TREM Devotional 22 October 2021 Daily Devotional By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Don’t Fall For The Devil’s Strategy
TOPIC: Don’t Fall For The Devil’s Strategy
“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:4-5 KJV
God made man a spirit. But the earth was made to function as a material earth. A spirit cannot function without a body on earth since the earth is for material things. God, in His wisdom took the dust of the ground. He formed man, breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul. When man opened his eyes, his first contact was God. So as long as man saw God and saw that he was like God, he would dominate the world. God in essence was saying, “I made you and I alone have the right to define you. Any other opinion is a lie. You are like me. You have authority like me. Stay connected to me and you will fulfill purpose.”
Note that Adam never did anything special for God to make him in His image. It was God’s idea that he will be made in His image. The tragedy of the fall is that the devil came and said to Adam: “Has God said? Don’t believe what God told you. Eat the fruit because when you eat it, you will be like God.”
Do you know the devil still uses the same strategy today? Every time you attempt to do something in order to become who you already ar or you attempt to do something in order to qualify for what God gave to you freely, then you are functioning in the arena of deception. I guarantee that the devil will defeat you because that’s his specialty. Everything you are struggling to become, you already are.
A spiritual man cannot be trapped. You can’t stop him and you can’t destroy him. You are unkillable because you are a spiritual man. When the enemy is planning to trap you here, you will appear from another place.
Genesis 3:1-19, John 3:1-8
Daily Bible Reading:
Morning – Isaiah 65-66
Evening – 1 Timothy 2
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.