Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Enemy

The Enemy by Keith Cook

"If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:" Psalm 124: 2, 3

Did you know that you have an enemy aggressively trying to defeat you. He is not a terrorist or a physical robber who breaks into your home through conventional means. He attacks through spiritual, emotional, and mental avenues.

The Enemy

1. He fights you continually and is very dangerous. There is never a time when you can relax and let anything slide. You must be on guard all the time for his traps, snares, and advances. He is looking for any way he can to get in and mess up your life.

2. He also fights God and is destined to be defeated by God. You are on the winning side! Cheer up and fight from victory.

The Enemy's Plan

1. The enemy wants to snare and trap you. Traps can be sexual, financial, emotional, and even cultural.

2. He also wants to swallow you alive. He wants to literally take you out and ruin your reputation, your health, and your life. He wants to cause a Christian to have a premature death.

3. He is angry at you for your stand for Christ and directs other's anger to be kindled against you. He loves for anger to smolder constantly in your life and will not only try to use anger against you but to also have you become angry and out of control.

4.  The enemy wants to sweep over you and engulf you. He believes that constant pressure, rising doubts, and confusion and pain will cause you to lose heart and give up on living for Christ. But he does not know that your relationship with Christ is secure and is built on His faithfulness, not your own!

5. The enemy would like to tear you with his teeth. His desire to hurt you and feed off your pain actually drives him and his demons on. He lives off bringing pain to believers, yet you live by bringing peace and joy to all you meet. This will defeat his plan for your life.

Now that you know his plan, you can look out for signs of danger. You can prepare to escape his snares when they come. Tomorrow we will look at how to escape from him.

Daily Prayer: Praise God that there is Victory in Jesus over the enemy and his plan to entrap you. Praise God that "Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world"!

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