Matt.26:40-41. “Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak”.
Believers are urged to awake from slumber and rise up for fervent prayers that prevents one from periodical temptation and meet up with the Lord expectation, because much are expected from the church, in which all shall give an account of their stewardship in those things concerning heavenly kingdom when the Lord comes, He said.
“And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more”. Luke.12:47-48. Although, the present church is been invaded by false prophets and false preachers, such as the Lord had professed ever before now that they will come on board, saying.
” Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn-bushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them”. Matt.7:15-20.
Despite the invasion of false prophets and preachers should not be use as an excuse for believers to dump their primary assignment undone, which is truth preaching of the kingdom message, which was the primary assignment of our Lord Jesus, said the Bible.
“From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand”. Matt.4:17.
This is divine assignment delivered unto every believers, and one ought to acknowledge it important and be watchful not to deviate from it, because the wicked one had concentrates on weaken every careless Christians who cannot watch and pray fervently, that such Christian may be caught off from the vine and withered that he/she may be destroyed, said the Bible.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because* your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour”. 1Pet.5:8.
Therefore beloved, be watchful and be prayerful that you may overcome the tempter who continually seeking whom he may destroy, a prayerful Christian is a powerful Christian, so’ watch and pray without season and you shall overcome in all trial and temptation, Amen.
Jesus Christ is Lord