The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. (John 10:10, AMP)
This week I want to encourage you to beware of the Enemy’s plans. He is constantly looking for a way to destroy you and I. We must be grounded in God’s Word. Daily feeding on God’s Truth. We must remember that our fight is not against flesh and blood but against something much bigger.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places.” (Ephesians 6:12, AMP)
The enemy is doing his best to knock us out! We can find comfort in God’s Word and guidance for daily life. The more grounded you are in God’s Word and the more you meditate on it, the stronger you will be when the next battle hits.
“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, AMP)
The enemy is compared to a lion. Lions don’t attack a group of animals, they tend to look for the one that is off on it’s own. Lions go for the one that is unaware in the bunch. The one that appears weak. The enemy has a harder time attacking us when we are alert and well-balanced. This alertness and balance comes as we fix our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith. We must continually run back to God’s Word and glean from the wisdom we find there.
This week, stand alert. Be prepared! Walk in the strength of who God is and what He’s doing. And when the enemy rears his ugly head, resist him in Jesus name and watch him flee!
“So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet.” (James 4:7-10. MSG)
Let’s stop playing games and get serious with God! Let’s stand our ground in Jesus and watch the enemy flee this week.
Lord, I’m aware that the enemy is out to destroy me. I want to walk circumspectly, on guard against him. Please continue to work in me and help me ever keep my mind on the things of You! Lord, I pray that I will experience victory this week as I resist the enemy and stand firm in the promises I find in Your Word!
Overcoming the Enemy,