Apostle Grace Lubega
Hosea 10:13(KJV); Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
Deception is the mother of all iniquity.
If you look around this present world, at the shocking attacks of brother against brother amplified through the media, at the pain and suffering of the innocent and at the general plight of mankind, understand that it all stems from deception.
The devil is not called the father of lies for no reason. If anything, his greatest weapon against humanity is not poverty, disease, hatred or evil in all its forms, his greatest weapon is the ignorance of men.
When you truly understand this child of God, you will start to value revelational knowledge like your life depends on it because it does.
The devil is not intimidated by men who can call down fire from heaven, men who fast or even by “mighty prayer warriors.”
Think about this for a moment; after forty days of prayer and fasting, guess who came slithering into Christ’s path–the devil himself. One would have thought that forty days of prayer and fasting would have kept him at bay. Did they? No.
How did Christ deal with his unwelcome visitor?
Did He call down fire from heaven? He had the ability to but did not do so. Did He command legions of angels to come get rid of the interloper? He could have done so but He did not. What Christ did was to send the devil away with the Word (Luke 4).
The present world suffers from a malignant state of deception and it is by this deception that the enemy keeps the sons of men in miserable states and vicious cycles of suffering.
You are not supposed to be in the enemy’s pool of victims.
Paul says that you are not ignorant of the devil’s devices (2 Corinthians 2:11). You have an unction from on high and know all things!(1 John 2:20). You have the Holy Ghost who desires to teach you all things(John 14:26).
Child of God, value knowledge! Court it, seek it and pursue it.
You cannot afford to be like the deceived of this world when God has given you a manual against deception. Dive into the Word with this consciousness and understanding.
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 2:11, 1 John 2:20
GOLDEN NUGGET: Child of God, value knowledge! Court it, seek it and pursue it. You cannot afford to be like the deceived of this world when God has given you a manual against deception. Dive into the Word with this consciousness and understanding.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. My heart and soul delight in knowledge. Wisdom is my sister and understanding is my kinswoman. I can never be a victim of deception because Your Word is my constant light.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.