Christian and Satan:
Last week, I wrote about the 4 D’s Devil uses against a christian who is not vigilant . Today we are going to focus on 7 strategies that every vigilant Christian must use against Satan.
The leopard knew where the baboons rested with their little ones, and stealthily watched them through the day. It used strategies to capture the weakest link and was an expert in climbing the tree as well.
Satan wants to instill fear in every Christian that he is stronger than God the Father. Dear friend that is an absolute lie for Jesus defeated Satan at the Cross. The stone was rolled away, and Christ is sitting at the right hand of the Father.
The day will soon come, when the King of Kings will return to take His Bride home and cast our mutual enemy into the lake of fire. But while we ,Christians live on this earth let us put on the full armor of God and fight against the devil.
1. Be aware of Satan’s presence:
Dear Friend, this enemy and the warfare is real, he is not a part of some fictional story. Devil who was created as an angel didn’t want to worship God and instead wanted to be above the CREATOR. He lurks around like a roaring lion to intimidate us, and patrols to and fro to see who he can malign . (Job 2:2)
There are days, I wonder if Satan could try to cause so much distress in the life of a righteous man like Job, how much more vigilant I should be every day.
Do not let Satan outwit us!!
“in order that Satan might not outwit us. We are not ignorant of Satan’s devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11.)
2. Studying and Identifying Satan’s tactics and traps:
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:11(NIV)
Satan ultimate desire from every human is that we worship him instead of the Living God. He will make every effort to make us spiritually, mentally and physically weak so that we fall into the biggest traps of the 4 D’s mentioned in the previous post.
Satan is father of lies, accuser of brethren, disguises himself as the Angel of Light, Old Serpent, and a deceptor. Note, he is a disguiser!!!!
3.Being steadfast in our faith and calling:
To fight this warfare, we must first set our mind on Christ- the Author and Finisher of our Faith. Jesus is the only Solid foundation on which every child of God can stand steadfast for if we LACK IN FAITH we will be EASILY SWAYED by our mutual enemy.
A saved Christian can never be a swayed believer, but is a Steadfast Child of God.
4. Recognizing our weakest links :
We must know what our personal struggles are, who the weakest person is in our home, and uplift them to the throne. Every temptation and warfare that comes our way must be met on our knees wearing the full armor of God.
Pay close attention to our wandering mind, stubborn heart, and weak flesh as we stay alert of the power of darkness wishing to subdue us
5. Resisting Satan :
Resistance is using a defensive operation against temptation to sin. Resist the devil by praising God, worshipping Jesus, and by praying without ceasing.
Say it loud “ I resist you Satan in the mighty name of Jesus “
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (KJV)
By submitting every weak area of our life to God, we can resist the enemy whose sole purpose is to whisper, “Leave God, Enjoy Sin”
6. Standing together in Unity :
Satan loves to sow discord between spouses, children parents, and between women and men. Adam and Eve didn’t stand together in unity and did not resist the Devil’s lies and temptation. This caused them both the fellowship with God the Father. Are we standing in Unity or staying apart?
And if someone overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12)
As Christians, let us stand together in Unity. Our fight is not against our spouse, children, or fellow believers but against the principalities, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
7. Know Jesus Intimately, and spot Satan immediately :
It is said that if you are an expert in designer clothes, you can easily spot a fake one. To recognize the Greater Power, it is important to spend time knowing Jesus and having a closer look.
Satan cannot touch our souls without Jesus’ permission. We have a hedge of protection built around us by the Lord.
Greater is JESUS that is in YOU, than the Devil that is in the World! (1 John 4:4)
Knowing Jesus means knowing His Power, Authority, and Might over every creature, and angels on this Earth and Heaven. DEATH and DEVIL has no power over our LORD JESUS.
How did today’s post bless you? Is there additional strategies that you would like to share? I would be blessed.
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