Overcoming the Works of the Devil!
“Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him.” Zechariah 3:1
Your attitude to the attacks of the devil will determine if he will win the battle or not. If you let fear take charge, you will lose the battle to the devil. You should have the mindset of a winner and keep your faith alive. The amount of influence you have in the Kingdom of God will determine the number of attacks you will get from Satan because he will do anything to make sure the Kingdom of God does not expand.
Satan comes through those that are close to you or those that you trust very well. You might need advice from someone close to you, and the devil will attack through them. They will end up giving you the wrong advice and misleading you. This is why you should pray for those around you, your family, your mentors, and those you seek advice from. Pray for the grace of God to cover them and for the devil not to have a hold over them. Pray!
Matthew 26:41 says, “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
How do we overcome the attacks of Satan? Through the Word of God. Jesus, at the beginning of his ministry, was faced with temptations from the devil. But he overcame with the Word of God. Jesus kept replying to the devil with “it has been written.” If you are not conversant with the Word of God, there is no way you can fire back at the devil because Satan knows the Word of God too, so you have to be well-informed and know how to use it.
David said in Psalms 119:92 that “if your law had not been my delight, I would have perished.” Remember, you are not alone, even Jesus has been attacked before by the devil, and He overcame. You can overcome too. remember what John 10:10 has said, saying, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
1. I will overcome all the attacks of Satan with your Word and help; give me the strength to keep pushing, God.
2. Psalm 1; Oh Lord, help me walk in your counsel so that I do not lose sight of thee in Jesus’ name. Amen.