BUT SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU
In my life, I have discovered that it is so easy to become a representative of the father-of-lies’ kingdom: a spokesperson for his domain of lies…an advocate for his godlessness and wickedness. I only need to offer him my will. All I need to do is ACCEPT AND ADOPT the thoughts he introduces on a moment-by-moment basis, and SUPPRESS THE TRUTH offered by the God of Truth, in opposition to these.
Precious One, you need to know that when you adopt a thought offered by the father-of-lies, you have MADE A DECISION to invite the father-of-lies to govern your life, at that moment. You have placed your whole will under the authority of the father-of-lies and his kingdom. You have MADE A DECISION to offer your spirit, soul, and body to him to kill, steal, and destroy.
MAN IS NOT FULLY CONDITIONED AND DETERMINED BUT RATHER DETERMINES HIMSELF WHETHER HE GIVES IN TO CONDITIONS OR STAND UP TO THEM. IN OTHER WORDS, MAN IS ULTIMATELY SELF-DETERMINING. MAN DOES NOT SIMPLY EXIST BUT ALWAYS DECIDES WHAT HIS EXISTENCE WILL BE, WHAT HE WILL BECOME IN THE NEXT MOMENT
(Victor E. Frankl).
On the other hand, when you turn the father-of-lies’ thoughts over to Me, the God of Truth, you have MADE A DECISION to invite Me to govern your life, at that moment. At that instant, you have placed your whole will under the authority of My Kingdom. You have MADE A DECISION to offer your spirit, soul, and body to Me, the Most High. Because of your decision, My Truth, Love, and Hope will be revealed to you and through you to those around you.
THE WRATH OF GOD IS BEING REVEALED FROM HEAVEN AGAINST ALL THE GODLESSNESS AND WICKEDNESS OF MEN WHO SUPPRESS THE TRUTH BY THEIR WICKEDNESS
I bless you to become a self-determining being. Don’t let anyone steal from your spirit, soul, and body. YOUR MOMENT-BY-MOMENT DECISIONS MATTER to the father-of-lies, to the God of Truth, to you, and to those around you.
What do you do with your daily thoughts?
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, help me to take my will back and become a self-determining being. Bring me to the place where I will stand up and embrace Your Truth for each situation in my life, instead of giving in to the negative, destructive beliefs of the father-of-lies. May I understand how important my decisions are, each day, each moment, whatever I do, wherever I go.
Maintain an Awareness
Temptations give us many opportunities to be trained in God’s Holiness.