*Enmity in the Church 2*
There is a reason why it happens that its hard for the church to comprehend love for one another. The basic necessity for a good life lies in the power to love and be loved. Many times people are tempted beyond there space of handling things and thus they give up, even when it is impossible to. I want us to look at the topic Temptations as regard to the title of this message. How does enmity in the church correlates with temptation and vice versa.
This is one cause of enmity in the Church and under it we will be looking at 3 basic things.
1st is *The confused mind*… A confused mind is caused by temptation. Really it is impossible to stay focused when you are tempted many people want to stay upright and focused but because they are tempted, they literally don’t know what direction to face. A tempted person is one who stands in the gap of two boundaries, whether to go up or down or whether to go left or right. The worst thing that can happen to a person is to be a tempted fool. Many times there is no possible way to say when and where temptation will come, but if you don’t have solutions to it you will end up being frustrated. There is no way that you can stay focused in life if you continue to experience constant temptations. The way God has helped us is that we are not supposed to be tempted beyond our power. The way you know one is defeated is if the temptation in his life overwhelms him. Now to know whether there is enmity in the Church or not, one need to weigh the attitude of people towards temptation. A person that has a confused mind like I have seen in many cases ends up not getting it right with others. Only those who handle temptations with ease can easily get focused when tempted. Finally enmity in the church is caused by the inability of one to soak in temptations.
2nd thing I will write on is *The first temptations of Jesus* now I would have used trial. But that would cause a challenge. So this is the thing if Jesus wasn’t able to defeat the devil in His first temptation, He wouldn’t have been able to fulfil His destiny. Many times people have failed woefully in fighting temptations in the Church. Temptations comes to us in different ways. But if we refuse to fight it properly as we should we will continue to lament in lack and want. Do you need power like Jesus had. Then you must be able to overcome temptations like wise. For the church to remain as one the church will need to defeat temptation at its peak. Thanks.
Finally I will write about *stepping over temptation*… Its not very easy to do this but I will tell you what you can do. Now the devil as a thief he is has made it look like he owns the world. he literally has agent many places in human bodies. Now it is very possible for the devil to tempt you in the spirit but he manifests this more in the physical body. I don’t know how else to put this. But people are not sure what is the reason for them being tempted so they fall victims of it. The devil was the subtle serpent in the beginning and he hasn’t change from being the tempter that he is. To overcome you need the following.
a.) Wisdom from God.
b.)The power of the fast.
With these tools you can tell the devil to sit down and he would obey because he is nothing but a mad boy. Anyways to conclude, never you underestimate the potential that you have hidden within you. You don’t serve a dead God but a living God. Who is ready to change your life. Thanks again and God bless you for reading. Will continue tomorrow