Recognize your enemy
March 8, 2010
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
-- 1 Peter 5:8
Do you ever wonder, "Why do I have this incredible pressure... this pull on my humanity to do wrong?" Or maybe you ask, "Why is evil so rampant in the earth?" Let me tell you why.
I believe that Jesus Christ is coming soon… that prophecy has been fulfilled, and is being fulfilled before our very eyes. The final chapters of human history are being written. And for this reason, the enemy is putting on a frantic full-court press as the clock runs down in history.
So rather than being subtle or subversive, the devil is boldly and blatantly unleashing havoc on the earth. You and I see it every day in the horrific activities and behaviors of people. The devil is a liar, a thief, and a murderer.
And so today, even people who were once skeptical of Satan's existence are waking up to the fact that supernatural forces and powers are at work around us. The devil is real and the Scripture affirms this.
Simon Peter said that the devil is "like a roaring lion roaming the earth seeking whom he may devour." But you can learn to recognize your enemy and his wicked purposes.
Be sober-minded and stay alert. Don't become a spiritual casualty! You have a skillful foe, but you also have a mighty Savior in Christ Jesus.
LEARN TO RECOGNIZE YOUR ENEMY AND HIS WICKED PURPOSES.
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Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
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