Some may recall the story of the baby elephant tied to a tree by a rope.  This infant elephant  tugged with all it’s might, but the animal could not break free of the rope the owner tied around it’s neck.  After many attempts of breaking free the infant elephant gave up trying and never tried again.    The animal grew to become an elephant weighing several tons; however, his belief that he could not break free kept him bound to this thin rope though he could have very easily snapped the rope freeing himself as an adult elephant weighing thousands of pounds. So like the adult elephant, our beliefs imparted to us from our early years keeps us bound as adults.

The truth is powerful because the truth sets us free from strongholds–indoctrinations that cause us to uncritically accept a set of beliefs imparted to us.  The truth is sharper than a two edged sword.  The truth in Yahweh’s words can set us free.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

Will the tradition of the church, grandparents or parents prevail over Yahweh’s words?  

Few people think about their indoctrination from an early age in schools, churches and throughout the broader society.  This explains why Satan destroys so many of us.  Most Christians suffer because they do not recognize the truth found in God’s words.

Instead of us binding and losing strong holds in our lives and the lives of our loved ones, Satan causes us to suffer painfully and ultimately die causing our love ones to suffer too.

We lack power because as Christians we lack knowledge of Yahweh’s words to us.

Yahweh says that His people suffer for lack of knowledge.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. (Hosea 4:6)

What is this precious knowledge that can prevent our suffering?  What is this knowledge that can give us peace and joy?

Read Hosea 4:6 again and reflect for a minute on the prophet’s words to us.

Whose words do you believe?  

Do you uncritically accept the big lies publicly promoted by Satan throughout our society?  

Do you think critically and consider Yahweh’s Words of truth sent to set us free from the lies of Satan?  

Our Creator makes all things beautiful.  Unfortunately though the indoctrinated ones falsely believe the propaganda of Satan.  These lies keep them bound.  They in turn want to keep you bound and will envy you for the true freedom you possess in knowing the truth that only a select few know because the Holy Spirit will teach you all things.  If you want to know if you are truly apart of the select few walking with Yahweh and serving Yahweh ask yourself some of the questions I’ve posed. 

Whom do you presently serve Satan or Yahweh?  

How can you tell for sure?



Loxodonta African South Luangwa National Park–featured image of elephants