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Strife Blocks God’s Power


The Bible teaches us that is seed of God’s word must be sworn in a heart of peace by someone who works for and makes peace. James wrote “And the harvest of righteousness is the fruit of the seed sworn in peace by those who work for and make peace in themselves and in others, that peace in themselves and in others, that peace which means, Concord, agreement, and harmony between individuals, with undisturbedness, in a peaceful mind free from fears and agitatry, passions and moral conflicts. (James 3:18)

The Bible also teaches that the enemy comes immediately after the seed is sown, hoping to steal the word: the sower sows the word. The ones along the path are those who have the word sown in their hearts, but when they hear, Satan comes at once and by force takes away the message which is sown in them. (Mark 4:14-15)

Satan is intent on stealing the word before it takes not in us. He knows that if it takes not in us. He knows that if it takes not in our hearts, it will begin to produce good fruit. We must operate in the wisdom of God from within and slow ourselves wiser than the enemy. We cannot sit by passively and allow the devil to get us so upset before we get to church that we cannot hear or retain what is being said. 

In order to grow spiritually, we need to be able to think about the word that has been preached and taught to us. Jesus said “be careful what you are hearing. The measure of thought and study you give to the truth you hear will be the measure of virtue and knowledge that comes back to you and more besides will be given to you who hear. 

 No matter how anointed a speaker is, that anointing will have no effect on you if we are still in strife when you hear God’s word. 

Strife not only blocks spirit power, but it also blocks God’s blessings. We need to be free from strife, it will not be an easy journey but with your will to follow the word and abstain from sin,  you will see the manifestation of God in your life and that motivation springs up as your blessings increases. 

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