The Spirit’s Voice
It has come to the point where serious Kingdom citizens will never allow the devil and his hosts of demons interfere with or disturb our heavenly bound stewardship (Eph 6:19:20). We are well armed and battle ready according to scriptures to combat all forces of darkness put together as we relentlessly increase the heat of the Holy Ghost fire over and against them by unceasing prayer labors (2Cor 10:4-5; Eph 6:13-18; 1Th 5:8)
Let us quickly launch on the battle ground of the old religious orientations that had long beclouded our spiritual sensitivity and judgment! This is the mentality of using the Bible or interpreting the word of God through the direct assaults of Satan. It had always been his deceitful strategy to overthrow legitimate officers on divine assignment by the same scriptural manipulated schemes! He succeeded to pull down Adam and Eve in the Garden of Aden. As one goes through the entire Bible, it was the same experience with almost all the prophets, kings and judges of old. He did not spare Jesus Christ either, but he did not succeed! And because the believers had rarely complied the teachings of Jesus and followed His exemplary lifestyle and ministry, most of us are now languishing in the torments of satan’s false doctrine!
More on the devil’s tricks of separating God’s people from their rightful heavenly inheritance, he had succeeded in capsizing and falsifying the knowledge of God in His eternal Word into the philosophies of men and the world (Rom 16:17; Gal 1:14; Eph 5:6; Col 2:8; Heb 13:9).
People who listen to world philosophies, wisdom of mere men and practice the science of ideologies end up ensnared into Satan’s coffer! This is where the Bible is used to cover its TRUTH! This is exactly where many had met their indulgence into deep sinfulness as a result of Satan’s misleading indoctrination!
It is amazing to discover how, when and where the route to the straight and narrow path was lost (cf Ac 17:18-21). Even our Lord Jesus Christ encountered this ministry challenge with the religious Jewish stalwarts (Mt 15:1-20). The Apostles were neither left out in the same struggle (Acts 4). This was the case with the Pioneers of Faith that followed the Apostles throughout the history of the church!
May be a bit on the origin of the development of diversion from the truth to worldliness could be traced to the emergence of the early philosophical theories. An English philosopher Francis Bacon came up with this assertion which was the distortion of Biblical truth;
“Bacon who had proclaimed that the destiny of science was not only to enlarge human knowledge but also to “improve the life of men on earth,” (a)
How can another mere human being be able to legitimately widen the scope of man’s natural ability only by the application of science knowledge? By this kind of push, one can obviously trail the wicked intent of Satan’s legation against the righteous program of God Almighty for humanity! The truth remains thus;
“Can you search out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limits of the Almighty? (Job 11:7)
“…then I saw all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. For though a man labors to discover it, yet he will not find it; moreover, though a wise man attempts to know it, he will not be able to find it.” (Ecl 8:17) For further study; Job 5:9; Ps 73:16; Ec 3:11; Ro 11:33
When men no longer trust God’s ability and power, they go hey fire or wild in their search for alternatives that only display their utter foolishness! The bewilderment of all generations sets out here. Would you pay attention to more of the lies of the prince of this world? Hear this:
“The science of ideas was a science with a mission: it aimed at serving people, even saving them, by ridding their minds of prejudice and preparing them for the sovereignty of reason.” (b)
This kind of obsolete version of coined ‘truth’ that had caged so many people in the world’s derision and endless trauma and pains; alternating true peace, joy, knowledge, wisdom, and comfort for peanuts or thrash for so long! So the pursuits of vain glories ensued and crippled the fulfillment of godly legitimacies and gainful ventures according to God’s original plan for believers. Why should God’s people ignore and also avoid the determinant quest for God’s Government as it was promulgated before the creation?
“…and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.” (1Cor 2:9-12)
We had already been supplied with all it takes to place our total reliance on God our creator. We have no cause to panic over situations in life to the point of seeking for solutions elsewhere. The moment we failed to place demands upon God by faith; we sure had lost legitimacy over our birth right as born of Him; and so one’s life faces the danger of insecurity which God’s grace guarantees!
Can you imagine the faulty trend of running after principles laid down by various theorists and analysts of politics who appeared in ancient cultures in works by various thinkers? Do not be stunned to discover that your political pursuits of this present age originated from a heathen or non-Christian background;
“…including Confucius (551–479 BC) in China and Kautilya (flourished 300 BC) in India. Writings by the historian Ibn Khaldūn (1332–1406) in North Africa have greatly influenced the study of politics in the Arabic-speaking world. But the fullest explication of politics has been in the West. Some have identified Plato (428/427–348/347 BC), whose ideal of a stable republic still yields insights and metaphors, as the first political scientist, though most consider Aristotle (384–322 BC)…” (c)
We can impeccably trace the flaw of kings and priests unto God (Rev 1:6) turn into slaves, barefooted and shamefully dishonored as a result of derailing into worldly ideas than strictly sticking to the kingdom arrangement instituted by God through His Son Jesus Christ! We must be prepared to depart from these deceptive and rebellious pursuits to return to God’s kingdom principles for the experience of heaven to come down on earth! “Thy will be done on earth as in Heaven.”