The Message-Satan Fights Against You

It is Satan’s desire to cause you to fall to the point that you can’t get back up. He doesn’t want you to resist him or fight against him, but rather to give up. This could be a battle in your home, with fear, anger, addiction, jealousy, your marriage, children, job etc. He wants you to fall and allow him to take you captive. He will kill you if he can.

2 Corinthians 4:4 says Satan has blinded the mind and eyes of the people of this world, in order to keep the glorious gospel of light and Christ from shining in them.

We must aggressively fight against Satan. He’s aggressively fighting against us. When he knocks you down, stand up and fight. Don’t continue to make the same mistakes again. Ask forgiveness and move on. Be an overcomer. Keep your eyes of Jesus. When you do this you stand strong against the enemy.

In your time of testing, trial or trouble, Satan will tell you the Lord has forsaken you.

Hebrew 13:5 Jesus said I will never leave you nor forsake you.

We are going to go through many tests, trials and tribulations in life. God lets these come to get the junk out of us. God uses trials and tribulations to get impurities like pride, arrogance, impatience, envy, anger etc. out of us and to build up our character.

Some tests and trials are torment. Some other words for torment are; agony, suffering, pain, anguish, misery, distress, and affliction. All of these things come from Satan.

 Torment will make you pray. It will bring you to your knees. You will lay in the floor and cry out to God for mercy, to make it stop, to change it. You will ask Him to take it away. You will beg that He stop the pain, the agony. They teach us like nothing else can.

 God wants to grow us and make us better on the inside. He allows trials to bring the impurities to the forefront. He wants to change and transform us to become more like Jesus. He takes what Satan meant for our harm and uses it for our good.

 Satan prowls around looking for someone not paying attention. He wants to exploit our weakest areas. We all have flaws and weaknesses we struggle with that make us vulnerable. That is exactly where Satan will attack.

He is armed with lies and accusations. He’s cruel and will show no mercy. He is coming to destroy you.

 These weak areas can become strongholds, if we don’t oppose them. Maybe you have an area of weakness that has been turned into a stronghold. Maybe pride, negativity, fear, anxiety, jealousy. Strongholds are made and broken in the thoughts and imaginations of our minds.

 Satan uses your mind against you. The longer you think on these thoughts the more likely you will come to believe them, speak them and act on them. Refuse to do this.

 Speaking them gives power to them. Once you speak them the next step would be to take action on them.

 That goes for good thoughts in your mind as well. The longer you dwell on them, the more likely you will believe them, speak them, and act on them

 Think of it this way. You fill your mind full of wicked, evil, negative, hurtful thoughts which come from Satan, or you fill your mind full of Jesus and God’s Word, which promises you a future, joy, love, peace, mercy, blessing, everlasting life. Which thoughts do you want to think on, hope in, and speak? Which thoughts do you want to live out in your life, in your actions?

 Despite the lies of the enemy, with God’s help you can knock strongholds down in every area of your life, by speaking the Word of God. It breaks the stronghold every time, by taking that thought captive to the obedience of Christ.

 Knock Satan down, speak the Name of Jesus or a scripture and Satan and his demons will tremble, and back off every time.

 Jeremiah 23:29 Does not my Word burn like fire, says the Lord. Is it not like a mighty hammer that smashes rock to pieces?

 Reinforce yourself with the Word of God and resist the enemy. Each time you resist Satan, he must flee. Though your enemies are against you, the Lord is for you. Though your enemies come against you one way, they will flee before you 7 ways. The Lord is a God who gives just punishment. He always repays in full. The Lord will take care of your enemies. Watch and see.

 Don’t allow Satan to put anger, and bitterness in your mind, knock it down. Reject the lies when he tells you, you have no future, speak the Word. The devil is a liar.

 Face your enemy when he tells you, you are worthless, that your past defines you. If you are a believer of Jesus, all your sins have been washed away. You are a new person. You have taken off the old man and put on the new man.

 When Satan attacks with accusations and condemning thoughts, remember you are the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ. Not through our own works, but through Jesus. You are more than a conqueror through Him that loves you.

 God has already told you your sins will be remembered no more. There is no condemnation when you have accepted Jesus. Do not fall for Satan’s lies, his tricks. Knock those thoughts down as soon as you recognize them. They aren’t from God.

 Jeremiah 6:16 Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the godly way and walk in it. Travel its path and you will find rest for your souls.

 God bless. Heal the brokenhearted, bind up all their wounds.