But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Corinthians 9:27
Your biggest enemy is not the devil, neither is it your mother-in-law, witches or wizard. As a child of God you know very well that greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4) Your number one enemy is yourself. The one who is truly victorious is the one who has conquered himself. When you live according to the dictates of your flesh, you give it permission to destroy you and it is good at doing that. Samson took down an entire city single-handedly but could not conquer himself. He was so powerful that cities feared him but in the lap of a woman, he was the weakest of men. Samson told Delilah a lie about the source of his power and awoke to find that she had used the information against him, yet he did not stay away from her. He told her another lie as she tried to exploit it and failed again, yet he did not stay away from her. To make the matter worse, he told her the truth at last and ended up grinding corn for the same enemies that used to fear him. When a child of God is really fervent, the devil starts searching out his weakness. The moment he finds it, he will try to use it as a weapon for that child of God to destroy himself or herself. That is why you must destroy that weakness before the devil uses it against you. Control yourself so that you will be victorious against the attacks of the devil.
BIBLE READING: PROVERB 25:28
PRAYER: Holy Spirit Divine help my flesh to die to the dictate of the flesh in Jesus name, Amen
ÀÌLERA RẸ, OTA RE
Ṣugbọn emi pa ara mi mọ́, mo si mu u wá si abẹri: ki o má ba ṣe pe lọnakọna, nigbati mo ba ti waasu fun awọn ẹlomiran, ki emi tikarami má ba di ẹni itusilẹ. 1 Korinti 9:27.
Ọta rẹ ti o tobi julọ kii ṣe eṣu, bẹni kii ṣe iya-ọkọ rẹ, awọn ajẹ tabi oṣó. Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọmọ Ọlọ́run, o mọ̀ dáadáa pé ẹni tí ń bẹ nínú rẹ tóbi ju ẹni tí ń bẹ nínú ayé lọ. (1 Jòhánù 4:4). Ọta akọkọ rẹ jẹ funrararẹ. Ẹniti o ṣẹgun nitootọ ni ẹniti o ti ṣẹgun ara rẹ. Nigbati o ba n gbe gẹgẹ bi aṣẹ ti ẹran ara rẹ, o fun ni aṣẹ lati pa ọ run ati pe o dara ni ṣiṣe bẹ. Samsoni gbá odidi ìlú kan wó, ṣugbọn kò lè ṣẹgun ara rẹ̀. Ó lágbára tó bẹ́ẹ̀ tí àwọn ìlú fi ń bẹ̀rù rẹ̀, ṣùgbọ́n ní àtẹ́lẹwọ́ obìnrin, òun ni aláìlera jù lọ nínú àwọn ọkùnrin. Samsoni parọ́ kan fún Dẹlila nípa orísun agbára rẹ̀, ó sì jí láti rí i pé ó ti lo ọ̀rọ̀ náà lòdì sí òun, ṣùgbọ́n kò yàgò fún un. Ó tún parọ́ fún un bí obìnrin náà ṣe ń gbìyànjú láti lò ó, tó sì tún kùnà, síbẹ̀ kò jìnnà sí i. Láti mú kí ọ̀ràn náà burú sí i, ó sọ òtítọ́ fún un nígbẹ̀yìngbẹ́yín ó sì parí kíkọ́ àgbàdo fún àwọn ọ̀tá kan náà tí wọ́n ń bẹ̀rù rẹ̀. Nigba ti ọmọ Ọlọrun ba ni igbona nitootọ, eṣu bẹrẹ si ṣawari ailera rẹ. Ni kete ti o ba rii, yoo gbiyanju lati lo bi ohun ija fun ọmọ Ọlọrun yẹn lati pa ararẹ tabi ararẹ run. Ìdí nìyí tí ẹ fi gbọ́dọ̀ pa àìlera yẹn run kí Bìlísì tó lò ó lòdì sí yín. Ṣakoso ara rẹ ki o le ṣẹgun lodi si awọn ikọlu eṣu.
BIBELI KIKA: OWE 25:28
ADURA: Emi Mimo Atorunwa ran ara mi lowo lati ku si ase ti ara ni oruko Jesu, Amin