Monday, 7 May 2018

When The Devil Preaches.

Do you know that the second person to give instruction after God is the devil? You may not need to go to church before God or the devil speaks to you, your conscience may be hijacked by God or the devil. 
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When the devil speaks, he speaks of himself and he speak lies. Do not forget that Satan knows the Bible, but he twist the truth or alter it to back up his deception or false information.
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In life or in your relationship, you need to be careful of the voice you listen to especially when you're uncertain about the decision you're about to make. 
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God told Adam that they would die if they eat out of the fruit of the garden, the devil came and told Eve that she will not surely die. What is that voice within telling you to do or what are your friends advising you to do? 
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Knowing what the word of God (truth) says alone doesn't set you free until you apply what the word says or you act on it in spite of the challenges or odd circumstances of life. 
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Before you believe every word, know this: the devil also preaches. He can speak through you or through your friends, family, men of God or parents.
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How does he preach?
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1. When he tells you that you can damn the consequences of sexual sin. He’s the originator of those philosophical teachings in the media that if you can’t be sexually pure, be faithful in immorality with a partner or use contraceptives when you are not married. 
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2. When he tells you that keeping your virginity isn't worth the price since you can lose it and God will still forgive you. Some say, “Virginity is not a sign of dignity but a lack of opportunity”, “Who virginity epp” all these and many more are the sermon he sponspors through men. Be careful! 
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3. He tells you to be smart and make quick money since being righteous takes time. Guys, hustling in life isn’t God’s plan for mankind. Men became a hustler having left the presence of God. True and enduring riches can only be found in God and through His principles. 
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4. He tells you to lean on to your own understanding since trusting in God doesn't work. And he backs it up with this: "Heaven helps those who help themselves”.
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5. When he tells you how impossible it is for you to live a holy life and he makes you to believe that you are alone. 
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6. He would even tell you to be ‘wise’ or ‘wake up’ rather than live the God-kind of life. However, some of your friends might jokingly tell you, “Who born again hep in this era”.
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7. He speaks through many false preacher or teacher who teaches with the enticing words of man’s wisdom or of the wisdom of this world that carries no weight or depth but comes to nothing. 
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8. He can speak through someone you so much respect but because of your insensitivity, you swallowed their words hook, line and sinker without subjecting it to the word of God. 
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9. When he tells you that you look old-fashioned because of the modest way you’re dressing. I do not support shabby dressing but you don’t need to dress to reveal all that were meant to be covered. Satan will even tell you why you’re not engaged is because you’re too dark; tone up, you’re too simple; dress to impress or that you’re too local so that you can appear sophisticated at the expense of your destiny and eternity. 
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10. When he makes you compare others with yourself. There’s a silent voice that speaks to everyone and it’s the voice of comparison. This voice isn’t from God but the devil. Don’t listen to the voice that pushes you into becoming like others. He or she that compares himself or herself with others is not wise. There is no uniqueness or originality in becoming like others. Be an iconic brand and not a substitute.
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How to escape the devil’s self-opinionated preaching 
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1. Posses the Spirit of truth
Many fall into lies and Satanic deception because they lack the Holy Spirit. Without the Spirit of God, you can’t overcome the devil’s suggestive plea. Except for the Spirt of God, the devil is smarter than all human being put together in their wits because he is an anointed cherub. 
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2. Be sober and vigilant 
Being sober entails three things; you must be serious, sensitive and solemn. Be serious with life and don’t trivialize your life on frivolous living. You tend to be more vigilant when you walk in the Spirit, however, you’ll fall into his trick when you’re carnally minded. 
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3. Know the word
Don’t just cram or memorize scriptures, understand them in-depth so that when he comes with his lies, you’ll easily know the right application of it. 
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All the cases of polygamy, suicide, crime, sexual sins or stealing you heard from the media aren’t from God. The devil spoke to many and they obeyed him to the last order. If you are not going to be a victim of the devil’s agenda – to steal, kill and destroy; then you must be able to discern clearly the voice you listen to. Mind you, any voice that tells you to do evil is not from God but the devil. 
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© Oluwamayowa Adeniyi.

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