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TODAY’S MEDITATION – It is by the Father only that the things of the world cannot weigh on us (2 Corinthians 6:14)

 

Some people who have already accepted the Lord Jesus don’t understand why the evil one continues to afflict them, while they should have found the peace of the Lord. My brother, my sister, it is important for us Christians to understand that, Satan is on earth for three things: kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10). Even when he offers you things that sound or look good, know that his plans do not change. That is the only thing he knows to do best. Now, the Bible tells us this: “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:17). In other words, to be able to resist and fight against the plans of the evil one, we need powerful equipment, we don’t need our reasoning, our intelligence or a PhD in words… because Satan and his little demons do not understand anything, and that is why, when you lower your guard, the devil is looking for a door to hit you anyway. All they know is: they have a destructive mission to accomplish! So, know that that mission will not end until Jesus returns. So, why do you sometimes try to bargain with the devil? Why do you covet things that the devil offers to the people around you when you yourself know that what they have was not obtained honestly and with integrity? Here’s what we told the Word of God: “Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:1-4). Yes, my friend, as for you, keep doing what is good and pleasant to God… He knows your heart’s desires… He will answer you!

You see, your eyes can lie to you, because Satan always present things to us with more brightness than they really are: all that glitters isn’t gold, though! Now, if the Word of God is not deeply rooted within you, you could start considering those things. And this is because you are playing more on Satan’s playfield than on God’s! How would you know you are playing on the devil’s playfield? It is simple: you call yourself a Christian but you spend more time with unbelievers, you do not regularly attend church services to be with fellow Christians, the music or books you prefer are anything but things that could nourish your soul to bring a renewal of your mind or make you set your eyes on things above more than things on the earth. Yes, whoever is playing on God’s playground, loves the things that please God, because the Holy Spirit who is working within us will be leading us to those things. The Bible tells us this: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14). Thus, the Holy Spirit will always encourage you never to give up “meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing” (Hebrews 10:25).

Yes, we, the Christians of today, have a mission: empty the kingdom of darkness by showing people the light of the Lord, because we are the ambassadors of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20). Therefore, you cannot claim to be Christians while still playing on Satan’s playground. It is a conflicting situation that can only bring about sadness, depression, oppression, confusion in you. Like Jesus, we ought to be able to say: “I am leaving the world and going back to the Father” (John 16:28). It is by the Father only that the things of the world cannot influence us. My friend, if your life is still miserable since you came to Christ, it may be that part of your life have not yet left the world to be submitted to Him, and the Bible says “if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand” (Mark 3:25). In short, In short, if this meditation speaks to you it may be that you really need to get back into the presence of the Lord, fully, completely, with all your heart. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.