Sunday, March 20, 2016

Defeating the Enemy

by shani4jc

"Be sober, bi vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.  Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world." 1 Peter 5:8-9

Most of us are keenly aware that we have an enemy, Satan,  whose primary goal is to destroy us.  He is relentless in his pursuit of us, wanting nothing more than to annihilate us in the most painful way possible.  He hates us with a passion!  He never backs down...he never grows tired of hurting us.  The Bible tells us to fight him by resisting him.  How are we supposed to resist an enemy that comes disguised as the most beautiful thing we have ever seen?  How are we supposed to resist an enemy that hides in the shadows, waiting for a single moment in which we let our guard down, to sneak in and attack?  There is only one way to resist clinging to Christ!  On our own, we are no match for our enemy; however, in Christ, our enemy is no match for us.  We can't defeat Satan by facing him...we can only defeat Satan by facing God.  Never forget that you are victorious in Christ.  When the enemy is on your heels, run to Jesus.  You can be guaranteed that the enemy will flee.

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