“lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices” (2Cor 2:11)

The praise of God is strong in the mouth of any man who has recognized his own hogpen . The Spirit of God has restored us to our senses. Now we can see how narrowly we escaped. Thanks to our loving Father, the prodigal becomes powerful. It is time to feast at the Father’s table and revel in our new formed manhood and Godward masculinity. At the same time, it is important to understand the wiles of the devil. He makes sure there is a parting in every party. He plants an exception in every reception He dilutes every salute! (2Cor 2:11)

The celebration has started, but there are dark clouds hovering near our pavilion of joy. This is not a new revelation; it is an ancient device of the enemy to discourage and dismay God‘s men from God’s way. If any man had a right to rejoice in God’s delivering power and sovereign purposes, it was king David. Yet Satan raised up a root of bitterness in the middle of David’s harvest of joy. When David returned home in triumph to share the joy of seeing the Ark of the Covenant returned to the city of David, his own wife met him with a biting accusation of lewd conduct. Michal faced a crossing, but she chose to sit “in the seat of the scornful” (Ps 1:1) Of all the people in David’s household, Michal held the greatest power to inflict pain and sorrow on him. She was his first love, the bride of his youth. But on David’s greatest day of joy, she chose to become bitter and aloof. (T.D Jakes)

PRAYER LINE: Who measures how we’ve done in life and judges our success? Our God who gives reward to those who live in righteousness – (JDB)

 

 

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To see yourself as you really are, take one look at Christ.

 

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