The Greatest Enemy Of Man
The greatest enemy of man, Proverbs 14:34 and Luke 12:4-5 both support this.
There are “people” you would refer to as “your enemies” around, but they are not the greatest foe that you (mankind or the human race) must contend with.
Although the devil is referred to as our opponent in 1 Peter 5:8 and described as someone who prowls around looking for someone to devour, he is not the biggest foe of man. Why? It’s because he wasn’t always this way; instead, he was previously known as Angel Lucifer, the brilliant cherub who guarded the Throne of Grace until SIN dragged him to his knees.
Because of sin, he became the devil, the ancient serpent, and “the enemy,” turning his likeness “black” so that whenever he is mentioned, people automatically associate him with evil.
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However, sin—not he—is our “greatest enemy“! The biggest adversary of humanity is sin, which is the cause of all of our suffering, evil, and grief. Sin is believed to be a reproach to “any people,” no matter where they may be, whether they be in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, or anywhere else. Sin is said to have caused all of the suffering in the world.
Sin brought evil into the world, destroying families, nations, and communities as well as causing rifts between spouses and wives! Therefore, there has always been a foe known as “sin” before there was a phrase for the “devil.” Therefore, Lucifer was a nice and obedient angel until wickedness was discovered within him, at which point he was expelled from Heaven since there was no room left for him there (Ezekiel 28:14–15).
Enemy which You must fight well Against
Therefore, sin is the enemy you must successfully combat. When people are swarming into social churches and Broadway churches, don’t be disturbed.
With social entertainers and motivational preachers that instruct their followers on a variety of activities to increase well in possessions, riches, and other things but do not instruct on how to combat sin;
neither those who encourage others to do wrong, steal money, etc. Sin is anything done to displease God or to exalt the flesh.
Sin is the source of conflict even in the so-called “developed world,” and it is this sin that leads to churches allowing gay marriage, intersex marriage, and prostitution.
People engage in prostitution and other vices, and as they continue in these behaviors, it becomes clear that everything about these people and their churches is sinful.
The Man who was “Created” Rather than “Born” Was Driven from the Garden of Eden by Sin
The man who was “created” rather than “born” was driven from the Garden of Eden by sin. I, like you, was born of a man and a woman, but Adam was made in the likeness of God.
Even Eve was not born but rather was the result of creation; yet, it was sin that led them away from the way of holiness, righteousness, purity, joy, obedience, and fear of God.
Furthermore, it is stated that “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach.” According to 1 Corinthians 15:53–54, this sin is a far greater enemy than death.
Death and Satan are both enemies of man, but sin is his GREATEST foe, and it is because of sin that Satan (the devil) targets a person.
The devil will screw you up if he doesn’t find holiness in you; that is, if he detects sin in your life. The devil doesn’t respect your title and position; he doesn’t respect your job or office even in the Church.
And for that reason, I advise everyone who still fears God today—or who still longs to see God—to run away from sin! Run away because it will kill you again after the first time.
A man can die from HIV/AIDS today, but if he was a Christian before death, he can still get to Heaven. Another person could be a devout Christian who contracts Ebola, contracts Covid-19 (or any other disease), dies in an accident, and yet still enters Heaven despite his physical ailments.
But when a person commits sin, death kills both the body and the soul, sentencing it to hell. Some people view money as their worst enemy, yet neither economic despair nor feeling insecure are the biggest issues facing humanity. In fact, even if an angel were elected president of our nation, we would still die if we do not pursue the path of righteousness.
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Sin is the enemy and it kills. Regardless of what you have accomplished in life, the Church, or society, if iniquity is discovered in your life at the conclusion of your journey, all of those things will be for nothing. You cannot enter Heaven if you possess pride, greed, jealousy, rage, malice, and other sins.
Because of his sin, both the Throne coverer and Adam and Eve—regardless of their roles in God’s creation—were cast down. Sin is fatal!
According to Job, man was born nude and will die naked (Job 1:21); according to David, man was born in sin (Psalms 51:5); and according to Solomon, vanity upon vanity, ALL is vanity. The world of Noah was destroyed by sin, but it was at this point that righteousness exalted Noah and his family.
But nowadays, people still behave as though this world is our home, coming to church to play hide-and-seek, attending all of the programs and weekly events. No! Man, the days are numbered and the time is short.
The Lord is not slack regarding His promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering to us and not wanting that any should perish, according to 2 Peter 3:9.
But that everyone turn to God and repent. They were raised and lifted above the storm, the winds, the seas, and the turbulent waters because of their righteousness.
Righteousness and holiness nurture a genuine Christian life! Is it possible for a good brother to commit theft? or a ‘righteous and holy’ sister who would sabotage her family, go after a different man, or adore same-sex relationships? No!
And today more than ever, the world needs righteousness. Our churches need righteousness. Our age needs righteousness. Even our families need righteousness.
It was said of Noah that he was a preacher of Righteousness
While churches today are creating more ungodly pastors than godly pastors, ungodly methods than godly ways, and pastors even are producing more ungodly people than godly people, Noah was referred to as “A preacher of righteousness.”
In the name of the Lord, they are breeding an increasing number of hedonistic gamblers, thieves, and criminals. And according to 2 Peter 2:6, Sodom and Gomorrah were burned in the fire of God’s wrath despite the presence of wealthy, intelligent, and wise people as well as attractive ladies and men.
Remember when Lot had to decide which land to take because of the conflict between his and Abraham’s servants? According to Genesis 13:10–11, he decided on the lush and lovely plains.
How are you doing? Have you decided on these world’s lovely plains? Have you returned to the outside world? I thank God for those who stay as Peter did, encouraging their brethren after being converted, and I pray that by the Grace of God, we will prevail in the name of Jesus. You see, even those who have left the Church after becoming followers of Christ are now openly advertising on Social Media their backslidden nature, their compromise, and their sin with a cunning heart, Amen.
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The qualities of righteousness, holiness, and purity of heart are all Persons. Sin is man’s biggest foe, struggle, and problem; it kills on many levels—physically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and ultimately—and then destroys.
And it was for this reason that Jesus revealed to His followers what they had to be afraid when He was still a man, walking the world. “Do not be afraid of them who kill the body and then have no more power than they have to do,” he said. Fear the One who, after killing, possesses the ability to cast someone into hell.
It is written in a song that “If you die in sin, you will die again; but if you die in Jesus, you will die no more.” Therefore, dear brethren, I ask you: “Are you a sinner in the Church? …your union? …business? Or one that asserts that no one can ever genuinely be free?
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Then you are claiming that Jesus’ death was in vain; you are contradicting what we have been told, which is that He appeared to demolish the devil’s deeds. What exactly are the devil’s works? robbing, killing, and wrecking. According to the Bible, “He that sins is of the devil, for the devil sins from the beginning.”
The Son of God was made evident for this reason in order that He might demolish the devil’s works (which are sin).” Therefore, if Christ has ever been in your life and if you have honestly accepted Him as your Lord and Savior, the power of sin is the first thing He would overthrow. He will eliminate the power of sin in that way.
Because of his divine birth, a person born of God is unable to commit sin because he still possesses the divine nature, the seed of God, and the spirit of Jesus Christ.
How can someone who claims to have experienced rebirth maintain hate, rage, or bitterness in their hearts? With such a decrepit soul, how can you perform the duties of an usher or an evangelist? Check to see whether Christ is still in you and if your faith is still strong in your life.
Check yourself out! Or are you the type who attends church only to obtain a position or to partake in the social activities and make acquaintances, oblivious to the Truth? Hell has “enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure,” according to Isaiah 5:14, to receive everyone who rejects the Truth.
So even if you are a social butterfly, making friends and mixing it up wherever you go, people will still not recognize your name in God’s Book of Life.
And be aware that others are listening to this message as well, even those who are far away, and they are sending words of encouragement; yet, whatever I accomplish is by God’s Grace. Do you realize that I also need prayer? I do, indeed! According to the Bible, “smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.”
I am the one who needs your prayers the most, if there is anyone. Please keep me in mind as you pray, whether it is at your morning or evening devotions, your private prayers, or any other time. And you’ll get your payment.
The message being conveyed is that righteousness exalts, promotes, blesses, and spreads God’s Kingdom, but sin is a reproach, a hindrance to blessings, and a hindrance to prayer. How is it possible for a sinful man to go to a mountain and pray while expecting his prayers to be heard?
That looks like a mountain. A person who climbs the Mountain of God will be transformed and transfigured since it is always a Mount of Transfiguration. But since sin causes shame, if you approach God’s Mountain while still in sin, all of your prayers will be impeded.
It prevents you from praying, fasting, paying your tithe, or giving. If you die in your sin after donating a huge structure to the church or buying a jet and giving it to the church, neither the pope’s prayers nor Maria’s prayers will be able to save you because the Bible states that “the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”
His case will be similar to that of the rich man in Luke 16 even if several prominent pastors and bishops gather to bury such a wealthy man.
You see, when you come to Church, you’ll see many brethren; you’ll see those who jump in to Church and then jump out, and also others who come, but when you see them again after two weeks, a month, or even three years and you look at their lives, you’ll see men who have gone back to their vomit, crucifying Jesus a second time.
They have sold their birthright just as Esau did. The Bible tells us that in hell, he opened his as Jesus was on earth, He preached that “…the Kingdom is with thee…” and ordered that we should likewise say, “… Thy Kingdom come…” as we pray.
But for many in the Church today, “marriage” is their kingdom and “childbirth” is their will. But it should go beyond that! According to the Bible, a man’s life does not revolve around the vast amount of wealth he possesses.
Therefore, the Kingdom has not yet been yours despite the fact that you are married, have a new kid, own a car, and have gained entrance, among other things.
Even if you succeed in obtaining all of these items, the battle is not necessarily won. In actuality, when a man marries, he is being born into the ‘world’ as a small kid, and he will face many difficulties in life and in his health that he must overcome. Only God’s mercy will be able to provide him grace.
This conflict is still ongoing because, according to what we have been informed, the Kingdom we seek is not one of eating and drink but one of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost! James 1:15 goes on to say that when lust gives birth to sin, it also gives birth to death, and when sin is fully developed, it also gives birth to death.
Because lust gives birth to sin, sin gives birth to death, and death gives birth to hell. That is to say, a sinner who dies in his sin will never be accepted into the same Heaven that rejected the angel Lucifer and the couple Adam and Eve were with.
In Genesis 3:23-24 Because of this, 1 John 2:15–17 warns us to “love neither the world nor the things that are in the world. Any guy who loves the world does not possess the love of the Father.
Because everything in the world, including its strength and dynamism, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is NOT from the Father (does not reflect His character or identity), but is from the world.
Therefore, if a brother displays both physical and spiritual pride or if a pastor, bishop, reverend, president, or other person of authority speaks as though he holds the keys to the Kingdom, be aware that he is not of the Father. The same applies when you observe organizations and denominations inciting animosity and conflict among themselves.
Even in our Church
Some people still show pride in our Church. People are praising you for such a small message: “When you let sin in, you become like Ahithophel.”
The Bible reveals that this guy had such spiritual gifts that when he talked or gave advice, it seemed as if God Himself was speaking. But God put his advice to waste when he made the decision to utilize that gift against His anointed.
When he saw that his advice had been ignored, he decided he was worthless and committed suicide. Pride… Church, humble yourself! So many of us don’t do Christ justice.
You would witness injured soldiers inside the church who no longer felt they could fight and left.
If you want to help, the first thing you should do is pray and seek God’s guidance rather than “bring coffin and bury him” in his wounded-but-alive state. When you try to reach out to a person who is so hurt, seek the face of God to find out whether He will deliver this soul; if He will, then move forward.
But if the Lord says “No,” don’t pursue that person because he might have become so tainted and corrupted that when he is brought back, he will corrupt others.
And watch out. Because it is possible to wind up telling lies when defending the Church or the pastor. Be cautious.
Now that we’re back where we left off, verse 17 states, “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
See, though the presidency, the governorship, and many other positions of authority will pass away, as well as pastoral positions and church denominations, He who carries out the Father’s will will not pass away.
Selfishness, Selfish Desires or Lust
Selfishness, selfish desires, or lust inevitably result in sin, which produces death as its offspring. As a result, sin carries a death penalty. The soul that sins will die, according to Ezekiel 18:4; and this refers to death both physically and spiritually.
This Scripture has been around even before we were, and it condemns all sins and sinners. It is not Fishers of Men ideology, nor are these the General Overseer’s statements either. Yet there is a solution! Yes, there is a method to escape from sin, damnation, and the afterlife. Romans 6:23 says that through Jesus Christ.
God judges the righteous but is constantly enraged with the wicked, according to Psalms 7:11. According to Proverbs 8:36, “he who sins against Me wrongeth his own soul.” Any man, woman, pastor, or bishop who willfully continues to commit sin is meant by this “he” to indicate “anyone.”
According to the Lord, anybody who commits a transgression against Him is also offending, obliterating, and dying his own soul. Even while many profess right now that they do not detest God, a closer look at their actions reveals the exact opposite.
Keep in mind John 14:15 Jesus commanded, “If ye love Me, keep My commandments.” If you truly love God, you will abide by His rules and laws and obey all of His demands, including loving your wife and children and obeying your worldly master.
In conclusion, all of the rules and commandments have been intertwined in Jesus; for this reason, you must honor, obey, follow, and live for Jesus. He serves as the law’s head.
Sin has become a universal topic of discussion, and Righteousness is now a man! Only with Jesus (in you) can you be righteous; fasting and the slaughter of rams cannot make you or I righteous.
You will lead a righteous life once He resides in you. I cannot be righteous on my own, and neither can you. Isaiah 54:17 says that the Lord is our righteousness.
We can only be made righteous by the spotless Savior who lived, died, was buried, and rose from the dead in glory and power. You will have the hope of glory when He resides in you, according to Colossians 1:27.
Therefore, when we discuss righteousness, we are referring to Christ residing within you, ruling over you, directing you, and supporting you every day.
How can I be righteous, you inquire. Give Jesus access. If any opens to Him, He says He will go in and have dinner, drink, and dwell with him. He stands at the entrance (of every heart) and knocks. You may identify yourself as a Fishers of Men member, but I can promise you that this affiliation will not help you.
Both the moniker “Holiness Organization” and the name of any particular religion are insufficient to rescue anyone. Only the name of JESUS has been given among men by which we may be saved.
Christ in you is what saves you. And for this reason, your numerous attempts to be holy and upright are ineffective. You are unable to deliver yourself.
According to Isaiah 64:6, our own righteousness is like a filthy rag in the Lord’s sight. The early Israelites attempted to attain this righteousness by killing rams, making sacrifices, and doing a great deal more, but despite their efforts, they were still unable to be righteous.
till the arrival of the Savior. Therefore, if you want to be upright, accept and believe in Jesus; He will hear you, forgive you, and deliver you. Even in this day and age, Jesus is the same and always will be. Why is this message being sent? According to Romans 2:11–12, God dealt with sin in the past without showing respect for individuals.
Ecclesiastes 8:11–14 explains that because punishment for a sin (such as fornication, abortion, embezzlement, robbery, gossip, pride, and others) is not swiftly applied, people carry on with their wicked deeds. People can also carry out these actions covertly.
Even if they have well-respected names, the quantity of wickedness they commit in secret is abhorrent. And the reason they persevere in their misdeeds and disregard judgment is because their days are prolonged.
According to Galatians 6:7, “…for whatsoever a man soweth, that he also shall reap.” So, since sin is a lethal explosion that kills people, no one should play with it or toy with it.
Is there, nonetheless, a route out? Yes! We can see that the Lord has no delight in this (since it is not the reason He created us) in the same verse of Ezekiel where He pronounces death on the sinful soul. To be like He is, we were made.
Has it ever given me any joy to see the wicked perish?and not that he should turn from his sin, change his ways, and live? This is God’s thinking: Why will you die unless you turn and live? Ezekiel 18:30-32. He is the One who values you more than a boyfriend, a spouse, a wife, a parent, a sibling, or even a pastor.
And He’s asking you, “Why are you going to die…? Because, according to the Lord, “I have no pleasure in the death of him who dies,” you should turn around and live.
Paul continues, “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” from this point on. In Romans 5:8, therefore, it is clear that God is not interested in that sinner’s, liar’s, fornicator’s, or wicked man’s demise.
It is not God’s will for anybody to perish, not even those who spend their days dancing, enjoying, and appeasing their flesh while criticizing pastors and their teachings on holiness.
This could be your final opportunity! According to Proverbs 8:35, whoever discovers the Lord finds life and wins the Lord’s favor.
Therefore, God does not desire for you and I to perish, sin, or relapse; rather, He desires that we turn from our wicked ways and repent. The decision is now yours! Jesus states in John 10:9, “
Are you prepared to enter? “I am the door; by Me, if any man enter, he shall be saved.”