Know the Enemy
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil – Ephesian 6:11
Many times we try to fight a spiritual battle physically and when that is the case, we lose every time. We can’t defeat the enemy physically, but we can, when we place our trust in God, God’s word, the name of Jesus, and the blood of Jesus.
Jesus has already won the battle with Satan, but in order for us to enter into the promise land we must fight the good fight of faith. God promised the children of Israel, a land flowing with milk and honey, but in order for them to access the land, they had to confront the giants in the land and conquer them. In order to receive the peace Jesus has given us, we have to fight the giants of aggravation, unforgiveness, bitterness, and resentment. Everything Jesus gave us, Satan will try to destroy it, if we don’t fight to keep what Jesus has given us.
Satan is limited, he’s not omnipotent and Jesus has given every believer a weapon; the word of God, the name of Jesus and the blood of Jesus. Satan nor his co-host can withstand us when we come against them with knowledge of what God has given us through His Son, Jesus. We must know we can’t defeat Satan or his co-host in our strength, but when we confront them in the name of Jesus, He and His co-host must come subject.
Satan attacks us with temptation, accusation and deception. We don’t have to fall prey to any of these when we have submitted ourselves to God, and if we happen to fall into one of his tricks, repent, and turn from the sin and rededicate yourself to God. In order to win the fight, we must know Satan, be filled with the word of God and the Spirit of God.