THEME: BEWARE OF THE ATTRACTION OF THE WORLD.
TEXT: Colossians 4:12-14,1st Timothy 6:5-16
â€œFor Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; crescents to Galatia,Titus unto Dalmatia.â€ (2nd Timothy 4:10)
Many people who had been involved in the work of God have abandoned the work and followed the world having been fooled by its attraction. Imagine a servant of God of Demas level abandoning the work of God for the same reason; others for the sake of the stomach. This is one thing we must avoid so that we will not lose our places in heaven. The devil deceived Adam and Eve through the stomach. Remember,he gave them fruits to eat. So,did he deceive Samson with seduction. He has no regard for your spiritual height and is ready to dare you at any moment.
You must open your eyes wide to understand the area he is coming from. Is it with something for the stomach like in the case of Adam and Eve? Or with seduction as was Samsonâ€™s case and perhaps Demas? Is he coming with money to take your mind away?you must beware. That is why you are expected to be spirit filled all the time. Being spirit filled enables you to be on the alert and to be prayerful as well. The bible warns that it is not a war against flesh and blood. but against principalities and powers,against spiritual wickedness in high places,against the rulers of the darkness of this world.
Sing spirit filled songs unto God and thank Him for everything He has accomplished in your life and then take the following prayer points.
1: All the love and attraction for things of this world, planted in my heart be uprooted, in Jesus name. Let the lust of the flesh and the pride of life; die in Jesus name. I bind the spirit of immortality, seduction, fornication, adultery and masturbation on assignment to manipulate my life,in Jesus name. Every spirit of carnal and abnormal and unusual desires; receive destruction, in Jesus name.
2: I bind the spirit behind inordinate ambition and excessive love of money and the world,in Jesus name. I command the spirit behind backsliding to back off. In Jesus name.
Author: Pastor Lazarus Muoka