And The Blame Game Continues

Adam blamed Eve,

Eve blamed the devil

The devil was not asked any question

And he was not even interrogated

Why?

Because He has no free will

He was created evil,

Loves evil and lies,

Delights in evil,

And is the father of lies.

He knows himself,

And he can’t be bothered,

Because his destiny in hell is guaranteed

And he knows that his will is fixed in evil.

 

How about man?

Does man not have a free will?

Does man not enjoy the rewards or pleasures of sin?

Is it the devil that gets the gain, pleasure and happiness

On earth or is it the person who sins?

 

The truth is that sin has pleasures

Attached to it.

To resist sin is to resist the benefit

Or the pleasure attached to sin.

 

 

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy

the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater

riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. (Hebrews 11:25-26 NKJV)

 

The devil does not benefit from gossip,

He does not benefit from idol worship,

He does not benefit from robbery,

He does not benefit from bullying,

He only tempts man and men fall.

The devil has already fallen

And is a fallen being,

But man can choose if he stands

Or falls.

 

So why shift all the blame to him?

Makes no sense.

Except we can describe his clothing

The day that he came and forced us to sin.

 

I am of the opinion that if a woman or man cheats

On their spouse, they must not play victim

And blame their partner in crime.

Some even blame their spouse for cheating.

Cheaters should

Accept that they cooperated and ultimately

Chose to cheat.

I hope it makes sense.

 

Adam and Eve precious beloved of God

blamed God, their spouse and the devil – the partner

in crime but never looked inwards or blamed themselves

or admitted their guilt.

 

Only acknowledge your guilt– you have rebelled against the LORD your God, you have scattered your favours to foreign gods under every spreading tree, and have not obeyed me,'” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 3:13

 

He – the devil or death might have been glorified. 

But can death have pleasure or life? No.

So he did not benefit because he can never have joy or life.

He is dead and nothing can change that.

Even if he drags everybody to hell, he is still

Dead.

The only power he has is the power of deception

And through deception he makes man sin.

 

He is filled with misery and will want as many people

To roast with him

At the second death.

 

Man is blessed to have a free will which is superior to no free will

Our focus must be on us, grace and God and not the devil since

He is changeless and fixed in evil and temptation.

 

When Eve was given her own temptation

She saw that the fruit was good,

So she imagined or perceived good, pleasure

And benefit in disobedience.

 

We have been commanded to resist sin and the devil

So we must not play smart with God

By denying any form of responsibility

By blaming the devil.

 

Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the devil,

However, they Got their judgement

And the serpent got its judgement.

 

Yes,

The devil tempts us

But we ultimately have to yield

And cooperate to have his baby

Or the fruit of sin.

 

Our focus should not be on the devil

Or if he made us do it or not

Our focus should be on the grace

Of God, the blood of Jesus,

And our ability to resist sin.

We must loose sin consciousness,

And accept grace consciousness.

 

God Himself was aware that He threw the devil

To the earth.

The devil has a job to do on earth

And that job is to tempt man,

Test man,

Persecute man,

Accuse man,

Oppose man,

Irritate and annoy man

And carry out God’s judgement on man – He is the prison guard. 

The devil even tested righteous and blameless Job

And Job did not fall.

 

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him[b]because He first loved us. 1 John 4:18

 And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?” Acts 1:15

Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be thrown into prison. 26 Assuredly, I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny. Matthew 5:25

 

Perfect love for the word of God and submission to Him casts out every fear. It gives us boldness as the demons will know us and respect us the way they knew Jesus and Paul.

 

Does the devil pass judgement? No.

Is He the judge?

God is the only lawgiver and judge.

The demons even believe in God and fear God

Yet, man does not fear God.

They seam to know what man does not know – That death gets its power

To hurt from sin and sin gets its power from the law. Christ has a law that must

be obeyed.

 

There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another? (James 4:12 NKJV)

You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe – and tremble! (James 2:19 NKJV)

But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. Luke 12:5

In the same way, when working with Gentiles, I live like a Gentile, outside the Jewish Law, in order to win Gentiles. This does not mean that I don’t obey God’s law; I am really under Christ’s law. 1 Corinthians 9:21

 

Absolute fear of God and his law means no fear of the devil.

Fear of the devil means no fear of God and his law.

So we have to choose whom to fear and respect – God or the devil.

The one who fears the devil fears judgement or punishment

But Jesus and His blood is the cure

For sin, judgement and fear.

 

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Hebrews 2: 14

 

May we exalt Christ

And obey His law and good news.

May we pray for extraordinary grace

To live in the fear of the Lord like Jesus did.

May our fear of the Lord not be fear of punishment

But reverential and holy respect for Him

And the laws of life.

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The Sting

I felt your sting

It was powerful

And painful

And it left me breathless

I felt your powerful sting

And went deep into myself

To meditate

On your deeds

I discovered that I had

Courted you

And romanced you

Then you gave me

That one powerful slap – the sting

Which subsequently

Woke me up from my slumber

Sin

You are cunning and deceitful

With your pleasures and lures

You blindfold

And you enslave

The undiscerning

Turning them into willing slaves

Your slap

Will only wake up the wise

While the foolish

Endure the slap

And keep romancing you

Making excuses for you

While dancing with you

And sleeping with you – the true enemy of the human race

 

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The Golden Rule

Love does no harm to a neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilment of the law (Romans 13:10 NKJV)

Love is so precious, yet so rare. Because of our fallen nature, selfishness reigns. A lot of people who profess love do it with lip service. The word of God has not sunk deep enough into the heart in order to constantly bear the fruit of love.

Love is so indispensable and we cannot thrive as human beings if we do not love one another. Any harm we do to another human being is done directly against God – the creator.

Whatever we do to the least of our fellow human is done to God. Any good we do to another person is a personal love offered to God himself.

And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ (Matthew 25:40 NKJV)

And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. (Luke 6:31 NKJV)

Jesus said we should to others what we want them to do to us. We must never cause another human pain or harm in any form. It might seam like a joke but remember that God said that calling a fellow human a fool can lead to hell fire.

You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder,a] and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgement.’ 22 But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a causeb] shall be in danger of the judgement. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. (Matthew 5, 21-22)

 

All we owe to one another is love and the only thing we owe to God is love which translates into love of neighbour and pure worship of God.

Pure worship means following the pattern of worship prescribed in the New Testament. The whole counsel of the word of God must be accepted and practised.

In our worship of God we must keep away from any form of worship that Jesus and Paul did not practice.

False worship is worship of demons and underneath the innocence of external objects like holy water, holy oil, alters, mantles and miracle handkerchief lies shedding of innocent blood which is the foundation that has given demonic power to those objects. God does not live in temples made by human hands.

For as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:

TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.

Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 24 “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Nor is He worshipped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. (Acts 17, 23 – 25)

God does not live in a bottle of oil – oil is simply a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Oil can never be holy, holiness is an attribute of God and belongs to God alone not man made materials.

If we claim to love our neighbour and engage in false worship, we deceive ourselves. If you have doubts, ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the foundation of those practices and you will be shocked.

No matter how much good you do if you are in a religion or church that worships idols, you are guilty of blood. The blood shedding involved in idol worship is greater than all the good you think you have done combined seven fold.

John the apostle of love spoke at length about love in first John and at the end he advised us to keep away from idols. Idol is the opposite of love because they get their power from human blood.

They are powerless and are nothing without human blood, that is why Paul said that an idol stands for something that does not exist. Worship of idol is worship and love of witchcraft and human blood – it is terrible and highly destructive in an invincible manner.

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. (1 John 5:21 NKJV)

We must never harm our neighbors by our actions and idol worship.

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Thief In The Night


You crept into my heart

Like a thief

A lonely woman

Taking care of two children

Committed to Christ

And His gospel


You came in an unfamiliar way

Like a perfect brother,

Best friend and father.

You loved my children

Like your own,

You carried my emotional burdens.

 

I had lived alone

For ten years

Since the death of my husband .

Gradually, I became drawn to you,

Because you

Took away my loneliness

And became my pillar and support


However,

You were married and

Knew that as a fervent

Believer,

We would never be lovers.

You seemed fine with it

But I had unwittingly fallen

Into your trap.

 

One cold winter night

You came as usual,

To help with my sick child.

All I wanted to do was say

A quick thank you,

And it happened

We spent the night together

As lovers.


I cried all day

And all week after that,

Because I despised myself

For what I had participated in.

I subsequently blocked you

Out of my life,

And recommitted by life

To Christ and His word.

 
Thank you my Lord

For giving me strength

To overcome sin.

You are the husband of widows

And father of the fatherless.

I will wait upon you

For your own blessing.

If you bless me with a husband fine,

If you don’t,

I will not bow

To the idol

Of sin.

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