Living Water Daily Devotional 1-2-19

UNDERSTANDING THE WEAPONS OF SATAN (I)

Read: Revelation 20:1-10
MEMORISE: So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him (Revelation 12:9).

EXPOSITION
There is a common statement that people usually make which is very far from the biblical truth. They say that Satan has no Salvation, but he has power. The truth of the Bible is that, Satan is a defeated enemy of God and he cannot do anything beyond what God allows him to do. For the believers of the New Testament, Satan can do but nothing in your life, if you do not give room for him, for it is written about us that He that is in us, is greater than he that is in the world.

Nevertheless, Satan has one powerful weapon He fight Christians with He knows that all true believers have already become untouchable to him, because we have been sanctified and covered by the blood of Jesus (Rom. 8:31). From his cunning way, he uses his weapon of deception to lure us to sin. He knows that God hates sin. For Satan knows that many Christians do not understand that covered sin, will remove divine protection from a Christian’s life (Proverbs 28:18).

Whenever Satan wants to deceive us, he uses our minds as he did to Eve in the Garden of Eden and our Lord Jesus Christ after His Forty days fasting. This is the battle of mind (Gal. 5:16-20), It is our duties to keep our minds every moment (Prov. 4:23). He also uses human being as vessels to deceive us. This is what he used to defeat Israel in the case of Balak, the king of Moab. Prophet Balaam was the human vessel Satan used to fight Israel. Balaam knew that in as much as Israel maintain their relationship with God, he could do them no harm (Num. 23:23). He then taught Balak what to do to bring about separation between Israel and God: “But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality” (Rev. 2:14). You have to be sensitive enough to discover anyone in your life, family and ministry that is serving as agent of Satan. Anything that makes you to enjoy the pleasure of sin is Satan’s dangerous weapon to trap you. Please, be wise to know Satan’s strategy to lure people into sin. May you not be his victim in Jesus’ name.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, make me wiser than the deception Satan uses to lure people into sin.
2. Every work of Satan to trap me is destroyed in Jesus’ name.
3. Lord, open the eyes of all Christian couples to understand the weapon of deception that Satan uses to scatter homes.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Exodus 17:1 – 19:21; Matthew 21:1 – 21:22

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