The closer to God we are, the more able we are to defend against the attacks of the devil
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8
(ICB) We are to keep watch, be vigilant – in other words, pay attention. Many are the believers who claim a belief in Jesus, and yet disavow the very existence of Satan. Foolish, very foolish.
Ever hear of the frog that was in the pot of water and stayed in it as the heat was slowly turned up until it was boiling? That was the end of said frog.
Not all of our woes and issues can be blamed on the evil one of course. But at the same time we are warned about Satan for good reason. The more one is involved in a ministry, and the more effective one is at “promoting” the Kingdom of God, the more likely you are to be attacked.
God wants us to succeed, Satan does not. Why does God allow this kind of thing? Maybe to see if you are really dedicated, or if at the first sign of trouble you fold like a cheap suit. The reason doesn’t really matter, but how to deal with it is does matter.
Besides being watchful for the tricks and temptations of the king of liars and evil – we need to keep our focus on Jesus. Jesus saves is well known, but Jesus also helps, intercedes, and encourages. God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called (Ephesians 6:10-18).
Satan absolutely hates prayer, and the Bible. We therefore must make sure we read the Bible, daily would be preferable. Prayer is highly important, not hours a day, but at least find some time to pray every day. We talk to our family and/or friends every day or even those we work with – so why don’t we talk with God every day?
The closer to God we are, the more able we are to defend against the attacks of the devil. Everyone is or will be attacked at some point.
Satan wants you to join his “kingdom,” which so happens to be the world and those in it who refuse Jesus.
In the end however, Satan and his demons will all be tossed into the Lake of Fire. Bye bye kingdom and hello suffering.
I will choose Christ.
About the author: Greg is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and is also a political analyst, author, and is the Editor-in-Chief for the National War Council. By day he is a self-employed non-emergency medical transport driver, as well as being an author and blogger. His articles are first published on Inspirational Christian Blogs, and I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! His articles have been widely published on many well-known conservative websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so leaving all links intact and crediting the author and the website that the article appeared on.
Greg is the author of the newly released book: Spiritual Darkness is Destroying America and the Church