The devil has a track record of bearing evil motives against the people of God. Any man or woman who has chosen to identify with God in this contemporary world has been blacklisted by the enemy.
Satan is a very busy strategist. He puts the plan in place to get across his prey – the believers. He comes up with some of the best plans to overcome his targets. He had never been known to be an idle man. He is not known to be peaceful as well.
In Job 1:7, Satan confirmed to God that he goes to and fro the earth and walks about in it. But he does not move aimlessly. He moves with very great, sinister motives.
There are typical ways he has operated right from the beginning of time. We are going to highlight some of them as evidenced in the scriptures.
Our last point outlines his primary weapon by which he wreaks his havoc. If a man has been blocked from receiving words from God, he has set himself up for the enemy’s assaults.
In Ephesians 6, where it was explained that our fight against the enemy is not a fight against the physical. The devil dwells in spiritual wickedness in high places. He cannot be engaged with by the use of mortal weapons. Only by putting on the whole armor of God can a man face the devil.
The various arsenals listed in that chapter identify the truth as a major weapon ‘having your loins girded with the truth,” and the Word of God is truth (John 17:17). Also described as the sword of the spirit (Ephesians 6:17).
The word of God, prayer, faith – Jesus, when he revealed the devil's desire to Simon, said to him, “but I have prayed for you, that thy faith fails not” are some of the weapons we have made available to us.
It is also important to note that as believers, we have the victory already in Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 15:57). Jesus has fought the battle for us, and victory has been given to us. This reality is what makes our victory over the enemy a possible feat.
Jesus Christ also warned against complacency. Urging us to be vigilant always. Having been made aware of the various devices of the enemy, it is only logical for every believer to be diligently vigilant because it is only by that that we see him coming.
Ignorance is a dangerous weapon. It is a weak point in a believer’s life. 2 Corinthians 2:11, it was noted that the devil could take advantage of us through our ignorance.
Staying informed is by acclimatizing ourselves with the Word of Truth. Dwelling in his secret place and fellowshipping with the Holy Spirit, who would reveal upcoming forces.
The devil is not a gentle devil, the Bible says; he roars like a Lion seeking whom to devour. Aggressiveness while watching is essential.
Watching in prayer should not be done meekly.
We have been well equipped against the wiles of the devil, proper application is what our focus should be.
‘Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us”
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