Sermon by Ebenezer W. Appiah – Walk2live
“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly”. John 10:9-10
The thief herein being referred to as the Satan or devil is also the Beelzebub as described by Christ in Matthew 12: 27, Leviathan, accuser is the greatest adversary of mankind and the number one contender of God Almighty. The Diabolus or Lucifer also has a myriad of agents commissioned to steal, kill and to destroy mankind. “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 host of wickedness in the heavenly places”. Ephesians 6:12.
Their mandate is to lay hold of all those without true REPENTANCE, LAWLESS and are constantly REBELLING and DISOBEDIENT to the word of God. They have a mission to entice Christians of today to be carried away in following pernicious ways through covetousness; movies, entertainments, Facebook, Tango, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram -an avenue where nude pictures of women are being used to capture individual souls. These demonic legions have so many deceptive tactics, causing many to fall addicted to the abomination of lesbianism, fornication, gayness, pornography, masturbation, adultery, and idolatry.
The sad and painful truth of our world today is, the sin of lust has taken over most Christian homes and Churches with so many fashionable dresses that ladies are wearing of late, exposing transparent leggings and blouses, making them virtually naked-luring men to fall into sin. Pastors have been targeted as well as Church members, notoriously choristers. Today we have homosexual pastors, bishops and choristers. Some pastors even have sex with Church members before mounting on their pulpits to preach. We have so many Christians caught in the web of pornography, fornication and masturbation. Satan and his agents have successfully grown sexual immorality to the extent that, Christians are openly having sex at the beaches, river bodies, in cemeteries, by the wayside, fearlessly and shamelessly in Church buildings and in bushes.
These are the wolves in sheep’s clothing, contending with the creation of the most High to deceive, destroy and to devour the very elect of God Almighty. Many a time we think, we can outplay and outsmart God, by hiding in our rooms, some even travel outside their Church premises and neighbourhood to hotels or guest houses thinking they have escaped the radar of the omnipresence God, forgetting that whatever transgression being committed in secret is always open before the heavenly and righteous Father Almighty. Many Christians are moving outside the boundaries of the undiluted word of God and rather focusing on some perceived powerful anointing oil, rings, creams, lotions and several others. I am told some pastors are now selling River Jordan and what is claimed to be the“Blood of Jesus”. Such signs and wonders should never scare any true believer and follower of Jesus Christ because of such people, we have been cautioned to be mindful and be vigilant.
Reading the whole Bible, casting out demons, performing miracles, speaking in tongues, attending all fellowship and Church activities without a true REPENTANCE in HOLINESS and RIGHTEOUSNESS with absolute OBEDIENCE and REVERENCE to God Almighty, denying Jesus Christ as the Messiah and saviour, is an indication of missing heaven.
” For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgement; …For if they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and saviour Jesus Christ…the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness…” 2 Peter 2:4,20-21.
Thou O God, who makes all things possible and right. Teach us, Father, to be able to walk in the way of holiness and righteousness and never fall victim to Satan and his agents. Thank you in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen