"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour; Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 1Peter 5:8, 9
IN JESUS TODAY!
In our resistance to the enemy we need to understand some things about our adversary. They are as follows: First, we do have an adversary-the devil, as written,
"Whom resist steadfast in the faith".
Next, The devil is not any person. The devil is 'like" a roaring lion and not an actual lion. The devil seeks to take our life. And finally, we are given the power to overcome the devil through Jesus Christ.
To begin with we need to understand that we often confuse the devil with another, specifically other people, but the Bible tells us clearly,
"We wrestle not with flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this world." Ephesians 6:12
Next, we must realize that the devil is not as powerful as he would like us to believe. He is not that roaring lion! Instead, the devil is actually a little worm that is under our feet! Genesis tells us,
"And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all of the days of thy life. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise his feet." Genesis 3:14, 15
So what exactly are we afraid of? Getting our feet bruised? Stomp on the devil today! He wants to stomp on you!
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10
Jesus wants you to live "The good life!
THE GOOD LIFE IS IN JESUS!