KEY SCRIPTURE: John 7:32 KJV “The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him”.
Dear patrons of this devotional, we are still looking at a walk with Jesus through the gospels.
We continue with the discourse of our Lord Jesus with the Jews at the feast of Tabernacle. When the Jewish leaders heard the positive remarks about Jesus, they sent some officers to pick Him. Please, know that, so long as you decide to do right, your success may engineer the envy or anger of others. This should not make you hate them. Just prepare your mind for such conditions.2Ti 3:13 KJV “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” These things are going on all around us. The death of Abel resulted from a similar event. Gen 4:1-8.
Be careful you are not tempted to become an evil person.
An evil personality begins from self-worship, or self-centeredness.
He asks, why is it the other person and not me? You are not alone in this life and must appreciate the efforts of others. Every evil man is a tool or weapon in Satan’s hands.
He would surely waste you up immediately he finishes using you to hurt others. Satan has no sense of keeping anything good or well. He is a person who knows no good thing, but to destroy and cause pain. John 10:10
How do we react or respond to such evil men? The Lord just told them God’s agenda or program for His life. He did not respond to them out of fear, or insults. ” Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me.” John 7:33. He knew what God had said to Him, and so, He just iterated it. It is always very important to know what God has said to you about certain events. Never speak the language of the devil.
Every utterance dominated by fear is the devil’s words.
Never beg the devil to have mercy on you. It is a way of giving yourself into the devil’s hands. It also means you do not trust the Lord to protect you.
Your strength before the devil or his people is the word of God.
Satan or his people do not know mercy.
They would always submit to the power of God. God’s power accompanies words spoken in faith. Always build a very strong relationship with God, through fellowship and practicing the word of God.
THOUGHT: BE ALWAYS READY WITH THE WORD WHICH IS LIGHT TO STOP EVIL, WHICH IS DARKNESS
Joh 10:10 KJV” The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
John 1:5 KJV” And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”