1 Peter 5:8-9

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

1 Peter 5:8-9 NIV

The devil is real and we are called to be mindful of his schemes.  He is defeated, but he is on the war path and will devour anyone he can.  As born again believers we have victory and authority over the enemy.  But we must operate and exercise that authority.

The way we resist the enemy is by simply standing firm in the faith.  The battle belongs unto the Lord and when we place all things in God’s hands through prayer, we give the battle over to the Lord.  But our part is standing firm in our faith in Jesus Christ.  The greatest battles we will be against doubt, discouragement, and worry.

Every day we are at war.  We face temptations on a daily basis and must be in God’s word and prayer daily.  Through daily time spent in God’s word and prayer will keep our hearts and minds fixed upon the Lord.  It is through keeping our minds fixed upon the Lord that we will stand strong in our faith and will resist the devil in every trial and temptation we face.


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