorantly die. I wanted to let Jesus in me express Himself fully in my life. I surrendered a high IQ to God and asked for the mind of Christ to replace it. It took time and effort and is still a work in progress, but I am no longer ignorant of the plans of God or the schemes of the devil.

Now He has opened a door to allow me to share what I have learned with whoever wants to read about it. Everything I share has been through the purging fires of holiness and truth. The desire of my heart is that those who have been misled in any way can come back onto the paths of righteousness. Jesus seeks to save the lost but the pens they sometimes land up in give insufficient or bad food. Or no real food just a constant diet of skim milk.

So my adventures with the Lord started over 30 years ago and continue to this day. I will share as I am able what the real big bang was all about; what satan actually did to get thrown out of Heaven; how God knew us before we came to be born on Earth; how satan took us hostage and what he did so evilly to destroy God's creation; how Jesus sacrificed His life before this world was formed; and many other things too numerous to mention.

Let's start with the moment a thought to sin comes to mind -  do not give in to the temptation. Before you touch that bottle of alcohol or reach for that drug or phone that "affair"; even more serious issues like rape; molesting a child; abusing a woman; STOP and ASK Jesus to help you. When that temptation comes first submit to God. This is the promise - Submit to God, resist the devil, he will flee. So to submit you need to ask God this question "What do you want me to do?" He will tell you to do any or all or something else of the following:-

A) call on the name of Jesus;

B) phone a Christian to pray with you;

C) pray in tongues;

D) rebuke the devil in Jesus' name;

E) do the opposite of what the temptation is eg. Have a glass of water; flush the drugs away; delete the phone number.

Next RESIST the devil. That is say NO I will not give in to your demands. By the power in the Blood of Jesus I reject your control and hold over my life.

 Next, the devil will flee. Eventually the devil will completely give up on you. He will test you to see if you mean it. Keep following this formula. It is God's word and it truly works.


Prayer: Heavenly Father You resist the proud and give grace to the humble.  Teach us Lord to be humble before You and defeat the spirit of pride in us that deceives us. Teach us to be submitted to You at all times so that we can easily resist the devil and see him flee.  In Jesus' name. Amen.