Living on the defensive against the evil one
July 27, 2011
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8
I spoke with a young man awhile back who told me how God’s been dealing with him and how God’s speaking to his heart. He told me how he feels so impressed to come forward, to settle some issues in his life, and to follow Jesus Christ.
But he said there’s something that’s just resisting. “I don’t know what it is!” he told me. So I told him that Satan, as long as we’re playing the game his way, will leave us alone. But the moment we resist—the moment we’re spiritually victorious—he comes against us. The old statement is true, “When God opens the windows of heaven to bless us, the devil opens the doors of hell to blast us.”
The truth is that Satan is much smarter than most people want to accept. He knows that one of your most vulnerable moments for attack is in times of spiritual victory when it’s easy to think that nothing can come against you.
So whether you’re going through good times or bad, remember that you have a very real enemy who wants to take you down and will pounce on you the first chance he gets. So live on the defensive against Satan by being sober-minded and looking for evidence of his attacks in your life.
SATAN WOULD LOVE TO TAKE YOU OUT IN TIMES OF SPIRITUAL VICTORY. SO LIVE ON THE DEFENSIVE AGAINST HIS SCHEMES BY STAYING SOBER-MINDED AND WATCHING OUT FOR HIS ATTACKS.
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