“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil,” Ephesians 5:15-16 emphasis added.
This is the only time the word ‘circumspectly’ is used in the Bible, so its use must be important.
However the Greek word, ἀκριβῶς, akribōs, ak-ree-boce’ is also transplanted elsewhere as ‘diligent.’
CIRCUMSPECTIVE: a. Looking round every way; cautious; careful of consequences; watchful of danger.
CIRCUMSPECTLY, adv. Cautiously; with watchfulness every way; with attention to guard against surprise or danger.
DILIGENT, a. [L.]
1. Steady in application to business; constant in effort or exertion to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduous; attentive; industrious; not idle or negligent; applied to persons.
2. Steadily applied; prosecuted with care and constant effort; careful; assiduous; as, make diligent search.
The word “walk” refers to our lifestyle so is an attitude we need as we walk through the world Satan controls.
So we are to examine all we encounter diligently. Why?
To see if it is from God or Satan.
We are the in a battle between God and Satan and if God is not the source of something then Satan is the only alternative, even if only by what he suggests we do.
‘The days are evil’. The concept is that of something hurting you and as Satan is the lord of this earth, all he has around you is designed to hurt your salvation and remove it. This is the only time this actual expression is used so its use must be important.
So we live in a world where everything around us is designed by Satan to remove our salvation relationship with God.
So as we go through life we need to carefully reexamine things and see now it affects us spiritual and how it affects our relationship with God.
If we do this we will ‘redeem’ the time because we give our life to Jesus and use the time for His purposes removing it from Satan’s purposes. In a sense we have ‘bought back’ (redeemed) the time by using our will and purposes to do this.
You can see why The Guidance of The Holy Spirit is so important and why His presence is in us, so that there is no way Satan can break the communication between us and God.
~ Through Neville Salvetti
Neville Salvetti is a deliverance minister and can be contacted via The Web Pages of Neville Salvetti and at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you desire deliverance or to know how to do it.
Neville have been told to preach three things:
♥ Deliverance ♥ How to Hear The Holy Spirit ♥ How to fight Satan
This is the need of the hour as it demonstrates The Kingdom of God, which is what attracts people to Jesus.