Today’s Scripture(s) – Acts 8:9-11
“But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.”
Best to know who you are listening to, let me say that again like this: You better know who you are listening to. Child of God read your bible. Child of God, know His word. Child of God, renew your mind in the word of God. In the times that we live in many are being deceived, many don’t know they are being deceived because they are not looking to the Lord and they are not looking into what and who they are listening to. People refuse to pray and ask the Lord to open their eyes and open their ears on a daily basis. Don’t assume your eyes are open to the truth today just because you asked the Lord to open them on yesterday. Don’t assume your ears are open to the truth today just because you asked the Lord to open them on yesterday. This walk in Christ is a day to day walk Child of God. This walk in holiness is a day to day walk Child of God. This walk on the straight and narrow pathway is a daily walk Child of God. Just because you didn’t take a detour on yesterday does not mean that you are guaranteed not to be deterred on today. We must be alert always to the tricks and schemes that the enemy will try to throw our way and keep our faces turned and our eyes fixed on Jesus. In today’s scripture the people of Samaria were bewitched by a man called Simon, he used sorcery to make himself appear to be someone great and because of his sorcery the people listened to what he had to say, believed what they saw him do and they thought this man was the great power of God. What does bewitch mean? Bewitch – to attract and fascinate; enchant, to cast a spell over. Now here are some words that describe ‘bewitch’: beguile, captivate, hypnotize, capture, control, trick. 2 Peter 3:3 “Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,”… 2 Timothy 3:1-5 “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power there of: from such turn away.” Seek the face of God the Father, study His word ask the Holy Spirit to lead you and to guide you every day that the Lord allows you to open your eyes to see, best to know who you are listening to.
Father I thank you for this another day. Thank you for touching me and waking me up this morning, thank you for keeping watch over me as I slumbered and slept on last night. Thank you Father God for your goodness and your mercy on my life, I bless you Lord for all things. Father today I ask that you would open my eyes to see and that you would open my ears to hear. I want to see you Lord, I want to hear your voice, lead me and guide me and keep my feet on the right pathway Lord. Help me Holy Spirit to keep my eyes on you Lord. Help me Holy Spirit to walk this life in holiness, in truth. Help me Holy Spirit to walk this life pleasing Father God Almighty. Lord I need you to guide me. I need you Lord to show me the way to go. I will not depend on man to show me, I will not depend on man to lead me, I will not depend on man Father but my hope, my dependence, and my trust is in you Lord. I will keep my eyes on you, I will keep my heart inclined to you Lord, I will keep my feet pointed in your direction Lord Jesus. I will follow hard after you. Lord, don’t allow me to be deterred in some other direction. Don’t let me fall Lord, don’t allow the enemy to trick me or trap me up Lord, I will stay alert, I will watch, I will pray, I will acknowledge you in all my ways, for your word tells me that if I acknowledge you in all my ways you will direct my path. I want you to direct my pathway Father therefore I will acknowledge you in all that I do. Father, keep the door of my lips today and bridle my tongue. Fill my heart with your word today Father, your word tells me that from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, fill my heart with your word, remove from me the stony heart and put within me a heart of flesh that is pliable in your hand, a heart of flesh Father that you can make and mold, a heart of flesh that is softened to you Lord, a heart Lord that loves like you love and a heart that truly hates sin the way that you hate sin Father. Lord I thank you and I praise you and I honor you today. Give to me wisdom Lord to discern what is right and what is wrong, wisdom Lord to govern my life in the way that you would have me, Father I worship you and I adore you and I give you all glory and honor. Bless you Father God you are worthy of all praise. Bless you Father God bless your holy name. Bless you Father God you are holy righteous and true, bless you Father God bless your great and holy name. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
Today Lord, right this very minute I acknowledge that I am a sinner and I need a Savior. Your word says that there is no other name under heaven by which a man or woman can be saved and that name is Jesus. Today I repent of every sin that I have ever committed, I repent of every sin that I have done and I ask you Jesus to come into my life and be my Lord and Savior. I believe that you Lord Jesus shed your precious blood and died for my sins, I am willing to turn from sin and live a life that is holy and pleasing in your sight. I now invite you Christ Jesus to come into my heart and live in me and be my personal Savior. I ask that you would fill me with your precious Holy Spirit, lead and guide me in this life Lord Jesus. Thank you for saving my soul. Amen.