Haggai 2:4,5 - Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts: According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.
We all know and as written in the Bible that this world which does not know Jesus and is ruled by the Prince of the Air - Satan is our enemy. But along with them you will also find many from the lot of believers; people who walk according to their flesh, are more harmful to you then the people of this world. They will condemn you and discourage you as you are growing in the Lord and the way they will do it can convince any person not in the Lord that they are perfectly right.
In my walk in the Lord I have come across many, some of them whom in the start I used to admire for their knowledge of the Word. Let me tell you some thing, even if any person knows almost all you can imagine of the Word of God, yet be careful of them. Take the case of King Solomon, he was blessed with wisdom of both this world as well as of the Kingdom of God and yet at the end we see that he still fell like a foolish man by worshiping false gods because of his lust for women.
His books in the Bible are testimony to his understanding of the Word. Knowledge and wisdom will not save you unless you walk in the Spirit of the Lord. As the Lord says 'Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts' - Zechariah 4:6.
In these times as Lord Jesus is in Heaven preparing a place for us, our only hope in this world is the Holy Spirit. Walk with Him, in His Word as He is the Editor of the Word of God and by Him was the world made.
So do not be discouraged by anyone but be open for correction by those who are in Christ. The best Being who can correct and guide you is the Holy Spirit.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You created this world and all creation, by your Spirit. This world was created to glorify your Son; Lord Jesus Christ. Father, everything that we do and all that we say let us be guided by your Spirit so that it edifies and builds the Body of Christ. Help us discern the wolves and especially people from your flock who are led by their flesh...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels (messengers).
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
1 Kings 4:29-34
29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.
33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
34 And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom.
2 Chronicles 1:9-12
9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.
10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?
11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.
1 Kings 11:33-35
33 Because that they have forsaken me, and have worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom the god of the children of Ammon, and have not walked in my ways, to do that which is right in mine eyes, and to keep my statutes and my judgments, as did David his father.
34 Howbeit I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand: but I will make him prince all the days of his life for David my servant's sake, whom I chose, because he kept my commandments and my statutes:
35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand, and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes.
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death
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