: “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” - Galatians 5:1.
COMMENT: Faith which denotes absolute trust in God casts out fear that torments the mind and pushes one into unwholesome deeds. For when one is full of doubts one runs from one place to the other, seeking solace. False prophets are thus able to take advantage of such ones promising to banish the devil from their lives and deliver them from ancestral curses and spiritual bondage. Every mishap, no matter how minor, is seen as an attack from one source or the other. What we should always remember is that the truth which we have learnt in the Lord's established Mountain into which we have fled for refuge has freed us from the devil's bondage by His grace. It is only by continually exercising strong faith in God that we can escape the deceits of the devil and his agents, rise above the lusts and temptations of the world and withstand the storms, winds and shakings, the fiery trials that may come our way. (1 Peter 1:7; 4:12) It was Apostle John who declared: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” - 1 John 5:4