“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father,but is of the world
1 John 2:16
The lust of the eyes does not simply refer to lusting with your eyes as we often presume. It is the error of challenging the knowledge of God. It starts when men begin to seek knowledge apart from God.
Those who practice the abomination of homosexuality for example, will want to engage in same sex marriage when in fact the word of God kicks against it. These people do not want to accept that God made a woman for a man; they choose rather to trust in their knowledge and would do whatever it takes to oppose the knowledge of God. Yet their knowledge is filled with corruption.
The mind plays a major role when it comes to overcoming the lust of the eyes. 2 Cor 10:5 tells us how to overcome such lust;- “by bringing into captivity every knowledge that seeks to exalt itself against the knowledge of God”. Today, take charge of your mind and make it obedient to Christ and your light will beam forth with brightness. Say Amen!
TO ACTIVATE THE WORD IN YOU TODAY, CARRY OUT ALL THE ACTION POINTS (A – I) SEQUENTIALLY:
A. [SAY AMEN TO THIS] WE PROPHESY ON YOU TODAY: 1 .Receive grace to bring into captivity every knowledge that contradicts the word in Jesus name
- As you step out today, may your glory be fresh in you in Jesus name
B.PLAN TO DO THIS TODAY IN RESPONSE TO TODAY’S TEACHING:
Stay with the word more than any information else where. Let the word guide you always.
C. SPEAK THESE WORDS OVER YOUR LIFE CONTINUOUSLY TODAY:
I decree and I declare that I honor the lord with my life
I. Dear Father, I receive strength to live only by your word daily in Jesus name
E. REDEDICATE YOURSELF TO JESUS TODAY
Father in the name of Jesus, I thank you for the privilege of a new day. I am especially grateful for the sacrifice of your Son Jesus on the cross for my redemption, and the privilege to walk with You day by day. I rededicate my life to you today, and declare my submission to Your Word and Your Will. I hereby cast off the works of darkness, and I put on the armour of Light, as I consecrate my body, soul and spirit to you today. Let me life bring you glory now and always. Amen.
F.DAILY BIBLE STUDY
EZEKIEL 35&36, ACTS 10, PSALMS 63
G. PRAY FOR A COUNTRY IN NEED TODAY: ARUBA
Aruba is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea. 25% of their population is unreached with the Gospel. However, the increased fellowship and cooperation among pastors has helped to curb issues on homosexual marriage legislation, teen drug addiction and the high rate of illegitimate births (about 50%).
PRAY FOR ARUBA: We are praying for the young people in Aruba that they will embrace the Gospel and surrender to the lordship of Christ.
H.PRAY FOR JERUSALEM
Father, I ask today that there will be peace in Jerusalem and that your purposes be established in that city. Amen (Psa. 122:6)