Oneday, I was watching National Geo channel on television. They were showing how different animals hunt and kill their prey. While everyone else was in awe, the way the lion hunted stuck on my mind. I said, Oh! Lord. My family did not know why I had exclaimed like that. The way the lion attacked a herd of buffalos just gave me a picture of how the devil attacks us. The lion watched the herd of buffalos for some time. It began to walk slowly towards the buffalos and those which noticed the lion were on alert. The lion started moving a little faster which made the buffalos to be a little out of order. Confusion began as the buffalos began to scatter all over. That was when the lion picked a target. In the midst of confusion, the lion was able to separate one buffalo from the herd and chase began. There was nothing other buffalos could do as the target went further and further away the herd. It was eventually outrun and pounced at.
It became a warm meal for the Lion King. I imagined to be similar to how the devil attacks us. He enters among brethren and causes unnecessary confusion. Our weaknesses make us the sole target of the devil. Can be anger, can be short-temperedness, can even be impatient. We may begin to see faults among brethren. Our attention may begin to be more on the negatives around that we begin to be judgemental. Instead of coming to church to worship, everyday we come and go with only the things that went wrong. As we continue in this mind set, we find ourselves going further and further away from the word of God. The devil will be aiding by pointing to us everything that is not right in the church. The process of separation is in progress. As we continuously fill ourselves with this negative thoughts, they begin to manifest in our lives. Once the devil succeeds in taking us out of the church, away from brethren who were our prayer partners, we are finished. It will take the grace of God to bring us back alive. The devil separates and attacks. With our brethren we have each other in prayer. Alone with no backing we are just as vulnerable as the buffalo separated from the herd. Be mindful of things that can separate you from God. Under his wings we have protection. Under his prophets we have the revealed word of hope and encouragement. Don't allow yourself to be separated from God.
Isaiah 59;2...but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear you...
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