The main reasons the devil plot your downfall is to steal your joy and to ridicule the name of God.

When we proclaim the Word of God and it’s promises, the enemy won’t rest until he proves it otherwise. It’s not that others don’t make mistakes, he wants to embarrass you. By being a Christian, you have declared war to his kingdom. 2 Samuel 12:13-14 So David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” And Nathan said to David, “The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. However, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die.”

Girls that are all over, changing boyfriends, can do this for a long time without falling pregnant but as a Christian child, you cheat once and that can leads to pregnancy, you become the talk of Town. People will have all sorts of comment about church and Christian behavior.

When God wanted to kill the Israelites, Moses used the promises that God made as a bargaining tool. Numbers 14:13 But Moses objected. “What will the Egyptians think when they hear about it?” he asked the LORD. “They know full well the power you displayed in rescuing your people from Egypt.

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Calamities follows from moving away from God.

Hosea 10:10 Now whenever it fits my plan, I will attack you, too. I will call out the armies of the nations to punish you for your multiplied sins.

Currently so many bad things are happening around the world. We have normalized things that were forbidden in the past in the name of rights. When calamities comes we say, where is God in all this? Isn’t it time we repent and go back to God. 1 Corinthians 6:12 You say, “I am allowed to do anything”-but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything.

A river that flows from south to north will never decide to change the direction but man with all authority and status accorded, disobeys God on every opportunity he finds.

God can use anything to achieve His purpose. The environment is very good at obeying God. We have degraded to an extent that God trusts the animals we have named to achieve His purpose. Jonah 1:12 “Throw me into the sea,” Jonah said, “and it will become calm again. I know that this terrible storm is all my fault.” The see and the fish obeyed God to take Jonah to his calling. Jonah 1:16-17 The sailors were awestruck by the LORD’s great power, and they offered him a sacrifice and vowed to serve him. Now the LORD had arranged for a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights.

As the leader of God’s people, when you disobey Him, He can continue using you to help His people but know that your time is coming.

God is more concerned about His people. When He gives you an assignment and during the process pride takes over, God continues to use you to touch, heal, prophesy but times comes where you’ll face the consequences of disobeying Him. Numbers 20:24 “The time has come for Aaron to join his ancestors in death. He will not enter the land I am giving the people of Israel, because the two of you rebelled against my instructions concerning the water at Meribah.