BEWARE OF THE TROJAN HORSE!
Ever had of the saying, “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts?”
It was the tenth year and the war against the Greeks by the Trojans who lived in Troy, was still raging on. In that year, Odysseus deviced a way of ending the war once and for all.
Troy was fortified, and it had to take a great scheme to pull down it’s walls and destroy it’s fighters. So the Greeks, led by Odysseus, built a dummy gigantic wooden horse and left it on its wheels outside the gates of the city of Troy.
He wanted to deceive the Trojans and make them believe that the Greeks had lost their nerves, surrendered, and had returned back to Greece.When dawn broke, the Trojans were surprised that they were not surrounded by the Greek army, only a wooden horse.
They indeed believed that the Greeks had gone and had left this horse as a gift to their gods.
They wheeled the wooden horse into their city and started revelry to celebrate the end of the war. However, unknown to the Trojans, the horse was hollow, and it hid few Greek warriors, Odysseus included.
The horse was in the gates, the City of Troy was already compromised. Now that they were inside, Odysseus and his men went out of the dummy horse and annihilated the unsuspecting guards.
Then they opened the city gates and allowed the entire Greek army, who were hiding some miles away, to enter the city. The Trojans were taken by surprise.
They were unprepared for war. They were unarmed, unaware, totally caught off guard. Their army was destroyed, the City was taken captive and all the Trojans were slain.
Beware of the Trojan Horse.
The Trojan horse was the downfall of the City of Troy.
Beware of the “gifts” the enemy carries. They are not gifts, but Kryptonites, ready to detonate you as soon as you let your guards down.
See, no one is immune to SEXUAL immorality, no one. The Bible says, take heed, let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. [1 Corinthians 10:12]
We wage war everyday against our flesh and it’s not easy. You may think you are fortified, but just like Odysseus to the Trojans, the devil has schemes and plans, read to blow up the temple of the Holy Spirit- You!
He’s cunning and sin is deceitful. For one man, it has an arrow, for another, a dart, and for another a spear. Do not underestimate the devil, but do not overestimate him too _he’s already defeated.
That said, we shouldn’t be too casual to think that we are immune. The Bible says that we should stand firm, putting on the full armour of the Lord. Stand firm, gird your loins, be strong and vigilant. Be of good courage.
Listen, the Bible say in 1st Corinthians 10:13, that there’s no, temptation regardless of its source, that has overtaken or enticed us, that is not common to human experience, nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance.
God is faithful, to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy, and He will not let us be tempted beyond our ability to resist. Along with the temptation He has in the past and now, provides the WAY OUT as well, so that we will be able to endure it without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy.
What is the Trojan Horse you are wheeling into your life? What is the Trojan Horse you are allowing into your bulwark?
The gift is not real!
There’s a WAY OUT that the Lord has provided in the mess around you! There’s a WAY OUT, of what the devil cheaply pawns as “good and satisfying.”
Way out, cut that conversation down. Way out, cut that relationship, however hard, let it go. Way out, uproot the little seedlings of pornography, by literally walking away from that laptop or TV. Way out, unplug from social media till you reset back. Way out, change what you watch or listen to or read.
The battle of sexual purity, not only needs prayers, but a physical engagement with your self.
Way out, be accountable to someone who will not sooth you into sinning, nor stifle your growth. Way out, learn the discipline of saying NO! Way out, go for deliverance from soul ties and past relationships that you could be still dragging over in your heart.
God knows that all the SEX around hasn’t helped us to become better drivers or conversationalists. Our deepest needs remain untouched, and by far, unknown. Emojis have become a way of life. Winky face. Laughing until I am crying.
What I am saying? Am shouting this loud. The WORD OF THE LORD is Life. The Bible says that He has given us everything, to be able to live a godly life. Life or death, the choice is ours. Choose life. Choose to live out loud for Christ. Choose to live radically, countercultural for Christ.
Beware of the Trojan Horses around! Do not pull them in!