The devil doesn’t mind our going to church and things, but when we truly get in the Word of God, he knows he has a problem. So as believers we must know the devil will come after the Word of God, and anyone who has It. In any way he can get us to doubt, be confused or to try to get us just to let it lay dormant, he will do all he can to get that accomplished. So he can then, steal, kill and destroy as he pleases(John10:10).
It’s only when the Word is sown that the enemy comes against us(Gen.3:1-5; Luke8:11-12). Because he knows if He can get the Word from us, he can get our faith, because faith comes by hearing, and hearing the Word of God(Rom.10:17).
And he tries to combat the Word with lies, fear, doubt and confusion, among other things. In whatever way It’s sown, the devil will always come and try to get the Word out of us. Or to get it to where we don’t understand It, don’t pay attention to It, or obey It as we should. It’s all because of the Word that he comes(Mark4:14-15).
Because the devil knows the Word of God is the Truth, and he knows It alone is what can and will set and make us free, and give us that abundant life in Christ Jesus(John1:10-14; 8:31-32). Just as God knows the Word brings life, and He sows It, so we can have life and have it more abundantly; the devil knows the same and is trying all he can to prevent that. So we should and need to know as well, and we need to be ready for his attacks, as well as the Lord’s soon return(Matt.24:42-47).
Because if we don’t have the Word the devil already has us, and there’s no need for him to trouble us(John15:18-24). Not saying that will stop him, but it’s because we’re already his and we’re already in trouble when we don’t have Jesus and the Word of God(John3:36). Lord, have mercy.
So let’s get the Word and be very mindful to guard It and strive with all that’s in us to understand and do It. Just also know the enemy is coming when we have It. But there’s nothing he can really do to us true believers, once we truly have It(Luke22:31-32; John14:30). Glory to God!
So let’s fear not, because God will help us to overcome always, when we have that same Word. We just must believe(1John5:4-5). Because it’s by that same Word we shall be able to stand against all the attacks of the enemy, and overcome all things, by the grace of God(Eph.6:11; 2Pet.3:1-7).
So let’s get the Word and be diligent doers of it(Rom.2:11-13; Jam.1:22). Because again, it’s only after we hear, receive and are truly enlightened by the Word of God, that trouble from the enemy will really start to come. Because the Word is what he’s after(Heb.10:32-33).
So let’s resist the devil, in faith and know once we have the Word of God/Jesus, he’s coming(1Pet.5:6-11). But instead of letting the devil take the Word from us, let’s give it to him; by using it on and against him, as Jesus did, when he came at Him(Matt.4:1-11). By the grace of God. In Jesus name.
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