Defeating The Serpent

We are in a spiritual battle. Our country and the world are divided into ever-broadening ways. Half-truths, misinformation, propaganda and “conspiracy theories “ are multiplying and permeating and also growing channels of communication. It’s as though “the prince of the power if the air” has taken control. This is a battle of information. This is a battle of competing reformations. How can we wade through all the confusion? How can we “stand” in such a time of this?

People who isolate themselves from God and His fellowship of believers are playing into the age-old strategy of divide and conquer. Satan knows about this tactic and uses it often. A person or believer, on their own is easy prey for him.

When this happens, we can expect to face a ruthless cunning enemy. Satan and the enemies of God’s people can smell weakness and vulnerability. To then it is like blood in the air. To the. It is prey and easy picking, like a lamb straying of its pen, like a straggler wandering from the heard.

1Samuel 11, talks about the Kings of the Ammonitems who was severely oppressing the tribes of Gad and Reuben. He would poke out everyone’s right eye and allow no one to rescue them. Here we have a broader picture of Satans’ strategy to enslave people.The Kings name was actually name Nahash. What parent would name there child Serpent? Maybe parents who worshiped the devil or parents who liked snakes. But it was most likely given to him after his birth because of who he was.

What is Satan’s strategy based on the circumstances of Nahash. This picture of how Satan attacks us.

If Satan can get us to settle for less than God’s best, such as what he did with Ruben in the Bible. Then Satan has us in a vulnerable weakened position.

Doesn’t that seem like what he’s trying to do in America trying to get us to settle for less.

Spiritual Shortsightedness.

When we are very shallow spiritually. We don’t see the big picture. When God took the slaves out of Egypt in Exodus 1:10, into the wilderness with an objective of a lush land of blessing. They had no desire or perception about what God was doing. Therefore, they settled for less than God’s best.

Is this what happening in our World today? We have not taught our children how to settle only for God’s best. Or to know Him as “The Great Messiah” who can do the impossible.

Don’t act in a faithless way by choosing ease and comfort. When we choose a life of comfort instead of conquest in Christ, we set ourselves up to be conquered by the enemy.

Now it’s true that following God and His plan can be difficult times. But It’s always worth it. God allows difficulty in our lives to build strength for such a time as this.

Yes, Satan can sneak in and attack you. I always know I’m doing something right and about get stronger in the Lord when he hits my weakness, he hits my head with headaches be it puts me down. Or an old injury that hasn’t bothered me in years will give me pain.

When we settle for less Satan attacks us. We should put on Jesus and make no provisions for the flesh.

Satan is a bully. He is a master of bluster. He can himself look pretty scary at times, like in America we are being bullied ( Conform to the Evils of America or you will be called a racist, terrorist terrorist).

Like the fear that’s being spread today on media,social media and other places people are shrinking like ants.

Have we forgotten how God had defeated Israel’s enemies, like King David with the stone he killed Goliath.

Satan seeks to blind us even if only partly. Ignorance is the strategy of Satan. If he can keep us ignorant of God’s truths, God’s resources at our disposal, or anything in God’s word, he has us at a great disadvantage. And what we don’t know the truth of Satans defeat and that he is a loser, we are more likely to cower in fear.

The truth is we have the power to defeat Satan by virtue of Jesus in our lives.

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