Today’s topic is “Being Innocent of Evil”.
I will take no credit for the saying. I saw it on a friend’s Facebook post. When I first saw it, it deposited in my spirit and I started, through the Holy Spirit, thinking on it.
It is relevant for the now!
Well, I can say I am practicing just what the words say, “Being innocent of Evil”.
My dear friends this does not mean we are naïve to the devices of evil or to the tricks and plans of the enemy to destroy us.
This is done through people, not excluding anyone. The enemy will use any individual that is available.
What it means is that we are very much aware that evil exist and that it sometimes geared at us with an attempt to interfere with our joy and the plans of God concerning us.
The Bible warns in Matthew 10:16 (KJV) “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” The enemy is the accuser of the saints and he will try endlessly to rob our joy, if we let him.
Therefore, let us be on our guard and be very vigilant and sober in warfare.
Again, the Bible let us know in 2 Corinthians 10:4 (KJV) “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;”.
We cannot afford to be looking at individuals in our various battles.
“We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”. (Ephesians 6:12)
When evil presents itself, at times it hard not to take offense, but what is Godly is for us to know as children of God what we are up against and to use the tools that God has given us to be victorious.
For reminder the tools are:
1. Spending time in his word
2. Spend time in his presence
3. Spend time praising and worshipping
4. Pray all sorts of pray
5. Speak less and listen more to what the Holy Spirit is saying
6. Surround yourself with Godly people with similar vision
7. Wait on God
In addition, this is where this statement becomes helpful.
“Being innocent of Evil”
If we remain innocent, evil cannot stand and will not prevail.
When the enemy strikes and evil presents itself, if we remain innocent to evil, the real effect will dissipate because evil cannot stand light and can only grow if we feed it.
I encourage you to develop a deeper relationship with God. Moreover, remember according to Philippians 1:6 (KJV) “ Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”