Believers need to understand that coming to church on Sunday is not for fanfare but coming to school for divine education. Believers need more teaching than preaching in order to understand how to be effective in the New Life they received at salvation. The Bible is your textbook, the Pastor is your lecturer, the Holy Spirit is the Principal but your examiner is the devil who will test what you have learnt outside the church walls.
God permits these tests in order to promote us but the devil brings test in order to defeat us. If God shields you from tests you will never graduate in His kingdom and as a good Teacher, He permits those tests. The tests that God permits are to test what He has deposited in you. In reality, God is looking forward to you using the tests to mesmerize the devil. That was the divine intent when God said to the devil, “Have you seen Job my servant?” but Satan said, “Have you not kept him…” It seemed as if God was propping up Job and He had to permit that test to prove that Job was more than able.
When God knows that the devil is coming to test you in nine months’ time, God will not allow the test to come to you directly. He will assess the test to ensure that it is not more than what ye are able. If it is lawfully more than what you are able, God will shield you from it—as long as you have been faithfully going through the divine schedule of education and training He has drawn for you in church. Always remember that it is the believer that takes his or her spiritual training serious that will always be able to handle whatever the enemy brings as a test, and you should be that believer.
PRAYER: Lord, forgive my laxity towards my divine destiny. I will take my training serious and make You proud of Your investment in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: 2 Kings 1:1-2:25, Acts 13:42-14:7, Psalm 139:1-24, Proverbs 17:19-21