The devil's strategies
March 9, 2010
… so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.
--2 Corinthians 2:11
You and I don't have to be "outwitted by Satan." The apostle Paul came to recognize the devil's strategies, and so can you and I. We can understand our enemy and be wise to his ways.
The Scripture is clear in its description of the devil. He's called the prince of darkness, the accuser of the brethren, the adversary, the ruler of the powers of the air, the ruler of wickedness, the god of this age, and the god of this world.
And beyond knowing who he is, we can also understand how he works. The devil works in collusion with the systems of this world and the lust of the flesh. He plays to our sinful nature that lives to be gratified, and comes at us with worldly temptations. He even tried this with Jesus, remember?
Jesus had gone to the wilderness alone at the outset of his earthly ministry, and Satan tempted him with personal ambition, spiritual allegiance, and physical appetites. But Jesus resisted the devil and revealed the ways of the enemy in the process.
And because he was victorious over Satan's ways, we can be victorious in Christ Jesus!
Know your enemy and give him no ground in your life. You are more than a conqueror through Jesus!
KNOW YOU ENEMY AND GIVE HIM NO GROUND IN YOUR LIFE.
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