IF YOU DON’T GIVE satan ACCESS, HE CAN NOT FORCE HIMSELF ON YOU.
YOU ARE NOT FALLING INTO SIN BECAUSE SIN IS GREATER THAN YOU.
YOU ARE FALLING BECAUSE YOU ALLOWED IT.
YOU CAN CONFRONT THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY WITH THE MYSTERY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE DOING EVIL. YOU CAN BE EXEMPTED.
YOU HAVE TO BE EXTREME IN YOUR RIGHTEOUS WALK IF YOU DON’T WANT SATAN TO CATCH UP WITH YOU.
– Bishop David Abioye on ‘SPIRITUALITY DEMANDS GENUINE PERSONAL COMMITMENT‘ at Crossover Night Service, Living Faith Church Worldwide Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland Word 3 Part B
Evil is not closer to one person than the other. The mystery of iniquity doth work.
Satan is at work every day, he knocks at the door of everyone. 2 Thessalonians 2:7,8.
– Say with me, ‘I will not let it’.
That is, if you don’t let satan access, he can not force himself on you. Those who are taken out of the way simply let it, they allowed it. God has given you and I the power to resist, to say no to sin if you want to say no to it.
Sin is not closer to you than it is closer to me. It’s a matter of choice. Jesus was tempted, He refused to fall.
It will interest you to also know that just as we have the mystery of iniquity, we have the mystery of righteousness. So, when you are confronted with the mystery of iniquity, you can confront it with the mystery of righteousness.
1 Timothy 3:16. You are not falling into sin because sin is greater than you, you are falling because you allowed it, you let it. You can now take on the mystery of godliness to confront the mystery of iniquity.
– Somebody, say Amen! Say a louder Amen!
The Scripture tells us, ‘Evil shall bow before good’. Proverbs 14:19. That is to say, no matter the evil coming your way, if you stand in good, the good Word of the Lord, it will bow before you.
Please, let us note tonight. Evil is not new. There is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9. In the days of Noah, there was wickedness.
There was sin to the extent that God said He would destroy the whole World. Genesis 6:9. It does not matter how many people are doing evil. You can be exempted. You can make a choice not to join them.
– Somebody, say with me, ‘I refuse to join them’.
In the days of Enoch, there were evil people. In the days of Lot, there were evil people. Lot was described as the Righteous. 2 Peter 2:7,8. So, all around us today there are evils, they are vexing us, they are tempting us to join them.
– Say it again, ‘I will not join them’.
Evil is not new. Let no young person here say ‘You see, in our generation, there are a lot of girls who tempt young men’.
It’s not true. You are not the first person to be tempted at your youthful age before.
– We didn’t fall by the help of God, you will not fall by the help of God.
Make your choice!
The Holy Spirit has given to us the power but you need to engage the power to subdue the evil of our time. Purge yourself. Cleanse yourself. Save yourself.
What do we mean by spirituality?
God’s Servant gave us a lot of definitions. The core is, walking in the fear of the Lord. Walking in the fear of God. In the days of Job, there were evil and wicked men, but Job feared the Lord. How? He eschewed evil. Job 1:1. He was not not chewing evil. He was eschewing evil. They were pushing evil into his mouth, he was eschewing it. He was spitting it out of his mouth.
Today, we have a lot of devices by which people push evil to us. Modern methods for making people to commit sin. Pornography is there. Many believers, unfortunately, are victims. They have it on their telephone. In the middle of the night, they shut the door. Look this way, look that way, nobody saying ‘it is well’ (and they watch pornography).
There are many believers today who have wine, hot drinks, in their fridge, in the fridge in the bedroom. Nobody is saying ‘It is well’. He opens the fridge, satan says ‘Settle down. It’s not bad.
It is only 10 percent alcohol’ and from there, satan moves you to take 50 percent until you become a drunkard.
Some years back, during Christmas like this or the Christmas that just passed, some fellow brought me some hamper and inside it, all kinds of hot drinks and they put my name. Pastor so, so (Pastor David Abioye). I said, ‘These people must be very deliberate’. So, I took a pen and wrote them, ‘We are not wine bibbers like you.
Get your wine back’. Somebody says, ‘But that is too rough’ If I didn’t answer them that way, when next they are coming, they will come with double of it and then they will say ‘Oh! No wonder the way they preach. Do you see their eyes red? They must have been drinking before they came to Church’. That’s what we are talking about. Purge yourself. Resist evil. Don’t allow avenues of evil around you. What you will not eat, don’t smell. Don’t smell it.
Don’t let evil survive around you because what you don’t reprove, you will soon approve. You know the Bible tells us we should reprove the works of darkness. Reprove it. You see, you have to be extreme in your righteous walk if you don’t want satan to catch up with you. You have to be extreme.
As a young student, young believer, four of us in the Hostel room. A young man brought a girl into the room one day and they started to be fornicating in my presence. Ah! I said ‘In the name of Jesus, I stop you right now. I stop you’. Somebody says ‘Why are you like that?’ The right he has to the room, I have to the room.
If you want to pollute the room, I want to make the room righteous. If I didn’t do that, when next he is coming, he will come with 2 girls. One for himself, one for me. This is how gradually, evil is creeping into the believers’ lives. Keep yourself.
– Say with me, ‘I keep myself’.