Of recent, I've been observing different themes and patterns while studying my Bible. One such pattern is how the devil seems to work overtime when we are on the verge of our breakthrough, and if we are not mindful of his wiles, we may find ourselves stuck in a rut for longer than we should be. In this post, I look closely at how after 40 years of wandering, the Israelites sinned right on the border of entering the promised land, despite God preventing Balak's persistent attempts to curse them. What the devil couldn't achieve by sorcery (juju/jazz/spiritualism), he achieved with sex, food, and by distracting the people from prioritizing God (idol worship). I also highlight other instances of the devil's overtime when God's children were on the verge of receiving their breakthrough. I therefore urge you, particularly in these last days, to be sober and vigilant, because our adversary, the devil, walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Understanding the first and last temptations of Jesus – victory through the word!
Matthew 4:1-11 Why did satan first tempt Jesus with food? Let us remember that the fall of man was predicated on failure to control appetite. It therefore made sense that Christ's victory over sin should start with victory over appetite. Should He have failed like Adam and Eve then He would have been seen as … Continue reading Understanding the first and last temptations of Jesus – victory through the word!