1 Peter

resist the enemy, always steadfast in the faith

1 Peter 5:8-9   Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 

There is a fallen adversary lurking around in our midst. He is the Devil. He was defeated at the hands of Jesus more than 2000 years ago. He has been stripped off all authority and has been placed under the feet of the church.

Today he prances around and deceives many…he walks to and fro, like a roaring lion….looking for opportunity to bring darkness into our hearts. But we are not ignorant of his devices. We are not gullible to his deceiving tongue.

We have been instructed into the Word. We know better. We know Lucifer is beneath our feet and we know we have authority in the name of Jesus to keep him subdued, by force, beneath our feet.

We are equipped, by God’s Word, with all we need to resist and dispel all the deception of Lucifer. We are endowed with ability to push back his every advance and prevail over his every agenda.

This is how we resist steadfast in the faith: with the power of the spoken word alive on our lips…ablaze in our hearts…sovereign in all spheres of our being!

Selah.

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