…………..”Blessed are the Pure in Heart for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8)
“My Enemies Get Ready!” I
Sometime ago precisely on the Friday the 3rd of October 2014, I had the privilege of attending Fr. Ejike Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry at Emene. The man of God led the faithfuls with the prayer point “My Enemies Get Ready!”. It happened that on the day I decided to put down this guide I was finding it hard to come up with the best title that will reflect what I was about to write. Instinctively the prayer point flashed back and forth in my memory and I said “yes this is it!”
My enemies get ready! Almost everyone has this belief that he or she has an enemy although the enemy might be unknown. Someone or something somewhere doesn’t want our progress and has sworn to make sure we are always retrogressing in life.
And who are these enemies of ours? With forensic investigations recently carried three distinct “persons” have been discovered as the archenemies of our body and soul. They are the ‘devil’, the ‘world’ and the ‘flesh’. The three are always awake 24 hours trying to breakdown the relationship between us and God. For a believer who wishes to please God (Colossians 1:10) by living a pure and chaste life he must get ready and put on the whole armour of God,…. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.(Ephesians 6:11-12). Now if you are a believer and you love God as much as he loves you, its time to tell your enemies to get ready. When two enemies want to settle their differences they go to war. One tells the other to get ready and each one goes into serious preparation to fight to the last drop of blood.
Now to the enemies of Chastity its war time. Tell your enemies to get ready, tell them I was once addicted to pornography but now I want to be free. Tell them I was swimming in the ocean of indecency and immodesty but now I want to be free and we know that whoever the Son Of Man sets free is free indeed ( John 8:36). For we know that anyone who sins is a slave to sin ( John 8:35), a slave to fornication, a slave to adultery, a slave to porn, a slave of indecency, masturbation. Slavery! But we are not sons and daughters of the slave woman (Hagar) but that of the free born woman (Sarah), Abraham’s descendants ( Galatians 4:24-26). So how can we go on living in sin, in slavery, No we shall not, for we have died to sin ( Romans 6:2). Tell the devil, the world, the flesh to get ready. Tell them yes you know you have fallen into the sin of fornication but now its over between both of you. You have decided to be on the side of light and away from darkness. Now you are ready to live a chaste and pure life, sexual impurity and immorality are all old things and have passed away, for you now have a new Life in Christ Jesus (2Corinthians 5:17). Its no longer you who live but Christ who lives in you (Galatians 2:20). Now that we have told our enemies to get ready, its now time to unmask each one of them. Join in us in this war and receive your freedom…… Subsequent Chastity will unmask the enemies…… ……REMAIN BLESSED
“Therefore take up the whole amor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— (Ephesians 6:13-18)
Let us Pray.
Father Almighty Eternal God into your hands we commit our spirit as we take this fight to our enemies. We desire freedom from the slavery of sin they have subjected us to and only you Eternal Father can set us free. Set us free Lord so that we may worship you in truth and in Spirit. Oh heart of Love we put all our trust in you, for we fear all things from our weakness but we hope for all things from your goodness. We make this prayer in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Our Redeemer and Saviour. Amen and Amen.