LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF REVELATION 2:24
" But to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not explored and known the depths of Satan, as they say—I tell you that I do not lay upon you any other [fresh] burden:".
1.If Jesus "Himself" said this, then no matter your anointing , Satan can wait for 40 years to get at you . If you doubt? go ask Moses at the gate of canaan (Deu 34:4), or King Solomon the man whom God blessed with wisdom , yet he fell into the hands of strange women in his old age.1 Kings 11:1 (NIV)"King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh's daughter--Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites".
2. This is another revelation of 1 cor 10:12 . Never think you are over anointed . Error ! If great men of God have fallen in the past , it can happen to you or me . (NLT) "If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall."
3.If Jesus our Lord and Master can make this statement . It simply means we can never defeat the Devil , if He is not with us. John 15:5 (NIV)" I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." This is the key-Is not just knowing the word but having an encounter with the word "JESUS". Rev 19:13
4. This scripture also brings to light the depth of Satan's lies . It can come so pure like the truth , but it is a lie of Satan. prov 14:12 (NLT)"There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death."
5.This scripture also informs us believers ,of the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives . Without his guidance we are lost.psalm 51:11(NLT)" Do not banish me from your presence, and don't take your Holy Spirit from me."
6.Satan can never give up on a genuine believer. So let his attacks and manipulations not surprise you , is a sign you bear the mark he sees . Gal 6:17 (NIV)"From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus."
7.Satan bag of tricks is endless.(....and known the depths of Satan) he can come up with a new trick to try you .Eph 6:11(ISV)"Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the devil's strategies."
8.A man that has an endless bag of tricks is a "workaholic" . while you are resting , he is thinking of a new method to trick you with.luke 22:31 (Amp)"Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God], that he might sift [all of] you like grain,". Try his new method on you . be on guard!
9.In my short walk with God this past 14 years by his grace . I have seen and at times fallen for his ever endless bag of tricks. It might be as simple as sowing into the life of a person/organization , the Lord has not led you to sow. "witchcraft manipulation" . It has consequences. Roms 8:14 (NIV)"For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God."
10.Finally , the good news is, God is still more than able to use the evil he brings to work for our good . Amen. Gen 50:20 (NIV)"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives."
I PRAY FOR YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS , NO MATTER THE DEPTH OF THE ENEMY AGAINST YOU , YOU SHALL FINISH WELL IN LIFE IN JESUS NAME I PRAY , AMEN.