A Lie Exposed! Part 2

      Someone once said God yielded a bit of His sovereignty to man that is why we have freewill and can do whatever we want; after all we have brains and wisdom, he argued. That is a very faulty, deceptive and dangerous assumption. When God created mankind, He made us His ambassadors, deputy authorities, and deputy sovereigns upon the face of the earth. He told man to have dominion over every life form on the earth and subdue it. Man had his marching orders and mode of operation, he didn’t need the permission of God to operate. That was why man could name the animals without seeking permission from God to see if the names fit! The Bible says: “…And whatever the man called a living creature that was its name” (Genesis 2:19b). Even when the female came, the male part of man named her ‘woman’ because she was taken out of man. God did not dispute this. In fact God approved everything man did because man was speaking out the mind of God at every turn. Remember, man was deputy to God! 
      But man was tricked by the devil he was meant to subdue, and he lost his place in the scheme of things. When this happened, the position of man was taken by the devil and man became powerless, a shadow of whom he should be. Hence God had to come to reclaim that order back for man and redeem man to Himself (restoring the Fellowship He had with man in the Garden in the beginning). 
      Beloved, after the fall of man, things changed. Flesh began to rule man. Man no longer had the authority and dominion to do his work. Now, the authority and dominion can only be exercised through Jesus Christ. That was why man was told: “If you ask Me anything in My name [as My representative], I will do it” (John 14:14). Jesus Christ now stands as an intermediary or shield if you will, between man and the enemy. Therefore, man no longer have the absolute freedom to do as he pleases and still hope to reign with God: “…And those who are in the flesh [living a life that caters to sinful appetites and impulses] cannot please God” (Romans 8:8, AMP). Only those who live according to His dictates can please Him and reign with Him at the end. 
      Beloved, the rules changed because of the happenings of Genesis 3. Now man needs to seek out the will of God and do it. Don’t be deceived, our freedom is not reckless abandonment because of the fallen state of man, but a freedom that comes with responsibility in Christ Jesus! When we know and agree with this Truth we are free from the deceit of the enemy that seeks to enslave us and blind us to his shenanigans! We need to be acquainted even more so now with the Truth because of the great deception wind that is sweeping across the world. It is increasingly becoming difficult to discern the truth from the falsehood being peddled by the enemy and his agents. 
      Beloved, we now live in a time when the true sons (male and female) of God must stand up and be used on their different platforms to increase the knowledge of God across the globe. The enemy knows his time is short and he is equally pushing to cover the earth with his deception. This is the time we must see beyond the so obvious, and see what God is saying and doing in these times, so as to pray it into reality: “Your Kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10)! These are indeed the times we must KNOW by experience the God we claim to serve and not a version of what we think we know based on what we had been taught. It is ONLY when we KNOW Him in this manner are we able to fulfill the purpose why we are here. Understand this, like Esther, we have been put in the place we are, doing what we are doing for a time like this: “…But the people who know their God will be strong and take action” (Daniel 11:32b). So, STAND UP, Trust Him and begin to walk in, through and for Him – ASK Him, He will show you how; He is only a Prayer away! God bless you.

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