KEY SCRIPTURE Mark 4:19 KJV” And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful”.
We continue with our discussion on how Satan attacks God’s word in men. The third point says he tempts the believer with the cares of the world, the deceitfulness of riches and the lusts of other things. These things compete with the word for a place in the heart of the man. If the man does not kill these things from his life, they would grow and over shadow the word, making it ineffective.
Cares come in many forms. One may be taken over with cares over a bad health condition, financial state or any loss of something dear. It can be anything that one gets anxious about. It is one of Satan’s strategies to attack God’s word in your heart. This is why God says be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God. (Phil 4:6) Some are also taken over by the deceitfulness of riches. Their hearts are over taken by the desire to be rich and begin to do and say all kinds of things to be rich. 1st Timothy 6:10, says the love(lust) of money is the root of all evil.
The Lord also added that some also begin lusting after other things, which take the place of God ‘s word. Lust comes in all forms. Lust for pleasure, lust for food, lust for browsing on the internet. Lust of the eyes and many more. The Bible teaches in 2nd Peter 1:4, that men are corrupted because of lust. One statement that describes these things that choke the word is ‘ to walk in the flesh’. Dear child of God, refuse to walk in the flesh. The seed in the Greek is ‘sperma’. The woman cannot be pregnant without the sperm. The seed(sperma) is the word (Mark4:14). Keep it in your heart, and your miracle (baby) would be born.
I refuse to be tempted with anything that would choke the word of God in me. I feed my heart with the word. I believe whatever the word says. This gives birth to outstanding miracles. The word is the seed that grows to become the fruit of miracles.
1 Peter 1:23 & 25 KJV Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
1 Timothy 6:10 KJV “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows”.