Satan’s attacks against Christians-Part 1

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Satan’s attacks against Christians-Part 1  

1 Peter 5: 8-9 “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” NIV Bible

Extra Reading: 1 Peter 5:1-14

If we do not resist the devil, things will go wrong because we will be disobeying God. Satan attacks every true child of God, and you and I are no exceptions to the rule. ‘Resist’ means to withstand; to be firm against; to fight against if necessary. ‘Be sober’ means to be sane, to be mentally self-controlled; to be on guard. ‘Be vigilant’ means to be awake, to be watchful like a sentry on guard duty, ever watching and listening for the approach of the enemy. Satan is a liar, murderer, divider, counterfeiter, roaring lion or an angel of light. Many try to fight a passive fight by saying, “I just trust the Lord and ignore Satan.” God says, “Be strong, stand up, draw the sword, resist, withstand, and overcome.” The war between God and Satan started in Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28, and continues today. Here are some ways in which Satan attacks Christians:

  1. The devil makes us lazy. A spirit of lethargy, heaviness comes over us; the brain becomes abnormally dull, tired and ambitionless. Perhaps we blame sleeplessness, the weather, diet or pressure of duties. Rebuke Satan in the name of Jesus, and he will be forced to flee from you (James 4:7).
  2. Sleeplessness. If Satan succeeds in making us lose sleep, then our senses will be dulled; our activities are arrested and weakened; normal operations of life are undermined.
  3. Pressures of duties. This makes us tired, overwhelmed and irritable; if we are too busy, too active, delays can frustrate us and Satan gets an advantage of us. Satan causes traffic jams to delay us to attempt to exasperate us. Beware of the time when unexpected callers or the children annoy us.
  4. Nerves. Satan tries to attack the body and cause us to become nervous wrecks. If he succeeds in this then the devil gets us to sin easily in our weakened position.

Prayer: Loving Father, keep protecting us against the attacks of Satan. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Rev. Samuel N. Modise     

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