Today: Resisting the devil or his enemy?
Passage: Eph 6
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Eph 6, NIV)-emphasis added
When we are spiritually blind, we will be unable to see God as He is; also, we will under-estimate the devil. Many in church assume there is no devil!
The Bible makes it very clear:There is one God, and there is one devil
You can either be a friend of God or devil, not both!
Satan was no accident. Light is evident only in the midst of darknes.
Many people want to live and shine for God inside the church or in the middle of so much light; but the best place for light to shine is in the midst of darkness
So, if you have been complaining about darkness, start thanking God for that
It was not a mistake that God put us in a world that is hostile to God
God put us where we are needed the most. People need prayer so much than ever before. Satan is working with his full power knowing his time is up
Three things we need to know about satan: Satan is got power, he is wicked and is cunning. He is the master of deception
Unfortunately, wickedness and cunningness finds its place right within churches and organizations that bears God’s name!
We may see people who seem to be so much after God, but as we get closer, we may see thay are not what they profess to be. That is why many are drawn away from Christ. Jesus told us to be wise like serepnts and innocent like doves, not to be cunning or crooked!
Christ was wise, but was never cunning or decepetive; He was innocent!
Without God’s mighty power, we can’t overcome the power of the rulers and authorities of the satanic world. Many families as well as churches were destroyed because people identified the devil’s work much too late!
8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout
the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. (1 Peter 5, NIV)-emphasis added
The right step to get rid of the devil’s attack is to get closer to God
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for being with me and helping me to resist the devil. Without your help, I can’t do it. Help me to discern that which is of the devil and to stay away from it, even if it comes through a “friend”. Amen
“If you don’t resist the devil, you will be resisting his enemy”