RCCG SOD Year One. Know Yourself. Part 3
RCCG SOD Year One. Know Yourself. Part 3
We have already told you that you are important to God. God needs you and then God loves you and we gave you twelve reasons why we know God loves you.
Now we want to continue from there and say because God loves you so much and because God needs you so earnestly, Satan hates you so intensely because you are a friend of God.
in John 15:18-19, the Bible says:
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.”
This is Jesus speaking and then He said in Verse 19;
“If you were of the world, the world will love its own, but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore, the world hates you”.
Satan hates you and I am happy that Satan hates me because I dont love him either. We are not friends. He hates you warmly because God loves you warmly. And because Satan hates you , he will constantly attempt to do certain things to you. According to John 10:10, he will want to kill you and he will want to destroy you.
#1 SATAN WANTS TO STEAL
He will want to STEAL from you. He wants to steal your possessions. You remember the story of Job, you can read the whole of Job Chapter One. But if you like, you can read from verse 9-11, and 14-17. You will see how Satan stole the possessions of Job. But he was not satisfied with that, he went on and stole his children. In job 1:18-19, and not only that, he then went on to steal the health of this man in Job 2:4-7.
Satan wants to steal your possessions, your children and your health. Of course, it is your duty not to allow him to do so. Not only that, he will want to go ahead and even kill you. In the case of Job, after he had stolen everything , the wife came to him and said in Job 2:9 “Curse God and die”.
#2 HE WANTS TO DESTROY
Satan will then want to DESTROY you by destroying your testimony. If you read Numbers 25:1-9, you will see the various methods that satan can use. When he knows that God is on your side, he will wan to do something that will make you collide with God so that God himself will fight you.
This is of course why you must run from sin. So, Satan will want to destroy you by destroying your testimony and if you allow him. he will want to bind you. In Luke 13:16, the Bible talks about a daughter of Abraham, a true child of God who had been bound by Satan for several years. So Satan hates you, he wants to steal from you, he wants to kill you , and to destroy you and to bind you.
Now to achieve his purpose in your life, he uses some methods and you need to know them. As the Elders will say, when God has shown you your enemy, he should not be able to kill you. In order to achieve his purpose in your life, he sets against you the following:
The first thing he wants to against you is your BODY. He would want your body to wage war against you so that he will be able to get you. That is why Paul said in 1 Cor. 9:27:
“I keep under my body, I bring it into subjection so that after I have preached to others I will not become a cast away”.
And then in James 1: 13-15, the Bible says any man who is being tempted should not say that God is the one tempting him because God cannot be tempted with evil and He does not tempt any man with evil. However , every man is tempted when he is enticed by his own lusts and drawn and then when this lust begins to grow, it will give birth to sin and when sin develops and finishes its work , it brings forth death.
So, dont allow the enemy to use your body against you. Also, when he knows that your body may not cooperate, then he will bring an array of well organised, highly disciplined soldiers of darkness and want to arrange them against you. Ephesians 6:12 tells us that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood, we are talking about highly disciplined evil forces- principalities, powers, rulers of darkness in high places. This is the plan of the enemy to steal, to kill and to destroy, to bind , to use your flesh and demons against you. YOUR VICTORY IS SURE.
However, you have an assurance of victory because the One who loves you is greater than one who hates you.
In 1 John 4:4, the Bible says:
“Little children , you have overcome them because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world”
So we have nothing to fear . The greater One is dwelling in us. Our victory is sure. The One who loves you is the Truth. According to John 14:6, Jesus says:
“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life”
Everybody knows that the truth will always defeat the lie any day. The One who loves you, who is the Truth promised that you will be victorious because He loves you.
In Romans 8:37, the Bible says:
“In all these thing we are more than conqueror through him that loved us”
Our victory is certain. Because Jesus loves us and because we are His Disciples.
CONDITION FOR PERMANENT VICTORY
The Truth, that is Jesus Christ, promised us permanent victory subject to one condition only.
There is only one condition according to Deut. 28:13-14. The Truth , the one who can never lie said:
“And the Lord shall make you the head and not the tail and thou shall be above only and thou shall not be beneath, if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord , thy God , which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them, and thou shall not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods and to serve them”.
In other words, your victory is certain, subject to one condition only and the condition is obedience. So if you will live a life of absolute obedience and rely on the almighty God, your victory is certain, absolutely certain.
If the enemy hates you , that is very good, He will try to steal from you, he will try to kill you, destroy you, bind you try to use your flesh against you, he will try to use a host of demons against you but you have the assurance of victory because God loves you . The One who loves you is greater than the one who hates you.
You have the assurance of victory because “the One who loves you is the Truth and your enemy is a liar.
You have the assurance of victory because the Truth has promised that you will be more than a Conqueror simply because he loves you and He says you will be victorious all the time, if only you will remain obedient. So, I want you to bow your head now and talk to the Almighty God and say:
“FATHER FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, I WANT TO WALK IN OBEDIENCE BECAUSE I KNOW YOU LOVE ME AND I KNOW YOU WANT TO GIVE ME VICTORY AND I WANT TO BE ABSOLUTELY OBEDIENT TO YOU SO THAT MY VICTORY WILL BE PERMANENT”
Talk to the Lord now, He will answer you.
PS: If you would like to have an online course on any of the courses that you found on this blog, I will be glad to do that on an individual and corporate level, I will be very glad to do that because I have trained several individuals and groups and they are doing well in their various fields of endeavour. Some of those that I have trained include the staff of Dangote Refinery, FCMB, Zenith Bank, and New Horizons Nigeria among others. Please come on Whatsapp and let’s talk about your training. You can reach me on Whatsapp HERE. Please note that I will be using Microsoft Team to facilitate the training.
I know you might agree with some of the points that I have raised in this article. You might not agree with some of the issues raised. Let me know your views about the topic discussed. We will appreciate it if you can drop your comment. Thanks in anticipation.
Fact Check Policy
CRMNUGGETS is committed to fact-checking in a fair, transparent and non-partisan manner. Therefore, if you’ve found an error in any of our reports, be it factual, editorial, or an outdated post, please contact us to tell us about it.
|Monitor Your Keywords and Ranking, Join SEOPOZ Today|