“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”
– Matthew 10:16
Yesterday we talked about how Satan does exist but how we, as Christians, have power and authority over the darkness he tries to bring into our lives. Overall, we affirmed that Jesus has won the war! Today, I want to talk a little bit more about our adversary and where his pseudo-power comes from.
I believe that lack and evil in this world are carried out through the agency of people; however, their root cause is found in the angelic world, namely through Satan and the fallen angels who followed him rather than serving the Lord. Now, whenever we talk about the devil and Satanic influences in modern society, it’s easy for educated people to put their guard up — that’s because the enemy doesn’t want us to know him!
Friend, like it or not, you have an enemy. Satan does exist and he is working in the world against the Kingdom of God. His aim and goal is to destroy the lives of believers through deception, temptation, and the illusion of lack. You see, the last thing he wants is for you to understand the fullness of your sufficiency, goodness, and abundant life in Jesus. The devil is lost and, if you let him, he will wreak havoc in your life. His goal? To make more losers before he goes down! Jesus will ultimately destroy him, but he wants people to join him on the losing team and he accomplishes this by making it look enticing. This is why it’s important to be vigilant — shrewd as a serpent and gentle as a dove — and to know your authority in Christ! You are more than a conqueror through His blood that was shed for you on the cross. Stand firm in His power, today and always, and He will guard you, protect you, and fight for you! Isn’t that great news?
I am so grateful, Jesus, that you are my defense against the forces of darkness that seek to destroy my life. I acknowledge that I have an enemy but I affirm that you are greater!
How do you perceive Satan? Where do you see him attacking your life?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.
Thank you so much, for your wisdom, and all you do.