Weapons Of Mass Deception (WMD)
We have recently been dealt massive blows through the Gospel music industry. And when I say we, I refer to all Christians in Nigeria.
It appears we have become ignorant of the devices of the enemy, forgetting that we are in a permanent war; we have chased money instead of mercy and have given place to the father-of-lies. Many of us seem to think that the devil has gone on leave!
Ladies and gentlemen of The Cross, I know how easy it is to forget purpose while chasing daily bread; I know how convenient it can be to isolate one piece of scripture or doctrine and twist it just to excuse fear, revenge, lust, greed and even doubt. But sirs and mas, as we try to ‘survive’, let us be reminded that we have an active, enterprising enemy out there whose sole mission is to destroy our journey in Christ Jesus.
Let us not be ignorant of his devices! Jude, Peter & Paul all cautioned that he will send Trojan horses our way…people who come in disguised as helpers & friends but are actually agents of derailment.
DON’T BE MISLED
They come disguised in many different forms. Mentors, husbands, friends, colleagues, bosses, protégés, pastors, Sunday school teachers, priests, employees, neighbors, wives, counsellors, sisters, girlfriends, Landlords, Nannies, brothers & school teachers. Some of them are willing agents of the enemy, while others don’t even know they’re being used as the devil’s tool, but take caution; they’re never far from you.
Those ignorant tools are not the enemy, (both Judas and Peter tried to derail Jesus, but he never fought them directly) but we must be alert to WHEN anybody around us is being used as a weapon by the wicked one.
Some, however, are willing tools. They are pretenders with just one task upon entering your life…to make you forget WHO YOU ARE in Jesus Christ. Of course, they don’t want you to make heaven, but even more importantly, they do everything they can to prevent you from apprehending! They want to stop you from achieving the grand purpose that you were re-created for.
Have we forgotten that we are put here by God to influence the world? We are saved to save. Not just by preaching, but by being and by becoming.
LOVE NOT THIS WORLD
Money is not the proof of God’s grace. Don’t let any wolf-in-pastors-clothing tell you different. If a man is blessed, it will show in much more than currency. WE ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH. Our positive impact and inspiring influence on our surroundings is the true proof of eternal life in us. Don’t be complacent; you’re NOT of this world. This world IS against you. Your adversary, the devil IS the god of this world.
All of what I have shared today is in the scriptures, and you do know them. But I’m only writing to remind you as future-fellow-occupiers of those streets of gold.
So, what am I saying in summary?
Remember the cloud of witnesses…
Remember the crown of life…
Remember the blood of the dying savior…
Convener, Gospel Night Live