Snare Part – 15

We have learnt how Joseph was falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife who tried to seduce the pious Joseph. When Joseph does not give in, she accuses him of making a pass at her, thus insulting her husband.  Through all this Joseph remained silent ensuring that he does not fall into the snare.  He is imprisoned for something he had not done.  Now, is there any hope for his dream to come true?

Ephesians 1:3 – Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.

The Bible says as a Christian, God has already blessed us. Christians already possess the blessing that was on Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  There are mighty things waiting to happen in our lives, but we have fallen in a snare and we are unable to come out of it.  This is blocking the blessings. We need to stop blaming God for our circumstances and related issues. He has given us the freedom to choose our path.  He is not going to tell us what to do but what He does is, whatever choice you make He is there to help you through it.

Since I conduct retreats free, without any love offering, I am called a first class fool.  They say that they have not seen anybody doing this.  But that does not keep me away from my mission because the Scriptures prod me on and my reward comes from the promises of the Bible and not from the world.

There might be someone among us praying for 3 hours and maybe I pray only for 30 minutes in a day.  For the rest of the day I ensure that I do not fall in Satan’s snare.  When I am in Satan’s snare I cannot enjoy anything that God has planned for me.  Prayer is a tool for me to strengthen and build up and keep away from snares. It is not a tool for my blessings but to keep me away from snares. The more the snares, greater will be my victory.

Matthew 22:37-39 – “you shall love the Lord  your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.  And thesecond is  like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

 

Jesus has given us two great commandments.  How many of us can put them into practice?  We are good at praise and worship but how many of us can walk in agape love where everyone has the legal right to hurt us?

 

Are we ready to be Christians full-time, showing our commitment by word and deed? – Pope Francis.

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