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Evil Appearances

Dear Sisters,

It's a great opportunity to be on this platform connecting with you again 😘😘 such a wonderful privilege.

I trust you are doing very well, my prayer for you this season is that your expectations this season shall not be cut short in Jesus Name.
A big congratulations πŸŽ‰to our sisters that graduated last week, I pray that the forces of life would work in your favour.

Abstain from evil [shrink from it and keep aloof from it] in whatever form or whatever kind it may be. - 1 Thessalonians 5:22 AMPC

The word appearance is described as the way something or someone looks.
Often times we think appearance comes in form of a person but no, appearance could be a 'something'.
And while the thing still looks like (appear) evil, we ought to flee. It looked to Joseph like Potiphar's wife was scheming to sleep with him, he fled at the appearance of adultery.

Our insensitivity to flee from these appearances make them gain grounds in us. Had Joseph waited, he would have been entangled into the net of adultery.
What you don't resist you don't overcome. James 4:7 - Submit therefore to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.

You must not leave a vacuum, as you resist the devil you must replace it by submitting to God.
The devil doesn't plant a full grown crop, he sows a seed - an appearance. The irresistance of this seed gives permission for the seed to grow.
Remember the account in the bible where the enemy sowed tares? those tares grew and had to be cut down to be dealt with.

As a believer in the 21st century, there are lots of evil appearances:
• Bad friend/relationship ? 1Corinthians 15:33 ....Bad company corrupts good character

• Unholy thoughts? Philippians 4:8....And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

• Ingratitude? 1 Thessalonians 5:18 - Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

• Comparison with others? Galatians 6:4 -Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.

These evil appearances are not exhaustive to the ones mentioned above, you know those appearances of evil you are encountering not mentioned here. What are you doing about it? The Word is the most potent weapon, embrace it!

Loads of Love,

Your Sis


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