Being Prepared for Satan's Tactics

A 4-step battle plan for resisting (fighting) Satan - straight from Scripture. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions

Just as soldiers practice military alertness, we need to "practice" spiritual alertness (1 Timothy 4:8).(1)

James 4:7 offers key advice: 
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. 
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

We submit to God by:

1. Praying.

Ephesians 6:18: "Be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people."

Colossians 4:2: "Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart."

2. Renewing of our minds in God’s Word.(2)  

Romans 12:2: "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is..."

3. Fleeing from obvious temptations.

Immaturity (2 Timothy 2:22)
Sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18)
Love of money (1 Timothy 6:9-10)
Ungodly influences (Psalm 101:3)
Ungodly friends (1 Corinthians 15:33
Personal weaknesses (James 1:14)

4. Taking God’s way out.

1 Corinthians 10:13: "When you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it."

Let's be submitted and prepared! 
I encourage you to read: 
Eve's Temptation: Insights into Satan's Strategies.  

(1) In On the Alert, I discussed the importance of being prepared for Satan’s attack (1 Peter 5:8), and I explained how my husband's Army unit practiced military alertness during Iron Curtain days in Germany.
(2) Jesus used Scripture to fight Satan (Matthew 4:1-11).

A 4-step battle plan for resisting (fighting) Satan - straight from Scripture. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible #Devotions

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