Now that we know our arch-enemy and his tactical weapons for mass destruction against humanity, there are some basic facts we have to arm ourselves with. First of all carefulness should be the order of the day, so as to escape all dangers ahead of us, since Satan and his agents are wide awake; prepared to destroy the children of God.
"Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.” 1COR.10:12
(13) "Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. (14) Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. (15) Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. (16) Take heed unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” 1TIM.4:13-16
It is time to investigate church doctrines to ascertain the truth and the good doctrines that can save one from sin and death. This is because from Apostle Paul’s letter to Timothy, it could be seen that he repeatedly cautioned Timothy to continue steadfastly in the good doctrines delivered unto him to ensure his (Timothy’s) and others’ salvation. We ought to know also that communing with God always requires much prayer. Remember that we are warned to cease not praying (1THESS.5:17), since prayer is the easiest way to reach God and also enjoy his protection from unnecessary temptations.
"Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.” LK.14:38
Thirdly, we have to arm ourselves with humility. This is because it is by it that Christ and all God’s loved ones conquered Satan and his evil devices. Even morality teaches that if one humbles oneself, there is always success in whatever one does. Remember also that pride was the cause of Satan’s fall from God’s glory and he has been using what befell him to thwart people’s effort (ISAI.14:12-15). So we must humble ourselves that we don’t fall by that same tragedy.
"Pride goeth before destruction and haughty spirit before a fall.” PROV.16:18
Patience is also the need of the hour. This is the fourth ammunition for our struggle for salvation. There is an adage that ‘Patience removes mountains’. You see, in our quest for victory, great patience must be exercised especially when we have put our request and supplication before the Lord at all times and especially when we are in trouble.
"For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” HEB.10:36
Another important strategy to dodge Satan’s deception is to desist from so much expectation of miracles from God. Even if that should be done at all, one must be committed to obedience of God’s commandments and also be prayerful. This is because if one has the habit of following these so called men of God, Satan will through his unscrupulous men of today deceive one with lying wonders to one’s own detriment. (2 THESS.2:9-11). Jesus Christ at Mount Olivet hinted us about the end time Satan’s strategy of false miracles from false prophets to deceive the masses.
(11) "And many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many…………(24) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” MATT.24:11,24
For this cause, Faith should be the greatest asset of all true worshippers of God to ensure our success. And this is also another weapon for defeating Satan and his agents. Even according to HEB.11:6, it will be impossible to please God without this substance of faith. So my dear one in Christ, do the following as directed in the text below:
"Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the FAITH which was once delivered unto the saints.” JUDE 1:3
The last but not the least merit for our salvation is to do self-assessment always to ensure that one is on the right path. Apart from making sure that God’s commandments are strictly adhered to, one’s spirituality must be of great concern. This is because if one does not have the spirit of God (ROM.8:9), all our toil and sweat will be of no use.
"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove yourselves, know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 2COR.13:5
So it behooves on every Christian, be he the clergy or the laity, to fortify oneself in the mighty power of God. We ought to know that the power of God is not meant for miracles alone, but also for our perfection unto the day of salvation.
"And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” EPH.4:30
Having done all these above, it will be realized that the enemy will have no more chance to deceive anyone into destruction. What would have been a serious threat to us in this end time is the oncoming Kingdom of 666 Beastly worship; but the revelations from God on this matter also makes their secrets plots bare before all wise believers who search through the scriptures. Quite apart from that, there should not be any cause for alarm, since God will make sure that all His sincere elects are well sealed with His mark of Holy Spirit before the commencement of this Beastly rule. Also the fact that the 666 Kingdom will seek to incite people to revolt against their creator God, the only advantage for us as Christians is our ability to be honest to God. This is because our honesty will ensure our safety and protection from God Almighty during that era.
"Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” REV.3:10
So beloved, do the best you can to prove the enemy wrong by fighting the good fight of faith and never despise any prophecy from the Bible, but hold fast that which is good unto salvation.
May the good Lord, God of peace, sanctify us all such that we may be able to abstain from all evil appearances which may beset or entangle us, so that our souls, spirits and bodies may be preserved blameless until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
PASTOR ISAAC KOFI ESHUN
CHURCH OF GOD MOST HIGH
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