Rhapsody of Realities | 11th January 2022 | Tuesday Devotional

Rhapsody of Realities 11 January 2022 DevotionalRhapsody of Realities | 11th January 2022 | Tuesday Devotional Message By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

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TOPIC: Know And Walk In His Light

SCRIPTURE: Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (Ephesians 6:11).

Rhapsody of Realities | 11th January 2022 | Tuesday Message

The word “wiles” in our opening verse is translated from the Greek “methodeia,” which refers to trickery. Trickery is primarily defined as a verbal misrepresentation. It’s when something is said with the intention to mislead and take advantage of someone for some purpose. That’s like what happens on the news sometimes. We know who’s behind this trickery; it’s none other than the devil, whom the Bible calls the slanderer and traducer (Ephesians 6:11).

A better expression than trickery, however, is “lying in wait.” We find this same expression used in Ephesians 4:14: “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.” This is “methodeia”: lying in wait for the purpose of deception.

Satan’s modus operandi is based on deception with misrepresentations. The biggest strategy with which he enforces this agenda is misinformation through the news media. As a Christian, you shouldn’t be ignorant of this. Ephesians 5:6 says, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”

This is why you ought to know and walk in God’s truth—His light. Jesus said “…I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). In other words, when you walk in His light, you’ll never be deceived. Give yourself to the study of God’s Word. His Word illumines your path and enlightens your heart and mind such that you’re never deceived or in the dark. Hallelujah!

Rhapsody of Realities | 11th January 2022 CONFESSION
Dear Father, thank you for the instructions in your Word. I’m firmly rooted and grounded in your Word and guided by your truth in Christ Jesus. I live over and above Satan and his deceptions and manipulations, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY
1 Peter 5:8-9; Psalm 119:15

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Matthew 8:28-34; Matthew 9:1-17; Genesis 27-28

2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Acts 8:14-25; Esther 3-4

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