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Christian blogger, KJV Bible apologist, legal researcher, teacher, learner, family man, writer, entrepreneur, born Jamaican, son of the soil, traveler... it's complicated. "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence." 1 Corinthians 1:25-29 (KJV)

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"I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works." ~ Psalm 9:1 (KJV). This blog contains and explains the truth of God's Word. The Epignosis of the Word of God is what every servant of God must teach.

Monday, April 11, 2011


“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” I Peter 5:8 (KJV)

Sober comes from the Greek word NEPHO, pronounced nā'-fō, meaning calm and collected in spirit, temperate, dispassionate, circumspect.
Vigilant derives from the Greek word GREGOREO, pronounced grā-go-re'-ō, which means to watch and not sleep, to be cautious, active.
Adversary comes from the Greek word ANTIDIKOS, pronounced än-tē'-dē-kos, meaning opponent, enemy.
Devil comes from the Greek word DIABOLOS, pronounced dē-ä'-bo-los, and refers to Satan as the calumniator, false accuser, slanderer.
Walketh derives from the Greek word PERIPATEO, pronounced pe-rē-pä-te'-ō, and literally means to live, make use of opportunities and to walk.
Devour comes from the Greek word KATAPINO, pronounced kä-tä-pē'-nō, meaning to drink down or swallow down, to destroy.

The scripture is saying that we have to be calm and collected in spirit as well as circumspect in our walk. We must be actively cautious spiritually without sleeping spiritually because Satan our slandering enemy walks around like a roaring lion seeking for opportunities to drink us down or swallow us down to Hell with him. The scripture also tells us to not give place to him.

"Neither give place to the devil." Ephesians 4:27 (KJV)

Place is TOPOS, pronounced to'-pos, meaning surrounding space, opportunity, power or occasion for acting.

As a lover of the martial arts, I sometimes train to keep my body defensively 'tight'. I train to never leave an opening for my opponent to get an effective strike in. The strikes come but they lose their damaging effect. If we translate this to our spiritual walk with Jesus the Christ, it means that we have to practice to remain in the Holy Spirit (under His influence) as much as we can.

We should try to be in constant fellowship with God. If we are not, then when the enemy attacks, we MUST seek fellowship with God immediately. When we seek God and we are under the influence of the Holy Spirit we are safe, secure, joyful, at peace and are one with our Heavenly Father. We should discipline ourselves with prayer and with reading the Word and should try to remain in this place once we are there.

Fellowshipping with God and Christ through the Holy Spirit means that we are not giving the enemy any surrounding space or opportunity to touch us.

God Bless you.

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