“And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.” Matthew 5:30

BIBLE READING: Matthew 5:28-30
28• But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29• And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30• And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

1• When he sees a Christian determined not to commit sin, he puts strategies in place to ensure such a one fails.
2• He locates the person’s weakness, then searches for a channel through which he can bring him/her down.
3• Once he discovered Moses’ weakness, he began to find ways to get him angry, so he could misbehave.
4• He used Mariam but Moses overcame.
5• Numbers 12:12-13 “Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb. And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.”
6• He also used the Israelites to get him angry by successfully tempting them to worship the golden calf
7• Exodus 32:1-6 “And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
8• And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
9• And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.
10• And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

B. On Moses’ return from the mountain, he got so angry with the Israelites that he broke the tablets God had just given him
1•. Exodus 32:19 “And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.”
2• The devil knew anger was Moses’ weakness so he continued using the Israelites to annoy him.
3• At another time, Moses let the murmurings of the Israelites get to him again and he lost his temper terribly.
4• Numbers 20:10-12 “And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
5• And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
6• And The LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
7• The devil had him in his hands.

C. Since the devil has made it a point of duty of discover and exploit the weakness of all Christians, what should we do?
1• Block every channel he could use to employ that weakness against you.
2• The devil knows you can control what you see on the streets, so he might try another channel- your phone.
3• If you allow lust to take over when provocative pictures pop up on your phone, the devil will rejoice in having found a channel to destroy you.
4• He will then start to introduce more provocative pictures and even more sites to nurture the seed of lust he has planted.
5• You won’t be a victim In The Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen!
6• Brother, the devil could attack you through the smile of a young lady when you are stressed.
7• He could also use provocation from your spouse to lure you to source money through shady means. 8• Whatever that channel may be, cut it off completely or train your mind to ignore it.
9• If Moses had blocked the channel of anger early enough, perhaps he would have overlooked the murmuring of the Israelites and reached the promised land.
10• You have the chance now, don’t become a victim. BLOCK THOSE CHANNELS!

Father, Please expose every hidden channel of destruction the devil could use against me. Give me The Grace to block and forsake them completely, in The Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen!

Luke 8

1• In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

2•In Christ alone! – who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe.
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live.

3• There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

4• No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

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