How wonderful and blessed is it to have known a divine Love that shed blood on the cross for you and for me. Love that ordained us as a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and a people for His own possession but relishing such a privilege unabatingly calls for a prudent and vigilant heart as Christ. One must be on watchful mode on all occasions rather than living confused and uncertain days of his/her life on Earth. Scripture reminds a Christian to be vigilant and of sober mind since the adversary prowls around consistently looking for someone, whom he may devour. Even Jesus Christ wasn’t an exempt from the cunning attempts of the wily devil. When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time. (Luke 4: 13).
Opportune moment is the most timely and fitting occasion for a particular purpose or occurrence; something that happens at the time which is most convenient and that which is most likely to lead to success. One who is off guard and unwatchful is a cold believer (dead Christian) and it is impossible for a ‘child of God’ to be cold at heart and still be a Christian, when our God Himself is a FIRE. As a Christian one cannot be asleep on the wheel. Scripture warns us that we need to be prudent – aware of his schemes, that Satan might not outwit us.
We are well informed that a scheme is a systematic plan or arrangement for attaining something particular or putting a particular idea into effect; a plan made, especially in a devious way. Genesis chapter 3 is a narrative of Satan’s agent’s meeting with Mrs. Eve with a scheme and strategy designed and customized, personally for her to lure her away from her Creator. His choice of words concealed his crafty and ambitious aims, which outwitted her. Like a company that develops buyer personas and deliberately chooses a right tone and the right timing, in order to keep the traffic flowing into its ecommerce websites and the way they reach out every day with something new, exciting, fun and informative so that they won’t lose any edge they can gain and the regular analysis to check what is working and what needs to be tweaked and changed, is the same formula used by the devious strategist (Satan). He uses such a rolling marketing plan to entice a child of God. This is why a Christian needs to be awake and alert in a spiritual realm, for our salvation is nearer than we first believed. Wake up and strengthen what remains and is about to die so that our works may be found complete in the sight of our God.
The night is far spent, the day is at hand (Romans 13:12) are we ready to m