Here are three things that Satan will use in attacking you.
Using Your Family
Many years ago when I was saved, my family accused me of being brainwashed. I told them, “Yes, I was brainwashed–washed by the blood of the Lamb.” The vast majority of my family are not saved. The enemy will sometimes turn your family members against you, and this shouldn’t surprise us because Jesus said, “Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death” (Mark 13:12). He also said, “Everyone will hate you because of me” (Mark 13:13), and this “everyone” might include members of your own family.
Attacking Your Weakest Link
Satan knows our weaknesses from observation, and he knows where we are most vulnerable to sin. For some, it might be alcohol, drugs, or pornography or maybe all three. We are only as strong as our weakest link. Imagine you have ten links in a chain. All of the links are very thick and strong, but there is one that is very thin and fragile. That’s what the enemy focuses in on. Satan is described as a roaring lion, roaming about and seeking whom he might devour (1 Pet. 5:8), and he waits for the opportune time when we are most vulnerable. We might not even be on guard against a particular sin but then are exposed to an opportunity and succumb to the temptation and sin. Like prey run from predators, we must flee from temptation, especially in those weak areas of our life.
Using Deception and Lies
Satan is very clever and even has his own ministers and his own church, and “it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness” (2 Cor. 11:15). He will use false teachers to mix truth with error, rendering the truth a half-truth like he did with Eve in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3). He might portray a false Jesus and one Who doesn’t require repentance and faith, which is what Jesus taught (Mark 1:15). He might try to get you to listen to worldly wisdom, which is foolishness to God (1 Cor. 3:19) and can lead you down the wrong path.
Satan is very clever and was able to distort the truth to Eve in order that he could deceive her, which he did. He is still the same today as then. He will use your family and turn them against you, he will find your weakest link and attack that vulnerable spot, and he will use lies and deception to distort the truth that is found only in God’s Word. To be forewarned is to be forearmed, and we must be wary of the wiles in which he will attack us.
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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