What we need is boldness of attack. Take your sword of the Spirit, brandish it at the enemy, and he will run away. He is a coward and cannot face the sight of the weakest Christian. You won’t have to do anything, he will just turn and run.
He remembers the sting of the resurrection. When his presumed victory over Christ on the cross was finally and forever put down never to have any credibility again. At that point he realised that his nagging doubts about ultimate victory were fantasy.
Every one of the children of God are as safe as if they were in heaven already. None can pluck them from the hand of their Saviour, Jesus, and though cast down and troubled, they will overcome through the blood of the Lamb, slain for the payment of their sins. They are more secure than any high security prison or the most sophisticated system protecting priceless object made by people. The open doors of their salvation can never be closed and the stains of sin they once knew are forever gone. The likelihood of their falling from grace is absolute zero.
John 10:28-29 NIV “I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”
Every word from Satan is a lie. He cannot help it. He has been lying since the beginning and now he can’t stop. Every discouragement he offers is untrue and every promise is fake. He is the antithesis of the Father so it is easy to spot his lies if we know the Word of God. He loves to annoy and blame is a primary weapon in his arsenal, but even that we can learn to see coming.
Hebrews 2:14-15 NIV “Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.”
For the Christian, fear really is over. Those who walk by faith are real time over-comers.
A word from you and he runs away…