DATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18,2020
TOPIC: SATAN’S STRATEGY AGAINST THE LAST DAYS SAINTS
TEXT: Dan 1:8(NIV)
But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way
The main focus of the devil as the termination of his reign comes close is to win more people into his kingdom by confusing the elect of whom they are. This confusion of identity, reduces faith in the King of kings and before long will lead to backsliding. The way out of the kingdom is to lose faith in the King, renounce the citizenship and that will be the centre of the attack of the enemy. Daniel and his company were strategically placed into situations whereby their faith would be tested to fail but they stood their ground. Persecution follows but the King was faithful to his word as he will always do to his citizen who remain committed to him. Those who do not know the focus of the attack will let go their faith cheaply ,deny the king and still think all is well. If they have the opportunity to repent ,the king is merciful but some may not have opportunity to repent. Condemnation will follow, devil will accuse further and arrange for termination of such lives.
There was a woman who heard that Boko Haram were killing the children of her neighbor and quickly got the Islamic veil to cover herself in confession that she is a muslim that her children may be spared. On getting to her turn ,she was spared. But she denied Christ.This is the kind of battle that will increase in the last days. The focus of all other accompany challenges is to bring the kingdom citizen to lack trust in the king and renounce their citizenship.
As the day draws near, the king is also equipping his own citizen with revelation. That is why some truth were sealed till these last days when they will really be needed. Revelation increases our faith in the King. His faithfulness, love and kindness.So that we stay through in our allegiance to the king in any situation. Where sin abound,grace abound much more(Roman 5:20b)
We must not ignore the reality of these last days but get ourselves equipped to demonstrate the kingdom and stay through to the end.
Pray that the Ecclesia will stand firm in the king’s love and manifest his counsel as the day draws near (Ephesian 3:8-10)
Dr Akinlade Isaiah