We are in a war and that war is for our souls, therefore in order for us to be effective in this battle we need to know our enemy or else we will not even recognise when he is planning an attack.
When you know your enemy, you can be prepared for the attack.
The bible says that our enemy the devil is like a lion:
1Pe 5:8 Be sensible and vigilant, because your adversary the Devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone he may devour;
Paul talking to the church at Corinth about the need to forgive states:
2Co 2:11 so that we should not be overreached by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his devices.
So we need to know our enemy.
It always amazes me that some Christians think that if they do not do too much to get the devils attention, then he will leave them alone. That is just crazy, the moment you accepted Christ into your life, you were on the devils hit list.
This is why Jesus stated in John 10:10 - 14:
Joh 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Joh 10:11 I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
Joh 10:12 But he who is a hireling and not the shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away. And the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep.
Joh 10:13 The hireling flees, because he is a hireling and does not care for the sheep.
Joh 10:14 I am the Good Shepherd, and I know those that are Mine, and I am known by those who are Mine.
Many times Satan’s attacks are subtle and sugar coated, remember he has the ability to appear as an angel of light. So he introduces things into our life that seem very harmless and we ignorantly take them onboard and open up spiritual doors in our lives that give him permission to attack us with greater intensity in the future.
Luk 11:24 When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he walks through dry places seeking rest. And finding none, he says, I will return to my house from which I came out.
Luk 11:25 And when he comes, he finds it swept and decorated.
Luk 11:26 And he goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and entering in, they dwell there. And the last state of that man is worse than the first.
We have to be mindful of how we live our lives and what we accept into our lives.
It is the 31st October to and it is Halloween, the most revered occultic days in the whole calendar and it always amazes me how many people who call themselves Christians do not see anything wrong with it, but they class it as a bit of fun. If people understood what really goes on every year on this date, they would know it is anything but funny.
One of the plans of the enemy is to desensitise people to occultic practices and pagan worship and he does it to a large extent through the media. He has done such a good job that many Christians sometimes do not even want to know the truth and when you try to tell them, they fight you down.
So when you mention things like:
The time of Christmas at its origins is Pagan, so make sure the spirit of the season does not over take you and cloud the thing that the church originally tried to do, which was to use it as an evangelistic tool to point people to Christ.
Or that as Christians we DO NOT celebrate Easter, we celebrate Passover and Easter or Eastre is the name of a Pagan God and all the symbolism attached to the modern day Easter festival likes, Eggs, Bunnys, Cakes etc are all part of the pagan festival.
When you mention these things, people get very passionate in their defence of this things and say that it is just harmless fun. This is because satan has done a good job.
But we are not to be ignorant of his devices, a few drops of arsenic in a glass of clear water is still enough to kill you, no matter how innocent to glass looks.
God's plan for you is to prosper and be in good health, even as your soul prospers, and your soul prospers by the level of relationship you have with him. When two people are in a relationship there is also 2 way communication, so if there is anything that I said which you are unsure about, asked God to show you and he will direct you to the right information.
The biggest enemy we have in our business is ourselves; we are the person who stops us from moving forward.
If we have a bad attitude, that will hinder our progression, if we listen to the negative voices that will also hinder our progression.
When a person joins Reliv, it is because there is a need that needs to be met, whether that need is Health or Finances. However negative self talk or negative talk by others takes their focus away from their need and gets them to hold onto fear.
The reality is, if you are a child of the Most High, God would not have lead you to Reliv for you to fail. So that means if you are here, it is time to go to work.
When God lead the Children of Israel into the promise land, their enemies were still living in the land, but he brought Israel into the land and said “Now go and possess it”
In your Reliv business there are going to be people all around you that are negative to what you are doing, therefore know your enemy and go and possess your land, in JESUS NAME!
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