Watch your hearts from peirasmos
Mark 14:38 -
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation [peirasmos]. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
If you have downloaded and read the teaching on the Heart from the website you will understand the 5 different parts in the Heart (inner man). Among these the area where the 5 senses of the body connect to our inner man through the Pump / Discernment is the greatest challenge to man.
The Greek word peirasmos used for temptation also means testing or putting under trail. One peirasmos is associated with God and one peirasmos is associated with Satan. When God puts us under peirasmos, it is to test if we have the Word of God in us, to enable us to bear more Fruit (of the Holy Spirit) or to take us to the next spiritual level. But the peirasmos associated with Satan is centred around corrupting the Word of God in us, corrupting the Fruits of the Holy Spirit in us and bringing us down spiritually so that Satan can get to destroy us.
Many times it is very difficult to distinguish during an event to know between the peirasmos of God and peirasmos of Satan. It is mostly at the end, looking at the result that we come to know for sure if it was of God or of Satan, if it was testing or temptation.
Like computer firewalls which open every data packet entering the network and checks the address and data signatures, so also every information that enters our mind should be discerned of its purpose and contents. Everything we see, hear, taste, smell and touch would have purpose and should be discerned.
We also have another sense which is also known as Conscience or called by some as 6th sense, which connects our inner man to our spirit or the spirit world. The Spirit of God speaks to us through our conscience and so also does evil spirits or our own spirit. A person in the Lord has very less chances of an evil spirit trying to communicate him or her because the Word of God in them does not allow. If the Word of God is not in us and our minds are empty or full with garbage then the evil spirit easily gets attached to us like a parasite or torments us through our conscience.
Like I told you it is very difficult to discern every information entering us; for we not being machines tend to relax at times and at those times Murphy's Law comes into existence. The more the understanding of the Word of God in us helps us discern more. Knowing the fact we do not have the complete understanding of the Word it is impossible to discern everything. But when our Conscience is in communication with the Holy Spirit then wrong information entering get highlighted and is becomes very easy to discern even the smallest of things. No peirasmos of Satan can manage to enter us when our conscience is connected to the Spirit of God and the Word of God is in us.
Worldly man walks without discerning or using conscience, a religious man uses only his discernment and Spirit led man uses both his conscience and his discernment.
We may have discernment but it is weak and penetrable but when we have our conscience always on then we become like fortified walls for the enemy. Our flesh is weak but our spirit is always ready to take charge and not allow the enemy who is always on the lookout to enter and destroy.
So let us always be in communication unceasingly with the Spirit of God, always building ourselves in the knowledge of God and be people of good conscience, discerning everything.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You made man with purpose and gave him a mouldable heart and a free will to his heart. It is what we do to our heart that decides our destination. Our heart is the Temple You desire to dwell in. We have the liberty to let our flesh mould us, evil spirit to mould us or Your Spirit to mould us. Lord, we are weak but You strengthen us when we are connected to You through our Conscience. Help us Lord that we unceasingly are in communication with You and alert to discern everything that enters us and defiles us...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
45a The good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth that which is evil:
13 For every one that partaketh of milk is without experience of the word of righteousness; for he is a babe.
14 But solid food is for fullgrown men, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.
1 Corinthians 1:19-20
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the discernment of the discerning will I bring to nought.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
1 Thessalonians 5:17,19
17 pray without ceasing;
19 Quench not the Spirit;
1 Corinthians 7:5
5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
1 Corinthians 10:13
13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as man can bear: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make also the way of escape, that ye may be able to endure it.
12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he hath been approved, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to them that love him.
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempteth no man:
14 but each man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then the lust, when it hath conceived, beareth sin: and the sin, when it is fullgrown, bringeth forth death.
16 Be not deceived, my beloved brethren.
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