KNOW YOUR ENEMY
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8
In warfare, the first and most important knowledge is to know who you are fighting against. In fact it’s said that the easiest way to win a war was to disguise the person, character and strategies of the real opponent.
Little wonder the Apostle Paul will say things like “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12) and in 2 Corinthians 2:1, he adds “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
Point is, you have lost the battle if you don’t know the person, nature and character of your enemy.
Peter in describing our arch enemy, Satan, uses an important word. In the English its translated ‘adversary’ but the Greek Word is an interesting one. It’s the word ‘antidikos’ which is derived from two other words. The first being ‘anti’ meaning against and ‘dike’ meaning a cause or suit at law. It referred to an opponent in a lawsuit. Like an experienced prosecutor, the enemy comes to accuse you and to poke holes in your confession.
Many think that the enemy comes with horns or some juju. No! The battle field is your mind. That’s not to say that occult powers are unreal but your mind is the ground of the greatest battles you’d ever face. The smaller demons use occult powers, Satan uses thoughts.
Satan argues his points very skilfully on the battleground of your mind. Don’t forget however what Jesus said about him; his nature is to lie and to tell lies skilfully.
“He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44)
So Satan is not just a liar, he has perfected the art of telling lies that it takes someone that is submitted to the word and the Holy Spirit to refuse his lies. His native language is lying.
He will attack your mind viciously.
Your life is the way it is because of your errors
You can never make it in life. Never! You’re just not smart enough to play the game
How on earth do you think your seeds will work? Better wake up and smell the coffee
You’ve lost all your friends because you’ve got just a terrible attitude
If Aunty Lucy who is was way more spiritual than you died of this condition who’s deceiving you that you’d be healed?
No man will ever marry you. How on earth? With your history?
All he wants to do is to get you to change your confession of Faith. Your victory is maintaining the same confession of faith regardless of the lies he throws at you.
Many times the way to get the devil out of your head is by opening your mouth and screaming the word of God… I mean doing it literally!
I maintain my Faith Filled confessions, and i decide to stay in the word of God, no matter what the surrounding circumstances are saying. I maintain my stance; i stand on the word of God for i am not ignorant of the devices, schemes and stratagems of the devil. I dispel every negative word, every bad and condescending thought that comes to me as i take charge of my mind and fill it with God’s word, In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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