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The Small Rope and The Elephant

Key Verse

“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:9

Text — Revelation  12:9-11


A gentleman was walking through an elephant camp. He noticed that the elephants were not being kept in cages or help by the use of chains. All that was holding them back from escaping the camp, was a small piece of rope tied to one of their legs. As the man gazed upon the elephants, he was completely confused as to why the elephants didn’t just use their strength to break the rope and escape the camp. The trainer said; “When they were very young and much smaller, we used the same size of rope to tie them. At that age, it was enough to hold them. But as they grew, they became conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”

Just as with the small rope, Satan has tied people to lifestyle of sin through deceit. This makes people to forget that the wicked will one day be cast into hell and every nation that forgets God. He deceives people not to see the need to ungently repent of their sins and prepare for eternity. Stop and think, is Satan still deceiving you to continue in your sinful ways? Remember sin leads to eternity in hell fire. Shake yourself out of Satan’s rope of deceit. Repent of your sins and call on the Lord Jesus for your salvation.

Further Reading

1 Corinthians 6:9,10

Prayer for today

O Lord, set me free from the rope that ties my life to sinful habits.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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