May 13, 2019
In these end times, the Devil and worldly spirits will keep trying to make us believe more on facts and data rather than the word of God. It seems that facts and data keep being ‘served’ before our eyes and ears, to the point that it seems normal/ordinary for everyone to experience certain things.
For example, the fact says that it’s normal for people to become weaker and sickly when they get old. Another fact says that it’s normal if our life resembles a spinning wheel; sometimes we are above and sometimes we are below, etc.
Without knowing, the continuous exposure to facts and data will build certain ‘false convictions’ in our life. Then, we’ll start to ‘justify’ those facts and data, and we’ll start to live by them.
Why do I call them as ‘false convictions’? Because facts and data are always built upon BIOS (pseudo life) or PSÜCHE (psychological life). They are completely different to ZOE – the divine life given by God Himself to us who believe (John 4:13-14).
“But the righteous man shall live by faith,” and “from faith to faith” (Romans 1:17, NASB). “All things came into being through Him [the Word], and apart from Him [the Word] nothing came into being that has come into being” (John 1:3, NASB). These are principles of truth from the Bible. Therefore, we should take the UNYIELDING attitude against whatever the Devil shows and sounds!
If we are convinced by what the world shows (the bios and psüche life), our life will surely be dragged, following the ‘roller coaster of life’; our life will degrade and weaken (according to the facts and data we believe in), and will bring us to experience negative/terrible things. Our life will get worse and worse ACCORDING to what we BELIEVE IN. Even worse, we become inclined to blame God or fate – meanwhile, God never plans terrible things for believers/His sons (Jer 29:11)! Surely, something is wrong with our conviction if our life is not aligned to His word!
I believe that our life will be so contrast compared to the facts and data if we decide to believe more in God’s word! Because the word contains a different kind of life! In the Word was LIFE (zoe = divine life), and the life was the LIGHT OF MEN (John 1:4, NASB). The word contains power able to create the non-existent into existence; to make the impossible possible; to turn what exists to be beautiful, and the beautiful to be divine (John 1:3).
Accurate conviction will enable us to demolish and fight through negative facts in life. When someone builds their house upon sand, it will be shaken easily when the storm and flood comes. But those who build their life upon accurate conviction is like a person who builds their house upon the rock! The flood and storm must pass, for they are temporary, while God’s word is eternal! The word will make our life solid; it brings us to live in the unshakable kingdom (Mat 7:24-27)!
1. DECIDE to believe more in the word rather than facts.
Realize this; the reason we experience negative things and terrible incidents is because we CHOOSE to believe more on facts and data rather than God’s word.
Our mind has been configured in such a way that it’s EASIER for us to believe in facts and data. That’s why we have no other alternative than to OVERHAUL the configuration of our mind; to ALIGN and REBUILD it by His word.
Romans 12:2 (NASB)
And do not be conformed to this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind, so that you may PROVE what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
If we find it difficult to understand God’s will, it INDICATES that our mind is still FAR from the FREQUENCY OF HEAVEN (YET TO BE ALIGNED by the word). When we realize this, take our attitude and DECISION: ALIGN OURSELVES to His word!
Realize this spiritual fact: the Devil could not steal the power of decision-making that God has given to His people. The most it can do is to INFLUENCE us through deception. If we are influenced by the deception being offered, we are actually taking and eating the fruit being offered by the Devil; we enter the its snare.
The Devil’s deception is the same since the day Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. In the garden, the Devil successfully represented facts and data so convincingly (Gen 3:1-5), resulting in Eve’s wrong decision to believe in the deception more than God’s word (Gen 3:6)! Eve ate the fruit, and also influenced her husband to eat it.
The moment Adam and Eve believe in the wrong things, they started to react; they felt naked, and took the initiative to fix their own problem by sewing fig leaves as their coverings (becoming an initiator), and hid from (avoiding) God’s presence (Gen 3:7-8). As the consequence of believing facts and data more than God’s word, Adam and Eve were casted away from God’s world into the Devil’s world – a world filled with difficult times and evil days! #iLoveGod
This message will be continued tomorrow.
Ps. Steven Agustinus