What Lies Are You Believing?

This Sunday Pastor Bryon shared a message about the enemies of the soul: the world, our flesh, and the devil. If you aren't aware, right now as a church we are in a season of corporate praying and fasting. I believe that it was vital for Pastor Bryon to elaborate on what the enemies of our souls are as we step into a season of humbling our souls before the Lord.

Fasting is important because as we deprive ourselves of what our body wants and we allow ourselves to be weak and contrite before the Lord, we then open doors to truly depend on the Lord for our strength. I believe that as this happens our eyes (if we let them) become opened to the lies we allow ourselves to believe. The world lies to us-- that we need more stuff to feel content, and that hoarding resources are the way to make a good life for yourself. Some of us may be believing ugly lies that our flesh tells us, maybe that we need to be satisfied and that gluttony isn't bad but in fact self-preservation. Then there are the lies that the devil tells, as Pastor Bryon noted the devil mainly tells two lies, 1) That God is not being truthful and not to be trusted and 2) that we can be like God.

If you are reading this right now, here is some encouraging news: as we humble our souls before the Lord I truly believe that He is faithful to illuminate these lies to us. God is so wonderful because He invites us to draw near to Him; He invites us to allow His strength to be our sustenance. Fasting and praying is the best way to fight against these lies that we are bombarded with. When we are diligent in being steadfast in pursuing the Lord the lies of the world, our flesh, and the devil are revealed as what they truly are: lies meant to separate us from God.

My prayer for us as we step into this season of humility is that we would cling to the truth: that God is more than enough, that He sustains and restores. What lies have you been believing? Lay them down at the feet of Jesus. Let God reveal the truth that combats the lies that we believe. Have you believed the lies of the enemy? Run to God, weak in spirit, run to Him, discover how faithful and powerful He is for yourself. I know life is busy, but I want to invite you to join us Wednesday night as we worship and pray. It will be live-streamed as well as in person at 7 PM. Click here to pre-register. 

by Beatrice Anyanwu
Beatrice was born in Nigeria but has called Pennsauken, NJ home for the majority of her life. She is the oldest of 4 and is currently a college student studying Biology (of all things!). She started attending Kingsway in 2009 with her family and started serving when she was a student in REVO. Beatrice loves books, so when you see her, ask her what she’s currently reading! Although she loves science and the arts, Beatrice has a passion for younger generations coming to know and engage in authentic relationship with Jesus.


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