Have you ever thought about who causes you to sin? Maybe you’ve blamed the devil for causing you to sin? If you’ve thought so too, then this article is about to change that. I’m heavily armed with the Holy Scriptures of God so as to supply the truth to you. So, let’s begin
So Danyl, if the devil doesn’t cause me to sin, then who does? You see the devil cannot cause you to sin because the Almighty God - The Giver of all good things, has given you choice.
YOU choose what to do - to sin or not to sin.
Okay Danyl, I’m getting your point, but wait, if what you’re saying is true then what is the devil’s role in sin? Ah-ha! Read ahead to know…
The devil’s role is to setup environments that are ideal and very suited to your style of sinning. In Other words, if you are trying to quit smoking, he doesn’t necessarily hand you a cigarette, instead he gets you in the presence of chronic smokers.
Every setup is ideal and appropriate for that exact person to comfortably sin
Joseph was setup very well by the devil. Potiphar’s wife was used by the devil to create an environment for Joseph to commit sin but Joseph did not give-in to it.
Joseph did not pray there, he ran
The striking fact is that Joseph did not begin praying when faced with Potiphar’s wife. Joseph did not pray there, he ran.
Joseph ran because he understood that he’s in the wrong place, that wasn’t where he should’ve been so he immediately corrected his mistake.
These are the important keys that you can implement into your life:
Take a two minute pause here and ponder upon this: When sin is knocking at your door, do you run? Or do you wrongly put confidence in the flesh by thinking you can handle it alone? (Phil 3:17)
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty - 2 Cor 3:17 KJV
Where God’s Spirit is, there is liberty and where the enemy is, there is the opposite - captivity
God planted the garden in Eden. Eden is a Hebrew word which means “place of pleasure, happiness, joy”. This is how God’s environments are - perfect!
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty - Psalms 91:1 KJV
This is why the bible says, “…shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”. Now look, God doesn’t have a shadow because He is Light (John 8:12), but this “under the shadow” speaks of an environment - God’s environment.
Know that you are forever safe in Godly environments.
“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail”
Light must be taken to places, but darkness is default.
If you want Jesus to go with you wherever you go, you need to call him. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you. Light must be taken with you, but darkness is default. Light does not come by itself, but darkness is default everywhere. Jesus is the light. Ask Jesus to come into your life - surrender to Him.
Ask the Holy Spirit to make Jesus real in your life and you will always have perfect direction.
I thank you for reading this small article that I have written. Its small for the world but its God’s gift to me. God bless you. Shalom.
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