Updated: Jan 19
I once lived in a bondage that I believed few had ever or if at all had experienced. I have since leaned that no matter how dark things may seem we are never alone. There are many others who are assailed and attacked as each everyone of are.
" Be sober, and vigilant because you adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist him steadfast in the faith, knowing that the afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world." (1Peter5:8-9)
The first thing we should notice about our enemy the devil is he is all bark and no bite. He has to make me believe that he is a big bad loin for his trick to work. The passage speaks of those he the devil may devour which mean we have to allow his deception to be the truth we believe for his attack against us to be successful.
I believe the biggest deception of the enemy today is getting us the believe that Christ died for us when reality we died with him. If Christ died for me he will have to day for me again and again many times a day in my battle against sin. But if I choose believe the truth that I died with Christ my battle with sin and its power over me will be broken and the devils deception will be dispelled and I will be able to walk in the freedom and victory that are rightfully mine as a brand new creation in Christ :-)
So keep your eyes open and stay awake out there my friends, there are wonderful thing ahead for us IF we don't lose heart in the heat of the battle the renew our minds and reprogram them to the truth so we won't fall pray to the dies of the devil :-)