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Spiritual Warfare - Satan’s Strategies

Satan's war against us is organized and complete with strategies.

Ephesians 6:11-12 (NKJV)

11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

The word principalities refer to his head officers, while the word wiles refer to clever plans, crafty deceptions, and cunning methods. Like a military general, Satan plans his attacks and directs his demonic forces.

Note: carefully how Paul describes this one against whom we are fighting: "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood." In other words, our enemies are not people. You may think they are, but they are not. We must see beyond people. Satan may use people to persecute us, lie to us, cheat us, hurt us, or even kill us. But our real enemy lurks in the shadows of the unseen world, moving people as pawns on the chessboard of time. As long as we see people as enemies and wrestle against them, we will spend our strength in vain.

Satan is the great destroyer. He wants to destroy your life through adversity, getting in the way and blocking the moves that God wants to make in your life. He does that by discouragement, by wasting your time and energy, and by a frontal assault on your weak areas to lead you to sin. Satan wants to disrupt your walk with God, ruin your testimony, and destroy your life.

Paul gives the following instruction in Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” Why? So, we can get into this battle and fight against the enemy who is against us. This is not a fight for the apostles. This is not a fight for the pastors. This is not a fight for the deacons or the leaders.

This is a fight for the brethren, for all of us together-the brothers and the sisters. The lines have been drawn. And our enemy, with whom we are involved in mortal combat, is none other than Satan himself. It is the Lord and the brethren against Satan and the demons.

God Bless, Israel

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