KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 4:15 KJV” And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts”.
Satan knows the validity and potency of the word in the life of the believer. He is fundamentally a liar and therefore he is darkness. The word is truth and therefore, it is light. Light will always and under any condition humiliate darkness. John 1:5 KJV ” And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not”. The greatest dread of Satan is the word in you. On this note, he will do everything to overthrow God’s word from your heart.
The parable of the sower shows us the three main ways Satan robs men of the word and its resultant impact in their lives.
They are as follows:
1. He steals the word from their hearts. Mark 4:15
2. Uses Affliction or persecution to get them to be offended about the word. Mark 4:17
3. Tempts men with the cares of this life, deceitfulness of riches and lust of other things.
Many Christians do not know that, their greatest instrument to conquer is the word in their hearts and their subsequent reliance on it. These people do not give full attention to hearing the word and so they do not understand nor even have the word deeply settled in their hearts. Satan has the easiest task of taking that word from their hearts. Mark 4:15 KJV ” And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts”.
What must such people do? Give full attention to hearing the word. Do not allow anything to take your attention from hearing the word. In church, don’t browse on your phone. If you have a means of listening to it in audio format, please listen to it over and over again. I have been listening to certain messages over a hundred times. They will be established in your heart such that, no devil cannot rob you off it.
God’s word is, established in my heart. I cherish it and so reflect on it in my heart. Nothing can rob me off the word. I believe in the word and apply it in various life issues. It always gives me victory making me do exploits in life.
Proverbs 4:20 & 21″My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart”.
Deuteronomy 4:1 KJV “Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.”