“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour,” (1 Peter 5:8).
“There are times when we have been led astray & misled others by sharing belief systems that were not true. Correct us, Lord, so we will not work against You & be on the wrong side of history. We decree that the anti-Christ spirit will not have access to this nation on our watch!” – Pastor Sheets
These are important and timely words from our brother in Christ.
As children of God, we are called to be on high alert. Actively watchful of the devil’s plots, plans, and schemes against us, our family, the church, and our nation. The enemy seeks whom he may devour. The Lord doesn’t want it to be you.
Be sober [calm, disciplined] and vigilant [cautious, aware]! You don’t have to be the devil’s prey when you watch and pray.
It’s EXTREMELY important to have a humble heart in our walks with the Lord. EVERY believer has been exposed to unscriptural teachings and has had to unlearn them with the help of the Holy Spirit. Any believer who believes he/she is immune is most in danger of being deceived.
Over the past few years, the Lord has had me unlearning the unbelief taught from our very pulpits that cause His children to deny His very blood and power. I am so thankful to the Lord for helping me see and escape those traps of the enemy that were not only keeping me captive but ineffective for the kingdom of God.
“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak,” (Matthew 26:41).
Lord, give us great discernment, so we have eyes to see and ears to hear in EVERY situation. Help us watch and pray. Holy Spirit, lead us into all truth and shut the mouths of lying lions in Jesus’ name, amen.
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