we are in a spiritual warfare, and the real battle is not against any man in
this world; but against unseen evil spirits that seek to control us or anyone
to fulfil its evil intentions. So it’s very important for us to be always alert
in the Spirit against the tactics and tricks which he uses against us.
father of lies and tempter from the beginning. There are many ways he attack
and deceive a human soul.
His intent is
to plant an evil thought seed that will take root and grow in one’s mind. It’s
the False thoughts and False Imagination
which he instil in a human mind that tempts one to do a sin. The devil comes to
steal and ultimately destroy a soul. He knows the strengths and weaknesses of a man, and knows exactly where
to hit at the least expected time. He is restless when he finds a soul getting more
close to God, and will do all kinds of things to distract, to steal his faith, to
stop from knowing God.
Devil incited David the false thought to number Israel
The devil always tries and works in order to get
a foothold in man’s life. For this he uses the mind as the entry point. He
attacks with his cunning plan and use the circumstances in a man’s life, his
weaknesses, to tempt him in order to get an access to enter his mind. If he
gets a foothold, he corrupts the mind and body with more evil desires, lust and
deception creating a stronghold such as:
c. Unhealthy Fear
e. Love of the worldly pleasure
f. Selfishness, and Pride
i. Constant Guilt ( Devil tries to
distract a soul from knowing the truth that, God the Heavenly Father forgives a
truly repentant heart. )
“Do not give the devil a foothold” ( Ephesians 4:27 )
uses one’s flesh to tempt his soul, to do sin
of the orginal sin committed by Adam and Eve, we have the weeds of sin in our
flesh. Hence the flesh works always against the Spirit.
use our flesh against our soul to tempt us. He tempts the soul to listen to the
wrong voice of the flesh, waits for the soul to fall into its trap and commit a
sin according to it’s evil intentions.
which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery,
hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions,
dissensions, heresies, envy, murders,
drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I
also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not
inherit the kingdom of God.( Galatians 5:19 )
the flesh is important to our overcoming its inclinations. We must learn to say
“No” to the desires of our fallen nature.
a soul shall not listen to the flesh,
but should listen to the Spirit and walk in the Spirit. When we listen to the
Spirit, we are one in Yeshua.
“Those who belong to Yeshua have
crucified the flesh with its passions and desires” ( Galatians 5:24 )
Fasting is one
of the strongest weapons we can use to demolish the weeds of the flesh and
stronghold. It’s the flesh
that holds us back from God. When we fast, the flesh submits to the Spirit. The
soul one in the Spirit, will rule over the flesh.
For a three-week
period, Daniel refrained from eating the luxurious royal food offered to him by
the king. He made a covenant with God in his heart to refuse to eat foods
forbidden by God, instead consuming only vegetables, beans and water. From his
fast, Daniel received heightened spiritual insight.
removes the weeds of flesh and nurture the Fruits
of the Spirit.
life. They forget the fact that it’s the devil the enemy who causes the
tragedies, the one who is deceiving them. The devil is the deceiver, father of
lies and tempter.
from the adversary, the devil. God doesn’t tempt anyone. At the times of
temptation, struggles or tragedies we need to turn to the Almighty God, for
strength and submit ourselves to Him, and the devil will flee from us.
tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by
evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged
away by their own evil desire
and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth
to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to
death. ( James 1:13-15 )
seek the Almighty with all our heart we will know the Truth, and The Truth will set us free, demolishing the Stronghold.
want anyone to identify him, he is the enemy who hides and works in the dark, attacking
a soul through deceptions, false thoughts and imaginations. The devil is the
one who tempts a soul to do a sin, and later attacks a soul with constant guilt;
accusing the soul that he is guilty, and there is no escape.
broken heart will search for the truth and freedom, how he could be delivered
from the torment and bondage of his sins, to save his soul which he will find the
answer only in the True Almighty God Yeshua who died for his sins in his place
at the Cross freeing him from the bondage of sins, and accusations.
saviour; Yeshua sanctifies and redeems us.
and bore our suffering
He was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed
The Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all”
repent of our sins, seek the God with all our heart by fasting, prayer, and believe
in Yeshua, The God Almighty will forgive us.
truth, and the life ( John 14:6 )
“And you shall know the
truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)
Finally, by studying the Word of God, fasting and praying, wearing the
full spiritual armor of God ( Ephesians 6:11-15 ), we will learn to discard,
not to give any strength to False thoughts and imaginations of the enemy, thus not
to allow the weeds of deception to take root and grow in the mind to become a False
belief or stronghold. The soul shall never listen to the voices of the flesh;
but should listen to the Spirit and walk in the Spirit.
“Do not give the devil a foothold” ( Ephesians 4:27 )
“Since we live by the Spirit, let us
walk in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25)