KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:10 KJV “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might”.
The reason the devil attacks the Christian in spiritual warfare is to deprive the Christian of his position in Christ, rob him of the power and authority he wields as a Christian and finally to succeed in making him miss heaven. The enemy has two main plans to get this done.
1.To cause the Christian to sin against God and to deceive him to live in sin.
2.He brings challenges and difficulties to make the Christian lose faith in God.
The scripture says we must ” Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”. The Bible uses the term “wiles” of the devil. The meaning of this word is cunning arts, deceit, craft or, trickery. It means every form of strategy he uses to achieve this is deceitful or trickery. If it is to sin, he uses tricks. If it is a sickness it is a trick. If it is a challenge or problem it is a trick.
Satan is a deceiver and takes men captive through deceitful ways. One needs to be strong in the Lord to stop the devil. God’s answer for us is the Armour of God. The very first outfit of the Armour to use is TRUTH. Truth is the strongest antidote to lies. You must know the truth of God’s word and be fully yielded to the truth. Many Christians accept wrong and negative, sinful thoughts as coming from their sinful nature. They yield to them because they assume such thoughts are from their very selves. This is a lie. You don’t have a sinful nature. Rom 6:6 KJV “Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin”. This scripture shows us that the Oldman of sin in us was crucified with Jesus. Those emotions to sin are therefore not from us but the devil influencing our emotions to go the wrong way. With your knowledge of the truth you declare to your flesh to align according to the scriptures. If it is a feeling of sickness in any part of your body, you know it is a lie, because the truth says Himself took our infirmities and bore our diseases and with his stripes we are healed. (Matt 8:17, Isaiah 53:4&5,1st Peter 2:24) With the belt of truth, you declare Jesus has taken these sicknesses and it is a lie.
The belt of truth is knowing the truth, saying the truth to the situation and believing what the truth says. It is an indispensable weapon to stop the devil before he goes far in any form. It deals with the fundamental onslaught of the devil. The Bible advices us in this wise, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.(Col 3:16).Let the words of Christ dwell in your hearts richly. Listen to the reading of the Bible as well as inspired preaching often. Make use of this present-day easy asses to information to equip and soak yourself in the truth. Every Christian can be strong. With your smart phone download inspired teachings of tried and tested men of God and keep listening to these messages. The continual entrance of God’s word in your heart would cause your inner being to be flooded with light. Be strong in the Lord.
I am born of God. The power of God reigns in me. I am free from every power of sin and the devil cannot take any advantage of me. I walk and live in the truth. Sickness has no power over me. Thank you, Jesus.
Revelation 12:11 KJV” And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death”.
John 8:31& 32 KJV “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”