As believers we do not spend enough time exposing the enemy in the beginning a situation arises shortly after the creation a deceiver shows up in the Garden of Eden and entices man by tweaking the word God had given man.”Ye shall not surely die for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, and then your eyes shall be open and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” So God had created a being that was free of choices as long as he followed the instruction, so the deceiver poses a riddle and offers a promotion you will be gods Another place in the word it says the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy the first thing he stole was mankind’s innocents, and his dominion and this is how the battle between good and evil begun.
This article is about mankind’s common enemy and how he continues to deceive, once man’s eyes was open there where so many choices some good some bad but since sin had entered into the world the bad always seems more enticing. Let’s take a look at our own lives what seems better is always tainted with evil for example the female friend at work seems more understanding then the wife as a result of what seem better at the time comes divorce, hurt children, guilt, shame, remorse and many sorrows.
Another place the writer says the enemy the enemy likes a roaring lion seeking whom he may destroy. As we become aware of the enemy and his intentions we need to have weapons to defeat his purpose to mane, kill, steal and destroy. We must also remember that our enemy operates in both the physical world, and the spiritual. The writer says and another place “That the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God for the pulling down of strongholds casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.
A word about dominion the writer says God gave man dominion over the earth that dominion was stole when they follow the guidance of the deceiver and he took dominion that’s why evil seems so enticing,we must not forget he comes to steal, kill, and destroy. So he became the God of this natural world and it got so evil that God destroyed it once by flood, but because of God love for man he preserved their race and it wasn’t long before evil was rampant again.
Some might wonder why because unlike the deceiver or man God keeps his word he gave the earth to mankind and desired for mankind to be innocent ; but man choose to know and God excepted man choice much like the way parents eventually excepts the ways of a wayward child. So when we look at unconditional love we see that God is not much different than any other parent and just like we give our children tips and advice on how to do better God has done the same.
To defeat and enemy you have know how he operates so you can counter attack what do we know about our enemy, he operates in the dark he hates light, he’s a thief and a killer, and a destroyer and very cunning. What does he steal? He steals joy, hope, faith, and promises. How does he kill by pronouncing us guilty he always pointing out mankind’s guilt, he destroys when we refuse to turn from our evil ways and cunning because he always promoting the rewards of darkness.
How do you defeat such a cunning and baffling foe, with the word of God, prayer, mediation and accepting the new birth while developing the art of repentance? Throughout the word of God there are listens on the enemy and how to defeat him; we will not give you scripture and verse because you must do the work if you are to win against such a cunning enemy. What we have done is given you a blue print to defeating Satan our common enemy.
Remember Jesus did the hard part on Calvary but he waiting on us to do our part so he can finish the job he looking for his bride a church without spot or wrinkle, simply put a group of people that believe God’s word and does it. Victory is ours for the taking our enemy has suffer a fatal blow all we have to do is become ready to meet the groom.
The Battle is the Lords
For the weapons of our warfare our not carnal but are mighty through God for the pulling down of strongholds.