I was trying to move some things from the bedside study table. As I flipped the cover of my Bible open, I did not realize that my wristwatch was on it. The next thing I heard was the sound of an impact of something hitting the floor. When I checked, it was my wristwatch. My heart skipped a bit. When I picked it up, there was a ‘painful’ crack on it. I have not been able to wear it since then. It pained me that I was careless with it. 

There is a height that the devil wants a man to attain before pulling the button that makes such a man fall. The devil knows that the impact of the fall would be devastating (even when such a man eventually repents). He waits patiently (ironically) for his target to reach a height where the collateral damage is far more viral than the fall itself. 

Some men fall and get it right with God afterward but some have been so impacted by the fall that they abandoned the Lord, serving the Lord, or anything connected to Christ and the Church. 

When Lucifer fell, he did not fall alone. He dragged some of the angels with him. He knows the strategy well. He knows the game well. He knows that the fall of certain men can be weaponized to capture the souls of many more. 

God forbid! There are ministers of the Gospel that the agency of the kingdom of darkness must never pull down. Such fall creates a ripple effect of hurt, disappointments, and denial of Christ. This is one reason why we cover one another in the place of prayer. 

Let me speak to someone who has not stepped into church for the past ten years because that pastor you loved fell into sin: Beloved, a man disappointed you, but it is not an excuse for you choosing a sinful life or fighting everything that has to do with church. Restaurants have disappointed you before; you changed restaurants. Banks have messed up before; you changed banks. Why have you not trusted the Lord to lead you to another church? Move on! 

The hard truth is you will see the man who fell (but repented) make it to heaven while you allow that simple yet prolonged hurt, offence-triggered sinful conduct to drag you to hell. 

For the man that God is lifting, like David said: 

Thus says the man raised up on high, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel:

II Samuel 23:1 NKJV

Please, consider the heights that you are. 

When sin beckons at you, please take a look at the height you are. 

When lust says ‘Dive,’ please take a look at the height you are. 

When greed says, ‘You can have more’, please take a look at the height you are. 

There are heights you fall from that you will be so broken that when you consider the damage you did to yourself and others, it would almost seem like you should never have been raised. 

How do you avoid this? Stay with your first love and your first works in Christ. Stay in fellowship. Stay in consecration. Kill strange thoughts before they kill you. 

But I have this against you: you have abandoned the passionate love you had for me at the beginning. Think about how far you have fallen! Repent and do the works of love you did at first. I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place of influence if you do not repent.

Revelation 2:4-5 TPT

Do not let your fall become a weapon in the hands of the devil. Fight to stand. Fight and gain ground. Fight the good fight of faith. Fight to finish well. Fight to finish strong.

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