Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Character of Satan as “The Ruler”
Satan’s Target: Your Will
Satan’s Weapon: Pride
Satan’s Purpose: To Make You Independent of God’s Will
Your Defense: The Indwelling Spirit of God

The Character of Satan as “The Destroyer”
Satan’s Target: Your Body
Satan’s Weapon: Suffering
Satan’s Purpose: To Make You Impatient with God’s Will
Your Defense: The Imparted Grace of God

The Character of Satan as “The Deceiver”
Satan’s Target: Your Mind
Satan’s Weapon: Lies
Satan’s Purpose: To Make You Ignorant of God’s Will
Your Defense: The Inspired Word of God
From "The Strategy of Satan" by Warren W. Wiersbe)

With that said, lets go deeper..

One of Satan's greatest achievements for himself was convincing the world that he does not exist... This isn't just a one time achievement, it continues to happen more and more every day. As we are brainwashed into becoming more dependent on ourselves we further distance ourselves from God. Yet, no matter how hard we try to convince ourselves we don't need God, we will never be at peace with ourselves or the world without him. We can push it away or ignore it for a long time, but it never goes away. You can pull back in attempted self-preservation and you can pretend that the void isn't there but you can never deny it fully. Its that little nudge in the depths of your heart that tells you "there is more than this". Its that little voice in the back of your conscious that speaks to you even when you try to avoid it... God desires you to come to him, to love him as he loves you. He is the only one that knows what is best for you.. Because he is perfect, that makes his plan for you perfect. When you take the first step forward to seek him out he will open up doors that you never knew were there.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

And your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right or to the left. (Isaiah 30:21)