IDENTIFYING THE ENEMY (4) - GENESIS 3:1-6

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We will continue from where we stopped yesterday. 

3.      An enemy is anyone who attacks or counteracts divine instructions given to you.

Anyone who counteracts the divine instructions that God gave you is your enemy because he will make you violate your obedience to God. Regardless of who the person is, if he counteracts the instructions God gave you, he is your enemy and you must see him as such. Many Christians have fallen prey to the assault of the enemy because they were too emotional to take their stand on the instructions that God gave them. Jesus saw the enemy speaking through Peter when he discouraged Jesus from dying on the cross.

In 34 years of ministry, I can say that there is no instruction that God gave me that I have disobeyed. I have trained our church members to pay more attention to the divine instructions that God gave us more than they pay attention to His promises because God will always fulfil His promises but any believer in disobedience may not be eligible for what God has promised.

Satan seeks to be the source of information in the life of a Christian and if he cannot be the source, he tries to interpret your divine information to you. That was what he did for Eve; he counteracted her divine instruction by adapting what God said until Eve disobeyed God. Beware of people who put you on the defensive concerning divine instructions. You should never have anyone that you cannot say “no” to, who is not safe spiritually because he will counteract God’s instruction to you soon.

PRAYER: Lord, forgive me for every occasion where I have sided with people leading me away from instructions You gave me in my born-again spirit or in church through my pastor. I receive grace to stand my ground forthwith in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Bible in a year: Numbers 30:1-31:54, Luke 4:1-30, Psalm 63:1-11, Proverbs 11:20-21