The Enemy Is Among Us

June 24, 2019

Greetings my friends, Grace, and peace to you in the name of God our Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Thank God for you and your families. God is good and His mercy endures forever. I thank God for this opportunity to share His word with you. There is nothing more gratifying than to be in God’s service, sharing His word with His people. Every Christian should be aware that the enemy is among us, and he is vicious. He will use anyone he can to stop people from becoming members of God’s family or to stop God’s people from benefitting from God’s blessing. Even if you are members of God’s family the enemy can and will use you if you allow him. Lord Help me to share an encouraging word to your people and those who desire to be a part of your family, thank you in Jesus name Amen.

And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. (James 3:6).

My friends the enemy is hiding in plain sight, he is waiting for the right opportunity to use you in such a way that you will do irreparable harm to someone who has never harmed you in any way. You must be aware of the communication coming from your mouth especially when it concerns someone besides yourself. A person who is able to control His tongue is a person that is able to bring his or her entire body under control and in subjection to the truth. With the tongue, a person is able to build you up and encourage you, it is also true that with the tongue a person is also able to bring you down, break your heart, and even disrupt your life as you know it.  When we are subjected to this menacing type of behavior we are surprised, one would expect this type of assault to come from someone outside the church, or outside of your family, this you can handle. but when it comes from people you love and hold in very high esteem, the injury is deeper than anything you could ever imagine. That is why it is so devasting, it comes from people you have invested your life, people who you admire and value their friendship, they are Christian people like your self, only they are not living according to Christian ethics, and moral values, they are living according to the ways of the world.

We all stumble, none of us are perfect but that is not an excuse for us not to exhibit self-control in what we are communicating out of our mouths. It comes out of our mouths as a little spark and the next thing you know it becomes a raging fire able to destroy an entire forest. It is the same mouth that speaks of praises to God and turn around the next second and pronounces curses to men, and offend God. This type of behavior is not right. Bitter and sweet cannot come from the same source. either it is bitter or it is sweet. This type of behavior is sinful. You know a tree by its fruit. A bad tree cannot give good fruit. This type of behavior is demonic and comes from a person that is bitter, jealous, arrogant, and has selfish ambitions in their hearts. This type of communication did not come from above, it is earthly. Where ever you find this type of behavior you’ll find disorder and every evil thing. God will hold us responsible for the words that come from our mouths. You can not have dual citizenship, you can’t be a citizen of Heaven and a citizen of the world. What comes from your mouth allow others to determine that which is in your heart, whether you are inclined toward God in Heaven or inclined toward the ways of the world that leads to Hell.

My friends God wants us to use the wisdom that comes from above, which is first of all pure, peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruit, unwavering, without hypocrisy. God wants us to love one another. treat each other with dignity and respect. Pray for one another, and be kind and lift up one another. We must be true to our faith from inside out. We must be aware of how we conduct ourselves, what we say and what we do. Those who are not Christians observe us. What they see us do can have an influence on their decision to become a Christian. If an unsaved person witnesses the type of behavior that is contrary to how they perceive a Christian should conduct themselves, that could be the excuse they need to reject Christ. Let us use our voices to help others know about Jesus. Let us use our voice to help each other and not tear each other down. Let us use our voice to Glorify God. Let us not allow our communication to take our eyes off the prize which is Jesus Christ our Lord.

Remember, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. No one is innocent but Jesus. We all have a past and God forgave us because of the work His Son did on the cross on our behalf, not because of anything special in ourselves, our righteousness is like filthy rags before God. Not one of us deserves what God has done for us. Everyone that is a Christian came the same way. There is only one way if there was another way God would have given it. Jesus said you must be born again. my friends the only way you can be born again, you must come to Jesus. Jesus said ” I Am the way and the truth and the life, no one can come to my Father, except by me”(John 14:6). If this message has helped you to understand what God has done for you, don’t put it off any longer, believe in Jesus today He loves you. Thank You, Lord, Amen.

God Bless You

Rev. Reginald Stevens




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