Do you know your enemy?

June 26, 2013 — 1 Comment

We are in a spiritual battle. One of the tactics of the Enemy is to lull us into a sleep that denies we are even spiritual creatures in a universe saturated with God’s powerful presence – forgetting that we are in a spiritual war requiring spiritual weapons.  Listen to our recent sermon at Christ Church on The Spiritual Battle.

We need to have our thinking right about Diabolos, the Devil, who is the Deceiver and Destroyer – and also our Defeated Enemy!

“There are two equal and opposite errors into which
our race can fall about the devils.
One is to disbelieve in their existence.
The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.
They themselves are equally pleased by both errors
and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.”

(Screwtape Letters)

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, 
seeking someone to devour. Resist him,firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering 
are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, 
the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.  (1 Peter 5:8-11, ESV)

We need to:
Know our Enemy;
Know our Human weaknesses and vulnerabilities;
and we need to Know our God better to resist the Devil effectively with a firm faith!

Q – Where do you need to be more alert to the tactics of the enemy in your life?

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One response to Do you know your enemy?

  1. 

    Sometimes it seems that just when I’ve learned to trust God in an area, that’s exactly where the trial comes. I know in my head the biblical answer, but then I am in a position to act as if what the Bible says is true. The enemy is crafty in his temptations, but I know the Spirit only uses him to refine me and strengthen my faith. What a ride. Good thing He’s a pro.

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