Yessss! It is so good to be back writing to you at this time. Today’s post will be as straightforward as possible. Over the past few weeks, I have had different types of revelation from Scriptures – some directly in Word Study and some from my current book read – things which I never saw before, but things which I see now. Today, I am sharing all of this with you, because it will be unfair to keep so much goodness away from you!
What I am about to share is something I learnt from Jentezen Franklin’s book The Spirit of Python: Exposing Satan’s Plan to Squeeze the Life Out of You. This book is the dealbreaker for a shallow Christian walk. It is my new recommendation to every believer around me. You get to know and see things which you thought were of no significance. Speaking of significance, did you know that doubt could be a very deadly thing? On page 65 of this book, the writer talks about “The Snake Egg of Doubt”, with an already explained conception of the devil as a snake, precisely a python. Doubt is not paid so much attention to in our world today. In fact, people think you are smart when you doubt. However, as a believer, the devil uses this device to keep you off God’s plan for your life.
Pastor Jentezen brings to our notice that the first question mark in the Bible did not come from God. Check Genesis 3:1. It reads, “Did God really say you must not eat of any of the fruit trees in the garden?” That’s how the devil creeps up to our minds – e.g. “Does God really answer your prayers?” “Does He really care?” When he succeeds in filling your minds with such questions, you begin to steer away from God’s plan for you and before you know it, you are far from God, confused, miserable and filled with questions of doubt and answers of depression.
However, we are taught what to do by Jesus, because when Satan comes up to Jesus in Matthew 4, he says, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” This can also be read as, “Are you really the Son of God?” Jesus does not say, “Yes, I’ll prove to you I am the Son of God by turning all the stones of the world into bread.” He says, “It is written!” As Pastor Jentezen says, Jesus took Satan’s question of “Has God said?” and turned it into a declaration of “God has said!” – decree over doubt!
One of those days, while having my Word Study sessions, I stumbled upon 2 Corinthians 5:7 in the Amplified Version. It says, “For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor, thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.” Now, I have read this verse many times and I have quite an understanding of what it means. However, the word “regulate” struck me this time around. When a machine is regulated, we mean it is controlled, normalized, balanced etc. In essence, what the Bible connotes is that we become normal when we walk by faith and not by sight. So, even though it is possible that we are very much likely to be moved by the things we see or the things which happen around us, we gain our balance and normalcy when we choose the path of faith. We are NORMAL when we follow the God of the Bible and not the god of our feelings!
I wanted to make this “3 Things I discovered in the Bible”, but I do not want it to be too long, so we would talk about the rest some other time. For now, I hope these discoveries have become discoveries for you too! And what have you recently discovered? Do not keep it to yourself! Please type in the comment section. Let us learn and grow together.
Thank you for reading up till this point. Next blogpost will be this Friday.
In other news, I had a great weekend. Do you follow me on Instagram? That is a platform to keep up with me on a daily basis (especially via InstaStories).
DO have a splendid week!
With Overflowing Love,