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Summary: Dream 2-22-05 I dreamed that I was at the church, a message in tongues was given. The interpretation was given: Be Like A Fox Be On The Alert. I woke up. God wants us as Christians to be on the alert for schemes of Satan and his Demons.

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Be Like A Fox, Be On The Alert

1 Peter 5:5-11

5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

I have entitled this today, Be Like a Fox, Be On The Alert.

In 1 Peter 5:1, Peter is telling the younger ones, in the Lord, to submit themselves unto the elders.

This could be talking about associate pastors in a local church submitting to the senior pastor.

Peter wants the people to understand that there has to be a mutual understanding.

They needed to be clothed with humility, because God resists the proud and He gives grace to the humble.

If you’re a proud person, today, then God has set Himself in array against you.

God wants us all to be humble in our walks with Him; God wants us to set our faith upon Him and what He has done at the Cross for our sins.

God never wants us to get big heads for what He has done in our lives.

1 Peter 5:6

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

If we are willing to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, He will exalt you in His time.

If we will only be willing to say, “God, I am yours and whatever you want me to do, I will do it. Lord, I am really going through it, but God I am going to really give it to you because You are my answer.”

We have to learn to cast all of our cares upon Him because He cares for you.

We need a direct, once and for all commitment to God.

When it says that He cares for you in verse seven it is translated, “For you are His concern.”

Now look at 1 Peter 5:8

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

When it says “be sober” it means, mentally self-controlled.

When it says “be vigilant”, it means to be awake and watchful

because “your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

We are faced with a very powerful adversary.

James 4:6-8

6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Again we see that God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.


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