Three kinks in your Armor.

 

Be sober, be 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 NKJV.1Peter5_8

As believers our growth in the Lord can be stymied by three distinct enemies: Satan, the world and its enticements, and our own flesh. The Apostle Peter gives a clear picture of Satan who walks around like a lion on the hunt. True to the easy life style of  lions, they seek weak, young, isolated unguarded animals.

These easy prey are marked for attack. Here is the malignancy of the leader of darkness. His goal is not to merely to attack, but to destroy us, it is not simply to inflict hurt through a life time of abuses, wounds, and traumas, but to discourage by a broad based attack on fundamental doctrines.

He employs a network of evil, malignant imps (demons) to work tirelessly to get us to bow to circumstances, pressures, an forces of evil design, in hopes of getting us to yield to him.

To overcome, do the reverse: B.O.W. To Jesus, the one you and I, Believe, Obey, and Worship. Jesus overcame against all forces, refusing to bow, to Satan’s devices (Matt. 4:8-10), and our growth in Him will bring the same ability to resist or stand against Satan (1 Peter 5:9). Put on the full Armor of God: arm yourself with the Word of God ( Eph. 6:10-14), believeHim (Heb. 11:6), obey Him (1 John 3:24), and worship Him (John 4:23).

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          Receive and conquer in Jesus’ overcoming victory!

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andy Oldham
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 01:06:17

    Great post

    Reply

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