February 6, 2020
In a simple way, we can tell that the spirit world is also have their position to influence and remold the natural realm. Everything in this natural – including human, is greatly influence by what happens in the spirit.
– When man fell into sin, it was an event of severing of the relationship man with God – something spiritual – but it brought an effect for the whole world being ruled by vanity even controlling by devil. (Romans 5;12, 8:19-21, 1 John 5;19).
– When the first man followed the serpent’s instruction to eat the fruit of knowledge of good and evil, that event was the same as giving up an authority and control over this world to devil. Even though devil would never be able to put curse for what God has blessed (Numbers 22:12) but the devil keeps spreading the wiles and spiritual mines with the aim of influencing people to live with their own way and to be opposite with the agenda of God.
– Beware of the various patterns and the molding of the world that the devil uses to make people take wrong decisions in their lives; self-love, love money, love the world, they fall into the wicked days and terrible times. These are all the ways and tolls that the devil keeps using to ‘mold’ the human life.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NIV) But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People WILL BE lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
– In every city or certain territory, there is always ‘the rulers in the high places’ – evil spirits who control the spirit in certain territory whose have duty to influence and mold the lives of all people under their territory so that human will bring humanity or become religious.
That is why, as a believers we must ensure there is always the work of the word and Spirit in our lives; our hearts always be blaze in the fire of Holy Spirit! This is the only spiritual condition that gives certainty to our lives to not to be under the influence or control of the devil.
Unfortunately, for various reason there are many believers who actually live their daily lives without guarding their heart to keep on burning. This is the same as we see there are two boxers in one ring but one of the boxers has his hand tied – it is a picture of believers or church that doesn’t keep their heart burning! While the opponent of the boxer – a picture of devil – continues to give various attacks with his fists. Certainly, it is only a matter of time for the other boxer with his hand tied to be knocked out.!
This is the time for every believers to realize that their lives are being molded according to the ‘molding of the world’. And the only way to overcome it, is only by ensuring that we always have a fervent heart that always experience the work of His word and Spirit! #IloveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus