THE DANGER OF OFFENCES (1) - MARK 11:22-26

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You must never allow offences when you are dealing with the enemy. Offence will poison your faith, when an attack is coming from the devil. One of the entry points of the attack of the devil into our lives is offences.  When people that shouldn’t offend start offending you by mistake, watch it; the devil is about to launch a major assault. When you are about to face the devil in dealing with an attack, make sure you check thoroughly to see if you are keeping an offence?

When Jesus was teaching about the subject of faith in Mark 11, one thing that He said that can hinder our faith when we stand praying is offence. Forgive when you have anything against anybody.
Watch out when offences show up and are coming more rapidly than usual. It means there is an attack that is hovering around you, and when the attack comes, the offences disqualify you from taking off in faith at all. John the Baptist came in the anointing of Elijah, and when Jesus did not seemingly say anything as far as his imprisonment was concerned, he sent a message to Jesus saying, “are you the one to come or should we wait for another one?” And Jesus said, “go and tell John, the lame walk, the blind see, the deaf hear; blessed is he that is not offended at me.” Jesus detected offence in John’s statement. John the Baptist came in the spirit of Elijah. Both Elijah and John the Baptist were prone to offences, but Elijah dealt with his own so Jezebel could not overcome him but John did not deal with his own and that was what caused his anointing to be lifted, exposing him to be beheaded as planned by Herodias.
Whatever you do, don’t get offended because offences will come. Even the Lord Jesus Christ said it is impossible that offences will not come, but woe unto the man through whom it comes.

Prayer: Lord, protect me and keep me from the danger of offences. Lord, give me a heart and spirit that forgives easily in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: 2 Chronicles 30:1-31:21, Romans 15:1-22, Psalm 25:1-15, Proverbs 20:13-15