LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF GALATIANS 6:7 (AMP) Re- edited
"Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.
I draw my lessons from the phrase "Do not be not deceived "
1.It is very possible for one to be deceived . Why? When there is a delay when you re faced with persecutions from every side . Is very possible for one to think , God's word is not true. but in reality it is . 2 cor 2:11 (JB2000)"lest Satan should deceive us, for we do not ignore his devices."
2.If you fail to hold on to the truth ; you will be deceived.John 17:17 "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth."
3.If you fail to see with the eyes of the spirit , you will be deceived.1 John 4:1(ESV)"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.".
4.If you reason with your flesh , you will be deceived . Jesus asked His disciples this question?. Mark 8:17"And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?"
5.If you are impatient , you will be deceived. Luke 21:19 (JB2000)"In your patience ye shall possess your souls"
6.If you fail to pray , you will be deceived . John the baptist did not pray , If he did , he would not have asked Jesus this question? Matt 11:3 (NLT)"Are you the Messiah we've been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?" Prayer erases doubt ! Have you prayed ?
7.If you fail to believe , you will be deceived .John 11:40(NLT)"Jesus responded, "Didn't I tell you that you would see God's glory if you believe?"
8.If you always focus and complain about what you are passing "through" to everybody you see, you will be deceived .2 Cor 4:18(NLT)"So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever."
9.If you think God has not answered your prayer , you would be deceived . Isaiah 65:24(NLT)"I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!"
10.If you think all your labour in the lord's vineyard is all in vain , you would be deceived . Psalm 58:11 (NIV)"Then people will say, "Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth."
PRAYER : Every power assigned to deceive me from the pit of hell , I declare you re a liar in the name of Jesus . I have the mind of Christ and I declare I cannot be deceived because God's word is reality in my life . glory to God . Amen.
You will testify , in Jesus name , Amen