Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Nature of our Enemy

We are in a battle and the spoils are great. The unseen world around us is tremendously active. As it was in the days of Noah and the days of Lot, so will it be in these last days. One of the chief characteristics of those ancient troublesome times was the heightened occurrence and intensity of demonic activity.

Here are some things you must know about the character of the enemy.

1) Self-aggrandizement
Eze 28:2  Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
a. He has a god complex.
b. His pride is of the worst degree.
c. His penchant it to over estimate himself.
d. His Achilles heel - "You are not God!"

Can we relate to this fallen angel?
a. Do we not also try to act as lord sovereign of our lives?
b. Aren't we also lifted up with pride?
c. Don't we also bite off more than we can chew and in the end we are also cast down?
d. In the end, we abruptly realize how fallible we are!

2) Extremely wise
Eze 28:3  Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:
a. You must "give the devil his due." We have to concede that he was specially created with tremendous talent and wisdom.
b. He has been at it a long time. His tools are effective, his observation powers are well honed, his stalking abilities are legendary, his arrows are sharp and deadly. He knows how to hunt and is highly effective as the roaring lion at getting his game.

What can we do against such a foe?

*Know your enemy! Do not be ignorant of his devices.
*Stay on guard.
*Beware of success, he loves to attack on the heels of our victories.
*In your low times, he subtly speaks to your ego, suggesting very unwise decisions.
*Remember, it is not a game you are in, but a battle for your soul, your holiness, your witness.
*Quit you like men (put on the holy armor!) and wage your warfare in the power of the Spirit of God.

Bless you in your battle today!

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