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  • Writer's pictureIsrael Ekundayo




*Scripture Treasure.*

Matthew 11:14 *And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.*

*Insight and Highlight.*

Inspite of the devil's annoyance against the anointed, the anointed will not cease from the Kingdom of God.

*Scripture Commentaries.*

As God reproduces and replenishes His Kingdom with the anointed one after the other, so also the devil will raise evil people after him in every generation.

There are men and women of God today that we could say they came in the spirit and power of a one-time vessel of God.

This did not start today.

Jesus endorsed John so highly saying if they will receive him and his message *......this is Elias, which was for to come.* Matt 11: 14

In other words, John, who they have with them now, is in the spirit and power of Elijah, and Elijah's coming will be in the spirit and power, as shown by John

So, what John did for Jesus would come in the same way as what Elijah would do at the coming of the Lord.

Malachi 4:5 *Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:*

As John was a forerunner, so will Elijah must first come, Mark 9:11-13.

So John was in Elijah, is now with the people and is still to come.

Jesus was, is, and is to come. John was not before time. It was Elijah who came, but John now came in the spirit of Elijah and will still come before the dreadful day of the Lord.

John did not overcome death, Jesus did.

While Jesus remains and lives forever, John lived but not forever.

Elijah did not see death, but John did, and John had the spirit and power of Elijah and was identified with Elijah

John, however, in the spirit and power of Elijah, was sent to come and restore all things, Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected?

This was because the people did not allow John, just as they did not allow Jesus whom they condemned and put to death, and was delivered over to the Gentiles. Mark 10:33 says that, after *....three days He will rise."* Mark 9:31.

This tells us that Jesus was rejected the same way John was.

This also tells us that persecution knows no bounds, has no bounds, and most likely may not be more severe for one person compared to others but is common to all lovers of Christ. On the other hand, it may appear more severe, comparably, but it commonly leads to death.

As much as persecution is, it has in no way destroyed the power of the gospel or true preachers of God.

That John was beheaded, but Jesus was nailed all counted as suffering as Jesus said, Matt 17:12.

John's story further teaches us that our levels with God will determine how sinister the devil would be.

It tells us that the more important we are to God's redemptive power on earth, the more a target to Satan we also become.

For Christ's sake, because of Christ, we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered. We are all counted as sheep for the same slaughtering.

Romans 8:36 *As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.*

The more we preach Jesus, the more hostilities and oppositions that will face us. However, the more hostility, the stronger the power of Jesus is revealed.

*Remorse corner.*

Do not be afraid of Satan, but be more informed about him.

*Call to Word action.*

The devil is irresitable and can run away from you, but you must submit yourself to God first!

James 4:7 *Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.*

*The Christian clarion duty.*

The devil is defeatable!


Lord, fight for me and defeat every enemy in my life in Jesus name.

Good morning all, and have a blessed day.

God bless you.

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