1 Peter 5:8 e sober and watchful, because your adversary the devil walks around as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Do you have on your spiritual eye glasses for the mind? I can only hope and pray that you do because the days in which we are living are evil.
The forces of evil are not always seen with the natural eyes. There are some things that we MUST be able to discern through the revealing of the Holy Spirit to us. That is why it is imperative that we stay connected to God. It is only through a personal relationship with God where sight beyond what we see is available. There are some things we can’t see except in the spirit.
We are reminded in scripture to be be on guard, stay awake and be alert to our environment, connections and our surroundings because there is an enemy who is running rampant in the earth, seeking whom he may devour.
There is an enemy who hates God and His people. He is described in scripture as the adversary, satan, the devil, and the serpent just to name a few. The fight against us is with unseen forces of evil in the spirit realm.
To show you in scripture that he is in the earth, let’s look at Revelations 12:7-9 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
We know for a fact, according to scripture that not only is the devil in the earth, not as a person but as an evil spirit that takes up residence in those who makes themselves available to his evil work in the earth. He also has angels too that are working with him and they too are sneaking around looking to attack anyone who is vulnerable.
No, the adversary does not care if you know Jesus. He has convinced himself that He is smarter than God and none of us are exempt from his attack, so we must be alert and cautious because he is looking for any open entry of opportunity to attack God’s people.
The scripture says the adversary walks around LIKE a roaring lion. No, he is not a roaring lion, but his tactics that he uses against you attempts to make you think he is because of the degree of his evil desires and deeds.
People of God it is time to put on your spiritual armor so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. If you have not experienced his attacks yet, KEEP LIVING!
What is the armor we are to daily put on? Well, I am glad you ask!
The Christian Armor is found in Ephesians 6:11-18 Put on all the armor that God gives, so you can defend yourself against the devil’s tricks. 12 We are not fighting against humans. We are fighting against forces and authorities and against rulers of darkness and powers in the spiritual world. 13 So put on all the armor that God gives. Then when that evil day[a] comes, you will be able to defend yourself. And when the battle is over, you will still be standing firm.
14 Be ready! Let the truth be like a belt around your waist, and let God’s justice protect you like armor. 15 Your desire to tell the good news about peace should be like shoes on your feet. 16 Let your faith be like a shield, and you will be able to stop all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Let God’s saving power be like a helmet, and for a sword use God’s message that comes from the Spirit.
18 Never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray by the power of the Spirit. Stay alert and keep praying for God’s people.
People of God remain alert, resist the devil and use your armor that God has provided for you so that you may be able to mentally stand against the attacks of the mind that satan is guaranteed to bring your way.
People of God be reminded today that the battle is for your “MIND” for that is where warfare takes place first.
Regardless of the attacks, regardless of what you may suffer at the hands of the enemy, you must know without a doubt that God is with you and that you are victorious through Christ Jesus and your enemy is already defeated.
1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
Just as God has His people in the world working on His behalf, so does the adversary, satan has his people working for him so be sober and be alert.
People of God, stay connected to God through prayer, His Word and His Holy Spirit.
The enemy weapons of craftiness, divisiveness and deceit may form, but the Word of God says “ it WILL NOT prosper!”
Isaiah 54:17 Weapons made to attack you won't be successful; words spoken against you won't hurt at all. I will defend my servants and give them victory." The LORD has spoken.
People of God, I leave you with this to remember, “ALL SMILING FACES” are not smiling faces.
PUT ON YOUR SPIRITUAL ARMOR FOR THE ADVERSARY, SATAN IS REAL AND HE IS REVEALING HIMSELF MORE AND MORE IN THESE EVIL DAYS IN WHICH WE LIVE.
It is time for the believers to get dressed in the spiritual armor that God has provided for us.
People of God, with God, you are on the ‘WINNING” team with God!
NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER! NO, GOD IS NOT GONNA LET IT WORK!
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