Deception, Machaira with Apostle Bennie, The heart of man

EPISODE 379 – GUARD YOUR HEART – DEALING WITH DECEPTION 5

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Tuesday, 6th February, 2024
 

GUARD YOUR HEART –

DEALING WITH DECEPTION 5



“bringing down reasonings, and every high thing lifted up against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of the Christ” 

2 Corinthians 10:5 (Literal Standard Version)



The effect of deception is stronger when it’s from within.

In the same way, the impact of truth is stronger when it’s established within you.

The heart is the seat of unbelief or belief.

“But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:8-10 (NKJV)

No matter how the gospel is preached to you until you believe in your heart, you cannot be saved. The heart is the core of your being.

Whatever happens to man must first germinate in his heart.
Whatever goes on in your journey of destiny, has its root in the belief system of your heart.

This is why your heart is the target of the adversary.

To deal with deception, you must guard your heart.

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:24 (NLT).

The author of Hebrews warned the saints concerning this same matter:

“Take care, brothers and sisters, that there not be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to trust and rely on the Lord, a heart] that turns away from the living God. But continually encourage one another every day, as long as it is called “Today” [and there is an opportunity], so that none of you will be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [its cleverness, delusive glamour, and sophistication].” Hebrews 3:12-13 (Amplified Bible)

The moment deception creeps into your heart, unbelief will germinate in you. You will begin to doubt the promise of God’s word. You will even turn away from the way of the Spirit to trust in the might of the flesh. This is how the adversary crushes the confidence of many saints.

And sometimes for the adversary to sow deceptive thoughts into your heart, he uses many methods to isolate you from the brethren. Or he lures you into a wrong association.

He could use offenses, bitterness or fleshy pleasures to draw you away from the saints.

When you are among the saints, your heart will be encouraged and guarded through the ministry of the word of grace. Your thoughts and passions are directed toward the Lord when you fellowship with the Word and also the saints.

You are cultivated in the truth of the word and enabled to cast down imaginations which are not consistent with the knowledge of Christ.

Selah

DIG DEEPER
(1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 4:3-4; Hebrews 3:7 -19; Mark 16:14; Deut. 4:9; Ephesians 4:11- 15; Acts 20:28-32; Ephesians 6:10-18)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that we will exercise the wisdom to guard our hearts from all deception and seeds of unbelief.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
Numbers 5 – 8
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
–  I guard my heart with all diligence.
 
– I don’t give room for toxic thoughts.
 
– I delight my heart in the word of God.
 
– I keep my heart and mind stayed on the word of God.
 
– I am cultured daily by the word of God.
 
– I am a doer of the word.
 
– I don’t entertain the wrong association.
 
Oh Hallelujah, Gloreeey!

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Linda Teye
Linda Teye
4 months ago

I enjoy the fellowship of the brethen

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
4 months ago

I don’t entertain wrong association

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
4 months ago

I strongly guard my heart against deception
I remain in the gathering of the saints so that I am not lured.

Oh thank you Jesus

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
4 months ago

Glory to God

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
4 months ago

I diligently guard my heart

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
4 months ago

By the truth of the word, I am enabled to cast down imaginations which are
not consistent with the knowledge of Christ

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
4 months ago

I enjoy the best of God always because I have a believing heart

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
4 months ago

I keep my heart with all vigilance because from it flows the spring of life

Haaaa????????????

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
4 months ago

I keep my heart with all vigilance because from it flows the spring of life

Haaaa????????????

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
4 months ago

Thank you Apostle Bennie for these words of wisdom .
Deception comes along with unbelief.
Deception is the seed and unbelief is the fruit it produces

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
4 months ago
Reply to  Belinda Teye

Heyya

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
4 months ago

In the company of the brethen my heart is encouraged and guarded

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
4 months ago

My itching ears have been set to yearn for only words in line with the word of God.
I warn myself each and everyday so that I am not deceived.

There’s no room for unbelief in my heart
Praise the Lord

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
4 months ago

I guard my heart with all diligent

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
4 months ago

I put on the whole armour of God not to be shaken by all strategies of the devil and even after the battle I still remain firm.

Samiratu Sulley
Samiratu Sulley
4 months ago

I don’t give room for toxic thoughts
In the name of Jesus

Emmanuel Nanor
Emmanuel Nanor
4 months ago

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

[23] Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

I guard my heart against deceptions and focus my mind and heart on God’s word

Selasie Emmanuel
Selasie Emmanuel
4 months ago

I am cultivated and cultured in
the Word daily. Therefore, I cast down every imagination inconsistent with the knowledge of Christ. I diligently guard my heart with the Word of Grace daily. Thank you Sir.

Arko Nuel
Arko Nuel
4 months ago

Glory to God

The adversaries Target is our heart because he knows that’s the target of God’s Word. Hence he will do anything to withdraw us from God’s Word which is meant to give us a beautiful and victorious living.

Hey I guard my heart.

Bumbede
Bumbede
4 months ago

I keep my heart and mind stayed on the Word of God daily.
The state of my heart determines my state. I stay in the Word
I stay with the brethren
I am given to prayer

Sarpong Andrews Kofi
Sarpong Andrews Kofi
4 months ago

Thank you Jesus for the word.
I guard my heart with all diligence.
Amen

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
4 months ago

I remain in the gathering of the brethren

Simon Christ
Simon Christ
4 months ago

“from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭16‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
4 months ago

My heart is the womb of great conceptions. I guard it with all diligence. I refuse to allow toxic thoughts take root in my heart

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
4 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus for the ministry of the word. Every vain thought is captured and subjected to the obedience of Christ.

With the shield of faith, we quench every fiery dart of the adversary.

Bless Adekpe
Bless Adekpe
4 months ago

Ohh God thank for the word
I err not from the faith nor from the association of the brethren

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Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
4 months ago

i diligently culture my heart for the word of God

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
4 months ago

My heart is heavily fortified!

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

Unbelief does not germinate in my heart. Hallelujah

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

My friends are godly.
I don’t make friends with the ungodly.
I’m in the right association of people

Last edited 4 months ago by Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

I guard my heart with all diligence.
I don’t give room for toxic thoughts.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

I don’t entertain the wrong association.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

I keep my heart and mind stayed on the word of God.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

I delight my heart in the word of God.
I am cultured daily by the word of God.
I am a doer of the word.
 

Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
4 months ago

I don’t entertain the wrong association.

axor israel
axor israel
4 months ago

I strongly guard my heart against deception remain in the gathering of the saints so that I am not lured.

Oh thank you Jesus

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