By Pastor Drew Ugbogbo
"Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3: 4-5 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: Genesis 3: 1-9, Psalms 8: 5-6, Ezekiel 28: 12-19, Genesis 2: 9, 1 Corinthians 6: 12, Isaiah 14: 12-14, Isaiah 14: 11-15, 1 Timothy 3: 6, James 4: 6, Daniel 4: 27-37, Genesis 3: 17-18.
⁃ Pride: God doesn't create monsters but the pride of life, turns God's creation to monsters. There is absolutely nothing that you have that wasn't given to you. Pride is a killer disease! Are you desiring to be wise in the things of the kingdom or to self will? Pride doesn't start in a day, it is very deceptive. Association can also bring pride.God is God! He is in charge of all things created. Anyone that walks in pride, God is able to lower them to nought and humble them. Pride is destructive in its roots.
⁃ Blindfolding weapon of the enemy: Once you become subject to the devil's alternative, he blindfolds you from both spiritual and physical consequences.
⁃ Lost of crown and glory: If you don't open your mouth and speak against the intruder, it will take over your life. If don't take charge of your home, business, church, life, and you make fail to establish your stand and principles, you will be dethroned. Let the devil know who is in charge of your life, health, finances etc unless you will loose your crown of glory. You must open your mouth to create the kind of future you want. If you refuse to speak, the intruder will take over your allocated destiny.
To soar high, you must make sure the Holy Spirit is at the control tower of your life which is your mind. You must make sure you are living the plan of God concerning your life. The devil is only interested in rubbishing your testimony back on God's face.