Ephesians 6:12 NIV
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Satan knows what it takes to cause us to ponder committing a sin or doing something we aren’t supposed to do. He uses the pride of the flesh to cause us to sin or tempt us to sin. This is how he deceived Eve in the garden of Eden and he uses the same method to tempt us today.
He knows where we are weak and what causes us problems in our walks with the Lord. Once it is said and done, pride is the reason we reach out for what we are tempted with.
Satan will use those who are closest to us to tempt us. He will use your wife, husband, children, mother or father to tempt you. One thing Satan cannot do is to make us do something wrong. You can give him a gun but he cannot use it. He can get someone else to use it but cannot use it himself.
Satan will use your old friends to tempt you. Those you used to run around with drinking and doing many other things that you shouldn’t do. They will try to pull you back into the old life that you left behind when you accepted Jesus into your heart.
Satan will also use some that you go to church with to tempt you. I know it’s hard to fathom for many of you but it’s true. Many are weak and don’t know any better. Some are strong and just don’t care. One thing I believe should be stressed about this topic. No matter what temptation comes up before you, you have the power to resist it.
The four most powerful and effective weapons God has given His disciples and warriors are: Word, Faith, Prayer, and Fasting.
Scripture of the day: Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. ~ 1 Peter 5:8-9 NIV
Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
The Living Word Ministries Inc.
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