3. After the dove comes the devil.
Luke 3:1-2, “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized and praying, the heaven was opened. And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.” Christians need to understand that the surest time to expect the devil to attack is after a major victory. When people lack this revelation, they celebrate into the arms of the devil; they invite the devil to come and dine and wine with them. They entertain the devil. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. It was after the glorious encounter that Jesus had that the devil deemed it fit to strike. Learn to preserve your victories; even in your celebration be on the alert. Be conscious of the fact that after the dove comes the devil. The dove does not scare the devil away; it does not attack the devil but it attracts his attention because he is an obstinate rascal. Whenever the devil sees a good thing about to manifest in the life of a believer, he arises to punctuate it. Any power that has been delegated to punctuate your destiny is hereby dismantled in the name of Jesus. You will have comprehensive dominion in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, please grant me grace not to be overtly loud. Grant me grace to be like the dove in the clefts of the rock. When success comes, help me, O God, to continue to dwell in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs.
- Grant me grace never to let in the tempter but to live in the consciousness of the fact that the tempter can appear at any moment. Help me to fence him off and to overcome. Anywhere he manifests in my life, grant me grace to overcome. Grant me grace to beat him hands down in the name of Jesus.
- Jesus, you triumphed over the devil in the wilderness, I ask you to enable me, I ask you to empower me and supernaturally anoint me to overcome the tempter any time he manifests. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED………