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The Devil Lays In Wait. Do Not Take The Bait!

It is good to know your enemy so you can be ready. Most athletes study their opponents so they can win. I have seen during a game where the team is down and comes back and win. I have also seen when a team is up and they celebrate too soon, the other team throws them off and they lose the game. That is how the enemy works He comes at you when you are on a high and when you are at your lowest to catch you off guard.

1 Peter 5:8 NIV Version: Be clear-minded and alert. Your opponent, the Devil, is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

We have to stay on guard when we on a high and when we are at our lowest by spending time with God. Living in the word of God is the only way to stay spiritually aware and strong.

Ephesians 2:2 describes the devil as the prince of the power of the air. The radio, television, internet, and social media all operate through airwaves. The enemy uses that to manipulate and control how we behave. Stay rooted in the word of God and stay on the love walk because faith works by love. 1 Corinthians 14:33 says 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. We should use social media to glorify God with the gifts and purpose God has for our lives.

Revelation 12:10 says the devil is the accuser of the brethren/mankind. There is a saying when you are pointing the finger at someone else two are pointing back at you. We all have issues. The first person we should look at is ourselves. The devil loves when we argue and point fingers at each other. It is a no win situation. There is no one that is good but God (Mark 10:18). James 2:10: For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. A mature person looks at themselves. I Corinthians 11:31 says judge yourself so you won’t be judged. We have to give an account to God at the day of judgement for ourselves, not anyone else.

The devil also wants you to condemn yourself . The devil will bring a thought, a person, or a thing to get you distracted and when you fall short have you beating yourself up. As my Aunt Mary would say “confess and get up out that mess!”

John 10:10: 10 The thief (the devil) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Murders, robbing/stealing and destruction is of the devil. Anything robbing you of your joy, peace, and prosperity is of the devil. Anything killing your spirit and dragging you down is of the devil. Destruction and chaos in your life is of the devil.

John 8:44 says that the devil is the Father of all lies. Anything that is against the word of God is a lie. Any deception is of the devil. Romans 3:4 says let God’s word be true every person a liar. John 14:6 says I am the way The Truth and the Life! God’s word is the final truth above any person or thing. If it doesn’t line up with the word of God it is deception.

Now that we know our enemy we know how to fight and win with the help of God. Ephesians 6:12: 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

We can do like Jesus when the devil comes at us we have to submit to God, resist the devil, and then He will flee by saying “it is written.” The word is powerful, quick and sharper than any two edged sword. Speak the word and cut through demonic forces. Read Ephesians 6:11-18 concerning the armor God.

I am thankful for the people in my life that gives me Godly wisdom, corrects me, reminds me to walk in love, stay rooted and grounded in the word of God. Psalm 1:1 says blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the ungodly. In order to be blessed we must receive sound and Godly counsel.

The devil lays in wait. Do not take the bait!

Prayer: God thank you for being The Truth. God I stay spiritually alert by meditating and reading your word in and out of season. God I recognize the devil schemes to lie, kill, still,destroy my life, and condemn me to hell. Thank God because I accept you as Lord in my life I can repent and I am made righteous through faith, not under condemnation. I use the media for your glory and purpose you have for my life. I repent for acting like the devil finger pointing. I judge myself first. God help me in areas that I have challenges in. I thank you I have the victory through you. In Jesus name! Amen.

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