Some may ask what this picture means… “Sometimes you face difficulties not because you are doing something wrong, but because you are doing something right.” Well, I can tell you that the enemy is not going to mess with you when you are walking with him. Satan is perfectly happy when you are doing what he wants. However, when you are walking with the Lord, the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy and will throw obstacles in your path. He is using many deceptive tricks to cause people to stubble along their path with God. Satan does not want our paths to be easy… but God’s plan will prevail as long as we keep our eyes on Him.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly..” (John 10:10)
11 thoughts on “The Enemy’s Plan…”
So true. It’s very important to know that when we suffer set-backs we may actually be advancing in Christ.
Yes… as one friend tells me…”new levels, new devils”. Another says, “promotion time”… Either way, so true.
Jesus also once told His disciple, Peter, that Satan desires to sift him as wheat, and given the opportunity, that is what he (Satan) would do to all of us.
Yes, you are right. I think many of us are being sifted right now…
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satan hates God and those of us who are His. It’s important to note he is referred to as “the destroyer” in scripture. He looks to literally destroy our relationship and walk with God.
Throughout biblical history, he has tried to thwart God’s plan: when Moses was born, there was an edict to kill all babies. When Jesus was born, there was an edict to kill all little Jewish male kids. It’s no wonder he tries to kill our relationship with God.
Amen. So true. I know that many lately are feeling even more of the enemy’s attempts at deception and it is imperative that we seek God’s guidance for everything. Thanks Pastor Sharon.. Good to hear from you my friend!
A great message Secret A. and very True, we only have to look at Paul’s life to see that the road will not be easy for us and Jesus tells us we will have trouble and be hated and that some of us will be Martyred and we can see this happening now in parts of the world.
God never tells us to go to Satan and reason with him or abuse him but to come to Him and when we walk as Jesus walked the Devil will flee, He hates goodness, our aroma in Christ Jesus smells to him of his death, he may still seek to deceive us but we know his tricks and he may use others to hurt us but they won’t have the final victory…. yes they may kill us but our Souls are protected Eternally.
Psalm 97:9-11 For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods. Ye that Love the Lord, hate evil: He preserveth the souls of His Saints; He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
2 Corinthians 2:14-16 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?
Luke 21:16-18 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
John 15:17-19 These things I command you, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Christian Love from both of us – Anne.
Amen… Thanks Anne!! and Ron!!
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