THE DEVIL IS WALKING ABOUT LIKE A ROARING LION
Children of God, the Lord is calling you to be very careful in your daily walk, because at every corner the old devil is seeking who he can devour. With our Government shut down, and many more people are beginning to face some hard times, the gateway into our minds have just been opened a little wider for the devil to enter in and take us down.
Our minds are susceptible to greater evil when we are put at risk such as our government leaders have now done. This allows the old devil to roam and seek his victims out one by one. The Bible tells us this, it says, “Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour.” (1 Peter 5:8 AMP)
Know that if you are not careful in your walk with God you will be his next victim. You must learn to grow in GOD’S grace. Know that a believer’s growth sometimes may be hindered or halted by three distinct enemies: the Devil, the world, and the flesh.
We are warned how the Devil walks or roams about like a lion. When lions hunt, they look for weak, young, isolated, unguarded animals. They are the ones marked for attack. The Devil’s ultimate agenda is to destroy us, not merely to hurt, maim, or discourage, but to devour and destroy us. He does that when he gets us to bow to circumstances, pressures, or forces of his evil design, hoping thereby to make us yield to him.
To overcome this evil spirit we must adopt a reverse strategy: B.O.W. TO JESUS, the One you BELIEVE, OBEY and WORSHIP. He overcame, refusing to bow to Satan’s devices (Matt. 4:8-10), and our growth in Him will bring the same ability to resist or stand against the Devil (1 Peter 5:9). We must be clothed in the full armor of God: be armed with the Word of God (Eph. 6:10-14), believe Him (Heb. 11:6), obey Him (1 John 3:24), and worship Him (John 4:23). Receive Christ’s overcoming victory!
We as citizens of America have been put at risk, and the most vulnerable among us are been pushed into the direct path of the old devil. But let us remember this, God has promised us that he would never leave us or forsake us. He calls us to cast all our cares, our anxieties, our worries and concerns upon Him, because He cares for us affectionately and cares about us watchfully.
And finally my brothers and sisters, He reminds us to Withstand him; be firm in faith [against his onset—rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined], knowing that the same (identical) sufferings are appointed to your brotherhood (the whole body of Christians) throughout the world. (1 Peter 5:9 AMP)
Now may the grace of our Lord and Savior cover you and keep you out off the clutches of the old devil and his evil spirits. Be encouraged, stay focus, and stay strong as you keep your eyes on the prize which is Jesus Christ.
- Resist Leads to Restoration (followingjesus87.wordpress.com)
- SIH’s Think On These Things: Proverbs 25:24-28 (settledinheaven.wordpress.com)
- A Lesson in Spiritual Warfare from a Wildlife Park (christianity201.wordpress.com)
- Devil’s Target for Every Life (abadel4u.wordpress.com)