BE AN OVERCOMER – BY DAVID IBIYEOMIE
In every warfare, until you are on the offensive, you cannot become a victor. In warfare, those who retreat and defend don’t win the battles of life. It is only those who are ready to advance that can put the enemy under check. An army that must win in warfare has to be on the offensive.Satan is the one behind every killing, stealing and destruction. Though he is not powerful; he thrives in subtlety. He is the arch-enemy of the believers; he capitalizes on the ignorance of the believers. He has been a master deceiver; very subtle. His major weapon is deception.Eph. 4:27 –Neither give place to the devil.
Satan tempted Jesus with turning stone to bread because he knew Jesus was hungry as a result of the fast; so, he uses your weakness to attack you.
Matt. 4:4 –But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Jesus responded with the Word of God; so when you give the devil the written word, you cannot be written off. You don’t converse or chat with the devil; you give him back the Word of God. Never try to deal with the devil outside the word of God. It is the understanding of God’s word that permanently puts the devil under check. Satan usually take advantage of people’s ignorance. Every time you are not concentrating on God’s word, satan will deceive you with something. So, until you arrest him, you cannot take charge because his ministry is to kill, steal and destroy.
One of the areas through which satan and his cohorts gain advantage over ignorant believers is through insensitivity to divine signal. You can forestall or escape any work of the devil through divine signal. Through divine signal, Elisha knew that the enemies were coming to attack him and he prayed that they go blind. Many fare falling prey to the devil through insensitivity. You cannot have the Holy Spirit in you and not hear when He speaks. Every time the Holy Ghost gives you a signal, be very sensitive.
Acts 20:22-23– And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: 23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
Apostle Paul in the above scripture, was insensitive to the voice and warning of the Holy Ghost not to go to Jerusalem and never came back alive. When you play with divine signal, you may head for devastation. Most tragedy is because of insensitivity. May you never be deaf anymore in Jesus name!
I pray for you today, whatever is evil will not see you! You are touch-not to evil; even poverty will be far from you! All arrows of the wicked will not see you. The aircraft, car or boat you board shall arrive safely. Evil will clear from your path henceforth in Jesus name –Amen!!!
God bless you