The last four Sundays we have looked at our enemy’s tactics in his attack upon our lives – deceiving, destroying, inciting, and accusing. As I have said, when looking at any opposition, it’s important to know how they function. What are their tendencies? What are their tactics? Satan, the adversary, is our enemy and he and his demons will do anything to keep us from living our lives for the glory of God. He wants us to trust our own flawed intuition. Knowing his tactics is an important piece of having success in our walk with Christ.
As I mentioned this past Sunday, Satan accuses and the Holy Spirit convicts. How do we know the difference? Be reminded that Satan’s accusations leave you feeling guilty – helpless, hopeless, and worthless. If the Holy Spirit is convicting you, you will also feel guilty. But His conviction will point you graciously to the truth that will lead to confession and repentance – hope.
The next two weeks we will be looking at what it looks like to be strong against Satan’s tactics. These two messages will come from Ephesians 4-6. Take time to read and reflect upon the truths found there.
Ephesians 1:3-4 (ESV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.
Walking with you,