Satan’s four common tactics are deception, division, diversion, and discouragement. He uses these tactics because he knows that a divided house will eventually fall. According to Mark 3:25, “And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” Rick Warren said, “How does the devil operate? He doesn’t stand around with a pitchfork and a red suit, like Underwood deviled ham. He plays on our pride — particularly wounded pride. He tells us what we want to hear. He whispers in our ear and gives us little thoughts, suggestions, and ideas. When you’re in the middle of an argument, he starts whispering things in your ear, like “You don’t have to take this kind of stuff. Retaliate. Who do they think they are? Get even. Assert yourself. Don’t put up with this kind of stuff. Show ‘em who’s boss.” He tells you all the things your pride would love to hear.” In this in spiritual battle we must identify the real enemy! We are not fighting flesh and blood rather the father of lies and the author of pride. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” Each of us have fallen victim to one or more of the enemy’s plots and schemes at one point but we don’t have continue to allow him to wreck havoc in our lives! You see, God doesn’t want us to be ignorant to the Devil’s devices that he uses to seek to entrap us. Remember that God is for us. Greater is He who is in us than he who is in this world (1John 4:4) Yes, God is with us and the enemy does not have the final say over over our lives. God fights for us, even in times we’re unaware. He’s always working on our behalf, often behind the scenes where we cannot see. Thankfully, we fight from the position of victory because the enemy through God’s divinity was defeated at the drop of Jesus’ blood some 2,000 years ago!!! Amen and amen and amen!!
Amen. Loved this.
Amen and TGBTG!