NOW LISTEN UP! Don’t give the devil too much credit, but you need to realize he is a worthy opponent. Satan is a master strategist. He is well equipped in the art of war and he has studied humanity for thousands of years. He knows where you falter and he has studied your weaknesses. He cannot read your mind, but he watches your actions and listens to your words. He is a predator and you are his prey.
He is watching when you are injured and away from the pack and that’s when he attacks. He knows if you’ve been offended and are fueling bitterness and he slips in unseen, wreaking havoc and destruction in your life. Make no mistake, your enemy has studied you and he knows where you are weak. He’s out to steal, kill and destroy everything good in your life. Do not underestimate your enemy! “Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
This is not to scare you, but an avid warning to be on alert at all times. You need to recognize areas where that old snake will attack; chances are he will continue to attack you in the same arena over again because it works. Scripture tells us to “Resist the devil and he will flee”; this means to take an active stance using the precious blood of the Lamb and the Word of God against Him. Be sober! He attacks when your mind is fuzzy and confused. He’s a master at deception. Know your enemy’s devices, but do not fear. Fear truly does lead to the dark side. You can overcome him, but you must be rooted. For greater is HE that is in you, than he that is in the world.
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