“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” – Ephesians 6:12-18
My heart rejoices as I write this letter to you. I know you are probably reading this thinking; why does her heart rejoice? My heart is excited because my eyes were open to this unseen cycle that I wanted to break free. What is this cycle? The cycle of the enemy defeating my faith or degenerating my walk.
Yesterday was the typical Wednesday for me. I would read the bible (I read Ephesians 6) and pray, but after reading the bible, I had this desire to search for information. As I begin my search, I came across this message by Dr. Charles Stanley about the Strategies of the Enemy, and I was blown away because the message was from Ephesians 6. Not only was I blown away by the book of the bible but the teaching and the clarity I received from this message. It was as though God took me by the hand and led me straight to the solution. So, in this letter, I must tell you the Strategies of the Enemy so that if you or someone you know battles with the same cycle I once did you can give them the solution to the problem.
The first thing you must know is this. No one is above or beyond being deceived by the devil. If you are trying to live a life that is pleasing to God, the enemy WILL try to destroy and distract you, but you have more power, and you WILL win.
The Enemy’s Strategy
The enemy directs our attention to a specific need or desire. (he knows our weakness)
The enemy tries to get us what we want to give us what he wants us to have.
A good example of the enemy’s strategy is a division in a relationship. The enemy creates division in relationships by creating disloyalty (you have a suspicion about the other person) among individuals.
The mind is Satan’s battleground; you must be careful what you watch and listen to in your alone time. Also, be vigilant about who you have around you. The enemy uses people around you to influence you.
You have to understand Satan is subtle with his attack. What do I mean when I say subtle? Satan will attract you to something good to get you distracted, and the distraction draws you further and further from time with God. (2 Corinthians 11:4)
The breakthrough I found is in the list I am about to share with you, the Knowledge of you must know the area of your attack and where is it coming from and how to fight it because you will continually be defeated in that area until you confront it. Ask God for spiritual discernment. When you ask God for spiritual discernment to show you where it is coming from, you will have insight. The insight will be like a doctor taking preventive measures to prevent a disease or sickness from reoccurring in your body.
As I end this letter, I am going to leave you with this list of Knowledge:
- Where there is Unity, the enemy tries to create division because we are told to walk in Unity. (Ephesians 4:3)
- Where there is genuine love among people the enemy tries to create disloyalty (creating suspicion in the mind among the people of God) because we are told to walk in love (Ephesians 5:2)
- Where there is light, the enemy tries to allure us to darkness through distractions. (light is Knowledge and Ignorance is darkness) (2 Corinthians 6:6) (Hosea 4:6)
- Where there is praise or happiness, the enemy tries to develop depression, fear, doubt, or a false sense of guilt.
Satan knows when we are in our most vulnerable state, so we must know what to avoid when we are facing these four things:
Angry- wrong decisions are made
Lonely- looking and thinking wrong
Tired- you are the most vulnerable
You must know in harmony there is power so when there is any disagreement going on in your family, relationships, working environment, and marriages step back and ask God to show you what is going on and how to resolve it and I can assure you he will show you the solution.
Father God, I give you praise and honor. There is none like you in all the earth. I thank you for revealing your divine Knowledge to your children today. I thank you for giving us the tools to equip us to defeat the enemy in our lives. For we now know that we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and spiritual wickedness in high places. It is written that you have given us the power to tread upon serpents and scorpions and all the powers of evil and nothing shall no means harm us. Also, it is written that we are seated with Christ Jesus in Heavenly places and Jesus, if you are seated in Heavenly places far above all principalities and powers and every name that is named then so are we and I say thank you, Father. Thank you for your son Jesus and bless every reader of this letter. We know that the enemy comes quickly to take away this Knowledge, but by the power of God and through the blood of Jesus, it shall not be taken away from any reader. In Jesus name. Amen