Sermon:
Head and not the tail!

Mark 6:24”So she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist!" 25 Immediately she came in with haste to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter."

The devil is not interested in the tail but he wants the head! I am speaking to someone out there! If only the evil forces can touch your brain and mind and get you addicted to porn, movies, sports, money, fame, luxury and what not; then he has got you half into his pocket. He then gets your eyes roving over unhealthy, unclean stuff, gets your entire body defiled and thereby stuffs you little more deeper into his pocket.

Thus, your eyes, ears, mouth are used for destructive purposes other than glorifying God and eventually your entire head has become a rotten mess: think bad, see bad, hear bad and talk bad, now, having given your head to the devil, you have been trapped into his pit. You fall because of your unfettered desires! Listen carefully today! The devil is out to attack the roots, smother the growth and destroy. If you are a new convert into Christianity, be sure, you would be targeted, if you are in any way connected with serving the Lord, you got to expect attack; it is bound to happen, I say this not to scare you but warn you. Attack may come in the form of temptations, problems, hindrances and much more.

Herod had married his brother’s wife and John the Baptist strictly pointed out to Herod: "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." There is no palpitation over adultery today; after all, adultery is normative according to most media standards. Enraged over this blatant preaching and seething with anger Herodias was waiting for the right time to kill John the Baptist. The devil was obviously looking for a weak moment! On Herod’s birthday when his heart was merry with drinks and the beautiful dance of Herodias daughter, he blabbers, ‘Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half my kingdom.’ Herod had gone crazy! The devil acted quickly! I repeat quickly – unlike lazy Christians who procrastinate! Quickly she instigates her daughter to ask, “give me the head of John the Baptist!’

Now you see! The devil is interested in the ‘head of the church’ and none other. He would want to sever the head and abandon the body of Christ! The modus operandi is to get the pastor into sin and ruin his relationship with Christ. Do you get it friends? The devil is all out to attack the youth leader, the prayer-cell leader and all those who are leaders. Beware!

Spiritual inertia and recklessness has been cause for Christians being easy prey like bananas for the devil. The Bible says, Herod admired John the Baptist and feared him too; but alas he did not put them into vogue in his life. That is no good at all! Some of you may like my devotions, but that is vain until