Inside: Do you believe in the Evil one? Do you know that
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Have you ever felt like evil was descending upon you?
I know it’s probably just an old wives tale, but someone once told me that problems come in threes. When we’re struggling doesn’t it seem like problems keep coming?
So, we try and be resolute and steadfast in faith, but we start to question what the heck is going on?
Reality tells us that we shouldn’t have to deal with all of this stuff (or maybe it’s just me that thinks this way.)
My current modus operandi:
- Try and solve all the problems myself.
- Have a plan B, or C, or even D
- Get frustrated when problems remain
You’re on a Hit List
The fact is that as Christians, we are on a hit list. Oh, friend, how I wish this wasn’t true!
The reason is Satan is still running rampant in this world.
Unfortunately, we all are pegged, and the evil one’s desire and greatest hope is to knock us out so that we can’t fulfill our purpose here.
Have you felt his attacks?
None of us are new to Satan, he’s been watching our every move since we were born.
In all honesty, he knows what we’ve been through, what painful events have wounded us, and the people who have caused us the most harm.
Satan knows our weaknesses and the wounds that we try and hide.
The reality is: he knows us better than we know ourselves.
Because he knows all he does, he can discourage us and hit us with his best shot.
The sad truth is: many times he can bring us down and get us good.
When We Feel Stuck
A few years ago, health problems hit big time. My body seemed to have a mind of
I’d be hit with crippling fatigue and needed to lay down, and since there was no rhyme or reason, I didn’t feel comfortable going anywhere by myself.
Therefore, I stopped going to church and to Bible Study; I took a break from writing and wasn’t as consistent being in the Word.
Slowly everything seemed hard, and I was discouraged.
During this time, Satan reminded me of the wounds I had from childhood, my greatest fears, and a great focus on what was missing from my life.
All of a sudden, I was led to believe:
- God wasn’t good.
- My Heavenly Father didn’t care for me.
- I couldn’t have good health.
- My life would never get better.
Recognizing Satan’s Ploys
The truth is: he’s the father of lies and is looking for people to devour.
Actually, He discourages, causes despair, and condemns us.
Satan wants us to isolate, draw back, and stop believing life can be any different for us.
We might be able to look back on our lives and spot these moments when we were being attacked by him, but when going through hard times, we might miss it and be convinced of his lies.
Attacking the Weak and Lonely
For instance, as a wolf attacks the weak and sick in the herd, the evil one does the same to us.
He prowls around looking for someone is struggling, maybe feeling down, or not in good health and WHAM!
Satan might start slow and hit us softly with little lies, but
The truth is: he wants us annihilated. Stopped. Bitter. Walking Away from God.
Call to Action
Satan is on a ticking time clock. His final demise is coming, so he doesn’t play fair; he is fierce and wily.
The evil one knows that he will be cast into hell for eternity so right now he is playing to hurt God all that he can by trying to take away God’s chosen ones.
Just because God has given us the tools doesn’t mean we can sit by and do nothing. In order to fight against evil in this world, we have to choose to fight.
God is bigger than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4). Even though evil might descend, God is victorious and the winner.
3 Tips to Fight the Good Fight
- Consistently get into the Word of God. God gives us the armor to fight against all strategies of the devil (Eph 6:11-17)
- Learn the tools and weapons of fighting evil through God’s word. God lets us use His mighty weapons (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
- Pray a prayer of protection against evil.
Prayer for Protection against Evil
Thank you for giving me the weapons to fit evil in this world. Alert me when evil descends, prick me to see it for what it is. Humble me before you so that I can call upon you to help me instead of trying to fight evil with my own willpower. Let me embrace that You are faithful and that You will strengthen and guard me
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