“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name”. (John 1:12 NKJV)
There have been many times in your life that, you might have wondered why certain things happen to you; the things you’ve had to face or battle in life. I have constantly felt that I am at war. During these times, as I have come to realize, head knowledge of God’s word doesn’t do me much good. The only thing that holds me up in such times is the “heart knowledge”. This is the word that I have hidden in my heart and meditated upon, the word that my spirit and the Spirit of God bears witness that it has been ingrained in me. Sadly, I seem not to have as much “heart knowledge” than head knowledge as I would want to or should yet.
I have observed and learnt that the enemy prowls about like a lion (he is so good at pretense!) seeking whom to devour.(1Peter 5:8) and the reason why he prowls is found in John 10:10; “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”.
He ONLY COMES TO STEAL, KILL and DESTROY! What does he want to steal and why does he want to steal? He wants to steal your knowledge of God! Why? Because the word has power, its sharp, it’s like a sword, it’s like a hammer and it’s like fire.(Heb 4:12, Jer 23:29).It’s potency and efficacy is enough to stop him dead in his tracks and demolish every stronghold and obstacle of his. So now you know why he is after you knowledge, it is evident now why we feel and know we are at war because he is working around the clock to prevent our knowledge of the LORD, if that fails he proceeds to try to steal more especially the word that becomes “head” and not “heart knowledge”. It is quite plain in John 10:10, that it is a sequence. Once he is able to steal, he moves in quickly to kill and destroy but GLORY to GOD, Jesus died so we can have the knowledge of God to give us life and life in abundance.
As the year closes and you take stock of everything that you had to go through and deal with, just remember, it’s all because you have been given power to become a child of God and as such that has made you a target of the enemy all in attempt to steal from you the knowledge of God that has power over him and his cohorts. This will spur you on, into digging deeper in the word of God and maintaining a closer and deeper walk with him.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, we thank you for amazing grace, the redemption of our souls and lives from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of your beloved son, Jesus Christ. It’s our prayer that we draw closer to you in the increase of knowledge of your word, this we ask in Jesus mighty name, Amen